Advertisements

Phosphate pit fishing in Florida

Welcome this weeks fishing was in a phosphate pit. South of Bartow,Fl. This particular fish was about 3.5 lbs. It was caught on a football swing jig with a 7″ Zoom trick worm. The trick worm has been a go to bait when things are slow. It has produced well for me.

I’ve also been catching some nice bass on our swim jig the Scorpion. Black and blue has been the go to color in the swim jig. With plastic worms Junebug with gold flake has done its job for me. In the past few weeks with the Zoom worms. Fishing in Phosphate pits can produce some heavyweight bass.

Phosphate pit fish will hit the same selection of baits as lake fish. Shiners,plastic worms,spinnerbaits,and more. Out of all the baits. Shiners will consistently out fish artificials for big bass.

Shiners are the key to catching large bass. They are a natural prey source. So largemouth bass feed readily on them. Although shiners are quite pricey they work better than most baits out there. The fishing gear I like to use for shiner fishing is a 7′ ft medium to medium heavy rod with a Ambasseudor 5500C reel. And 20lb test mono line.

There are a few places around Central Florida that you can fish in phosphate pits. Teneroc management area has a nice population of bass and other types of panfish. Also Saddle Creek park I’ve caught some really nice bass there using our Scorpion Swim jig pitching them under the willow trees. These are a couple of the public ones but there are a lot of private ones in Southern Polk County if you can obtain permission to fish.

So get out and fish in some phoshate pits.Their’s a good possibility you will catch you a trophy fish. Good luck.

So if you can get access to Phosphate pit fishing by all means do so. You might catch a trophy. Please logon to www.countryboystacklebox.com to see more posts like these.

Advertisements

Polk County bass fishing.

The bass fishing starting to heat up.

Polk County bass fishing is starting to turn on. I’ve been catching some nice bass on the Scorpion Swim jigs. Black and Blue with a crawbug in the color of junebug with a gold glitter. A bronze gold head and a white skirt with the gold scale pattern.Add an alligator bug to the jig and you have it. A killer combo.

The fish have been hitting these fished slowly along the bottom. With a slow even strokes. As my slogan says I’vebeen giving them a bigger bait. I firmly believe If you wanna catch bigger fish you have to give them a bigger bait.

Most of these fish have been from 5lbs to 7lbs. Also the zoom trick worm has been a good choice for bass. In the junebug with gold flakes. Pictured is a 2lber that my wife caught in Lake Kissimmee on a Zoom trick worm.Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter. Just go to the contact ppage and fill out the form and that’s it.

Central Florida has an unlimited amount of lakes to fish in.But Polk County bass fishing has remained steady for quite some time. With good reg’s on the fish we will have a good fishery for a long time. If you are new to the area hire a guide to help you get started.

Along with all the lakes we also have the Peace river. It starts out at Bartow,Fl. and runs all the way to Charlotte harbour. It has quite a few boat launches for kayaks and small aluminum boats. The further you go south the more actual boat ramps you have. During the winter you can go and camp by the riverside when the river is dry. So come give Polk County a try.

Lake Kissimmee bass
Anna’s bass

To see more posts like these logon to www.countryboystacklebox.com

Pine Island Sound Fishing

Fishing the flats

We went down to Pine Island Sound Fishing for some snook,reds,and seatrout. It took some time to secure some of the right kind of bait. We looking for greenbacks but it was a slow tide. And it took a while for the tide to start moving so after we got some bait. We we’re fishing with a red and white popping corks rigged with a live bait hook.

After securing some good bait we headed south for some fishing around the islands around the bomb holes. If you didn’t know during WW2 the gov’t used this area for a practice bombing area. So there are a lot of deep hole out there that get full of mangrove snappers and others during the warmer weather.

Pine Island Sound redfish
Jose’s redfish

We moved into the flats and began chasing some snook and redfish. After catching a couple of small snook. Jose caught a nice little snook. After a few minutes went by Jose hooked into a 26 3/4″ redfish.That red took him around the boat twice.

Jose connected with a snook of 4 or 5 lbs. Then we managed to catch some small snook and the bite finished. So that’s about it for this trip. If you would like to see more posts like these logon to www.countryboystacklebox.com

Capt Bob'ssnook
Pine Island Sound snook

We tried some fishing for seatrout with CBTB popping corks. We rigged one with live bait and one with a Scorpion jig. We managed to catch only a few small undersized trout. The trout just didn’t want to co-operate. The Pine Island Sound fishing has been good through out the years.

So get to Pine Island and do some fishing. And remember please pick up your trash. Florida is being loved to death it has it’s natural beauty but is being changed rapidly. So we can all do our part to keep our waterways clean.

Bass fishing in Lake Ariana.

Fishing for bass in Lake Ariana

My friend Jose Lopez  and I went to do some fishing for bass in Lake Ariana  yesterday. We fished for some bass. The day started out slow due to a big moon. After fishing till noon with only one fish of about 1.5lbs. We went to the East side of the lake. 20160426_180606_resized [233417]@Country boys fishing in the near future for fishing videos

The frog bite never materialized. So we switched over to a Zoom 7″ Junebug trick worm rigged Texas style. After I caught one about 2lbs Jose caught a 21″ 4lber. I guess the fish turned on and we caught two more about 2lbs then it slowed down.

We moved up the bank and didn’t do much. So after some refreshments we went back to the spot and I caught a 21″ 4lb bass also. Then I caught two more 2lb fish and that did it for us.Stay tuned for more fishing trips and check out the video on you tube .

Jose's bass
Lake Ariana bass

Because I used to live in Auburndale,Fl. this lake has been one of my favorite lakes to fish. It’s not a huge lake by any means but it has a good bass population. The water level has risen in the past years to a good level.

I typically use a C-tail plastic worm or a Scorpion Swim jig. Frogs are also a good choice. Just work them thru the grass or over the eel grass beds very effective. The lake has a good amount of deep holes in it which makes for good summer time fishing. In the summer it gets pretty hot down here so deep holes help.

So try to find these smaller sleeper lakes as I call them. It will help you find more and bigger fish.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑