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Tourney Is Over...kissimmee Is Quiet

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       Lois & I hit Lake Kissimmee this afternoon, and pretty much had the big pond to ourselves.

 

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Don't worry, I'm not going to ask: "What Does This Fish Weigh:grin:

 

She weighed 5-lb 9-oz, but I'd like to ask a more useful question:

What 'WATER DEPTH' Did She Come From?

(Florida-strain bass | Natural lake | 67-deg Water)

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Sunset on Lake Kissimmee

(Today: 01-21-2015)
 

Roger

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Awesome! And nice fish!

 

I have no idea the depth, but out of curiosity, how many fish did you catch today? I'd like to hear about how active the fish were and what did you catch this one on?

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We fished about 4 hrs (1 pm to sunset) and boated 3 bass & 2 pickerel. The bass were 'very' active today. 

The weather was gorgeous and the lake was empty (probably more duck hunters than anglers).

Gene Larew Rattlin Crawler and tungsten weight.

 

Roger

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That's a nice fish! Pretty color on it.

Yes it is... This would cause me to believe the fish was probably shallow.
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Nice Bass Roger ~

 

Love that Sunset shot, I can almost feel the warmth from here . . . .

 

A-Jay

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My guess is deep for Kissimmee. May be 10-14 feet. White belly would indicate she was tight to the bottom.

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She came from 3-1/2 ft of water.

 

Getting clues from coloration is clever. Dwight was correct; she was smack on the bottom.

Jakob was also correct, who got his clue from the dark lateral line.

 

Frankly I wasted most of the afternoon working the outer edge of hydrilla in 7.5 to 9.5 ft of water.

I clung to that depth range because schoolies were occasionally breaking water around the boat.

Shortly before sunset, I lifted the Talon, tilted the motor up and skated through the slop into knee-deep water.

The little chunk was on the edge of alligatorweed, and Lois lost a larger bass in a wad of spatterdock.

 

Rick Clunn used to say: “Never leave fish, to find fish”, but Al Lindner took a more aggressive stance: “Always stay flexible”.

 

Roger

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Nice fish Roger. Lake K, is such a beautiful lake. I really enjoyed my time there when I fished that lake for the first time last year. 

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Nice going!

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Were they on beds yet? Fish seem to be on beds in a few of the ponds in my neighborhood. 

We're heading out to Kissimmee this Sunday - we were shooting for tomorrow morning, but the forecast sucks (HIGH wind 20-30mph)... Hoping to find some bedding bass on Sunday... 

 

Nice fish, BTW!

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Were they on beds yet? Fish seem to be on beds in a few of the ponds in my neighborhood. 

We're heading out to Kissimmee this Sunday - we were shooting for tomorrow morning, but the forecast sucks (HIGH wind 20-30mph)... Hoping to find some bedding bass on Sunday...

 

Nice fish, BTW!

 

You're not alone;  it looks like our Sunday plans will also be dashed by high winds.

 

Every year about this time, I'll hear from neighbors telling me that the bass are already bedding.

However, in order to mark his territory, one amorous buck may fan-out several mock beds in close proximity.

Though the cows may not yet be incubating, they're now in the pre-spawn pattern when they're far more catchable.

In mid-Florida, the pre-spawn season lasts about a quarter-year, roughly from New Years Day to April Fool's Day.

The heaviest cows are taken during the early pre-spawn but the fishing is generally slow.

The late pre-spawn is far more productive but the mean weights are down.

 

Roger

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