The bass bite is still best in the early mornings. Using white swim jigs and white spinner baits at the edge of the Kissimmee grass has been working best. The hot spots in the early mornings have been Buckhead Ridge and the King’s Bar areas. After that first hour, when the bite slows down, anglers switching over to stick baits, especially Senkos in watermelon red, are keeping the action going. There is also some spawning still happening around the observation shoal area. In that area, pitching a three-quarter ounce jig into the round reeds has been working.
Though the crappie bite has slowed down, the bluegill and shellcracker bite has picked up. Anglers using flyrods in the Indian Prairie canal are having a blast catching these tasty pan fish.
All anglers, boaters and anyone on personal watercraft should be careful as the water level is extremely low right now. Low, but gin clear and beautiful.
With the crappie season winding down, some anglers that are normally focused on them have set their sights on oscars. In the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge it’s been excellent action for this exotic species using live worms. Also, with many freshwater ponds at low levels now is a good time check out the bass bite in them. It can be gangbusters and, depending on where you live, easily accessible.