Friday, August 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Not much of a fishing report, 'cause there weren't many fishermen! While a small boat can get past the sandbar, those who draft more than a foot will definitely hit bottom! It's very sad, and I learned that the St. John's Water "Mis"-Management folks are pulling out about 22 MILLION GALLONS of water every 24 hours! I don't think they want us to stay in business, because their only concern is about $$$$$. None-the-less, we are here to stay. We have begun to close on Mondays and Tuesdays and shortened our store hours for the remainder of the week. If you come to the lake and we are not at the store, you need only to call and we will come over. If you do want to go out, remember to stay to the right of the PVC on the left side going out and lift your motor. We went out yesterday on the pontoon. There is plenty of water north of Rough Point and all along the northwest-north-and northeast parts of the lake, plus the M canal. We didn't get down to the south end, but that's a heads up anyhow. Joe goes back to the Dr(s) tomorrow and we hope the news is good. Thanks to the West Palm Bunch who come every year, regardless of the water levels.And thanks to all of you who have kept us in your prayers. I'm glad that tomorrow is a new month. This one was tough! Maybe next week, I'll have a bang-up report--if we get some rain. Till next week, good fishing and God Bless.
Posted by Jeanne at Middleton's Fish Camp at 6:42 AM
Sunday, May 22, 2011
No rain! We rented the last pontoon that we feel safe in letting out until we get some water in the lake. We will be doing tours for another week, but that's about it. The ramp by the shop is still good and the canal is fine leading out into the lake but all boats need to go about 25 feet past the PVC on the left side before making a turn. We have some big boats out today, with no problem, but don't know how long that will last. Bass fishing however, is still awesome! The fish are in the lake, under the grass and around the trees that are still in the water, and there are a lot of them! Terry Peeler and his brother Tommy and cousin, Dwayne, caught at least 50 during their 3 day stay. Steve Kersey from Okeechobee and his friend, Steve, also did great this morning, boating about 15. Everybody is in by noon because it is HOT out there. There are some catfish in the shallow water, and guests are catching some small ones off the dock at the rentals. The sharpies are my favorite! Bluegills are plentiful, but they are not the biggest that I have ever seen during this past week. We have had so many Mayfly hatches that the fish must be stuffed with those things. We are shortening our hours until Joe gets better. The heat doesn't agree with us older folks anyway, and he needs to be in the AC. If you get out here and we are not at the shop, give us a call and we will come back over and help you out. It's been a long, trying week, but Joe is improving every day. Thanks again for all your e-mails, calls and especially the prayers. Till next week, good fishing and God Bless.
Posted by Jeanne at Middleton's Fish Camp at 1:52 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
This is not much of a fishing report because I haven't been around the fish camp for several days. Had to rush Joe to hospital last Saturday! Don and Barbara Buhr kinda' took over the shop for me and I just brought Joe home yesterday. We have the greatest friends and neighbors, who pitch in without a second thought. Sorry if I didn't answer your e-mails or put anything on the computer! I do know that we had the Budget Bass club here last Sunday, but it stormed just enough to mess up their day. I don't think anyone caught much. The Hall/Henderson family was here and they caught a giant catfish (giant for us-longer than their granddaughter was tall). They had a fish fry with that monster. I can't remember what it weighed, but it was BIG! Our water continues to fall. Not enough rain to do much more than dampen the swamp. Use the ramp by the tackle shop and stay to the right side of the canal leading to the lake, about 25 feet past the PVC on the left and you should be OK. If we don't get some rain by next week, we will not be doing any tours or renting any boats, but we are praying for some of the wet stuff to come this way. Catfish and bluegills are still hanging around the trees and in the canal. We are abbreviating our hours until Joe gets stronger, so we will be closing at 2PM daily. However, if you want something, call us and I will come back and help you out. Then, in June, we will begin to close on Mondays and Tuesdays. Not as young as we used to be, you know. Hopefully, things will be back on track for next week's report, so till then, Good fishing and God Bless.
Posted by Jeanne at Middleton's Fish Camp at 3:31 PM