Every 3-4 years the drawdown of Rodman Reservoir occurs. The reason for this is to control aquatic growth & enhance fish habitat. FWC officials have reminded us that during the drawdown that largemouth bass must be released. Keep in mind the terminology “Shooting fish in a barrel.” With the levels dropping as much as 7 ft fish will congregate in pools.
Please be aware of other anglers and it goes without saying that safety is paramount during this time period. See announcement FWC. <—- Click on FWC.
Local bass fishing is reportedly still slow….depends on what & where you’re reading & fishing. Tournament director Bill Genes said Oct 29th that Lake Rousseau results had Bud Hendry winning with 5 fish that weighed 11.48 lbs. Hendry also had Big Bass that tipped the scales at 6.32. Do the math & you’ll see how HUGE Hendry’s remaining fish weren’t.
Wednesday Nov 4th nine anglers from another small club fished Griffin and 1st place was 4 fish that weighed 9.9 lbs. Because this wasn’t a sanctioned tournament, records were not kept so I was unable to provide numbers & total weight.
Last Saturday I got out of the house & caught 3 legal squeakers force feeding them pitching a worm. I tried to get 5 for a limit just to have a picture. I’m STILL trying.
Former TVFFC President Jerry Echols has been wearing out the specks lately. Fire up the skillet Jerry. I’ll be over.
Captain Grady Maynard will be at our next meeting on Nov 10. Listen to Captain Grady discuss bass tactics throughout the area. Also we’ll hear from Robert Cain on crappie fishing. Hmmm – may have to look no farther than a few lines above. Seems Jerry Echols has been doing just fine.
Club shirts & hats will be at Blew Lite Special prices at the meeting. Our own VP Randy DiSanto will elaborate on these latest greatest fashion design. He may even model.
Bill Brooker from Brooker Bait & Tackle in Leesburg will make a special announcement for our members. Brooker also will highlight his store wide sale & BBQ that occurs on Dec 5. Always a huge hit with the anglers.
Steve Felix has scheduled another trip to Panasoffkee. Sign up at our Nov 10th meeting with Steve. We also go to lunch afterwards at Catfish Johnny’s.
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