Orlando and Central Florida Bass Fishing with Bass Challenger Guide Service

 

EDDIE'S LATEST FISHING REPORT

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Shiner tankNotice that our Trophy Bass photos have the date on each picture. We do this so that you know the date these Trophy Bass were caught. We do not use old photos to entice you to hire Bass Challenger Guide Service.

One thing that sets Bass Challenger Guide Service apart from most other guide services is we go the extra mile to make sure our clients are treated with the upmost respect. We have invested thousand of dollars in our Wild Shiner Tanks so that when the shiner crunch hits Central Florida during Feb and March and most tackle shops are very limited or out of Wild Shiners we have plenty in stock for our clients and we are never out because we are able to keep weeks worth of Wild Shiners in stock in our custom built thermostat controlled tanks.  This also gives us the opportunity to hand select each Wild Shiner the morning of your trip to ensure that the best Trophy Bass Fishing can be expected.

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April 18, 2014

Catching largemouth on the St Johns River Chain with Capt BussardCatching largemouth on the St Johns River Chain with Capt BussardCatching largemouth on the St Johns River Chain with Capt Bussard

The past two weeks the fishing has been as good as you can ask for.

I've had both artificial and live bait trips and both have produced many many fish on each trip. We have had some days when 6 doz shiners only lasted through mid morning. Rattle traps and a Texas rigged worm along with top water baits have been producing really well also.

The only things I can complain about is the fish are biting so well the early part of the morning that by 11 am it's pretty much over for the day and the winds have been gusting over 20 mph this entire week which makes my job very hard. But with that being said the fishing couldn't be any better. I still have some days open in May and this great fishing will continue the next couple months.

Sorry for the lack of pictures on this report but when clients are catching fish on every cast it seems impossible to stop them to take a picture of their catch!!

April 4, 2014

Client of Bass Challenger Guide Service fishing on the St Johns River systemClient of Bass Challenger Guide Service fishing on the St Johns River systemClient of Bass Challenger Guide Service fishing on the St Johns River system

The fishing is the best you could ask for right now. The spawn is pretty much finished up and the bass are chasing shad about everywhere you look. This week we had a couple days where we caught over 40 fish in 4 hours on shiners and artificial baits and we've had a few nice fish to 7-3/4 mixed in with the schooling fish.

Client of Bass Challenger Guide Service fishing on the St Johns River systemClient of Bass Challenger Guide Service fishing on the St Johns River systemClient of Bass Challenger Guide Service fishing on the St Johns River system

Fishing for Trophy Bass is fixing to get really good now that the major part of the spawn is over. These big Trophy Bass will be on the eating pattern now through June.  

I still have a few days open in April and May.

March 30, 2014

Corporate Group fishing with Bass Challenger Guide ServiceCorporate Group fishing with Bass Challenger Guide ServiceCorporate Group Member

It's been and interesting week here in Central Florida for fishing. We had a corporate group of 6 fisherman in from Aviagen Turkey Company and the wind never gave us a break the entire 6 days. All 6 days we had to deal with winds over 20 MPH and two late season cold fronts. But with that being said this group was still able to catch some nice Trophy Bass for all there efforts. Jeff took home the Trophy Bass award with a beautiful 9-3/4 pounder.

Corporate Group fishing with Bass Challenger Guide ServiceCorporate Group fishing with Bass Challenger Guide ServiceCorporate Group fishing with Bass Challenger Guide Service

That's one of the great things about fishing the St Johns River on windy days,  you can always find areas out of the wind that have fish. The entire 6 days we were not able to fish any of the places that we had planned to fish and made last minute changes because of the wind but we still managed a lot of nice fish between 7 and 9-3/4 pounds. I can't thank Kirt and Christy enough for choosing Bass Challenger Guide Service to entertain this group for a second straight year and they have already booked 6 days for March 2015. We split groups up all week and some fished artificial baits why others fished with Wild Shiners.

Corporate Group fishing with Bass Challenger Guide ServiceCorporate Group fishing with Bass Challenger Guide Service

We have fish at this time both spawning and in post spawn so weather permitting you can catch them just about any way you wish. Schooling fish are plentiful on the days the winds aren't too bad and the topwater bite can be really good the next couple months. I still have a few days open in April.

March 21, 2014

Jeff with 2 fat St Week after week I seem to be saying the same thing. Trophy Bass Fishing is at its best here on the St Johns River.  Early in the week we had to deal with some strong winds and it hurt us a little but Larry and son Chris were still able to catch some nice fish on a 4 hour trip up to 5 lbs. Up next was Tom Jr and Tom Sr the winds were just right the first couple hours of the morning and these two guys caught some great fish to 9.8 lbs. 

Next up was Jeff and his son Nick. Again the winds treated us right the first couple hours and these guys did really well catching fish to 7.8 lbs. Funny, all three of the clients above were in from different parts Canada on vacation.

Next up was Charlie from Virginia and what a morning Charlie had catching 5 fish between 6 and 8 lbs and many 2 to 5 pounders in 6 hrs. Sad part was he was catching them so fast we only took one picture of and 8 pounder. 

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I am booked up for the rest of March but I have some days open in April and the Trophy Bass Fishing will stay steady for a couple more months.

March 14, 2014

Fishing the past week has been a little off from the weeks past. Anytime we get these summer like days in the high 80's in early March it kinda slows them down a little. Most of my clients this time of year are from the north and love to see the warm weather but I on the other hand wish it was Cold and Rainey the entire month of March because that cooler water really makes these big fish frisky.

BenTwo nice fish close to 8 lbs

Sat Rob and Ben had a good 4 hour morning trip and Ben caught his biggest Bass to date weighing 8 1/4 pounds.

Frank and Hank were in for 4 days this week and seen first hand what water temps in the mid 70's and air temps in the high 80's with no wind will do to the fish in mid March. Mon and Tue was just flat out hot and the fish didn't bite very well but on Wed morning we launched the boat in the rain and these guys seen just what cooler days and cooler water temps in the 60's can do to help fishing. Frank ended up with three trophy fish on this 4 day trip weighing 8.0 , 8 3/4 and 11 1/4 pounds. Hank had a good trip and had his share of fish in the 6 and 7 pound range.

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We rapped up the week with my good friends Pastor David and Gary C from Orlando and Kissimmee. The winds hurt us a little today but plenty of nice fish in the 3 to 5 pound range were caught.

April is sure to be a great month as I'm seeing lots of shad spawning which means that the big schooling Bass will start soon and the topwater bite will get unreal. I still have some days open in April and May and those two Months are prime time to Catch Trophy Bass on artificial baits.

March 7, 2014

Another great week of Trophy Bass Fishing.

Jeff with his trophy bassJeff with his trophy bass

We spent the first part of the week on the St Johns River and had some great trips. Jeff , Bruce and my favorite lady fishing friend Diane had a great day on Monday with Jeff topping his personal best twice in the same day with an 8 and 8 1/2 pound Trophy Bass.

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On Tue and Wed I had my buddy Chuck from KY for two days and some nice fish were caught both days but we just couldn't get that Trophy Bass in the boat. Chuck had 5 fish stringers both days weighing between 25 and 29 lbs.

Al on Lake TohoAl on Lake TohoJeff on Lake Toho with a trophy largemouth

Thursday we made a trip down to Lake Toho as I had a small corporate trip during the morning with 4 boats working. It was a great half day trip and many fish were caught by all 8 clients fishing.  Here are a few of the fish that Jeff and AL caught out of my boat on Lake Toho. Jeff was the big fish winner in the group with his 8.4 pound Trophy Bass and Al was was right behind him with a 7 3/4 and a 7 pounder.

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Thanks From Capt Ed Bussard and Bass Challenger Guide Service Guiding Clients To Trophy Bass In Central Florida For Over 31 Years

See Ya out there!!!
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