Needing info about Astor area.

Heading up to Astor with family. Looking to put the grandkids on some specks and hopefully spend some time chasing stripers. Anyone got any info about what's biting and where? Didn't know if should stay in the river or go into Lake George or Dexter. Got in to some strippers once before at mouth of Alexander Creek so do plan on hitting that. Appreciate any help, especially for the grandkids side.

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  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 8,928 Admiral
    Not sure I'd want to see Astor-quality strippers.

    Strippers aside, it's always been a good idea for me to hit the pilings/fenders at the mouth of the river on the south side at George's Bar.  Current flow and structure.  Stripers, bass, etc.  Not as sure about speck spots but... they should be findable.  I've never had too hard a time stumbling across them.
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • MacDocMacDoc Posts: 88 Greenhorn
    Thanks MRichardson. Think the wife will kill the stippers idea.  Never fished the fenders. Use to go with  my Dad for specks many many years ago. Mostly drifted the lake but stayed at Volusia Bar one time and caught them drifting that creek in front when I was too young to take the boat out of sight alone. Got 3 young kids with me this trip so need some easy fishing for them.
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 8,928 Admiral
    Let me know how it goes.  I might head that way this weekend, actually.
    Last weekend I caught more (actually my son caught more) up near the cover near the shoreline.  Kissimmee grass and pads as well as floating hyacinth mats.  Not a ton, but more up near cover than out drifting in the open.  My game plan is start in the same areas and then drift the open if nothing happens.

    Last week was a fun one for my boy, he threw out a minnow under a bobber on a microlite outfit, within about 60 seconds a 6-lb channel cat took it.  He had his hands full from the word go.
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • MacDocMacDoc Posts: 88 Greenhorn
    We are heading there Friday 23rd for 2 days of fishing. 20 ft. Boston Whaler Dauntless, blue T-top. Mercury. Usually flying an American Flag. Maybe run into you. Staying at Castaways at the Hwy 40 bridge. Will post how and where if we are successful.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,080 AG
      I might head that way this weekend, actually.

    Blasphemy! ....You know good and well what this weekend is. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 8,928 Admiral
    Hey, I'm a multi-faceted individual with a lot of unexpected free time this weekend!  I'ma overindulge.
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • ShoNuffNoahShoNuffNoah Edgewater, FLPosts: 140 Deckhand
     as a native and lifelong resident of this area, I would highly suggest Lake Woodruff. My father has personally got 100+ speckled perch since the first of September or so. Bass fishing is also a second to none. You can either lunch at Tedders Fishcamp or Highland Park Fishcamp in Deland .   For speckled perch troll 1.1 mph with hal flies  or curly tail jigs on 1/64 oz jig heads.   Best bass worms include black with blue tail or red shad. Highland park sells wild shoners for bass which is a guarantee great day.   Best of luck
  • aboattimeaboattime Posts: 53 Greenhorn
    This is the time of year I run the river from Sanford to Lake George. Usually lunch and drinks along the way. Never fished. How deep is Lake Woodruff/Dexter? 
  • ShoNuffNoahShoNuffNoah Edgewater, FLPosts: 140 Deckhand
    It maintains a depths of four feet across the whole lake.  You can run thru lake dexter to woodruff.
  • ShoNuffNoahShoNuffNoah Edgewater, FLPosts: 140 Deckhand
  • ShoNuffNoahShoNuffNoah Edgewater, FLPosts: 140 Deckhand
    You can also drive your boat thru woodruff to get to deleon springs and let the kids go swim in the 72 degree crystal spring water.  Enjoy
  • MacDocMacDoc Posts: 88 Greenhorn
    You can also drive your boat thru woodruff to get to deleon springs and let the kids go swim in the 72 degree crystal spring water.  Enjoy
    Thanks.

  • aboattimeaboattime Posts: 53 Greenhorn
    You can also drive your boat thru woodruff to get to deleon springs and let the kids go swim in the 72 degree crystal spring water.  Enjoy
    Really? Never knew that. Got my dive cert there.
  • MacDocMacDoc Posts: 88 Greenhorn
    Fishing was extremely slow for us. Very few boats out.
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