I know it's still a little early for a full-on onslaught, but I was curious if anyone (especially south Florida guys) had seen any bass bedding activity with unseasonably warm temperatures so far. I've been in a (really long) ongoing conversation about the weather and fish activity with a friend and was hoping to hear from some people that are actually out there.
Water on the Tsala Apopka chain is 59-61 . They were schooling still mid lake. No sign of beds. A good warming trend next moon and they will start here.
Does anyone in Central Florida have any suggestions for pond fishing baits to use? Is flipping the best thing to do? I've had the best luck working solid frogs around the edges of cover around the ponds.
I've noticed a significant slow down in hits this year. Fishing mostly ponds, they've only hit within 5 feet of the bank most of the time but the weight is 2+ lbs bigger.
After talking with a buddy I noticed that the strike is completely different as well. Now, there's typically a single hit (before-during autumn here in Florida there were quite a few hits at once) and then the line moves (time to set the hook!). I've missed a ton b/c I didn't realize what was happening arghhh.
I know if the weather warms a few days in a row they're more apt to hit.
One of the Okeechobee Pro's told me to keep an eye on the temp, when it hits 78 three days in a row then you're back in the action...
Also, they're not hitting the swim baits/shad or senkos/ribbons I've been throwing (no matter how slowor fast I retrieve).
Thanks, capt louie.
Have you had any experiences using the various colored dips/scents?
The mudfish are terrible though they are a good fight.
Mudfish are fun, but they're a pain in the neck. Those bass will come...
Senko will work anytime they're spawning, it is getting kind of late.
Tried it this morning and it worked great.
Caught 3 at about a pound and a half and one at about 3lbs.