EDDIE'S LATEST FISHING
Here to see the Trophy fish
caught so far in 2014!
Notice 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
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 up most 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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August 1, 2014
It's been a fun week of Bass Fishing here on the St Johns River. All week I had clients wanting numbers of fish and not really worried about big fish.
With that being said, we spent the entire week fishing for schooling fish
on main river ledges. Talk about fun. There is nothing better than seeing these mean St Johns River Bass knocking a topwater bait 3 feet in the air then inhaling it when it lands back in the water. Zara Spooks were the bait of choice all week long. On a couple days, my clients caught over 40 fish in a morning and the other days, we had around 20 fish but lost as many as were caught.
The Trophy Fish are out there to be caught, you just have to make up your mind to target Trophy Bass and stick to that game plan.
For those clients that are planning on coming this winter in Jan., Feb., or March to fish the spawn, it's time to start booking your days. I'm getting a lot of calls and already have 45 of the 90 calendar days in those three months booked, so don't wait.
Remember the St Johns River is only minutes from Orlando, Disney World, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Cocoa Beach FL.
July 25, 2014
It's been a Rainey Soggy week here in Central Florida. We missed a few days due to bad weather but the days we were able to get out the fishing was good. Crank baits and Texas rigged worms were working well.
The water is coming up fast and with that we will start to see more options for catching trophy fish. The top water frog bite will get really good with the higher water and that's something I look forward to every year when we start getting a lot of rain. Also with the current picking up on the main river we will start to see more fish move out on main river ledges and the Carolina Rig bite will get unreal.
One of the things that sets the St Johns River apart from other bodies of water in Central Florida is the nature we see daily. One day last week in a 30 minute time frame we seen 3 White Tail Deer swim the river ahead of the boat and a few minutes later we had 2 Manatees visit us and start rubbing against the boat then as we were leaving we stopped to take a picture of these two Beautiful Adult Bald Eagles perched high up in a tree. Yes I love the view from my office each and everyday.
The St Johns River is only minutes from Orlando, Disney World, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Cocoa Beach and well worth the drive !!!
July 14, 2014
It's been another fun week of Bass fishing here on the St Johns River.
This time of year we get a lot of kids out on the water and they have a blast cranking in these hard fighting St Johns River Largemouth Bass.
Six year old Cash from IL had a fun morning cranking in 6 bass to 4 lbs on a three hour trip today. This was Cashes first fishing trip on a boat an he did outstanding.
Tim and Jeff from KY had a great morning catching around 20 fish to 5 lbs on a three hour trip. These two didn't want to take time out for picture taking as the action was hot and heavy and they were looking for one of the big trophy bass we've been catching on resent trips.
Nathan from TN fished solo and had a great morning catching a lot of nice Bass in the 3 to 4 lb. range and lost a GAINT that got rapped up and broke off.
All fish the past week were caught on crank baits and texas rigged worms on the edges of main river pads.
July 5, 2014
I was off the water for a week taking care of Jackie after her recent surgery. Then we had to deal with Tropical Storm Author for a couple days, but on the trips I was able to get in the past two weeks, the fish were biting really well. Young TJ age 6 had a blast cranking in 9 bass to four pounds on a trip this week. I had a morning free and fished by myself and was able to catch 25 to 6 lbs in just a couple hours. The wife has fully recovered from her surgery and I'm back to guiding everyday so if your looking for a great summertime bass trip nows the time to get it done.
Topwater action is still good and we've been catching some on crank baits as well as a plastics. The Martin family of GA joined me for a couple 3 hr trips this week. Dad Alan and sons Zach and Zane had a great time catching a lot of nice fish on crank baits, swim baits and Texas rigged worms.
June 20, 2014
Another great week of bass fishing here on the St Johns River and a new Big Fish Contest Leader with a Trophy Bass weighing 12 LBS on the Certified Boga Grip Scale. Numbers of fish are still in the 30's on most trips. The Trophy Bass are mixed right in with the smaller fish chasing Bream on main river shell beds. Topwater Baits and a Texas Rigged Worm are still our best baits. I still have some days open in June and July so come enjoy some of the best bass fishing Florida Has To Offer right here on the St Johns River. And remember the St Johns River is only minutes from Daytona Beach New Smyrna Beach Orlando and Disney World.
June 15, 2014
For the past five days the Trophy Bass have showed up on shell beds chasing the bream that are spawning during the full moon.
It's always nice to see fish over 10 pounds being caught during the heat of the summer months. It just goes to shows that the winter months aren't the only time of year to catch these Trophy Bass in Florida. On average, the numbers of fish being caught per trip have been in the 30's most days. Topwater fishing is still red hot.
The St Johns River is only minutes from Orlando, Disney
World, Daytona Beach , New Smyrna Beach and Cocoa Beach FL.
June 10, 2014
It's been another great couple weeks of Bass Fishing here on the St Johns River. I can't say that the Trophy Fish have been biting very well for us but the fish between 2 and 6 pounds are thick. Topwater action is unreal the first few hours of the morning and then we are switching to a Texas rigged worm to keep the action going later in the day. We have been averaging over 30 fish on most half day trips and all have been caught on artificial baits.
out the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Trophy
The St Johns River is
only minutes from Orlando, Disney World
and Daytona Beach.
From Capt Ed Bussard and Bass Challenger
Guide Service Guiding Clients To Trophy
Bass In Central Florida For Over 31
Ya out there!!!
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS
SEAL TEAM SIX FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
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oldest guide services please call Capt
Ed Bussard at Bass Challenger Guide