Fish are biting GREAT! I've decided not to get stuck in one place in Florida. Instead, I'm just going to float around and find the best places to fish. As you all probably know, Lake Okeechobee has been hard hit the last couple of years with several major hurricanes. This really stired up the bottom muck not allowing needed sunlight to reach down enough to get plant life growing. No grass, no bass! Add to that the constant current low water levels, high nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations. Not the best conditions for fishing. I'm not saying not to fish Okeechobee. I'll probably fish there a couple of days myself for old times sake. I'm just moving on to greener pastures and better fishing. My plans are to fish from Key West in the south through the Everglades and as far north as the Homosassa and Crystal River area. This will include bodies of water like the Stick Marsh/Farm Pond 13, Toho, Walk-on-Water, Kissimmee, Istokpoga, Placid and I hope a few more. As many of you know, I have a Release flats boat bass rigged. This boat enables me to fish freshwater as well as the saltwater flats. I plan to fish the Charlotte Harbor area around Boca Grande, Gasparilla Island, Pine Island on the west coast. On the east coast I'll fish the flats from Mosquito Lagoon north to Ft. Pierce in the south. Who knows where I'll end up? I'll be catching bass, crappie, redfish, speckled trout, snook, sheepshead and whatever!
To my old friends, don't hesitate to call me on my cell phone @ 412-629-4307. I'll let you know where I'm at and if you want to join me for some world class fishing, I'll know of some great places for you to stay. Capt. Leo.