Great trip on the St. Johns River January 11th and 12th!!
What a great time I had with Paul and MarykayCortelyou. They requested
a two day trip on the St. Johns River. As Mother Nature has been doing
the past few months, she decided to drop a cold front on us on the first day
of the trip with temperatures dropping to near 20 degrees! Usually the
bass in our area will shut down when it gets this cold, but since the St. Johns
River has moving water and I had a few nice spots to try, they cooperated
nicely with us.
We began our trip at 7am out of the boat ramp at the Astor Bridge. The
fog was a little heavy so we fished a few docks near the ramp and caught a
few nice fish. We the headed up towards Lake Dexter and Lake Woodriff where
we caught a small fish at Lake Woodriff. We headed back towards Astor and
were fishing the canals when MaryKay hooked a NICE 6 1/2 lbs bass! We
caught a few more in this area that were all around 3 lbs each.
The following day Paul and I went alone since MaryKay had the bragging
rights already, and we had a great second day as well heading towards Lake
George. Paul hooked some nice bass on day two as well.
All in all, it was a fantastic two days with an awesome couple to enjoy
life to the fullest. We caught approximately 15-20 bass! Most were caught
on red shad worms with a 3/16 oz weight. The winds on day two were 25 miles
per hour and the water temperature was approximately 53 degrees.
Here are a few of the fish that were caught!!
Till next time tight lines and good fishing….