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.
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Trophy Bass were caught. We do not use
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March 7, 2014
Another great week of Trophy Bass Fishing.
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.
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.
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.
March 1, 2014
It's been another unbelievable week of Trophy Bass Fishing here in Central FL.
It started off with Brian and Ken fishing a 4 hour trip. The bites were steady and Ken had the Big fish honors with a 7.8 pounder. Next up was the the Husky family from OK and what a 4 hour trip this was. The girls had a tough time sinking the hook into a lot of these big bass but the ones that were caught were giants with Natalie age 10 bringing in the Trophy of a lifetime weighing 11 pounds and followed it up with one weighing 8 lbs.
Next up was my good friends Kirk and Pam from VA. Kirk was the Bass Challenger Big Fish winner in 2013 and came down to claim his prizes. Which were one free full day guide trip along with a Cattle Ranch Steak Dinner and free stay at the Marriott Courtyard in Lake Mary FL. Best hotel in Seminole County FL. The big fish contest prize is valued at over $800.00.
Kirk an Pam stayed and extra couple days and fished 3 full days. The weather was awful but we made the best of it and they caught some great fish with 4 weighing between 8 and 9.4 lbs along with some 6 and 7 pounders.
February 24, 2014
It's been another great week of Trophy Bass Fishing here in Central Florida.
Larry Sr and Larry Jr from Ohio started the week off with some very nice fish and Larry Sr caught the largest Bass of his life weighing 8.8 lbs. Next up was John S also from Ohio. John was bound and determined to catch his Trophy Bass of a lifetime on artificial baits, this was a two day trip and on day 2 with one hour left John did just that catching a beautiful 9 lb trophy on a Bitters 7.5 inch worm.
On Thursday it was Ken and Roley from IL and NS Beach FL. The shiner bite was on fire and these guys really caught em with Roley catching a 10.0 and Ken catching a 9.8 lb Trophy Bass. These guys also caught a slew of 5 to 7 pounders and went through 6 dozen shiners in 5 hours. The Bunce family was in from TX and had a good morning of fishing with some nice fish between 6.8 and 8.8 lbs until the wind blew us off the water around 10 30 am. We have some shad showing up in the river and the fish are schooling on main river points and shell beds during the early mornings.
February 15, 2014
It's been an unbelievable week for Trophy Bass Fishing. The week started off with my good client Clay W from SC fishing Mon and Tue. The fish were biting very well both days and Clay had a beautiful 9 3/4 and many between 5 and 8 pounds for the two day trip. Wed started a 3 day trip for my good buddy Gary C from Kissimmee FL and his friend Jeff from TX. These guys whacked them every day and ended up with 5 fish from 8.8 to 10.0 pounds on this three day trip and many many fish between 4 and 8 pounds. Jeff tied his personal best Largemouth at 9.4 pounds on Wed and then topped it with a 9.8 on our last day Friday. Gary C had the big fish honors for the three days with a great looking 10 pound trophy largemouth. The artificial fishing is as good as it gets right now.
February 8, 2014
It's been a great week for Trophy Largemouth Bass.
Rui Lemos from Brazil took over the lead in the Bass Challenger big fish contest with his 11lb Trophy Bass on Feb 6th. Rui caught his Trophy Largemouth on a Bitters Skip Shad in less then 2 foot of water.
Also this week Cody of GA (pictured above) caught a beautiful 10.4 Trophy Largemouth. We also had lots of fish between 6 and 8 pounds caught this past week.
If your looking for that Trophy Bass of a lifetime now is the time to get it done. The artificial bite is very good on the days we have warm weather. The colder days Large Wild Shiners are hard to beat. In Feb I have the 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th open.
January 30, 2014
We are still having some really crazy winter weather here in Central FL and it's keeping me on my toes to say the least. Seems like we have a couple days of descent Jan weather then the bottom falls out for 3 or 4 days and were back into the 30's and the water temps are back into the low 50's. The days we have water temps above the 60 degree mark we are able to get a good amount of bites but the days we have these water temps in the low 50's it's a struggle to get the fish to eat at a steady pace. Today it was an absolutely awful Florida weather day. We had a low of 43 at 7 am with rain and 20 mph NW winds by 1pm it had not stopped raining and the air temp was still 45 degrees with 15 MPH NW winds. My clients stuck it out for the full 6 hours and for his efforts Will Schwemlein is now the 2014 Bass Challenger Trophy Bass Leader with his beautiful 10 3/4 LB Florida Trophy Largemouth.
Water temp today stayed between 52 and 53 degrees and the air temp never seen 46 degrees for a high. This just goes to show that these Big Florida Trophy Bass will eat in these cold water temps you just have to hang in there and tough it out.
I am booked tomorrow Jan 31 and Feb 1 but I do have Feb 2nd 3rd 4th 5th open as of right now and later in Feb I have the 20 21 22 23 25 26 open. In March I only have a few days left open at this time so call ASAP.
January 15, 2014
It's been an interesting week here in Central Florida weather wise. We have been handed about every condition Mother Nature can offer.
But we have made the best of it and figured out how to get these Big Florida Bass To Bite.
Brad and Mark were in from KY. First time shiner fishing and they did pretty good catching some nice fish. Best five weighing 25 lbs.
Next up was father and son Randy and Jake from GA. Also first time shiner fishing. Lots of bites and some very nice fish were caught by these great guys. Day ones best 5 weighed
32 lbs. Day twos best 5 weighed 25 lbs. Dad Randy was the big fish winner with a beautiful 8.8 lb Trophy.
This week we have had a lot of fish just chasing shiners around and blowing them out of the water then turning away and swimming off without the bait. This happens when we have such unstable weather.
We have been going through 6 or 7 dozen shiners on every trip. I have already started to see a few fish on beds so the spawn has started.
I still have a few days open In Jan Feb Mar so if your looking for that Trophy Bass Of A Lifetime Give Me A Call.
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