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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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George Welcome offers "Guided" bass fishing trips on Florida's famous Stick Marsh/Farm 13, Ansin/Garcia Reservoir, and Blue Cypress Lakes. These waters are the best in the world and offer an outstanding opportunity for that "BASS" of a lifetime. Over 13 years of experience on these lakes gives us an unsurpassable edge when it comes to filling your hopes and aspirations. Over 20 years guiding fishermen on Florida waters.

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Imagination Bassin Guide Service
32 Bimini Cir.
Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: 772-532-7440
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