Not much going on up here in Central West Florida ..... just hot. I got out once and went to Ozello. Ended up with one rat red on fly, and really did not see much. I did have a neighbor get a just-over-slot cobia on a pinfish this last week, which was nice (for him) - he smoked it and shared some with me -- made for some tasty fish tacos.
I am scheduled for a guided fly fishing trip this Friday. The guide will net some whitebait, then I think we head up to the Chassahowitzka river area where he'll chum up some action for us on fly. Most likely culprits this time of year will be jacks, but occasionally snook and reds and trout may show. Never know this time of year.
Need some more reports! Viv, I'm hoping you have some exciting tales of fishing coming up for us ..... you're the one travelling to all these neat new destinations .... and I know FH will show us how Uly once again put him on fish he'd never find on his own ....
Yes it is Krash -- thru Sept 24 for us in Hernando and Citrus counts (Weeki Wachee, Homosassa and Crystal River). Which means boat ramps are nonsensical right now with everyone trying to find 'em. And the reports are that the harvest is down like last year ....
Dog days of summer everywhere even up north. The weather has not been kind to me when visiting some of the fishing areas I had reserved.
Believe it or not, Kansas was pretty good for me caught several large bass and a sunfish at Scott Lake.
Now in Arkansas At Lake Dardenelle and have been out on the kayak for two days, wind got me off the water. Could not connect to anything except a ginormous gar that followed my lure to the kayak. Water temps are 85, see the fish around structure on my depth finder but they have lockjaw.
I did catch my first ever freshwater drum on Sunday. I saw some fish tailing in shallow water near the boat ramp. I swear they were behaving like our black drum but I was able to sight cast a Yumdinger to one of the drum and it took off with it, I set the hook and he peeled some drag off the reel. It straightened out that worm hook, it was about 20”.
Next week I fish the largest lake in Arkansas, Lake Quachita which is a lot deeper than Dardenelle so maybe better fishing in this heat.