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Stick Marsh & Farm 13

Capt. George Welcome
August 23, 2006
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report

August has seen east central Florida gripped by day after day of high

temperatures, almost no rain, very little wind, and fishing trips that have been

more down than up. Afternoon thunderstorms have bounced in hit and missed

patterns with most storms producing plenty of lightening and very little rain.

We have had eight trips to date and not one of them has produced any great

catches. However, our last trip out there did produce a tad better.

In addition we were able to get a few pictures showing the beauty of the area

and some of its wildlife.

The water has cleaned up nicely but high water temps seem to have the bass a

bit sluggish. Even some of the deeper water areas are not producing all that

well. I would think that with the relative clear skies and the temperatures that

we have been having there is a good chance that the bass are night feeding and

hiding in whatever shade and cooler water they can find during the day. Surface

temps have been consistently over 85 at day break and heading into the low 90's

by 11: AM.

There has been little to no shad action on the top, but you can bet the bass

are feeding heavily on the bottom as none of the fish caught have been


I have heard reference to low-water conditions, and have had a bunch of

inquires in e-mails about low water issues. The Marsh/Farm water levels are high

for this time of the year and the conditions that we have been experiencing.

Navigation is not an issue at this time other than to remind you that wooded

areas are only dangerous if you are flying through them. Areas to be cautious:

anywhere across the south end of the Farm - there are a lot of floaters in

addition to the attached stumps. If you are going to the spillway go inside the

island to get there. Out side the island is extremely shallow. If you are on the

Marsh side don't run unless you know where you are. To transverse from the ramp

to the Farm use the ditches.

See you out there.

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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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