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Aucilla River , Ecofina River...

OK  , Here's the deal...
Old timer South Florida ..Everglades City / Chokoloskee Island former Local .
Retired and in the Big Bend for the last 2 years.
I want to try the Rivers now and then. Been burning out the grass flats around Perry and want to do a lazy drift casting into the trees and breaking lines on old stumps and logs. 
Five dollar Lures 10 Ft' under water..stuck.
I'm looking to start at Goose Creek Pasture on the Aucilla and move around from there. I don,t want your Secret Spot cause I'll find my own I'm wondering about River Conditions. I'm use to running Tight and reading the water. You don,t live in Chokoloskee for 10 years Not Knowing how to weave and duck.
Shallow water is my friend , Bars and Logs..No problem.
I'd prefer running water and Bass ect. Salt there I'm not interested in...Got that here at Spring Warrior Creek.
Thanks upper river Pros.

Killin and Grillin :grin


  • gogittumgogittum SW New MexicoPosts: 1,266 Officer
    Are you gonna share your new-found knowledge ??
  • Sixth GenerationSixth Generation Posts: 648 Officer
    TRT, I haven't fished those rivers, but assume they will be similar to the Santa Fe where I am used to fishing.  For red bellies and stump knockers we toss small 2 hook rapalas, and there is a super small bomber we also throw.  The one thing is when we cast the lure to the bank let it just plop on the surface and do not move it with your line.  Just let it drift and they will come up and hit it.  Once it has moved along from the current just reel it in and toss it back out.  For bass we typically throw soft crawfish type baits like Berkley gulp.  I prefer black blue but your local bait shop can tell you what the locals like.  Good luck in your explorations!  Keep us posted on how you do.
  • LiveLineLiveLine Wakulla County, FloridaPosts: 2,018 Captain
    Those rivers are located in the NW section forum, may get some help there
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