United States
29° 19' 17.1372" N, 83° 6' 46.296" W
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Clear
6 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Largemouth Bass using a Rapala Crankbait

Date: 12/26/15
We tried almost everything that usually works for us on the Suwannee and Santa Fe. We went up to the Ichetucknee and drifted back to Sandy Point fishing Zoom and Creme Lures worms as well as Strike King KVD 1.5's, Spinnerbaits of multiple sizes colors and brands. After catching the 4 on worms after 6 Hours we went down river on the Suwannee, almost to Rock Bluff and began fishing with the same things, using brighter colors as well as more natural colored Strike King 5XD's & 6XD's with no luck. After 2 hours and no fish, we went back up the Santa Fe right past the 129 bridge and proceeded to throw a Rapala Original F11 again and caught a 2.76lb largemouth. In the Santa Fe, the water temp is up about 8 degrees at 72°, the water level is so low, the rocks at Sandy Point are completely exposed and nearly all standing trees are out of the water. Our fish were caught throwing to fallen trees, yes even with the Rapala. Super tough day. We usually have 60 fish days out there. Bites are super subtle, the fish are very finicky so use a light bullet weight (About 1/8oz or smaller). Use a small worm, a Ned Rig may work well. Try to find fully submerged trees and grass beds and fish a Crawfish colored rattle trap or jigs with a craw trailer - stick with your greens and browns. In the Suwannee, the water clarity is similar to the Santa Fe at its normal level, relatively clear bit kin of like the sweet tea in a Popened commercial. Try to find fallen trees, ledges and colder water. A small hair jig in brown, black, or dark green may produce a fish.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassRubber WormCreme Lures1
2Largemouth BassCrankbaitRapala3
3Largemouth BassRubber WormCreme Lures1
4Largemouth BassRubber WormZoom2
5Largemouth BassRubber WormZoom1
6Largemouth BassRubber WormZoom1
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Weather: Windy Air Temperature: 61-70 F Clarity: Stained
6 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Largemouth Bass using a Zoom Rubber Worm

Besides the wind it was a good trip. The fish I caught were scattered through the evening but when they did bite it was firm hard hits. Zoom speed rubber worms seemed to work best for me however I will try a crawfish on the next trip. Top water action seemed almost non existent but could have been the windy day. Overall was pleased with the afternoon. 

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassRubber WormZoom2
2Largemouth BassRubber WormZoom3
3Largemouth BassRubber WormZoom2
4Largemouth BassRubber WormZoom1
5Largemouth BassRubber WormZoom1
6Redear SunfishSpinnerbait1
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 91-100 F Clarity: Clear
5 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Largemouth Bass using a Berkley Rubber Worm

Sunday morning July 5th- Used the backdrop of the dark waters of the Suwanee River to the clear water of the Mouth's of Springs to drop Texas Rigged Berkley Finesse Worms. Pitching towards the banks and slow retrieve off the sandy bottom. Crusing bass chasing bait fish into the clear mouths were hitting all day. The Largmouth's out of the River give a great fight and have a beautiful dark shade to them. A beautiful fish to catch. Using the bright sunshine with and the backdrop of the dark waters gives larger bass great ambush positions into the clear water...pitching the edge of these mouths were very successful.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassRubber WormBerkley2
2Largemouth BassRubber WormBerkley3
3Largemouth BassRubber WormBerkley3
4Largemouth BassRubber WormBerkley3
5Largemouth BassRubber WormBerkley2