All is well at Pana Vista …we dodged a bullet with Hurricane Irma. We spent most of September cleaning up the mess but by early October we were back to normal.
For everyone wanting more water we sure got it. The water finally crested around the first part of October and is really flowing well now and has dropped to a more normal level. Due to the rain and higher levels and the flushing of the swamps, the oxygen levels were down the first half of October but started increasing to a pretty good level after that. When the oxygen levels are down the fish are not really active and that is normal when you get a rain event like we got.
November Best bets: I look for the fishing to be pretty good in November. The bass action should really pick up especially around the vegetated areas. The vegetation will change due to the high and darker water so you may have to move around a little to locate the fish. With some cooler weather, the spec action may pick up as well. Drifting minnows will be your best option there. I don’t expect much from the shellcrackers and bluegills this late in the year but you can most likely catch a mess of bream around the Outlet and creeks.
The fall hunting in our local management areas should be good this year too so if you are hunting in one of our many local areas we can put you up as well. We have cabins, RV lots, and tent camping too. I am really looking for a good winter of fishing and hunting this year and hope y’all can come out and take advantage of it.
Submitted By: Jim Veal Jr.
Pana Vista Lodge
Lake Panasoffkee, Fl.