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EDDIE'S LATEST FISHING REPORT

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June 30, 2018
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Sorry about the lack of freshwater reports. I’ve been on vacation filling our freezer
with the tasty fishing offshore. Back to Bass Fishing next week vacation is over.

June 2, 2018
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With the resent rains we are seeing higher water levels and more current which equals great summertime Bass fishing.
Water temps are hot and the fish are feeding great during the early morning.

May 18, 2018

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One of my regular clients Bill S was here for a five day trip this
week and as you can see the fishing was unbelievable each day.
I have some days in late May and June open.
May 11, 2018
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Another Amazing Week Of Bass Fishing. My clients this week have all had trips
of a lifetime and as Bass Challengers motto has been for decades. Making Memories that last a Lifetime.


May 8,2018
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It’s that shad spawn time of year. Get out on the water early and reap the benefits. It can be crazy that first hour of the morning.
I’m booked through the 21st of May but I do have some days open the end of May and some days open in June.

April 6, 2018
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It’s been another unbelievable week of Trophy Bass Fishing for my clients.
If your looking for a guide with over 37 years of experience guiding clients
to Trophy Bass in Central Florida please give me a call.
Last year we had two of our biggest bass of the year caught in the month of May weighing
11.8 and 12.0 pounds and June was very good also !!!

March 31, 2018
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The shad spawn has started and the big fish are taking full advantage of it around daylight. Artificial Bite is picking up
and great things are getting ready to happen here on the St Johns River.
Still have a couple days in April open and a few days in May.
With the shad spawn starting late this year I’m expecting a great June and July for Trophy Bass Fishing.
March 26, 2018

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It’s been a crazy week of weather here in Central Florida. Mother Nature have thrown us Cold Fronts,
25 MPH wind some rain and a little sunshine. We’ve made the best of it and caught some very nice
fish each day.  I have a few days still open in April and May.

March 20, 2018
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After a 4 day vacation to S.C. to attend the BassMaster Classic we are back on the water catching some nice fish once again.
I have some days in April and May open so if your looking for that Trophy Bass of a lifetime give me a call.

March 9, 2018
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Well it’s been one crazy week. We’ve had to deal with 30 mph winds and Major Cold Fronts changing water temps from the high 70’s to
mid 50’s in a matter of a few days. My clients have done well on big fish but the numbers of fish did drop off a bit this week. We were met this morning Friday March 9th 2018
with 37 degrees temps and a good breeze from the west. My Client Nick and I made a run up the St Johns River and found the honey hole.
Before 9 am Nick had 5 fish in the boat weighing 45.8 pounds and topped off with a Beautiful and Healthy 13.2 pounder
measuring 30 1/2 inches in length and 21 1/2 inches in girth. She was released and is ready to do battle again.
We will have some single pictures of Nicks fish posted on the front page of the website soon.
This picture doesn’t do the 13.2 pound fish justice but it does makes the 9 pounder on the left look little.
I have days open in April and May so if your looking for some great Trophy Bass Fishing Please Give Me A Call.
March 2, 2018
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My clients have had a blast the past few days catching some great Trophy Bass between 8 and 11 1/4 lbs.
Clients Tommy and Bill chose to fish artificial baits an had a 5 fish limit that weighed 37 pounds topped
off with a 9 3/4 and 8 1/2 pounder. My good client Kirk came close to his personal best of 12 lbs with a
beautiful 11 1/4 pounder caught on a Big Wild Shiner.
Febuary 26, 2018
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It’s been another good week of Bass Fishing here on the St Johns River.
I have March 6th 19th and 21st open and a few days in April and May still open.
As you can see the Big Bass are biting even though our weather is very hot for this time of year.

Febuary 16, 2018
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Been another great week and also a special week of Trophy Bass Fishing here on the St Johns River.
I actually got to spend today Friday 2/16/2018 with one of my favorite teachers from
Lakeview Middle School in the early 70’s some 45 years ago Coach Steele.
The warm weather seems to have the fish wanting to bite early so get out there and get em before that sun gets up.

Febuary 09, 2018
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Waters heating up with all this warm crazy Feb weather,
but if you get out there before the sun gets up great things
can happen on your trip.
Another week of big fish and happy clients.

Febuary 2, 2018

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Another great week of Trophy Bass Fishing.
After coming off one of the best fishing yet coldest January’s I can remember in my 37 years guiding here in Central Florida February has started off unbelievably well also here on the St Johns River.

I really don’t know if the fishing can get any better then it’s been the past month but what I can tell you is, we’re fixing to find out.

I have a couple days in Feb open and a few days in March. April and May are booking up fast also. Water temps have been cold and we have been using Large Wild Shiners to catch these St Johns River Bass Trophy Bass.

Remember we are only minutes away from Orlando,DisneyWorld,Daytona Beach,New Smyrna Beach and Cocoa Beach Florida.

January 26, 2018

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Another great 3 days of Bass fishing for my Client Bill here on the St Johns River. The big fish are showing up shallow and the spawn is getting red hot. I still have a few days in Feb and March open so if your looking for the fish of a lifetime give us a call.

January 19, 2018
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It’s been a very cold but also very productive week of Trophy Bass Fishing here in Central Florida. We had temperatures dip into the mid 20’s (yesterday)
Thursday and low 30’s this morning but we were still able to put some great fish between 6 and 9.2 pounds in the boat each day.

My good client Bill S is here for 5 days of Trophy Bass Fishing and these photos are from the first two days of his trip yesterday and today. Jan 18th and 19th.

I still have a few days in Jan open and also a few days in Feb and March.


December 29, 2017
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The weather has been all over the place the past few trips this week but we still managed some nice fish up to 9 1/4 lbs.
I want to Thank each and every customer for making 2017 another great year. I am so looking forward to the 2018 season to begin.
This month makes my 37th year of guiding clients to Trophy Bass here in Central Florida and I couldn’t do it without my
great customers and Sponsors. Thank You for the support!!!
Crestliner Boats
Mercury Marine
Whites Marine Center
MHX Rods
Lew’s Reels
Mudhole Custom Tackle
Bitters Bait and Tackle
Engel Coolers
Columbia Apparel
CoxJuice Pro Bass Attractant.

Happy New Year from Bass Challenger Guide Service.

December 22, 2017
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Been a while sense I’ve added a report do to the St Johns River in my area being closed for 3.5 months because of Hurricane Irma.
They opened this area of the river last week and things look great and the fish seem FAT AND HAPPY.
They bit well today !! I have a few days in Jan Feb March still open. Give me a call if your looking for that Trophy Bass Of A Lifetime.

Sept. 05, 2017

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Been a great 5 day guide trip for my client Bill S. We spent 4 days fishing freshwater and 1 day off the beach chunking live mullet at Tarpon.

The water is at a great level right now for unreal bass fishing on the St Johns River. The past four days fishing 6 hr trips we have averaged over twenty Bass to 7 lbs each day. Book a combo trip and spend a day bass fishing and a day Tarpon fishing.

The fall Mullet run has started on the east coast of FL and the Big Tarpon have been thick the past week. We seen over 50 Tarpon on the beach Monday. The fall mullet run will continue through Oct.

Thanks
Captain Eddie Bussard.

Aug, 17 2017
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As I reported in my last report on Aug 1. The water is up here on the St Johns River and these big Trophy Bass are liking it. The artificial bite has been very good the past couple weeks. The www.coxjuice.com CoxJuice Pro Bass Attractant just keeps proving how good it works over and over.
The fish in this post were caught on a Bitter Bait and Tackle 7.5 June Bug Blue Tail worm after a 3 day soak in the CoxJuice.
September is booking up fast so don't wait till the last minute to book your trip.

Aug, 1 2017
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All the rain we've had the past few weeks has the water cooled off a little and the current flowing well here on the St Johns River. Things are getting ready to get really good with the higher water levels we now have. The artificial bite has been excellent the past week and will only get better as we make our way into fall. If your not using
www.coxjuice.com on your soft plastics your missing out on catching summertime Trophy Bass like these in this report.

July 15, 2017

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After a couple long days at ICAST 2017 it was time for some fishing. Spent one morning with Chris and Seth from Crestliner Boats and had a good morning. Caught a couple on the trap early but Seth put the hammer down the last hour and caught a five fish 20 lb limit on the Bitters 7.5 June Bug Blue Tail Worm that's been soaking in www.coxjuice.com for a couple days.
Next up John Cox and I took my longtime friend Hideki Maeda in town from Japan for ICAST on a morning fishing trip to try out the new Teckel Frog. As you can see from the picture this frog is amazing and we had a great morning testing it out on these Florida Bass and catching plenty of them.
I seen a lot of new products at ICAST that will be hitting the market very soon and can't wait to give them a try.

June 27, 2017

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Been a couple unreal days of Bass fishing here on the St Johns River and it's always great to spend some time on the water with my boy John Cox.
We beat on them pretty hard yesterday and today catching fish up to 8 lbs. The Artificial bite is great during the morning hours.
We now have our product CoxJuice Pro Bass Attractant available at www.coxjuice.com.

May 23, 2017

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The young men have been catching some monsters the past week on both artificial baits and live bait. Nothing better then getting these kids on the water and seeing them succeed at the sport of Bass fishing.

May 15, 2017

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Had today off and thought I would go take a look around for up coming trips and also to test the new MHX CCB865 rattle trap rod I just had built by Kyle Klug at Mud Hole Custom Tackle. Little did I know I would break my personal best 5 fish stringer of 32.84 lbs with a 5 fish 35.8 pound stringer topped off with one that weighed 11.4 lbs. I've said it for years and will keep saying it. You do not have to come to Florida during the spawn to catch Trophy Bass. It can happens year round and once again here is the proof.

May 13, 2017

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Waters low but we're still having some great days here on the St Johns River. Artificial and live bait are both working well.

 

May 2, 2015

Father and son with their catch from the St Johns River System Son's catch - what a lunker Daughter's catch - nice largemouth lunker

Been dealing with some big winds the past week but we're making the best of it and still catching some great fish on both shiners and artificial baits. Ashley R landed the largest Bass of the year today weight 12 pounds. Beautiful Fish released to fight another day. I need to thank all my sponsors for making this business so successful! MHX RODS, MUD HOLE CUSTOM TACKLE, CRESTLINER BOATS, MERCURY MARINE, WHITES MARINE CENTER (MISSOURI), LEWS REELS, ENGLE COOLERS, and BITTERS BAIT and TACKLE


April 21, 2017

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Another unbelievable week of Trophy Bass Fishing here on the St Johns River!! Even got to sneak out and catch a few big ones myself on artificial baits off main river ledges.


April 13, 2017

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The cold weather we had last week knocked these Florida Bass in the head pretty hard. Had a tough couple days on the water with the big temperature change but were back to catching the big fish once again. Have a couple days in April Open and May is booking up fast so if you are looking for a Trophy Bass Trip with a guide that has 36 years of experience he in Central Florida give us a call.

April 2, 2017

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Been another great week of Bass fishing here on the St Johns River.  Give us a call and book your Trophy Bass Fishing Trip today. Thanks - Captain Eddie Bussard



Remember the St Johns River is only minutes from Orlando, Disney World, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Cocoa Beach FL. Check out the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 , 2014, and 2015 Trophy Pages.

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!!!
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS

If you would like to book the bass fishing trip of a lifetime with one of Florida's oldest guide services please call Capt Ed Bussard at Bass Challenger Guide Service.