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 Jun 16, 2007; 01:28PM - Butler Chain
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  Tim@bassfishingfl.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Friday my old tournament partner and I hit Butler Chain for a few hours, one to get him out on the water, and two so I could experiment with some new lures. We had started the day out on Lake Louise working a Buzzrbait from Secret Weapon Lures. This lure worked great thru the water and made a ton of commotion and after 5 casts I had the first blow up and what I thought was a solid hook up. Working the bass to the boat, she suddenly let go of the bait, what would have been a nice 5 pound catch, turned into a 5 pound heart break, she apparently had grabbed the small willow leaf blade that was attached to the Buzzr. A few casts later and another crushing blow up, a solid 3 pounder was in the boat.

From there we made a move into Lake Pocket, working the spinner baits from Secret Weapon Lures, and Gitem K.Os wacky rigged. Switching up blade combinations on the spinner bait from a double willow to a double Colorado blade landed two more very solid bass, along with several others being boated off the wacky rig set up. These spinner baits made life so much easier, not having to always retie a new one on, just having to change the blades out, which was done in a matter of seconds. Bass seemed to relate once again to grass beds with deep water drop offs close by, and after getting a hook up, the were running to the drop offs. Lily pads were holding some bass of good size, as we had one in the 6 to 7 pound class break off just on the edge of the pads. Swimming a lizard slowly across the pads seemed to get the most hits.

Waters were running in the mid 80s when we pulled off and did notice the levels have come up some, not much, but a good sign. Bass were holding in 5 to 8 foot of water and hit very aggressive, which made for a great day on the water, with us boating 12 bass, and missing/breaking off about 6 others.

Till my next report, tight lines and great fishing!
Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com
 Jun 12, 2007; 01:52PM - Butler Chain
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  tim@bassfishingfl.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The past two weeks has seen some good bass fishing out on the Butler Chain. The two main lakes that I have spent most of the time on have been Lake Sheen and Lake Pocket, they have not only been producing some good numbers but some descent sized bass on a pretty regular basis. With the water temperatures on the rise, the bass have gone full swing into their summer pattern, with the early mornings still getting some top water action, before having to really slow down your approach to catching the bass. Most of my recent trips have been using soft plastics, either wacky rigged Gitem K.Os or 7 inch worms rigged with a Spot Sticker or Spot Remover worked in and around grass beds with deep water drop offs close by. The more quality bass have come with the deeper water drop offs close by, with a few good bass in the 4 to 5 pound class coming on a drop shot.

Two week period ended with Anthony having a good time on Butler, mixing it up between wacky rig K.Os and some top water action, catching some good bass on top water and he was amazed at how well the bass fought him, and how strong they were, thinking he had a 5 to 6 pounder on, but when he landed her she was just over 3 pounds. We had to work hard for our catch that day, but Anthony caught some good bass and even mustered up some top water action in the heat of the day.

The chain as a whole, has not had the typical schooling action like we had last year, but the top water bite has still been there in the early AM and late afternoon. For soft plastics, watermelon and watermelon red have been the dominate colors.
Till my next report, tight lines and great fishing!
Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com
 May 28, 2007; 08:33AM - Butler Chain
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  Tim@bassfishingfl.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: This past week on Butler Chain has once again seen some great bass fishing. I had spent two days out there by myself mainly doing some scouting working shallows and deeper waters, and to check water levels in all the canals. Canals are getting very shallow, having found myself having to trim the motor way up to navigate thru them, only lake I did not go into was Fish Lake. This canal is mile long and is usually the first canal to dry up when we go through a drought like we are and I was banging bottom out there back in February. Only canal you need to really be careful in is the canal going from Lake Louise to Lake Butler, just past the overpass, there is that concrete slab that you will hit as it is very shallow to one side.

Main areas that I had fished were once again Lakes Pocket, Sheen and Tibet. I had tosses a few crank baits with very little success, higher winds had pushed me to working calmer sides of the lakes and some slow fishing using T-Rigged Gitem K.Os and wacky rigged K.Os. Bill Thomas and the gang were out there Friday with me with shiners in tow and the artificial bite blew away the live bait, 4 hours and only one bass on live bait, but they did get a few hits and a couple misses on top water, with Bill getting hammerer on a High Roller ChugRoller only for this big gal, once again shake off on us. Ill have to call this particular bass the Possessed bass, as Sid from last week and myself have hooked a bass in the same area with the same results, this gal has a lot of attitude.

Following that miss there was maybe 2 other bass landed on top water, along with a Gar and a Pickeral when we made a move and switched up to the wacky rigged Gitem K.Os and they guys started catching the bass, with Wes getting hammered buy a sweet one, looking to be every bit of 5 to 6 pounds, she danced and made a mad run right under the boat and broke off. Day ended with a total of 17 bass caught n 4 hours of fishing!

Saturday was a total flip of the action we had seen all week long, higher winds and the look of rain all morning long had the bass bite way off, only catching one here and one there, with several missed hook ups. Most all of the bass caught this past week were on a wacky rig working real slow, with the key being grass beds with deep water drop offs very close by, grass beds were generally in 4 to 6 foot of water, with a drop off of 8 to 22 feet within 10 feet of the grass beds. Most all of the bass would just pick up the baits and make a run straight for those deeper water drop offs, so you really had to keep an eye on your line.
Till my next report, Tight lines and great fishing!!
Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com
 May 22, 2007; 10:00AM - Butler Chain
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  Tim@bassfishingfl.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Last week I had a few runs out on Butler Chain with some very good results. With a couple runs into Lake Down and Lake Butler, I found the bass to be more active n the deeper waters, spinner baits and steel shads were the ticket to catching bass in 10 to 16 foot of water. Mid and last part of the week, we saw ourselves catching bass back along the grass beds, working wacky rigged Gitem K.O.s right up along the grass edges and scattered points. Sid had an early morning hook up with a toad of a bass, hitting a High Roller ChugRoller in Firetiger color, she came up and danced a few time before she managed to shake loose. This gal was an easy 6 pounder, and had everyone pumped for some good top water action, which just never kicked in.

Working Lakes Sheen, Pocket and Tibet, the Gitem K.O.s were the ticket for sure. Sid did try to, as he said force a top water bite getting several blow ups on the ChugRoller with none hitting good enough, although he did have a serious blow up on it in Lake Pocket, only to pull it away from her. Sid did manage one small buck on the Steel Shad. Best part of the day, was seeing Sids dad, at a young 88 years old catching bass on a wacky rig. This father son team was a great pleasure to have on the water, always great to see father and son out on the water and having a great time. Side note for Sid, I tossed around an Original High Roller in the same area, hooked a nice toad but she managed to get to the dock and break off!! Past several weeks has been a lot of artificial bait trips with 4 to 6 hour trips averaging between 10 and 25 bass per trip. Bass are still active, just very little schooling action has been seen lately.
Till my next report, tight lines and great fishing!
Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com
 May 14, 2007; 09:10PM - Clermont Tournament
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  Tim@bassfishingfl.com
Report Description: Saturday the 12th I fished the CFBA tournament out on Clermont Chain. Not having been out on the chain in several months, and unable to do any prefishing, I was just hoping for the best. I had spent the entire day on the main lake from the downtown ramp, Lake Minneola. I had started out with some quick top water baits, with no takers at all, then quickly switched to a whacky rigged Gitem K.O in dark mellon. This is the bait I thru the entire day, working very slowly and focused on mainly isolated grass patches, and an occasional grass point off a main bed. This had me culling bass at 9 AM, with all the bass coming in right at 15 inches each. I made 2 moves the entire day, and the last move was the one that paid off, trying a drop shot in the old dynamite holes produced one miss, when I spotted a bass cruising the flats, which used to be almost 4 feet deep.

I worked this grass area over for close to 40 minutes, when a single blade of grass got bumped, I tossed my bait to it and the fight was on, a nice kicker bass coming in at 6.25 pounds. Pretty much everyone was saying the same at weigh in, a lot of 14-15 inch bass, and few got kicker fish, there was a 7 an 8 a 9 and a 10 pounder weighed in, with the winning weight being just over 15 pounds. I managed to catch 17 bass and weigh in 12.67 pounds squeaking out a 4th place finish. This chain seems to being fishing good despite some very low waters, plenty of great grass beds and some deep drop offs, although I myself did not see any schooling action, this chain has produced some very good bass coming from schools. Lets pray for rain, we need it!!!
Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com
 May 14, 2007; 12:34PM - Butler Chain
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  Tim@bassfishingfl.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: This past week I have had a few trips out on Butler Chain. Waters are still holding good, and temps were running surprisingly in the mid to upper 70s which has been good for the fishing. No real top water action to speak of, but did come across some good schooling activity. When the schoolers were up, the Steel Shads seemed to be the best way to catch them. Lakes that were worked this past week were, Lake Butler, Lake Chase, Lake Sheen and Lake Pocket. Hot bait for the week has been the Gitem K.O. in Dark Mellon. Texas rigged worked good, but wacky rigged was the hot ticket, rigged up with a 3/0 circle hook has caught a lot of bass for us this week. Working the outside edges of grass beds, small holes in the beds, and scattered grasses with drop offs close by produced the best bass. With the big bass coming in at 5.6 pounds. Steel Shad have produced a few good bass worked in and around deeper drop offs, in 12 to 18 foot of water, worked slow with an occasional jigging motion has been the key to getting hit.
Till my next report, Tight lines and great fishing!
Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com
 May 6, 2007; 06:36PM - Lake Toho
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  tim@bassfishingfl.com
Report Description: Today Piero and I headed to Lake Toho, Piero came down from Wisconsin, Via Italy for some bass fishing and the bass did not let him down. We started the day on the southern end of the lake, where Piero hooked up with a bass fairly quick using a Brush Hog. After that, we made several moves, missing 4 more bass before they seemed to shut down, we were tossing everything I had on the boat, trying to muster up a bite. We moved to the north end of Toho and switched to of all things a Steel Shad, and in 2 hours time we boated another 18 bass to end the day with a total of 20 bass. We had spotted a few bass cruising that would have gone a good 5 pounds each, but they just would not take anything worked by them. Water temps were running 84.9 when we pulled of the water and the rain, yes folks, rain was heading in, good to finally get some rain. We did not see any schooling action to speak of, and some chatter at the ramp had several people struggling to muster up a limit of bass, the trusty Steel Shad came thru once again.

Ill be hitting Toho again this week, as well as some scouting out on Clermont Chain, mainly to check water levels out on Clermont. Till my next report, Tight lines and great fishing!!
Capt Tim Fey
BassFishingFl.com
 May 4, 2007; 09:52PM - Butler Chain
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  tim@bassfishingfl.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Wednesday I was out on Butler Chain with Ryan. We had started the morning out using shiners on Butler, catching some good quality bass in 6 to 8 foot of water, with drop off close by. Once the sun got up and really started cooking, we moved into Lake Chase and tossing Tequila Green Zoom worms into grass beds picking up some very good numbers.
Bass were basically mouthing the baits and swimming off, so you really had to watch your line. I Did manage a few on a Rattle Trap before we called it a day. The previous week Capt Rowels covered my trips for me out on Butler Chain, as I had suffered a blown motor. So I resorted to picking up my clients in the morning and taking them to the ramp, and picking them back up at the end of the day. Everyone was very happy, catching between 16 and 20 bass a trip, with a 7 pounder and a 9 pounder being caught.
Ill be back on Butler on Saturday and then Toho on Sunday.

Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com
 May 4, 2007; 08:35PM - Harris Chain
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  Tim@bassfishingfl.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Thursday I had a trip out on Harris Chain with Dan and the gang. First Ill start out by saying it does not look like Hickory Point Ramp will be open too much longer, there was only one double launch and one single launch open as the waters are very low. Those three slots are very close to being shut down, as I backed in, the trailer was at the edge of the end of the ramp. Other than low waters, the waters were as expected, very dirty and very warm, as we pulled off for the day, the temps were mid 80s. Day started out pretty good with bass busting water, deep into grass beds, so working worms was the key to being able to catch bass. Big Harris and Lake Eustis were the 2 lakes we worked. Tequilla Greem Zoom worms, and the only spinner bait to catch a bass, Clown color were the baits, with a few bass being taken on shiners as well. Big bass for the day was right at 4 pounds and came on a shiner.

Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com
 Apr 19, 2007; 07:16PM - Butler Chain
 Category:  Florida
 Author Name:  Capt Tim Fey
 Author E-mail:  tim@bassfishingfl.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The past 2 weeks have seen some good bass fishing action out on Butler Chain. Starting with the Patterson clan, with shiners and artificial baits we worked Lake Butler and Lake Chase, with Steve tossing a spinner bait to get the wildest hook set award of the year. Steve was tossing a spinner bait in and around grasses and docks, when he gave her a toss to a dock, spinner bait going over the dock walkway, back into the water around a PVC pipe sticking up and under a boat. Thinking this was going to be a mess, he was right, as he tried to shake the lure loose, the line got pinned between a post and the walkway, when it looked like the rod got tugged on.

Steve assured me there was nothing there, and as he popped the line to shake her loose, we hear a splash from under the boat in the boat slip, Steve popped the line free from the walkway and the short lived fight was on. Stepping onto the dock, Steve had reeled up as far as he could, while I was hanging off the walkway, reaching for a bass that was not only hooked up solid, but was also tangled in someone elses braided line left behind, after a few minutes of me teetering on sliding off a dock into the water, I did manage to just barely lip his bass, which weighed in right at 5 pounds. I honestly cant remember the last time I had to work that hard to lip a bass.

The next day, Tuesday the 10th, saw Dave Fonder and his girlfriend back out on Butler, giving it a go with some fly fishing! Well needless to say, they gave it one heck of a go, before sitting down the fly rods and tossing around Steel Shads in the deep holes and drop offs to catch their bass.

Wednesday, Rod, coming from Canada gave it a run out on Butler with shiners and had a pretty darn good 4 hour trip, catching some good quality bass on Lake Butler and Lake Chase. Once again bass were caught in the areas where there was a deep water drop off close by, boat set up in 6 foot of water, and the bass coming from waters in 10 to 16 foot.

I have been enjoying the last few days off, still hitting the waters working with new lures. I have been catching bass out on Butler using a ChugRoller and a PopRoller with today being capped off with a nice 3.4 pound bass on a PT Spoon from High Roller Lures.

Lake Toho report will be posted in the next few days.
Tight lines and great fishing!
Capt Tim Fey
Bassfishingfl.com

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