EDDIE'S LATEST FISHING
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caught in 2013!
here to see the 2012 trophy fish!
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
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June 13, 2013
Sorry for not posting a report for last week but the weather along with a tropical storm kept me off the water all week except one day which was Saturday and after all the rain from earlier in the week the water really dirtied up. Eric and I worked pretty hard on this day to catch a hand full of fish but I lost one 8 or 9 lbs that jumped off a rattle trap and Eric lost a real big fish flipping heavy mats , he did nothing wrong the big fish just pulled free after she got in open water we did get a good look at her and it was heart breaking.
Now that the water has cleaned back up this week the fishing is unreal. Today I had PGA Pro Golfer Mark Blakefield of KY out for a morning trip and it was off the chain. Didn't seem to matter where we stopped we caught fish both shallow and deep. Main river ledges were loaded with nice fish today between 3 and 7 lbs and we caught between 30 and 40 fish in less then 5 hrs on artificial baits. I still have days open in June and the fishing is going to get even better as the current is flowing at a perfect speed.
May 24, 2013
The past week we have had some great days on the water during the morning hours. I had Kevin in from CA and we found the fish eager to hit a crank bait on main river shell beds most of the morning with a total of 25 fish being caught to 5 lbs. Next up was a longtime local client of mine Walt. We headed to the shell beds for the early crank bait bite but it just wasn't happening on this day. We caught a few and decided to spend the rest of the morning fishing main river pads. Casting a worm to main river pad fields was the ticket on this day and we spent the remainder of the morning catching a lot of nice fish to 4.8 lbs. Total was around 20 fish.
Today Friday May 24th
I had the day off and decided to go look around in some new areas I haven't been to sense last summer. I hit the jack pot on my first stop catching a fish on just about every cast for the first two hours of the morning nothing giant but lots of 2 to 4 pounders. I actually got tired of catching them ( great problem to have) and decided to head farther up the river to the Blue Springs area and do a little flipping under the heavy mats.
I ordered some Medlock Double Weed Guard Jigs back during the winter and this was my first chance to try them out.
THEY WORK !!!!!!! I caught 7 fish in about two hours with my biggest weighing 8.8 lbs and my best five weighing around 24 lbs. All were caught on the 3/4 oz Medlock June Bug Color Jig.
During the months of June and July these big St Johns River Trophy Bass will be feeding on the big Bream that will be spawning on the main river. It's a great time to catch some really big stringers of Bass and also a great time to catch that fish of a lifetime.
As of today we have caught 115 Trophy Bass over 8 pounds and 7 Trophy Bass
Over 11 pounds for 2013. I really feel like we could break the 200 mark on Trophy Bass for 2013. Take a look at our 2013 Trophy Bass Page and see just how good the St Johns River Fishing Really Is.
May 14, 2013
Fishing is great here on the St Johns River. Plenty of shad still in the area an the big fish are eating them up. My clients the past week have been catching 20 to 40 fish up to 8.4 pounds on 4 and 6 hour trips. Casting artificial baits on main river shell beds has been the key the past month. Bitters Watermelon Skip Shads have been working very well along with a Texas Rigged worm later in the morning.
I still have some days open in May and June.
out the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Trophy
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