In search of something to do during this time of social and physical distancing, Gavin Garrow, 8, from Ponte Vedra Beach, was exploring the small ponds on his neighborhood golf course when he hooked into his largest freshwater fish to date. The bass weighed 7.2 lbs. Weight and picture taken by Matt Garrow, Gavin’s father.
Chris Beare caught this fine largemouth recently on a black and blue craw by Havoc, flipping beds from shore in West Palm Beach.
And in case you don’t know what a bass bed looks like, here’s one from a suburban pond in Martin County.
Skyler Peppel caught this bass in a canal at Palm River, using live bluegill.
Proud father Brad Rey sent in this picture of son Daxtin and daughter Kenley, out of Cudjoe Key (Lower Keys). “They were tearing it up on a windy day, hiding in the mangroves, using shrimp and plastic baits and having an absolute blast,” said Brad.
Lily Flohn, 8, baited this bass with a bluegill she caught while fishing locally in Lake Worth. Her mother describes her as "A true Florida girl who LOVES fishing and being out in nature, whether it be fishing, catching lizards or anything else that creeps and crawls."
Seven-year-old Collins Gunter caught this great flounder while fishing an artificial shrimp jig off St. Teresa Beach, in Northwest Florida.
Sheepshead and other saltwater fish sometimes wander into canals and nearby lakes. A patriotic Olivia Hurd shows her stripes.
In a Palm Beach County neighborhood lake, Caleb Rhodes caught this whopper largemouth bass on a Zara Spook.
Kyler Utzman, 10, is an avid fisherman who loves perusing Florida Sportsman when he's not out catching lake monsters. He caught this eight pound bass in Lakeland, FL during his quarantine.
Twins Aubrey and Stiles Arnold were into the peacock bass in mid April, off Alligator Alley in Broward County.
Sean Reardon of Boca Raton caught this beauty on an artificial lure while quarantine fishing.
Shane Riley and daughter Mia, 3, had a great mid-March day fishing a backyard lake in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa. This bass weighed 2 ½ pounds and ate a live shiner under a float.
Now get back to mathematics, social studies and language arts, children. Recess is over; the bell on your laptop is ringing.