Jon Cave

Low-Water Bass

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During the dry season in Central Florida, the water levels of many freshwater lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams are at yearly lows. Littoral zones normally lush with vegetation are greatly reduced because of the low water and areas that once held fish are either too shallow or become completely exposed because of the lack of rain. Those flyfishers who target the unique Florida strain of largemouth bass (Micropterus floridanus) must adjust their tactics to the changing conditions if they expect to have the same success they enjoy when the water is higher.