It’s not much of a secret that winter is Monster Bass time in Florida. The big girls are moving into pre spawn and spawning patterns now. The hot bite continues till around Easter with February usually the peak of the season. The really big fish are caught on natural wild shiners and this creates a unique challenge. Bait is reserved well in advance and becomes scarce as the season goes on with thousands of anglers placing orders with the bait guys who catch them daily. Last minute trips are rare as all us guides are booking now and it’s almost impossible to get bait without a weeks notice. many folks are disappointed thinking they can just book a trip when they get to Florida for their winter vacation. If you have an angler on your list consider a gift of a fishing trip and purchase a gift certificate. Remember to have a date in mind, or in my case they’re good anytime for a year providing I’m not already booked etc. It’s time for your bass of a lifetime!
Captain Chris Davy
Southern Fried Charters 386-986-7914