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Off The Hook

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By The Staff

As I began to write this week's column, I tried to recall in years, March and April with weather like we have had this year. With another front moving through this past week, high winds and more rain stopped fishing for the most part. The lake level is normal; however, the water is still heavily stained but seems to be clearing.

Reports of good catches of catfish are coming in and some folks are bringing in nice messes of bream. Fishing right now is not the best to say the least, but things are going to get better! Like the old saying goes, "a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work." So keep the faith and never give up hope.

The Leon County Sheriff's Department annual bass ttournament was held this past Saturday out of Williams Landing. I will have the complete results and will report on the tournament in next week's column.

Buddy Hosey, new manager at Ingrams Marina, got some good bass last Wednesday up around the Little River area. Buddy caught and released a total of seven bass weighing 27 pounds. Good fishing!

He also reported some schooling bass mixed with stripers in the 2- to 3-pound range. Bass anglers, come on down, the bass are active.

Until next week, tight lines and good fishing.

Wayne "Captain D" Dudley is a fishing guide at Lake Talquin. Look for Captain D every week.