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Stick Marsh & Farm 13

Capt. George Welcome
November 3, 2005
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report

Wilma came and blew, but with no damage other than power outages we

pretty much functioned as normal. Not having electricity makes it very difficult

to keep the refrigerator cold, the batteries in the boat charged, and it makes

it downright impossible to post fishing reports. However, with limited power

from a generator we were able to keep the refrigerator cold, the boat charged

up, and get out to do some fishing.

Scott's reports for the last week:

10/30/2005: I meet Daniel True and

Corey Poirier, both local fishermen, at the ramp for a day afternoon trip.

We headed to the Spillway and tied of on the pole. With the strong winds the

current was screaming so we had to move up to 1oz weights on our Carolina

rigs. Right around 2:45pm St. Johns came down and lowered the gate to three

feet which reduced the current significantly. Switching back to1/2oz weights

kept the bass biting. We headed back to the ramp at 3:00pm after catching

around 30 bass up to 6 pounds.

10/31/2005: I meet Don Willis at

the ramp at 6:00am and we headed to the Spillway. Tying to the pole we started

catching bass immediately. We noticed bass chasing shad but unfortunately they

were just out of reach. We did manage to convince a few bass to chase our chug

bugs. The bite started out with a bang but slowed as quickly as it started. We

were able to catch 33 bass including two bass over 7 pounds by the time we

called it a day at 2:30pm. All bass where caught on Carolina rigs, and swim



11/1/2005: I meet Don Willis for

another day of what we hoped would be an outstanding  bass catching. Like

the day before the bass started biting right away and slowed down. The only

difference today was they just did not turn back on for us. By the time we

called it a day at 12:00pm we caught 15 bass with the largest bass weighing 5+

pounds. All bass where caught on Carolina rigged Senkos and 10 worms. I did

manage to catch a few on swim baits.

My trips for the last week:

Ron Buchwald and Dave Goyer are regulars and when they

come they do it a week at a time. They travel all the way from Oregon for the

big bass of the Marsh and this years trek turned into quite an adventure. Due

to arrive at the scheduled arrival of Wilma they changed their flight and trip

dates, but Wilma proved quite fickle and they arrived in Atlanta the day Wilma

knocked on our door. Once in Atlanta they found themselves stranded with no

guarantee of any flight out for the next few days. They were able to find a

car to rent, but luggage proved not as easy. Eventually they did get some

assistance and the luggage was found intact. The drive down was uneventful and

they called upon arrival ready to go fishing.

The first day out things were messy on the Marsh. The

spillway was loaded with grass and debris coming in and the rest of the lake

was chocolate brown. Eight hours of fishing proved difficult to say the least,

but we didn't go off skunked as six bass did cooperate.

The next day proved quite a bit better with the water in

the spillway a lot cleaner and the bass partaking of the Carolina rigged

Senkos. Ron managed a nice eight pound fish which was part of an excellent day

of fishing.

Subsequent days were repeats with both Ron and Dave

catching bass fairly regularly and adding some nice fish to remember until

their next trip. Carolina rigs and Senkos proved to be the best bait, for both

size and numbers

Their final day was, weather wise, projected to be the best. The forecast

called for chances of rain and thunderstorms. Skies were overcast, the wind

was light, but the bass were not advised of the conditions. The morning

started off excellent but as the hours passed the bite died. Unfortunately it

did not turn back on, so the last of the seven day trip proved to be the

second worse day of their quest.

Think upcoming spawn and you can see the potential for some real dynamic

fishing in the upcoming weeks. The water will clean up, the south end will

come alive, and the fish caught will be fat and healthy.

See you on the water. Say hi if you pass by.

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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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