Although there were several notable catches reported in September, they don’t compare to what we saw in the previous two months. The month started with several reports of 5lb Bass and nothing hitting the 6lb mark. That all changed on September 23rd with a report from FFC member Wayne Barksdale. Wayne and his son Jeff hadn’t fished together in about 5 months and a trip to one of Wayne’s favorite spots in Lakeland, Florida seemed like a good choice. Using basically the same set up, a 5/16oz. Shakey Head tipped with a Magnum Finesse Junebug worm they worked an area approx. 10-12 ft deep. with a gravel or shell bottom. The results would put a smile on any anglers face.
By 11:30am Jeff had a 5lb. 4oz. recorded and at 12:00 noon Wayne landed this 8lb. 4oz. trophy earning the title “Fish Of The Month”. The day ended with over 20 fish caught! WTG guys!
The local ponds are still producing and those who put in the time are rewarded for their efforts.
Jim Jones reported a nice 5lb 9oz Villages pond Bass taken with a Ned Rig.
Ted Kasubik managed to land a 5.96lb Villages pond Bass before a Gator moved in and took over his spot.
Steve Felix took a nice 4lb. 10oz. Bass from Poinciana pond.
A final “Fish Of The Month” submission came from our Club President Randy DiSanto and it could qualify in about 6 years from now.
I doubt this little guy even moved the scale. Thanks to all who have reported and sent pics. Keep them coming.