Summer fun and rain
Capt. George Welcome
August 6, 2008
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report
Based on the summer fishing and the rainfall of this year we are expecting a very good 2008-2009 season. Rainfall has been at the level that spillway openings have been required to facilitate the movement of water northward through the St Johns tributaries.
Several trips this month have been very productive in numbers and have produces several bass in the 7 - 10 pound range. The predominate producer has been plastics both presented T-rigged, and Carolina rigged. The spillway in the southeast of the Farm has produced well for a multitude of baits that include: rattle traps, hard jerk baits, jigs, T-rigged plastics, and Carolina rigs. They have been both inside and outside of the cable. Prior to the spillway being open we had a period where on of the pipes had been open and west side of the current was very productive with the application of the Carolina rig.
In other areas of the lake we have found the Farm side to be most productive along the submerged irrigation ditches. In particular, the intersection of these ditches have been better than along the run of the ditches. Throughout July a lot of fish were found in the SW area of the Marsh, but that group of fish seems to have moved off, and it is my thought that they headed south into the Farm and settled in the ditches.
Weather over the period has been good with most days allowing for a full day of fishing. Thunder storms have come in the afternoon and most of them have been pretty nasty. Don't wait until your caught out there in one of these storms as this lake gets pretty raunchy in a big hurry. Temperatures have been in the 80's which calls for the drinking of plenty of fluids and the application of plenty of sun protection. Don't forget the sun glasses as the glare on the water from the sun can be very damaging.
See you out there. Say hi if you get the chance.
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