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Fresh Water- Canals, Creeks,
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Fishin Frank & Robert   12/23/15-----The Blue gill bite is really good, and there is some Tilapia
hitting, Crappie is picking up, I think they have to spawn even the water did not get cold

 

January

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Fishin Frank & Robert   01/06/18------- Crappie is good of Beacon st. and out on the 9 mile
Bass fishing with shiner on the nine mile black and purple worms Texas rigged bottom bounceing
The webb has good crappie fishing
Fishin Frank & Robert   01/15/18------- Bass fishing with shiners is real good most ponds and the canals
off price and in rotunda , the ponds at the Webb have good bass and crappie,
Crappie riantree and Hills bourgh and at the webb. Price is really good.
 

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/19/18------ Nine mile for bass with black and purple worms
The bigger bass are caught with shiners, most of the canals off lake betty are loaded with bass.
Crappie fishing with minnow is real good .
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Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/27/18------ Bass are in pre spawn are hitting crank biats
ands shiners the worms bottom bouncing and spinner biats.
Crappie in  hte north port canals hitting minnow they are some of the best bets for crappie

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/10/17--------

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/19/17-------  some Crappie they are hitting minnows but it is not on fire
you will catch a few but not great numbers.
Tilapia are really hitting on worms in-line spinners and minnows. You can chum tilapia with bread,

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/30/17------- Bass fishing is great they are really eating shiners on the Coco plum and out off atwater
The rotundra canals are slap full or two pound Bass. Lot of people buying frogs Bottom bounceing creature baits
Top water frogs are still a top producers in the evening , Tube biats are back as a Bass catching favorite

One lake is on the beds the next lake is pre spawn, and the next the spawn is over, yes this would include the canals,

Crappie bite is great right now, Minnows under the bobber and the lure of choice is the beetle spin , black d green
off price the canals are full of crappie, Coco plum has ok numbers, Shell creek you have to go north from ramp
maybe three miles.

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- The Bass are hitting the ribbon tail worms
texas style slow bounced on the bottom.
or the easy way Live shiners.
crappie are doing well on many of the canals, the nine mile spillways with minnows
or a white marabuo tail jig.

Feburay

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Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/24/18------Bass fishing near rotundra and it is a worm bite Shiners in open
water or near the pads for the bigger females. try off torrington <- thats a road to look for

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/16/18------ Crappie fishing is still ok but the Blue gill in Horse creek and off Price
and rotunda is great, The Bass are in post spawn and the males are on hte beds
Shinner fishing is doing good and Crawdads and lizard. Flukes are ok

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/10/18------ The canals off price are doing great On Bass ,
The Joints Rapala is another good bet for Bass, The Rotunda Canals have great bass fishing and there is a bunch of
Tarpon hitting the Bass lures. The nine miles has a bunch of Talipha and Blue gills and Horse Creek ahs a bunch of Pan fish
Gar up on the peace river at the 760 ramp and there is Snook and possible tarpon and Bass
Turtle presve ahs a bunch of Gar.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive   02/02/18------Crappie bite is on in the north port canals and in the lakes of the webb
and rotunda , Bass fishing is good in the 9 mile and many places the bass on the beds so it is time for lizards
Some small bass along Kings hwy.
Pan fish talipha and Mayans, Blue gills up past the Franklin lock on the Calooshatcee, worms , Night cralwer
Some Blue in Horse creek. Shell creek north of the ramp is pretty good for pan fish.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/13/17-------- Bass fishing in Rotundra and in North port
Crappie is slowing down. BLue gill and non native hitting every thing.

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----The crapppie bite is very good right now
the sill ways in North port and along hillsbrough all have crappie
Bass are hitting in the afternoon, the Larger fish baits swim shads darker colors
reel in slwly

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Mixed reports of Crappie and some monster blue gills
the north port canals are the most talked about. worms minnows are the baits right now.
Bass are htiing frogs again slow right next to shore the sunshine might be warming the water a bit
A have seen lots of purple worms going out the door, so I would guess the purple is the color

March

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Fishin Frank , Robert   03/30/18------  Bass fishing is better in hte deeper water and shiners and plastic worms and craw dad
too many alligators for top water fishing. Some talipha and Mayans worms and minnows .

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/17/18------ Post spawn bass being caught on shiners, and the strike king Red shad is doing real well
Pan fish on the hillsbourgh canals worms are best bait


Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/10/18------  Bass lot sof spawned out flat belly bass in North port cnals and rotunda
shiner are the best bet but worma ribbon tail are wokring red shad is a good color. Some crappie fihsing Okeechobee is still the king of crappie fishing
and Isatpoga is good as well

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/06/17-------- Bass fishing is great with shiners
and we are selling a bunch of 12 inch worms and it is still frogs.
Blue gillls with worms or minnows, a couple crappie biting

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/29/17-------- Blue gills and the bass in some places are still on the beds
so lizards are selling well Talipia are hittitng wiggler a couple of crappie in the evening time
Bass are june bug color. Spinners inline is better than off set.

 

 

April

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Fishin Frank , Robert  04/28/18 ------- Shiner fishing for bass is very good in north port and TGA, Lizards are still the
slow for soft plastics, The Strike king craw is doing very good on numbers.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  04/21/18 ------- The pan fish are nesting taliphia and the blue gills are bedding
wigglers are best bait. Shiners are the best bass bait. A lot of 2 to 5 pounders. rat l traps and top water lures doing well
Fhin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/13/18 ------- Bass are still hitting shiners
TGA and rotunda has nice size bass. Big cat fish up by 761,

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/06/18 ------- Bss fishing with shiiners is great. North port, TGA and
off Hillsborough roads red shad, critter baits. and some crank baits silver and black

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/07/17-------- Bass fishing is great right now,
Shiners are the king for lures Spinner baits, chartruse and white color.
Blue gills with worms. Blue gill hitting well  at the webb.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/21/17-------- blue gill bite on the nine mile is good,
shiners are selling good so the bass are hitting and the spinner bait sale are good.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/28/17-------  Bass fishing is ok but you have to find water
Many of the lakes and creek are really low. - 
Frog and Spinner baits are still the big thing.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16--- Bass have been funky, feast or famine
Frog bite is ok, but spinner baits are the ticket.
Shallow shad rap is the king of crank baits.

 

 

 

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Fishin Frank , Robert   05/25/18 -------- The spill ways are really great fishing with shiners for the Bass
Minnows are getting the pan fish, Chatter biats with the muddy water. Great fishing

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/18/18 ------- Rontonda for Bass Blue gill, and Myans, It is shiner and worms
People trying frog top water for the Bass. Ok but will get better this week with te rain


Fishin Frank , Robert   05/11/18 ------Slower than a week ago, Bass are hitting but it is a low down slow bite
try dark colors on the bottom.  - Mayans  and talipha hitting and spawning. The Oscars are in the middle of their spawn
Bettle spins and inline spinners, and road runners. and bright colors , Great eating   

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive 05/05/18 -------

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/04/17--------  Bass and blue gills in rotundra
the talipha are hitting minnow or worms , the bass on the nine mile are hitting
spinner baits and ribbon tail worms

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/20/17--------   the canals are low but the bass are hitting purple worms.
or shiners. around the locks or dams there is still water there.
Spinner baits white with silver willow blades , slow roll

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/26/17-------- Bass fishin with worms larger than 7 bottom bounce Texas rig
Shiner doing good by the spillways, the other thing if you can find water spinner baits doing good white & silver
Top water frogs in the morning

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/17/17-------- A whole pile of Cichlids at the franklin lock
off the Caloosahatchee . Bass doing well with spinner baits
Sleeping turtle has Myans and a  lot of Gar.
Watch for running water over dams in Northport.
deer priae creek has some very good bass fishin trick worms Black and white
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/23/17-------- Not many reports. North port is still doing good
Lots of tad-poles so the smaller frog or anything that looks like a tad pole.
large weed matters where the fish can be in the shade.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/30/17------- Purple worms is good texas style.
White and chartruse spinner baits, silver willow blade,

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   07/06/17-------- The Rotunda canals has a lot of exotics
Fishin Frank & Robert   07/15/17-------- Bull head  cat fish are really hitting,
this is the time for getting your cat fish dinner, use worms or dough ball but worms are better

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/21/17-------- Mayan Cichlid and the blue gills are really hitting , the talipha
are also really starting to bite, the Bass fishing , Lizard are the look of the plastic dark like purple
or browns.
Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/17-------- Blue gill fishing around the bridges on Midway on Hillsbourgh
The Bass fishing is still good, The nine mile has some nice bass, 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/04/17-------- Bull head cat fish from the nine mile and Turtel presever
and the channel cat fish even blue cat, if you are a cat fish eater, Talipha and Myan's are both
every where. Beetle spin green color are the best lures, One the the bass are hitting at night
Jitter bug

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/11/17-------- blue gill and smaller bass on hte Nine Mile are hitting
I think the fish are hitting,

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/18/17-------- Cat fish on the nine mile, And in deep creek big cat fish
The Bass are hitting pretty good in Rotundra shiners are the way they are going to hit.  

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/25/17--------Nine mile bass hitting spillways,
check out the radio fishin fresh water report.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/29/16-----  The cats in the rotundra area, big bull heads another good spot for yellow cats
kings hwy canals and Horse creek.
Bass fishing is about frogs top water, and the shiners fishing is pretty good,
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/08/16----- 9 mile is good on bass
rotunda is good as well, Top water frogs are the thing right now, slow twitch across the top of the pads

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   09/02/17--------

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/01/17-------- The spill ways for Bass and blue gills, from beetle spins to night crawlers
Lots of fish, there is a start to the lizard baits doing well,

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/17-------- Bass fishing is great at all of the spillways on Hillsbouro
Top water bite using plastic frogs in Rotunda Blue gills and exotics are both hitting

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/23/17-------- Bass hitting on Purple or June bug colors
white jerk baits, The culverts with water running the bass are hanging out there
Frogs are the best bet where the water is over the bank and the fish are in the grass
The cat fish are hitting cut bait big ole cats near the culverts and spillways,

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/29/17-------- Mayan chiclids are loaded up in north port canals,
and the bass fishing is good at any of the spillways or dams.
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/13/16----- Blue gills nine mile, and rotundra, Bass fishing is ok
with worms, and fly poppers.
Fishing the run off spill ways 3 to 4 pounder bass white flukes or broken back Rapala browns

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/22/16----- Blue gills are doing well, the canals on the nine mile for the bigger
blue gills, Taliapa , worms for bait, Crappie
Bass fishing is more about frogs, and shiners , Purple worms rigged wacky is the other thing

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/28/16-----   Bass are really hitting 2 pound average nine mile and TGA or ther Webb
Tiny torpedos and frogs it seem like it is s top water bite. Pan fish still still good, worms wiggers are the bait right now.

 

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   10/14/17-------- Bass fishing is getting better by the day, Shiners and Night crawler
Spinner biats and crank baits, in the webb, frogs and plastic worms are doiinmg well
Ciclids are really hitting worms and the Mayans.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/20/17-------- Blue gills are really hitting from rotundra and North port
all the way to the Webb. Bass fishing is doing well on shiners . Night time bass fishing with 6 inch plus
swim baits. for bigger bass.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/17--------  Buzz bait first thing in the morning very good, day time worms or shiners
Crappie fishing is just really getting going here in town and on the nine mile.
Myans and pan fish are all hitting wigglers

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- Bass are hitting frogs like crazy.
lot of tadpoles out there in the ponds which are getting legs so the plastic frogs are great
Some Crappie on beelte spins and tiny traps.
pan fish are also hititing , bue gill and shell crackers worms like wigglers are the hottest thing
Big blue gill in TGA

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16-----

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/13/16-----  Crappie fishing is on right now, off price road, and hills brough
14 inch Crappie in north port, the weather is perfect and the crappie are in full on spawn.
Morris fished Garica resivor iin Vero beach and wacked 30 plus bass, spinner baits and top water
there is tons of small shinners in the water.
On the big shiners over 9 inches to land more than 16 bass up to 8 pounds, Webb lake is a place on fire with nice bass
hitting.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/22/16--------  Frog top water are really doing great and live shinners,
Right now is a great time for big bass. Every thing is wroking Old school on Heddon white Coach dog colors
Devil horse. Zara Spook or Zippin Ziggy in a black back with orange. silver.

Crappie with pink jigs, Minnow are also doing well, Bobber your minnows.
more open water for the crappie they have not bunched on the mangroves.

Black worms are the other great bait.

 

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   11/04/17-------- Crappie with the cooler weather , Port charollte and North port Canals
Blue gill and Tilipa and Bass fishing is picking up all over the state North port doing very well
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/11/17-------- Bass are really hitting up to 5 pounds or so, Shiners are the bait of choice
Wigglers are best bet or Mayan's blue gills, The crappie fishing is slowing down but it is still ok.
Bass are hitting plastic frog and round divers, Creature baits are doing well in purple>

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/17--------  South Gulf bass is good on shiners, And in Cape coarl the crank bait
Bite is good on Lake kenndey and the Nine mile Canals system < Blue gills and Mayans <
 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/14/16----- Crappie are starting to do Ok,
But they are catching big Blue gills on the minnows, off Price the Bass fishing with Shiners
is doing great. Frogs are a good bet evening and night time

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/08/16-----

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/21/16----- Bass fishing in the 9 mile shiners and frog are still the best
In Rotonda the Bass are really hitting, a lot of minnows are being sold so the Crappie are really starting
to bunch up not in full spawn.
Oscar bite off I-75 in the ever glades is really good.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/29/16-----  Bass on shiner 9 mile , TGA, and The webb lake
reports of good blue gill bites in horse creek, and in the canals east of 771
Crappie fishing in the North port canals and PC canals.

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- Bass are hitting frogs like crazy.
lot of tadpoles out there in the ponds which are getting legs so the plastic frogs are great
Some Crappie on beelte spins and tiny traps.
pan fish are also hititing , bue gill and shell crackers worms like wigglers are the hottest thing
Big blue gill in TGA

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16----- Bass fihsing in S.G.C. the bass are hititng shiners and
Best lure for evening is frogs, lot sof 3 to 4 pounder with some 7 pounder being caugght
the 10 black worm near the shore for big bass.
Blue gills in the nine mile and at lake betty is very good on wigglers.
Crappie is very slow one here and one there.

 

 

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   12/02/17------- Bass are still really keyed in on Shiners, Frog and plastic worms doing well
Blue gills and Mayans are bititng, Crappie fishing is slow but ready to really kick off

 Fishin Frank & Robert   12/08/17------Blue gi9ll in hte south gulf cove hitting on wigglers
Some Good Blue gill and crappie in hte north port canals and shiner fishing for bass is good in the hillsbourgho and rotundra
Lake O has a great crappie bite right now, limits with in two hours on hte big O.
Watermelon worms for the bass is the best colors, -

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/29/17------ Lots of Crappie hitting in PC or North port,
The big O has excellent crappie bite. Bas fishing is about shiners. off price in north port is the best bet.-  

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/13/16-----  Crappie fishing is on right now, off price road, and hills borough
14 inch Crappie in north port, the weather is perfect and the crappie are in full on spawn.
Morris fished Garcia reservoir in Vero beach and wacked 30 plus bass, spinner baits and top water
there is tons of small shiners in the water.
On the big shiners over 9 inches to land more than 16 bass up to 8 pounds, Webb lake is a place on fire with nice bass
hitting.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/22/16--------  Frog top water are really doing great and live shiners,
Right now is a great time for big bass. Every thing is working Old school on Heddon white Coach dog colors
Devil horse. Zara Spook or Zippin Ziggy in a black back with orange. silver.

Crappie with pink jigs, Minnow are also doing well, Bobber your minnows.
more open water for the crappie they have not bunched on the mangroves.

Black worms are the other great bait.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/28/16-------- Bass are staring to feel like spawning, we are hearing about Bass bedding
Shiners are the bait of choice, the Top water frog are still king in the evening.
Crappie bite is better with a drop shot with a live minnow deep water and or up under the pepper trees.
Myan childs are hitting butter worms and they are great eating.
place the butter worm under a bobber just off the bottom. Mayns are hitting bettle spins.
 

 

 

 

 

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