Rodman Reservoir Bass Fishing During Drawdown 2019

Rodman Reservoir Bass Fishing During Drawdown 2019

Rodman Reservoir Bass Fishing Trip

On some occasions, waking up early in the morning is a pleasure. You spring out of bed with excitement about what the day is going to bring. As you sip a hot coffee, a cool crisp air hits your face as you step outside. Already you can feel that your Rodman Reservoir bass fishing trip was about to get interesting.

It was time to go, so we climbed into the truck. Still completely dark, we traveled through the long winding north Florida roads. You felt like you were driving through a tunnel with the thick canopy tops overhead. After a short drive, we arrived in a small town. Captain Ken Walker had to make a pit stop.

Rodman Reservoir Boat RampWhen it comes to bass fishing on the Rodman Reservoir, the most important ingredient is live bait and more specifically, wild-caught live shiners. Early mornings calls for waiting to get this prized commodity that helps increase your chances of success.

See, I love catching big bass. Every year, I visit the Rodman Reservoir near Palatka, FL to try to break my personal best. Last year, I caught the biggest bass of my life on the reservoir and I was coming back to beat it, and live bait is the way to do so.

Each adventure and experience at this breathtaking fishery is truly unique. This year was even more captivating. The Rodman Reservoir is a must-see fishery for all those that love to catch bass.

December marked the 2nd month of the Rodman Reservoir Drawdown. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to experience. I knew this was a magical time to go fishing but it far exceeded my expectations.

After picking up our wild-caught live shiners, we drove off to the boat ramp. It was part of the Ocklawaha river that was submerged with 10 feet of water before drawdown. Now, it operates as a perfect boat ramp to get into the reservoir.

I climbed aboard Captain Ken’s 21ft Mako. Right after me, Captain David Lang climbed aboard. Just as safe light broke, we were off with a slow pace toward the sunrise. I knew this trip was about to be exhilarating.

Just as the sun peeked through the horizon, we were meandering through the hidden channels in an S formation. This cool morning brought on one of the most amazing sunrises I had ever seen.

Rodman Reservoir SunriseIt was not long until we arrived at a field of stumps. After soaking our baits on the outside of this field, we entered. These stumps would usually be underwater, but now are providing a safe haven for largemouth bass.

Captain Ken found his spot and we anchored where you could barely see us. Staying quiet, we began fishing. The live bait danced around and found themselves pinned throughout the stumps.

Watching your bait cruise through the stumps was stimulating because you did not know when the fish was going to strike. By far, the best part about fishing the reservoir during drawdown is fishing in the stumps. There is nothing like it!

It was not long until a hungry bass came along to feed during these peak times. One of the major feeds of the day struck and we started putting fish in the boat. I caught a beautiful big bass weighing in at 6 pounds. Shortly after that, I put a 5-pound largemouth in the boat as well.

The day was already a success and we had the whole trip left. Captain David and Ken both started to catch fish. The spot was on fire for several hours of our trip.

After it turned off in the early afternoon, Captain Ken took us to another spot. Deepwater and great structure made for great conditions during this time. We soaked our baits again, waiting patiently for the action to begin.

Rodman Reservoir Bass CharterJust shortly after this, a bass blows up on a shiner. Captain Ken advises to let him take it. After a few moments, Captain Ken says “Reel, Reel, Reel, SET IT!” It was on from there with some hard fights and mouth gaping water thrashing.

That feeling of watching your bait gets blown up on along with watching your line strip off your reel gets my heart pumping. The biggest reason for this is because when you go on a Rodman Reservoir bass fishing trip, you never know what size fish is going to be on the other line.

Whether it is the stumps or open water, the bass love to chase after the bait making the fishing so much more exciting. Even though, some of our fish dug themselves under stumps causing us to break off.

During the drawdown, expect to get hung up and break off because that is just the nature of the beast. It is a factor that makes the trip even more interesting because every fish in the boat is a blessing.

After fishing this open water, we headed back into the stumps for some late afternoon action. Our first spot was taken but Captain Ken always has several options. We found our new spot and made our way to it.

All around us were prime areas to fish. It was not long until the bass started to bite again. Fishing was action-packed the whole trip. Whether it was the fishing, stories, or laughing, being out on the water was incredibly relaxing.

Rodman Reservoir Capt KenThe weather was perfect for a great day on the water as well. Warm sunshine pushed away from the cool air and heated the water temperature. This caused and helped promote such a strong bite.

Between Captain Ken, Captain David, and myself, we put over 20 fish in the boat. It was a lot of fun to learn new techniques, see different areas, and get the full Rodman Reservoir experience on this trip.

I might not have caught another personal best but that fish is going to be hard to beat. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be back up there for prime time, which is January through April. I just have to fish it again and most likely bring along some friends this time.

Bass fishing is a strong passion of mine and I love to pass it on. Getting the opportunity to go out fishing with Bass Online and & iOutdoors Local Experts in north Florida was a true pleasure. Years of professionalism and experience have made them the BEST guides in the business.

When you go out to explore the waters of the reservoir, you have to get out with true experts. They know when, where, and how to fish in this beautiful place. I can personally say myself, after fishing with Captain Ken twice, he’s a true expert when it comes to bass fishing with live bait.

I am beyond thankful for this fishing trip. It will be one I will never forget. I am excited to get back out on the water soon with Captain Ken!

Coming soon is Part 2 about our North Florida Crappie Fishing trip!

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Rodman Reservoir Capt DavidIf you are planning on traveling to north Florida this upcoming winter, bass fishing is a great way to get in the outdoors. This destination is a paradise for freshwater fishing and outdoor adventures. Whether you are looking for your next personal best or just want to catch some big bass, now is the time to do so.

The largemouth bass in the Rodman Reservoir is gorging on food. As a result, they are incredibly healthy and ready to pack a great fight. These fish have small heads and big bodies. It was neat to see how full these fish were. Rodman Reservoir fishing is one thing I look forward to every year!

Rodman Reservoir bass fishing can be the next fishing adventure you will never forget. We hope that during the drawdown that you get the chance to explore the waters. Bass fishing is about to get really good and spots book up fast!

See you on the water next time!!

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About Capt Kenneth Walker is a Air Force Veteran, Father, grandfather, and retired firefighter paramedic. A Florida Native Kenneth grew up in Gainesville and has fished the local waterways since the age of 3. Now he is sharing those experiences with you on his exclusive fishing guide trips.

December Rodman Reservoir Fishing for Florida Largemouth Bass

December Rodman Reservoir Fishing for Florida Largemouth Bass

December Rodman Reservoir Fishing

Things are changing in Florida rapidly. As the temperature begins to cool, Florida bass begin to get active. The Florida bass fishing spawn is upon us and now is the time to explore the wonderful fisheries here in Florida. When planning your next North Florida vacation, be sure to add some Rodman Reservoir bass fishing for an adventure of a lifetime. Come enjoy some December Rodman Reservoir Fishing!

The Rodman Reservoir is most likely one of the most unique fisheries in the state of Florida. Now, as the drawdown continues to happen, it is becoming even more picturesque. Our local experts can show you around this amazing place and get you on the fish of a lifetime.

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Meet Robert, he was traveling from Ohio looking to get on some big bass in North Florida. While visiting, Robert explored a Rodman Reservoir fishing trip. Captain David Lang had the pleasure of showing him around this beautiful fishery.

During the drawdown periods on the reservoir, you can experience some excellent fishing. Robert had a blast landing over 15 largemouth bass in his short 4-hour fishing adventure. He had 5 bass in the 5-6 pound range.

Windy conditions made it an interesting fishing trip. Sometimes the wind can help put you in areas that are protected where the fish are hiding waiting for bait to roll through. All-in-all, Robert had a great time on the water.

December Rodman Reservoir Fishing 1Captain David is looking forward to their next adventure on the water!

Just shortly after this fishing trip, Vance came to see what the Rodman Reservoir drawdown had to offer. As the fish are stacking up, he wanted to catch some larger bass on this fishing trip. Captain Ken Walker had the pleasure of getting them out on the Rodman Reservoir.

The reservoir is starting to heat up. As the temperatures and water levels continue to drop, the bass will prepare to spawn. You are just going to have to locate the fish and get around them. Luckily, our local experts will get you around the fish during this period of time.

Vance had a blast bass fishing on Rodman. He caught over 12 beautiful largemouth bass with a trophy bass in the mix. This fish weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces. When you get a fish of that magnitude in your hands, it makes every trip a success.

Captain Ken is looking forward to getting back out on the water with Vance again soon!

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The Rodman Reservoir is starting to heat up with a lot of great bass being caught. If you love to crappie fish, the fishing for these tasty treats is picking up as well. You never know what a trip on the Rodman can produce for you.

One thing that is certain is that our local experts will work hard to make sure you have a fantastic time on the water. Every trip can be customized to your own needs and wants. We look forward to potentially seeing you out on the water next time!

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First Rodman Reservoir Fishing Trip in North Florida for Largemouth Bass

First Rodman Reservoir Fishing Trip in North Florida for Largemouth Bass

First Rodman Reservoir Fishing

Across the whole United States, the seasons are changing. Here in Florida, the weather has been consistently beautiful and warm. When you are thinking about your next vacation, explore what Florida has to offer. North Florida is uniquely different from the best and offers some of the best bass fishing in the state. Come enjoy your First Rodman Reservoir Fishing trip in North Florida for a trip of a lifetime.

The Rodman Reservoir happens to be one of the most breathtaking fisheries in the state. This year, you can experience the Rodman Reservoir Drawdown. This is a special time for fishing in North Florida. If you are looking for the biggest bass of your life, now is the time to get it.

Fortunate enough, we have some of the best local experts in the industry. Years of knowledge and experience has allowed for a unique set of skills to be acquired. When you explore the Rodman Reservoir, you will be in great hands and have the ability to catch some giant fish. We hope that you get the chance to get on the water during the drawdown period.

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First Rodman Reservoir Fishing 3Meet Mike, he was traveling from Ocala, FL to explore what the Rodman Reservoir had to offer. Luckily, he did not have to travel far to get on some beautiful fish. The action was very interesting on this fishing trip. Captain Ken Walker had the pleasure of showing Mike what North Florida is all about.

Mike is an avid saltwater and fly fisherman. Freshwater fishing was not something that he had experienced. The Rodman Reservoir is the perfect place to explore freshwater fishing for the first time. It will most certainly have you addicted and ready to pursue more of what Florida has to offer.

Mike had a fantastic time fishing with Captain Ken. He caught over 10 largemouth bass with the biggest weighing in at 6 pounds 5 ounces. While freshwater fishing, Mike also caught a monster Florida gar measuring almost 60+ inches.

Fishing conditions paired up for a great day on the water. It was sunny and breezy which kept the day cooler. Mike is most certainly excited to get back out on the water. Captain Ken is looking forward to their next fishing adventure in the near future!

Just shortly after this fishing trip, Rob Martin came to explore the Rodman Reservoir. Rob was traveling from New Jersey looking to cash in on some excellent fishing. During the earlier days of drawdown, it can be difficult to find fish. Luckily, Rob explored the waters with Captain David Lang.

It was yet again another beautiful day on the Rodman Reservoir. The bite was slower to start but as the trip went on, Captain David found the fish. Rob was ecstatic about catching over 10 largemouth bass as well with one weighing just under 7 pounds.

The day was great overall and the sun was shining. Florida weather and conditions made for a productive time. Captain David is looking forward to getting back out on the water with Rob again in the near future! First Rodman Reservoir Fishing 4

Come Catch Yours!

When you are thinking about your next fishing trip, come explore the Rodman Reservoir. As the cooler weather and time of year arrives, the bass will begin to feed strong. The drawdown is in full effect making for some of the best bass fishing we have seen all year long. Every 3-4 years this occurs and I promise you, this year is going to be awesome.

We urge you to not miss out on your adventure. Wherever you are traveling to in Florida, fishing is right around the corner. Let our local experts show you a fishing adventure you will never forget! See you on the water next time!

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2019-2020 Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Fishing for Trophy Largemouth Bass

2019-2020 Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Fishing for Trophy Largemouth Bass

Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Fishing

If there is one place in the state of Florida that is stunning, beautiful, and absolutely amazing for largemouth bass fishing, it’s the Rodman Reservoir. As you wind through the back roads and adventure into the remoteness of Central North Florida, the chills start crawling up your back. You are finally here in Florida, after many months of waiting and impatience. After hitting the dirt road, you know that your adventure is about to begin. Luckily, you planned your trip just right. The Rodman Reservoir has a drawdown roughly every 4 years. 2019-2020 is the year of the drawdown. If you are looking for the biggest bass of your life in a fishery that is remotely unique from the rest, come enjoy some Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Fishing.

The Rodman Reservoir:

Rodman Reservoir North Florida SceneryBefore going into why you should come bass fishing on the Rodman Reservoir, you need some back history. The Rodman Reservoir or Lake Ocklawaha is an artificial reservoir located on the Ocklawaha River in Putnam and Marion County. 15 miles of water that covers 9,500 acres makes this destination one of the best bass fishing locations in the state of Florida. It is widely known as being a top tier and premier bass fishing destination in North Florida.

The Reservoir has so many uses: not only is it an environmental treasure and home for many different species of birds, fish, and mammals, it’s a watershed that filters and helps hold and cleanse water and then sends 21 billion gallons of freshwater to St Johns River.– Rodman Reservoir

The earthen dam and reservoir were the first of a set of two dams and reservoirs that the Corps planned to build along the Ocklawaha River. One of the most important reasons for building this reservoir and dam system was to help facilitate navigation along the Florida Barge Canal. Environmentalists came in and halted construction on the canal creating what we know today as the Rodman Reservoir.

Environmentalists and political leaders continue to work hard to restore the Ocklawaha River to flourish the surrounding ecosystem for all anglers to enjoy.  The discontinued Barge canal and existing river channel have water depths of up to 30 feet. You can enjoy fishing around floating and submerged vegetation, dead standing timber and tree stumps that provide shelter for trophy Florida largemouth bass.

Every 3-4 years Rodman Reservoir drawdowns are conducted to control aquatic plant life, fish, and wildlife habitat enhancement. It is also the time when all the trophy largemouth bass get pulled into smaller confined areas allowing for exceptional, world-class bass fishing.

World Class Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Fishing:

If you always dreamed of catching a trophy largemouth bass, NOW is the time to explore. During the Rodman Reservoir Drawdown, you will get the opportunity of catching large numbers of trophy largemouth bass. As the drawdown slowly occurs, largemouth bass will congregate in concentrated areas on the Reservoir.

It takes a skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable local experts to get you around the fish of a lifetime. They have spent years on the water making sure that when you come down, you have the best time possible. Our experts are geared to tailor their guiding experience to your needs. If you want to learn more about how to effectively use live bait for trophy bass, this is the time to go fishing.  Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Fishing Charter

Also, many bass fishermen and anglers are more concerned with how can I catch trophy bass with artificial baits. Rodman Reservoir Fishing will get the chance at catching giant and monster largemouth bass with artificial baits. Our local experts will dial you in on how to catch bigger bass every time you go fishing. Big baits and slow presentations will be the way to go when fishing this time of year.

During the whole drawdown experience, the largemouth bass will begin to spawn. Once the water temperature is right, the process will begin. If you find key areas with hard bottoms around the protected structure, you can find some bedding fish. The large females will be around, hungry and ready to eat.

Proposed Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Schedule for 2019-2020:

The Drawdown on the Rodman Reservoir is essential for the protection and longevity of the ecosystem. It will help maintain the ecological health and productivity of the reservoir. As a result, there will be an increased benefit for all the recreational anglers that explore its waters.

Drawing the lake down to 11 feet will allow for the management of aquatic vegetation. Natural sunlight will penetrate and kill away invasive species of plants. After this occurs, the reservoir must be flooded and raised above normal water levels.

There are a number of reasons to flood the reservoir to 20 feet NGVD or above the National Geodetic Vertical Datum. Dropping and raising the water levels in a fishery are both equally important to help maintain and foster ecological growth.

Floating hyacinths, water lettuce, pennywort, etc will be loosened and broken from their roots. This will allow them to be transported to shallow water areas creating free weed control. After this occurs, it will be much easier to remove unwanted vegetation.

As you can see, this whole drawdown process is about ecological conservation. Conservation of the Rodman Reservoir will promote exceptional bass fishing for years to come. We strive to do everything we can to make sure that your experience is something magical.

September 10, 2019 – September 30, 2019: Surcharge to approximately 20.0 ft NGVD (National Geodetic Vertical Datum)

October 1, 2019 – October 15, 2019: Lower from 20.0 to 18.0 feet NGVD

November 15, 2019: Arrive at 11.0 feet NGVD

November 15, 2019 – March 1, 2020: Maintain the water level at approximately 11.0 feet NGVD

March 1, 2020: Begin refill to 18.0 feet NGVD

April 15, 2020: Arrive at 18.0 feet NGVD

April 15 – April 31, 2020: Surcharge to +/- 20.0 feet NGVD

Rodman Reservoir + Florida Fishery Conservation

Rodman Reservoir Father Son FishingIt is important to us and to the Rodman Reservoir that we always stay connected with conservation. Protecting this beautiful fishery and destination is essential. We want our kids and families to be able to experience this wonderful place for many years to come. If you are looking for that trophy largemouth bass and you happen to get it, take the right pictures and measurements. Your local expert can assist you with this.

As a result of taking measurements and pictures, you can have the memory of catching that fish forever. The fishing community found a solution to skin mounts and created replica mounts.  Unfortunately, skin mounts don’t last forever. If you take the right measurements and images of your fish, you can get a replica mount that WILL last forever. This is our suggested way of documenting and preserving your memory forever.

Also, don’t forget to register your Florida trophy bass catches of over 8-pounds with FWC’s trophy catch program. Free gifts and recognition is always a bonus on top of your awesome catch. Be sure to mention your local expert and who you caught your big bass with!

“The FWC mandates that all bass will be catch and release only during this period however panfish will be able to be taken in accordance with state laws, this is an awesome time to catch crappie and bream, I have spent many days only fishing for crappie even when the bass are biting.” – Capt Peter Thliveros

Why Fish the Rodman Reservoir for Trophy Largemouth Bass from the Local Experts themselves:

Captain Ken Walker

“The drawdown of the Rodman Reservoir only happens every 3-4 years. It’s primarily for vegetation control on the Reservoir without the use of chemicals. It allows the cold weather and associated frosts to help kill the overabundant, sometimes invasive plant species.

In doing so, the Reservoir is drained by 9 ft, on average. This causes the total water area (in acres) to go from 12,400 at full pool, to shrink to 4,300 acres. As a result, this leaves shallow areas, high and dry. This action concentrates the fish populations, into the deepest river channels, creeks, and the Florida Barge Canal.

The best fishing is for largemouth bass and crappie (speckled perch). It is absolutely off-the-chain! Moreover, bass and crappie get concentrated into spaces making for a great day of fishing. Live bait and artificials are both really good. Fish of all sizes can be caught in big numbers, including the Rodman Reservoir trophy bass, in excess of 8 lbs and up into the 12-13 lbs range.

Drawdown makes for the best bass fishing you can imagine and in any weather conditions. I’ve fished drawdown in weather from 24 degrees to 84 degrees and had the same results. If you are looking for the big ones, this is the time to come fishing.

The best fishing during the drawdown starts around November 20 and runs until March 1. At that time the Reservoir will be reflooded, which will take until approximately April 15,2020 to reach “ Full Pool” again.

I hope to get the chance to help you land that fish you are after. It would be a dream of mine to get you on that one fish you will never forget. Hope to see you on the water during the Rodman Reservoir Drawdown!”

Captain Peter Thilveros

“Rodman is and will always be one of my favorite places to fish, whether it is at normal pool or drawdown. The numbers of trophy fish over the years have been astounding with some of the largest being over 15 lbs!

I love fishing there during the low water period. It’s a great time to catch numbers of fish and also the big fish that live in the system. It’s best to fish the early part of the drawdown for the bigger fish, they get really smart as time goes on and the pressure of both fishermen and boat traffic on the greatly reduced waterway can have an adverse effect on fishing in general.

That being said don’t think there won’t be a lot of fish caught, in addition to a great shiner bite the artificial fishing will be awesome. This will be a great time for anglers who want to learn more about lure presentation and fish habits as well as how and where the fish position in moving water.

Above all, letting a trip like such pass could led to future regrets. Let’s get you ready and confirmed for that fishing trip you have been dreaming of. During this time and this year, you will have the opportunity at landing some of the biggest bass you had ever seen. Take advantage of our knowledge and years of experience to help you get the trophy bass you are after. Booking your Rodman Reservoir fishing trip early is really important because the spots fill up quickly.”

Captain David Lang

“The Rodman Reservoir Drawdown is a special time for me. It brings back memories from 4 years ago during the last one. It’s not every day that you get the chance to experience something like this. Fishing is simply amazing and you can fish all day until the bait is gone.

Beautiful and cool weather brings on the perfect match for a day on the water. These conditions paired up with the drawdown behavior of the fish result in some of the best fishing you will experience.

When traveling to the Rodman Reservoir during this time, you will most likely want to focus on catching Trophy largemouth bass. This will be a prime time to catch the biggest fish of your life. I also want to let you know about Crappie fishing. Enjoy spending time trolling spider rigs along deeper water putting fish after fish in the boat. If you love constant action along with some great table fare, crappie fishing should not be overlooked during this period of time.

One of my favorite parts about the Rodman Reservoir is that it’s consistently rated in the top bass fisheries in the nation.  Unquestionably, the best part about being a fishing guide is sharing along the passion for the sport. Now, I get the chance too and I really would love the opportunity to share a moment with you on the water.

Being fully-retired, it is nice to now guide clients for the joy and pleasure of putting smiles on travelers’ faces.  At any point in the day or during your trip, you can land a giant trophy largemouth bass. Fishing standing timber, big fish all trip long, the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see, is a small list of why you should come to experience the Rodman Reservoir Drawdown!”

Why You Should Fish with a Local Expert on the Rodman Reservoir:

There are two main reasons why picking a local expert to show you around the Rodman Reservoir is essential: Safe Navigation and Finding Trophy Largemouth Bass! Selecting and exploring the Rodman Reservoir, especially during the drawdown period with a local expert will provide you with safe navigation and the best shot at the trophy largemouth bass.  Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Fishing Trip

During the Rodman Reservoir Drawdown, water levels are going to drop. Contrary to previous navigation, the Reservoir will begin to get difficult to navigate.  If you are navigating the waters by yourself in your own vessel, please be careful. The smartest thing you can do is hire a local expert beforehand to get a better look and feel for navigation. Otherwise, let the local expert do his magic while you sit back and enjoy catching some big Florida bass!

The benefit of a local expert is that they also provide everything you need for the fishing trip. All you have to do is step aboard and sit back. When embarking on your fishing journey, everything you will need is included. Enjoy cold water and a cooler filled with ice for additional beverages and snacks you bring along. Live bait and a Florida fishing license will the only additional cost on your fishing trip. You can access the Florida Fishing License portal here!

Artificial Bait Fishing Vs Live Bait Fishing

If you are looking to catch the biggest bass of your life, live bait is the way to go. Presenting their natural forage to a hungry bass is irresistible. Once you hook the wild-caught live shiner, they begin to get nervous. The vibrations that they put off a draw in the largemouth bass.

During the Rodman Reservoir Drawdown, live bait fishing is going to be the best way to catch big numbers of trophy fish. If you are looking to dial in on some artificial bait and lures, you can also have a blast catching fish with them as well. Maximize your time and catching experience by getting live bait, but don’t be afraid to throw some artificial baits in the mix.  As a result, you never know what will happen and if anything, you will learn something along the way.

Rodman Reservoir Drawdown Fishing 2All across Florida, you can experience some exceptional fishing with live bait. As local experts and professional charter service, we always recommend live bait. There is something about watching your bait move or get nervous that gets your blood flowing. If you love a topwater bite, you have to explore what live bait can do for you. Largemouth bass will come out of nowhere to blow a wild-caught shiner out of the water!

Conclusion:

NOW is the time to explore what North Florida bass fishing has to offer. The Rodman Reservoir is going to produce some of the biggest bass we have seen in a long time this upcoming season. Rodman Reservoir drawdown fishing has started and is now waiting for you. This place will instill memories into you for a lifetime to come and will have you itching to come back as soon as possible. The Rodman Reservoir is located near Gainesville, FL, home of some great fishing!

We hope you get to experience this amazing place with one of our local experts. If not, be careful and enjoy every moment on the water. See you on the water next time!

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Summer Rodman Reservoir Fishing Charters For Trophy Largemouth Bass

Summer Rodman Reservoir Fishing Charters For Trophy Largemouth Bass

Summer Rodman Reservoir Fishing

Take me back to the time I explored the Rodman Reservoir. A fishing adventure of a lifetime that I will never forget. This place is a true fishing destination that allows you to access a hidden gem of North Florida. When I sit back and reflect on that experience, I know that every time I go back will be uniquely different. If you are looking for the biggest largemouth bass of your life, you have to explore the Rodman Reservoir. Summer Rodman Reservoir Fishing is the perfect opportunity to do so!

Every month of the year brings about a shift of fishing patterns. One thing stays pretty consistent is that you will find and catch some big trophy largemouth bass. All year long you can hook into some beautiful fish. One main element to your success is a local expert. They know all the spots and can dial you in quicker on the changing bite. Captain Ken Walker or Captain David Lang are exceptional captains that can get you on the fish you desire.

Captain David Lang had the pleasure of fishing with Chris and his son on the Reservoir. They are local to the North Florida region and love to get out bass fishing. Summer months may get hot but the bite gets even hotter. Spending a day on the water with your son is a priceless moment that was enjoyed right in their backyard.

Summer Rodman Reservoir Fishing 1Just a short drive from Gainesville, Chris and his son were on bass quite quickly. They landed multiple largemouth bass on their quick fishing trip. There were no giants on the boat but nice fish weighing up to 6 pounds. Action is all you need when enjoying a day in the outdoors. It was a beautiful day on the water and the rain stayed away.

Chris and his son had an amazing time fishing on the Rodman Reservoir. They are ready to rebook and come back to catch more largemouth in the near future. Captain David is looking forward to their next adventure!

Just shortly after this fishing trip, Captain Ken Walker embarked on an adventure on the Rodman. He had the pleasure of fishing with Jesse, Ashley, and their 9-year-old nephew John. They were local to North Florida as well and heard a lot of great things about the Rodman Reservoir. While looking for an outdoor adventure, Rodman Reservoir Fishing came to play.

Jesse and his family started the day out throwing artificial baits. John started the day off early with a bass on a soft-plastic lizard. Ashely came in strong right after that with a Ribbit Frog. After landing several bass this way, they wanted to switch over to wild-caught live shiners. It was not long after this that the trophy largemouth bass started coming to the boat.

Jesse landed the biggest bass of the day weighing in at a whopping 11 pounds 11 ounces. Ashely also caught a trophy monster bass weighing 10 pounds 9 ounces. Everyone on board got a new personal best fish. Young John came in strong with big numbers of bass. It was a blast for the whole family to be out on the water catching fish all trip long.

Captain Ken is looking forward to fishing with this awesome family again in the near future!  Summer Rodman Reservoir Fishing 3

When it comes to catching bass here in North Florida, you don’t need much time. You can truly cash in on some excellent action all year long. Hop on board with one of our local experts and they will get you on something truly magical. I reminisce on this fishing trip almost every time I see a big bass. Your dreams can come true on the Rodman Reservoir and our local experts are the answer. We look forward to seeing you on the water next time!

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Hot Rodman Reservoir Fishing in North Florida for Trophy Largemouth Bass

Hot Rodman Reservoir Fishing in North Florida for Trophy Largemouth Bass

Hot Rodman Reservoir Fishing

Summertime weather is here and here to stay. Uncontrollable and unpredictable Florida weather is guaranteed when traveling to this lovely destination during our summer months. One thing is for certain though, the BIG bass continues to bite. Summer may be the only time you can get away all year and you have to capitalize on the outdoor activities that are available to you. Hop on board for some Hot Rodman Reservoir Fishing in beautiful North Florida!

Luckily, when you embark on a fishing adventure with us here in Florida, you are in the best hands possible. We set you up with a local expert that fishes the selected body of water all year round. This creates an atmosphere that allows you to catch the best fish possible. Your local expert will know where and when to be when the bite goes off. The Rodman Reservoir is a magical place to catch big bass all year long with our experts!

Here is your North Florida- Rodman Reservoir Fishing Update:

Hot Rodman Reservoir Fishing 2Mike Gross was traveling to Florida with his son Josh on vacation. Josh was 13-years-old looking to experience something new and different. It is not every day that you get to come to Florida or explore what there is to offer. Captain Ken Walker had the pleasure of fishing with them on a beautiful day on Rodman.

It is summertime here in Florida and the sun got strong just as the day started. If you are looking to fish during these times, just prepared with light clothing and sun protection. The water was hot just like the weather. Sometimes the fishing can be tough but entertainment is never light on Captain Ken’s boat.

Mike and Josh had a great time reeling in mudfish, gar, and largemouth bass. The bass were rarer than the rest but the one they did reel in was a monster largemouth bass. Josh had the honor of landing a Florida Trophy bass weighing 9 pounds 2 ounces. It was a dream fish for him and exactly why they decided to embark on an adventure to North Florida.

Captain Ken is looking forward to fishing with these father-son duos again in the near future!

It was not long after this fishing trip that Keith and his son on the Rodman Reservoir. The fishing has just been fantastic this time of year. Captain David Lang had the pleasure of fishing with Keith and his son on this fishing trip. They were traveling to the Reservoir from Florida as they know the potential this place holds.

Luckily even with high temperatures, the bass were biting. Everyone on this fishing trip caught multiple largemouth bass. Several of those fish weighed over 6 pounds. When you get on bass like this, sometimes numbers don’t really matter. These were some quality bass that they will remember for a lifetime.  Hot Rodman Reservoir Fishing 1

Keith and his son are ready to come back and catch more bass in the near future. Captain David is looking forward to getting back on it with them soon!

Yes, it is true, summertime in Florida is hot. You are vacationing or living in a natural and tropical paradise. What this causes is heat during these national summer months. Don’t you worry though, the fishing is still fantastic. Whether you are coming during the winter or summer, our local experts can get you on the fish of a lifetime! We look forward to seeing you on the water next time!!

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