Going there next week, any info? I have fished it a couple times but only small bass. I have seen some bigguns caught.I've only used the lg. wild shiners. Any good art. techs.Colors , sizes ,any advice please.
Fished there quite a bit as a kid, had relatives with a boat on the lake. This is a tough lake to fish as it is/was crystal clear. Early morning and evening into night is the best chance of hooking up with a big largemouth. The only different technique than bass fishing up here is trying out the shiner fishing, which you already have and maybe some larger plastics. Put in your time and good luck, I'll be down in Suwannee for 3 weeks in the near future and can't wait. Tarpon has some huge specs and bream too(Crappies and Bluegills).
Being an Expert on ALL Fish including the freshwater, saltwater and Sugarwater varities, If the Lake is clear, I would go with flukes, regular size flukes with a 3/0 or maybe a 4/0 hook Ewg gammes.I would get 4 packs of watermelon with red flake and 2packs of pearl. I would also get maybe get 2 nice buzzbaits(shad and a chart./white.Rig these up with some 17# green line maybe a Big Game line maybe heavier depending on the weeds.Now if you use cheap gear I know of a guy who has about 82 mini mites in his van for the last month waiting for your $33.He will be out Friday at Bleekers because some guys are coming back from Kentucky lake that afternoon, unless I go to Newton or Powerton Thursday morning.If I go to Newton who knows when I will get back.Roy
Sorry guys , didn't get to fish Tarpon,Def. next trip. Heard the bite was great out in the Gulf so I went with that.Fished off a head boat got lots of Grunts, & some nice Red Groupers.Then went down to Sunset pier& paid 5.35 incl. Lic.Fished 22hrs. straight with none stop action.Caught Blues,Silver Trout, Spanish Mackerl,& got broke off 50lb. Big Game When a Giant Tarpon took my live Sardine as I was lifting it to cast again He came up grabbed it ran & snapped the line like a firecracker. What a blast.But thanks for the tips I'll use them next time prob. in the fall