• Chris O'Byrne

The Kit Lake Solace, July 2022

It was a month of turnaround on Kit Lake, my home water, in central Florida’s largemouth bass country.

When he returned to the backdoor, the delivery guy had forgotten what he’d left behind. But it slipped by as the boss was asleep in the office.

Fishing turned around too. After last month’s disappearing act by the bass, we found them back in their seasonal places, this month.

Early fishing was good in shallows, areas of structure, shade, and moving water. It went on until 11:00 am, for those who could deal with the normal heat. (We were pleased that several friends joined us on the lake with their long rods. And some nice people with their spinning rods, and even bait, too.)

Fishing turned around too. After last month’s disappearing act by the bass, we found them back in their seasonal places, this month.nth.th.h..onth . anywhere in the water column. By the end of the month, the heat had moved the fish to the hospitable middle layers for most of the day. So, presenting bait fish or worm patterns in middle depths was productive as well.

Distracted by good fishing early and late, we moved through this hot month and mapped out spots for August.

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