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Stick Marsh & Farm 13

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

The weatherman called for partly cloudy, light winds, and a minimal chance of

rain. Today we got to see it all as we had overcast skies at times, partly

cloudy skies at time, several runs to avoid the rains, and dead calm with clear

skies at times. When the sky cleared and the breezes dropped it got quite warm

but fish can make it all seem grand if they cooperate as expected.

I picked up Don Willis, aka (the world's worst fisherman) at 6AM and we

headed down the long dirt road to what we know as the nirvana of fishing

aquariums. Once launched we headed to the back forty to find low water, areas of

prime cover filled in with weed, and not so pleasant smelling water. Not the

place to be in our estimation, we headed toward the lake for the trip to the

south end of the Farm. While making the trek down the divider ditch, (ditch 7),

we came across a couple that were there for their first time fishing the shore

of the divider levee. They asked for directions so we told them to follow and we

would show them safe navigation southward. Once there we explained what should

be idle areas on the Farm and advised them as to the areas they should try

fishing. They departed and immediately headed to the west levee, not out in the

lake around the wood as we advised.

Stick Marsh/Farm 13 is not a lake with shoreline conducive to holding bass.

There is no gradation of bottom as the lake is surrounded by levees, and the

edges are home to Mr. Wally Gator, bass's number one predator in the lake. The

best fishing is to be found well away from those levees most times. There is

lots of wood, and ditches in this lake. Lots of stumps and laydowns attract the

bass and most times bumping your boat  off this wood will put you right

where the bass are.

Don Willis with a nice Farm 13 bass: picked off a laydown with a Senko.

Another nice Farm 13 bass taken off a ditch levee with a Senko

The bass are all over the south end of the Farm. You might say we have an

advantage on this lake, but then: We make a living finding fish like the ones


We were off the lake before ten and headed for the air conditioning, with

memories of 3.5 hours of fantastic fishing. Did I mention, 32 head shaking, line

ripping, drag pulling memories to fill our heads with for the rest of the day?

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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.

Contact Info:

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