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Best Florida Fishing In November

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Earl Hamilton
• Thursday, 29 October, 2020
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By Terry Tomlin Anglers have been waiting all summer for fall to arrive, for every fisherman knows, when the water temperature cools, the action inshore and offshore starts to heat up. Nothing beats the sight of a big gator trout Austin’ loose on the grass flats.

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Red Drum, or redfish as they are more commonly known, is another sport fish you will find throughout Florida waters. When all else fails, try the artificial bait choice for redfish : the weedless gold spoon.

The good news here is that, when it comes to catch and release, shook is one of the hardiest fish in state waters. Kingfish, will soon begin their run from their northern summering grounds to their winter haunts off the Florida Keys.

Anglers have a large window of opportunity to catch these bottom dwellers before new regulations may further limit the season. Non-stop action sometimes plus you get Oscars, Snake heads, Mud fish (fresh water Cobra) , Mayan Cichlids, All kinds of weird stuff.

Maybe you did not read what Gary S said... High water is not what you want in the glades...at all... And I don't care where the OP goes...just passing on some info to him......without blowing up the latest greatest spot... It’s rarely windy and seas are mostly calm, so it is easy to get out for some best fishing of the year as the Sailfish come in and action on the reef picks up with the bait school migrations.

Hero Mackerel and King fish patrol the reef edge, and big schools of Yellow Snappers gather for the bait fish feast. With dropping humidity and a sea breeze of about 14mph out of the east most days, it’s a beautiful time of year to be in the Lower Keys.

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The longer trips get you between 40-70 miles offshore where you have a much better chance on catching a grouper such as gags, scamps, and red grouper; You also have a good chance of snapper you can keep like mangrove, mutton, yellowtail, among others like silk snapper, etc. Trigger fish, red porgy, vermilion snapper, amber jack, Almach jacks, are... There are a few fish to keep like ringtail porgies, a few SE bass, Berliners and an occasional trigger fish.

The weather today was atrocious, however the fishing was pretty good. We ended up with around 15 bull reds up to 48 inches long.

The large bull redfish are the spawners, which is why they can't be harvested. They are so much fun to catch, great to take a photo with, and send back to the depths to be caught another day.

Fish have been tricky to feed due to the clear water, requiring lighter leaders. Details Good Morning, Offshore over the weekend not many go out with the cold and wind but there was a few sails around with a few dolphins mixed in the weather looks good today and wind will pick back up tomorrow hope everyone can get out today.

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Details Merry Christmas everyone, hopefully you have a great holiday with family and loved ones. Spanish Mackerel have been plentiful near shore, taking spoons and jigs readily.

Bluefish have also been active along the surf, taking everything from top water plugs to jigs and spoons. It is definitely cold, and that has had a good impact on the water clarity in the Indian River, with sight fishable conditions in many places.

Details Good Morning, Offshore over the weekend was nice and a few people managed to get out the has been a few dolphins around with a few sails mixed in with both live and dead bait to the north in 120 to 160ft. The cooler weather and less rain has helped the Indian River clean up a bit, so hopefully that will lead to more sight fishing opportunities as we go forward.

Redfish continue to be caught on soft plastics and live shrimp, particularly in the Round Island area. Details Good Morning, Offshore over the weekend there was a few sails around to the north with a few nice dolphins caught in 120 to 200ft with both live and dead bait.

The Yahoo bite has been hit or miss around first light most of the nice fish where caught to the south off Jupiter in… John Fischbach has been a fishing guide service on the West Central FL Gulf Coast for over 23 years, running over 4,000 fishing charters on the beautiful expansive Florida Gulf Coast from Tampa Bay to New Port Richey, including Clearwater and Tarpon Springs.

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These ecosystem friendly saltwater flats stretch for miles and are full of rivers, channels, beaches, barrier islands, spoil islands, backcountry creeks, bayous, mangrove keys and shorelines dotted with oyster bars and shell points with numerous bird life that indicates there is plenty of predators game fish bait right there. While skinny water flats fishing you will be aboard either a shallow draft tournament rigged state-of-the-art charter boat the 18’8” Silvering Grande Master super silent poling skiff or a Marauder Marine Avenger 24.

Our private charter fishing trips of 1 to 6 persons per boat include all fishing license's and permit's, bait, tackle, and a cooler full of ice and spring water, all top of the line equipment, full electronics and cellular service, all USCG inspected, licensed and insured. We have great year round fishing on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast with an amazing number of saltwater sport fish species as mentioned above as well as Spanish Mackerel, king fish, Florida flounder, cobra, grouper, snappers and more on our fishing guide service charters.

Learn all about Tarpon life, to the charter secrets of Florida Saltwater Sport Fishing Guide, Captain John Fischbach. Posted in tarpon springs fishing guide | Absolute Florida Flats Fishing and Guide Service reports excellent inshore flats fishing with the dark moon passing and Full moon approaching us, gentle variable breeze, using a combination of live shrimp and 1/4 oz jig’s with a shad tail or Mirro-lures’ lil-john tails, we have been catching our limits of quality Red-fish and Spotted Sea Trout.

Posted in tarpon springs fishing guide | When you think of Grouper fishing on the West Central Florida Gulf Coast, whether a local resident or while staying in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Dunedin, New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Hudson, Orlando, Palm Harbor or Spring Hill, you may say to yourself, “a run offshore, I can't do that, I get motion sickness.” Or “Private Huge large mouths are cruising the shallow flats filling up on bluegill and Shad.

Bass are being caught on a variety of lures like Spinner baits, Lidless crank baits and Chatter baits, … What a great day with Joe Palette and Lynn Lewis from Valdosta, Georgia.

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Today’s fishing experience was Lynn’s Christmas gift to Joe, and they… It was a fun and exciting morning on Lake Seminole today with Lemon and Taylor Hall.

Lemon and Taylor came down from Atlanta Georgia to catch some Hybrids and Stripers, and we caught over 20 by 11 am! It was an exciting day on Lake Seminole today with Skip and Charlie Hood.

I had an EXCITING couple of days with Troy and Tyler Wagner from Cincinnati Ohio! I had a GREAT Morning with Sam and Garrett Merlin from Boston Mass.

I had an EXCITING time with Ann, Fred, Bradley and Steven UCLA from Holiday, Florida. I had a fun morning with Chandler Griffin from Albany, Georgia catching Hybrids and Stripes.

The water quality on the Flint and Chattahoochee River arms is clearing but still with a slight… We had another exciting day on Lake Seminole with Jeff Reynolds and John Cummings from Valdosta Georgia a birthday Bass fishing trip for Mr Reynolds.

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Fall temperatures are in the air and the Bass fishing on Lake Seminole is heating up as the water temperatures continue to move into a downward trend, the Bass fishing will get even better! Lake Seminole is half a foot below full pool and the water temperature is the mid 80s. The Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake still have a slight stain while Spring Creek remains clear.

The Bass fishing this week on Lake Seminole has been good. Lake Seminole is still at full pool and the water temperature is in the mid to upper 80s.

The generation schedule has increased and therefore, so has the current flow. The Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake are still stained while Spring Creek remains clear. Lake Seminole is at full pool and the water temperature is in the mid 80s.

The Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake are stained from recent rains while Spring Creek remains clear. Lake Seminole is at full pool and the water temperature is in the mid 80s.

The Bass fishing this week has been excellent we have caught quantity and quality with several over 10 pounds! The Top water bite is producing some explosive… Lake Seminole is a 1/2 foot below full pool and the water temperature is in the upper 80s.

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The Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake have slight stain from the lack of any significant rainfall in recent weeks, Spring Creek is clear. The Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake have slight stain from the lack of any significant rainfall in recent weeks, Spring Creek is clear.

Lake Seminole is a 3/4 foot below full pool and the water temperature is in the upper 80s. The Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake have very slight stain from the lack of any significant rainfall in recent weeks, Spring Creek is clear.

Lake Seminole is still one foot below full pool and the water temperature remains in the upper 80s. The Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake have a slight stain while Spring Creek remains clear.

I had an exciting morning on Lake Seminole today with Christian Curly! Lake Seminole is 1 foot below full pool and the water temperature is in the upper 80s.

The Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake have a slight stain while Spring Creek remains clear. The Seminole Bass have been biting Top water lures in the mornings and afternoons.

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Wow, the Big Bass just keep on biting on Lake Seminole! The water quality has a slight stain in both the Flint and Chattahoochee River arms and Spring Creek is clear.

The Big Bass was batting today on Lake Seminole! The water temperature has reached the low 80s and the Top water bite has turned on.

The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been great as we end the month of May. Top water lures like a Hidden Zara Spook have been getting some ferocious strikes.

One of my favorite’s is a War Eagle double willow leaf 3/8oz in chartreuse and white. The Bass are feeding up for the summer Spinner baits and Top water baits have been very productive.

We had an incredible Shell cracker trip today where we caught over 80 in just a couple of hours! The water temperature is in the low 70s and most of Lake Seminole has cleared up.

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We had an awesome day today with the Rogers family from Way cross Georgia we caught over a hundred Lake Seminole Shell cracker with… The lake is a few inches below full pool and the water temperature is in the low 70s.

The water is starting to clear from the recent rains and has good stain to it. The big Bass continues to bite despite the dirty water from the recent rains the water temperature is in the low 70s and Lake Seminole is at full pool.

The big Bass were biting this weekend on Lake Seminole it took 25 pounds to win a local tournament. The Lake is at full pool and the water temperature is in the low to mid 70”.

As we enter into May we expect the Bass fishing to be excellent for several reasons the Shad spawn… The Bass fishing has been good this past week the water temperatures are in the low 70’s and the Lake Seminole is at full pool.

The Bass are still hitting soft plastics and the Top water bite is turning on. The Bass fishing has been great the last couple of weeks on Lake Seminole.

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The Bass are hitting a variety of lures from Top water to soft plastic. The Bass are coming off the beds and are moving to their post spawn areas.

Soft plastic Stick baits, like Yum Singers, continue to produce. Buzz baits and Frogs have yielded some big bites the last couple of days.

We had an awesome day on Lake Seminole Friday with Wanda Morton and Janice Skinner from Way cross Georgia, these ladies can fish! The Bass fishing has been excellent this month, and we expect it to carry over into April and May.

The Water temperatures have risen into the mid 70’s and the Bass are batting! The top water action is picking up, and we think will be exceptional the next couple of months.

The Big Bass were batting today on Lake Seminole had a great day with Jon and Trevor Muirhead. Had a great day on Lake Seminole with John and Karen Williams from Neon NY.

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The water temperatures are in the mid 70s and the Lake continues to clear up some. We caught some big ones in the Spring creek arm of Lake Seminole.

We caught some nice Bass even with the Lake high and muddy the water temperature today starting out was 59 degrees and by this afternoon was in the mid 60s. The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole was great the first week of March despite the high water and flooding conditions of the Flint and Chattahoochee River arms of the Lake.

The Bass continue to move shallow, and we are catching them on Spinner baits and plastic worms. The month of March is one of the best months of the year to catch numbers and quality Bass on Lake Seminole on a variety of lures from reaction baits like Spinner baits and Lidless Crank baits to plastic Lizards and Worms.

With the water temperatures warming and the Bass moving shallow to their spawning areas March and April is an excellent time to schedule a… The water temperature was in the mid 60s and is rising and the Bass are moving shallow towards their spawning areas Spinner baits, Swim jigs and plastic worms are producing.

Moving baits like Chatter baits and lidless crank baits like Profound Shaker Z in the Seminole Breeze color produced today. Lake Seminole is at full pool and the water temperatures are in the mid to low 60s.

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The Flint River and Chattahoochee arms of the lake are stained to muddy. The water temperatures have risen into the mid 60s and the Bass are moving shallow.

February and March are an excellent time to fish Lake Seminole for numbers of Bass and the opportunity to catch a (PB) personal best ! The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been good this week.

The water temperature is in the upper 50s and will continue to rise with the warmer weather moving in. As the water temperatures steadily rise the Bass will make a move back to the shallows.

With arrival of colder weather the water temperatures will come down and pull the Bass back into their staging… The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been good this week the water temperature is unusually high for this time of year in the upper 60s too low 70s due to the warmer than average high temperatures.

The first week of 2020 has been excellent for big Bass on Lake Seminole! The Bass are feeding on Lake Seminole the water temperature is the upper 50s too low 60s the water color on the Flint River arm of the Lake Seminole is still has a heavy stain.

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The Chattahoochee River arm is stained and Spring Creek remains clear and has some off color water in the upper… The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole this last week of 2019 has been good.

The Flint River and Chattahoochee River arms of the lake remain stained from the recent rains while Spring Creek is slightly stained to clear. 2019 was a great year I had 50 customers catching their personal the best Bass from soft plastics worms to crank baits to Top water frogs.

Cold weather in the forecast, water temperatures are falling which means lake Seminole big bass for the rest of December, January, and February. The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole was very productive this week.

The water temperature is in the upper 50s too low 60s and the Bass are still feeding on Shad. The water temperatures have been steadily coming and have the bigger Bass feeding.

Lake Seminole is at full pool and the water temperature is around 64 degrees. The Flint River arm has some stain to it and Spring Creek is clear.

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Today I had a great day with Tom Fielding from Tampa, FL. The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been great this first week of November.

The water temperatures are down in the upper 60s and lower 70s and the Bass are biting! A variety of lures are working well like Spinner baits, Jerk baits and Lidless Crank baits.

Hurricane Michael presented some major issues in and around the area of Lake Seminole. One being that it opened up doors for my new business with all the storm damage and downed trees.

The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been good this September. We have been catching Bass on crank baits and top water lures like Frogs and Buzz baits.

The Bass fishing on Lake Seminole has been good this August. We have had some exceptional days fishing top water lures like Frogs, Buzz baits, and Walking baits even with the hot water temperatures averaging around 90 degrees The Hybrids and Strippers have been schooling on the main lake.

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Lake Seminole is down 6 inches from full pool. The Bass fishing has slowed down some from last week but still can get some explosive strikes on a variety of top water lures from Buzz baits to Frogs early in the morning and late in the evening.

The Bass Fishing on Lake Seminole has been good the first week of June. With the heat wave the area has been under, the water temperature has increased to around 90 degrees.

The Lake Seminole Shell cracker have been bedding for the last couple of weeks, and we have had some great trips, catching some big ones! As the water temperature increases the Top water bite is going to start heating up.

The Bass are moving shallow to their spawning areas, and we are catching them on a variety of lures like… Lake Seminole Fishing Report it’s getting red-hot with this warming trend we’re in right now.

Some Bass on Lake Seminole have started to Spawn, and we have been catching numbers of quality bass on Chatter Baits, Lidless Crank Baits and Senior. The bass fishing on Lake Seminole has kicked off the new year with a bang.

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Spring Creek arm of the lake is clearing from the record rain the area has… The water is higher than it’s been in a really long time due to all the recent rains.

Lake Seminole is at full pool and the water is stained to muddy from all the recent rain. Paul Tyre had a great day on Lake Seminole with Brian Typical.

The fishing on lake Seminole has been good the water temperature has remained in the mid to upper 80s and the top water bite has been good early and late. Had a great day on Lake Seminole with Roy Chapman and Jacob Ross.

While out on Lake Seminole we noticed the Bream and Shell cracker are still bedding all over… Had a great day on the water with Chance and Brittany Crowe from Kissimmee FL.

The fishing was slow starting off, but we managed to get Mr. Jersey’s personal best Bass, a 6+ founder! 15th May 2018 Paul Tyre Lake Seminole fishing guide here.

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This week I took father and son duo, Robbie and John Michael Rosa, from Perry, FL out on Lake Seminole. Let me tell you, the weather was hot and Lake Seminole fishing was hotter.

The weather was changing and Matt Baby was nervous, but the cause-and-effect relationship was not as clear as it may seem. In truth, this week’s meteorological makeup actually helped the local pro tally 45 pounds in two days to win the Costa Few Series Southeastern Division event presented by T-H Marine on Lake Seminole.

The weather down here in southwest Georgia is warming up to spring like temps and the bass are using the sunlight to move up on sandbars and beds. February 15th: Had a fantastic day on Lake Seminole fishing yesterday with another client.

We fished around spawning areas all day and when we would find a bass on bed, we would catch it on… December fishing on lake Seminole is as good as anywhere in the southeast.

Cold weather baits such as lidless crank baits like a Jenny Rip Knocker 75, bladed jigs… The temperatures are starting to cool down and it’s just a perfect time to go fishing.

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Normally this time of the year when we are transitioning into a late summer early fall pattern, the fishing can be extremely tough. Bass fishing on lake Seminole is absolutely on fire right now.

Mega bag #2 Memorial Day tournament Lake Seminole! Go by Westside Bait & Tackle for all your fishing needs and for any info on local bass tournaments in this area.

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