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bigfinn35bigfinn35 Sarasota/VenicePosts: 658 Officer
Hey guys! I'm pretty new to freshwater fishing but my boats unavailable for 3 weeks so I thought I would give it a try.
Does anyone know any good rivers/lakes for catfish bream or bass? No secret spots, just
tips or general areas.
Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.


  • Pmoconnor89Pmoconnor89 Posts: 77 Deckhand
    Anywhere along the Myakka whether you are in the river or upper or lower lake. A bit to the north is lake Manatee. Lake Apac is a good man made lake along I-75, accessible by a park just off of Honore between Fruitville and Cattlemen. Aside from those don't be afraid to try out local retention ponds. Some of my biggest bass have come out of ponds I could throw a football across. Good luck and post some pictures when you catch a few!
  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Sarasota/VenicePosts: 658 Officer
    Alright thanks man! I'm goin up to Myakka River sunday hopefully I'll catch a few have there been any catfish in there recently?
    Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.
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