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Hey everyone,

new member of the site, 239 native looking to get a little help for Alligator Alley. I’m wondering if anyone has been out lately and how are the water levels? Hoping to fish mm41 on Saturday.

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Water is still up.  Fish have unlimited access to the food rich flats.  Not many reports coming from out there.  Water has to drop big time before the fishing picks up out there.  If yo go give us a report on the outing.

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The fish are always biting in Alligator alley and there is always someone catching bass there. Best way to know is to go there and give it a try. Its spawning season for bass so you have a good chance at catching a big spawning bass.

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I'm hitting the flats tomorrow out of Holiday will advise how it goes.

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Thanks for the replies. Geo, that’s what I was afraid of. We are still going to try for Saturday. I will give an updated report after that. Thanks again.

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15 hours ago, 239fish said:

Thanks for the replies. Geo, that’s what I was afraid of. We are still going to try for Saturday. I will give an updated report after that. Thanks again.

Good luck, it will be tough but you may catch an occasional fish.  When the water finally drops fishing will get crazy out there.

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I fished #1 out of Holiday park yesterday.  though the day was beautiful, the fishing was slow.  saw a ton of fish and moved a bunch, just couldn't get any decent bites.  ended up with a few dinks on the trip. 

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Junebug, watermelon red, black, and Okeechobee are great colors for the Alley.  Stick-o, U-vibe, fluke, trick worm, are great baits out there.  Texas rig the stick-o, weightless fluke vary the cadence with some long pauses.  Trick worm wacky,can use a wacky jig head with weed guard.  I also use jigs with rage craws.  Just a few baits and techniques from a long time Alley fisherman.  Good luck!

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1-13-17 Water Level & Fishing Report

 

I was able to get out to the Alley yesterday morning with my girlfriend. It turned out to be a good morning. The water level is still up and I could hear fish deep in the reeds, but there was plenty of action in the canal. We fished from 7:15 until about 1 and she was able to pull 43 bass (all on flukes) and I managed to get 41 (between flukes, shakey head, and wacky rig). Average bass was just under 2lbs with big bass weighing 4lbs 3oz. The bass were feeding heavily on bait fish and were even spitting them up when being caught. Bycatch for the day wasn't too horrible, together we caught 15 sunfish, oscar, and cichlids. Overall it was a fun day with beautiful weather.

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I fished mm34 today for a few hours in the morning.  I caught a ton of small fish and missed one decent one. Caught most of them on fluke and pitching a blk/blue jig.  fun times and the weather was awesome

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Saturday was a great day to be fishing in South Florida probably best day I ever had fishing great when u are out on the water before a front comes thru😎😎😎

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Thanks guys and if any of you kayak fish or need a fishing buddy let me know. Right now I have a pretty easy schedule so I'm trying to fish as much as possible😁. Hope to meet you'll in the water.

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239Fish, what ramp did you put in on?  Mm 30, mm35, mm39, mm41?

3 hours ago, Wurming67 said:

Saturday was a great day to be fishing in South Florida probably best day I ever had fishing great when u are out on the water before a front comes thru😎😎😎

I thought I saw you at Lox Saturday.

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I was there in North canal great day!!!

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mm41 was on fire friday. caught a ton of fish with 2 five pounders. giggly head and big worms. i heard sawgrass is the place right now. lots of big fish. i just hate that ramp.

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Sunday at sawgrass a week ago got lots of small bass. Nothing big. 

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On 1/15/2018 at 11:28 AM, Wurming67 said:

Saturday was a great day to be fishing in South Florida probably best day I ever had fishing great when u are out on the water before a front comes thru😎😎😎

 

I had a very good day of bass fishing this past Saturday as well. My best 5 bass for Saturday was over 25 pounds, all caught from public land on lures in South Florida. I am looking towards to this weekend and got all my equipment ready.

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On 1/15/2018 at 2:55 PM, geo g said:

239Fish, what ramp did you put in on?  Mm 30, mm35, mm39, mm41?

I thought I saw you at Lox Saturday.

Geo, 

sorry for the late reply. We put in at mm41 and fished mainly the south canal. We were able to find some flowing water that had the bass stacked in a few spots, otherwise we were working the shoreline. The best part about Saturday was when we saw a spot that “looks like a bass would be there”, they were there and hungry! 

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2 hours ago, 239fish said:

Geo, 

sorry for the late reply. We put in at mm41 and fished mainly the south canal. We were able to find some flowing water that had the bass stacked in a few spots, otherwise we were working the shoreline. The best part about Saturday was when we saw a spot that “looks like a bass would be there”, they were there and hungry! 

Great job!  Its good to hear the Alley is responding.  My friend went to 41 Saturday, but out the north side, around the weir and out to the Indian res.  He caught a few nice ones, but not the numbers you caught.  Looking for current is always a good thing.  They position for an easy meal.  Congrats again brother.

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