Fishing Report: It's been a long wait but the St Johns River flood waters are finally dropping and the Government has opened some areas for boating. Six long weeks they have had the BASS FISHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD closed and it was great to get back on the river today and catch some of the Trophy Bass this great river has to offer.
I fished by myself today as I had planned on just looking around and seeing what kind of changes the flood waters have made to the grass beds and other structure on the river. My plan did not go as planned as the first area I checked had bass leaping high above the water chasing bait in a grass bed.
I pulled out a rod rigged with a white fluke and started catching fish on the very first cast, after catching 15 fish up to 8 pounds I ventured to another area and started seeing fish chasing bait in this area as well. I only got to fish about 15 minutes in this area catching 4 more fish before I was ran off the river by a big storm.
From what I seen today on the St Johns River we are in for a fall and winter season like we had in 2004 after the 3 hurricanes pass over Central Florida and flooded the river to a near record high. Take a look at the Bass Challenger Guide Service 2008 Trophy page for the St Johns River and you will find it hard to believe that I predict the 2009 Trophy page will be much better.
The reason I say this is that after the 2004 floods we had the best fishing you could ever ask for on the St Johns River during the 2004 fall and 2005 winter. A good flooding like we just experienced on the St Johns River cleans the river bottoms of old debris and mud and makes for the best spawning areas you could ever have.
Sorry I didn't have a picture for this report but with the rains starting before I launched the boat and getting harder as the day went on I didn't get the camera out of the water proof bag. I am booked up until the 5th of Oct and then I have days open so if you are looking for some great bass fishing with a guide that has 28 YEARS OF GUIDE EXPERIENCE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA Please give me a call.
Thanks From Capt Ed Bussard and Bass Challenger Guide Service Guiding
Clients To Trophy Bass In Central Florida For Over 28 Years