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I will be heading down to salt springs next friday, never fished florida and only been there once. But i have the oppourtunity to fish the salt springs area, lake george and rodman for a week. Can anybody give me any tips or advice? I just looked at the weather and it looks as though its gonna cool down and rain about all week.

Just trying to gain as much knowledge in a week as i can, thanks!

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I've never fished those lakes but I'd look shallow.  Big girls should be up close this time of year.  Punch rig should bring you victory!

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Biggest bass ive caught up here is around 8 lb and only a handful over 5. Im wanting to break the 10lb mark, is that being unrealistic?

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Nope, not for Rodman or Lake George. Believe me when I tell you there are some very husky girls living in those lakes. . Especially in Rodman!

 

Mike

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19 hours ago, z7master167 said:

Biggest bass ive caught up here is around 8 lb and only a handful over 5. Im wanting to break the 10lb mark, is that being unrealistic?

Not unrealistic but you can spend a lotta hours chasing that DD before you connect. Rodman has had outstanding results over 10lbs this lasr year. Just take a look at the  http://www.myfwc.com/TrophyCatch

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Golden shiners baby...

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Rodman reservoir is drained down to the river channel and will be until April, for vegetation control.  The fish are concentrated in pockets and people are catching some of those big girls.  There is a temp landing on past Kenwood.  It is on the canal that was going to be the cross Florida canal.  There are people catching  a lot of crappie and some big ones too.

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Rodman is a dangerous place to run around if you don't know where you are going.  Lots of stumps and down trees.  Be careful!

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Fished the whole week on rodman and man was it a blast, me and my buddy caught roughly 130-150 bass, biggest was 8.5, with an 8.25 close behind. I caught 4 over 7lb, 8 over 6 lb numerous 5lb and probably 60-70 in the 4lb range.
The worst 2 days was monday and tuesday with the brutal cold front but we still managed around 25 a day then. Last sat, sun and wed was our biggest producers but the 8.5 came on thursday.
I also want to say, what a great group of people in the ocala area, very friendly and very helpful on the water.
Now i cant wait to go back, thanks you all for your help
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Thank you for your report!

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7 hours ago, z7master167 said:
 

Fished the whole week on rodman and man was it a blast, me and my buddy caught roughly 130-150 bass, biggest was 8.5, with an 8.25 close behind. I caught 4 over 7lb, 8 over 6 lb numerous 5lb and probably 60-70 in the 4lb range.
The worst 2 days was monday and tuesday with the brutal cold front but we still managed around 25 a day then. Last sat, sun and wed was our biggest producers but the 8.5 came on thursday.
I also want to say, what a great group of people in the ocala area, very friendly and very helpful on the water.
Now i cant wait to go back, thanks you all for your help

How did you catch those bass if I may ask?

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1 hour ago, Alonerankin2 said:

How did you catch those bass if I may ask?

Caught 99% on shiners, a few on a fluke and a few on a pop r

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Cool.. central Florida is my favorite place in the world to fish for largemouth.

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