Mar 22, 2010 | Fishing the Americas...a sportfishing journal

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Answer: Captain Ed Bussards' Bass Challenger Guide Service

For all of you who have been asking who and where my friend Gary got "hooked up" with his "teener," a13# personal best last month. Well, here's the story...and it's not one of the Hot Lakes of Mexico.

If you haven't already... meet Capt Ed Bussard. That's him above left and here's where you can find out the particulars about this central Florida Lakes and St. John's River Giant Bass Guru:

While your there checking out the details on Capt Ed you might as well spend a few minutes reading one of the most phenomenal reports I've read in a long time. The St. John's River, seems I was told that the St. John's was "finished" years ago. Obviously...NOT!

Read this!

St Johns River March 18, 2010

This is a report where I really don't know where to start.

Devin Ranck (That's Devin in the center and right picture s above) called me a few weeks back and booked a 6 hr trip for today March 18 2010. Devin works out of the Country but makes his home in Central FL and he was coming home for a short vacation and wanted to book a Trophy Bass Trip as he was still looking for that 10 LB Trophy Bass.

I met Devin at the boat ramp this morning at 7 am and we were fishing by 7:15 am.First shiner to enter the water was inhaled by a 9 1/4 pound fish close but not 10 pounds. Then things got really crazy and this is where I am going to have trouble remembering every detail. But here we go.....

Devin started catching a fish on every shiner put in the water and they just kept getting BIGGER and BIGGER. Neither Devin or myself have a clue as to how many fish were caught for a total but what we do know is how many were between 8 and 10.8 pounds and that number is 10 FISH. These are the fish that were weighed on my Boga Grip Certified Scale and photo's were taken of each fish.

Weighs were:
10.8 , 10.0, 9.12, 9.8, 9.8, 9.4 8.12, 8.8, 8.8 & 8.4

I know this is hard to believe and I am very happy that my very good friend Hank Gallagher was on the river close by and seen Devin catching big fish after big fish.Hank finally came over and parked his boat to watch the action and see the picture's being taken.

Capt Ed Bussard

You can see all of the photo's of Devins trophy's here:

In fact, you can read a couple of additional reports and see the photo's that accompany those reports about this incredible fishery found right here at home in central Florida.

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