Stick Marsh & Farm 13
Capt. George Welcome
October 12, 2005
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report
The temperatures remain high, and the weather in a state of constant flux.
Storms are still being named in the Atlantic, the northeast is being flooded
with torrential rains, and the Gulf Coast citizens are at a loss for the road to
follow to recovery. It is our sincere hope that if any of the above is affecting
you that you find a positive resolution to your recovery and that God look after
you and yours.
Here on Stick Marsh/Farm 13 the greatest effect from all the weather has been
a substantial slow-down in the bite, probably mostly due to the heat. The last
month has seen fishing swing from fair to poor or vice versa on any given day.
Factors such as running water have done little to abate the swing and you never
knew with certainty that today would be the day that they would bite. However,
we that fish these waters on a constant basis have become tainted with catches
that surpass other lakes in both quantity and quality. We take for granted the
100+ fish days, and the bass that weigh over 10-pounds. This type of catching
has not occurred in the trips that we have taken over the last month but the
change is coming and coming rapidly.
Today using T-rigged Senkos, weightless Senkos, and C-rigged Senkos we
managed to boat 32 bass up to 9-pounds 3 ounces. The key factors were wood,
Senkos, and persistence. Based on what we saw today if you find the fish, throw
the right bait, and keep at it you can expect to participate in great catching
as we wind down from the heat of summer and experience the relief that will be
flowing in from the north via frontal passages.
Many things out here have been different this summer from previous years.
High water, lack of weed, and water temperatures constant throughout the water
column have all contributed to keep us on the move as the baitfish roamed, with
the bass in pursuit. Even when a congregation was found, getting them to bite
was not the easiest to accomplish. Those that were caught were fat and in good
shape. It was obvious that although we weren't seeing the shad busts associated
with our summer fishing the bass were having a field day down in the murky
depths. All of the big fish that we have gotten were like the one Scott is
holding below: fat and sassy. She weighed in on the Boga Grip at 9-pounds
3-ounces and was caught on a watermelon Senko.
This fish along with three others were caught in current produced by the
pumping station on the Farm. The rest of the fish caught today were caught on a
weighted and non-weighted T-rigged Senko. History and wood made the 5-hour day a
It's that time of the year, and the bookings are rolling in. We have some
openings left this month for those on short notice so give us a call. We
anticipate November on to be very busy so call early to ensure the dates you
want. See you out there. Give us a call if you have any questions and if we can
help we will be glad to .
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