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Stick Marsh & Farm 13

Capt. George Welcome
May 24, 2006
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report

When the

weather cooperates the bass fishing has been excellent. We have had a few

minor cold fronts push through Florida and the strong north winds slowed

fishing down for two days this week. The bass are spread out along the entire

south end of the farm everywhere you find wood. Most day's the top water bite

has been good but if the bass are not willing to play with the Chug Bugs then

Senko's have been wearing them out. The water levels are perfect for excellent

bass fishing, but they do make boat handling work.

5/17/2006 I had out Tom Sell from Lakeland, FL. Unfortunately a

cold front moved in and we where greeted with 20+mph north winds which makes

the south end of the Farm very difficult to fish. We started in the spillway

using Carolina rigged Senkos. There was minimum current and the bass where not

hitting. We managed to catch one bass and one cat fish before leaving to head

to the south end of the Farm. We started out tying off on stumps and working

the areas with Senko's. We managed to catch a few bass but nothing like we

have been doing. As the day progressed the wind let up a little and we were

able to work the area using the trolling motor. While the bass never turned on

we did managed to catch 18 bass by the time we called it a day at 2:30pm.

5/18/2006 I had out Marshall Terkel and his friend Barry from

Boca Raton, FL. The winds laid down some and we where hopeful the bass would

cooperate. We never had a good top water bite so we switched over to Senko's

immediately. We picked at them all day but with the high barometer the bass

never really turned on. By the end of the day we had around 25 bass with Barry

catching the biggest bass of the day. 

5/19/2006 I had out returning client Reid Ofseur and his son

Pierce from Port Orange, FL. Reid brought along his friend Dave from New

Mexico. We left the ramp at 6:30am and the wind was blowing 20mph out of the

WNW. We headed to the south end of the Farm and began throwing Chug Bugs and

Senko's and found out right away the bass wanted the Senko. We worked the area

and caught 4 bass pretty quickly. With the wind blowing I decided to head west

to see if we could get some break from the wind. We added 1/16oz weights to

the Senko's to get them down and right after I put the trolling motor in the

water a bass was already coming in the boat. We where catching bass on almost

every cast and then Pierce hooked into a big bass. Pierce did an excellent job

getting the bass out of the heavy wood and landed his new biggest bass which

weighed in at 7.75lbs. We continued to catch bass all day and Dave got into

the big bass action landing a nice 6.5lbs bass. Unfortunately Reid lost his

big bass of the day but that's the way it goes sometimes. By the time we

called it a day at 2:30pm a grand total of 78 bass made there way into the


Pierce Ofseur


5/20/2006 I had out local returning client Jim Tso and his

friend John. The winds where down but the fog was thick so we took are time

and headed to the south end of the lake. We started in the same area as the

day before and the bass started hitting top water plugs right away. The 5th

bass of the day was a beautiful 9lbs bass on a Chug Bug. The top water bite

lasted until the fog lifted and then just shut off. We switched over to

Senko's and started catching bass right away. Jim was working a Big Mama Worm

when he set the hook and the fight was on. After a great fight Jim landed a

beauty weighing in at 8lbs. Jim also landed a 6.5lbs bass on a Senko type. By

the time we called it a day at 2:30pm we caught 57 bass up to 9lbs. 

Jim Tso

Jim Tso

Jim Tso

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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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