Withlacoochee 2/1/19

capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,707 Moderator
Well , due to remodeling my new house and hunting season I've been a little landlocked. Other than some bass club tournaments.
Alex from Ga. asked me to go on the river and fish bass. Seeing as I had just completed (other than paint touch up and two appliance) my year long remodel. YES... I needed to fish.

Launched at ramp near 200 bridge . Water is pretty high and over the dock there. Ran up river and seen a big wild hog on the bank while running. Nice 160-200lb'er . Ran up to cowhead flats and started fishing a canal looking for warm water. Bass are staging looking to bed and Alex got a 3.9 pretty quick on 6lb test with a 4" worm.



He got another a little way in and also this giant..





Water was 58 and fishing was slow but we never seen another boat and the weather was nice. I caught some bluegill and stuff on my ultralight and a beetle spin. We moved to a spring and I caught a couple decent fish..




And some not too decent...



Alex ended the trip with a good one so back to the ramp.




Good outing and fun fishing. Thanks for the ride Alex !
"You'll get your weather"

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  • bunkerboy222bunkerboy222 Posts: 53 Greenhorn
     good report ......warmer days coming,the groundhog did not see his shadow and hopefully spring is on the way.
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,379 Captain
    Nice trip!  I missed fishing with Alex last year.  Gotta get together with him this year before he heads back to GA.

    The Withlacoochee is a beautiful river.  But don't tell anybody. ;)
     
  • xmuskyguidexmuskyguide Beautiful HomosassaPosts: 1,528 Captain
    Nice trip guys.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • 4WARD4WARD Cross Creek,FLPosts: 1,125 Officer
    Looks like fun!
    Getting the "pickle" bug lately, may head over to Kenwood in the morning and toss some shiners.
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    For they always bring me tears
    I can't forgive the way they rob me
    Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 9,413 Admiral
    nice, getting the freshwater itch, been looking at jon botes.
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • CrabtrapCrabtrap Posts: 209 Deckhand
    Nice bunch of fish. Even the lil’uns are fun. Alex can sure find them!
  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Posts: 1,429 Officer
    ANUMBER1 said:
    nice, getting the freshwater itch, been looking at jon botes.
    Surface drive and flat bill?
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  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 9,413 Admiral
    ANUMBER1 said:
    nice, getting the freshwater itch, been looking at jon botes.
    Surface drive and flat bill?
    nah, just something to brim fish and not fall out of when I stand up..
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • Moon ShadowMoon Shadow Posts: 838 Officer
    Bass masters 
  • 4WARD4WARD Cross Creek,FLPosts: 1,125 Officer
    edited February 3 #11
    We went. A little slow but caught a few anyway.
    Cody Lost one monster. I didn't catch squat.
    Good morning with my buddy and my boys.
    (Sorry to derail, you guys made me do it)


    "I hate graveyards and old pawn shops
    For they always bring me tears
    I can't forgive the way they rob me
    Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine
  • Gator4LifeGator4Life Gainesville,FlPosts: 561 Officer
    Nice trip!!
    Grasshopper
  • nicknick Crystal RiverPosts: 4,659 Captain
    Ditch pickles. 
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,707 Moderator
    Solid fish 4ward !!
    "You'll get your weather"
  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Posts: 1,429 Officer
    Nice fish y’all! How’s the hydrilla on Rousseau? We used to regularly have 100 fish days back when it was topped out. 
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    Another president put a man in the Lady's bathroom.
  • Snook SpankerSnook Spanker Inglis / YankeetownPosts: 1,781 Captain
    Good job guys! Looks like a fun way to wet a line! Just a couple kids playin hooky!
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  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 5,175 Admiral
    That river has some nice springs too.  We use to go to one not too far from the GA line. Been so long ago don't know if I could find it.

    Them kind of bass are good to eat out of the river.
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,707 Moderator
    Nice fish y’all! How’s the hydrilla on Rousseau? We used to regularly have 100 fish days back when it was topped out. 
    Not sure, haven't been there in awhile but hear they over sprayed it. Plus , always down at this time of year and lots of dark water from flooding. 
    "You'll get your weather"
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,281 Officer
    stc1993 you have the wrong Withlachoochee.
  • Travis GTravis G Kentucky😢Posts: 499 Deckhand
    yes sir
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 6,167 Admiral
    Good Job..!
    Been itching to try some of the smaller Rivers up that way.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
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