THE BIG BASS FACTORY
Reports from our guests, fishing guides and outdoor media sound like fantasies and fairy tales. However, we are in fact the location where angler’s searching for Florida trophy bass dreams repeatedly come true.
With thousands of acres of mineral-rich waters, Bienville produces incredible numbers of Florida trophy bass, crappie and blue-gill. Anglers enjoy stellar Florida fishing from the comfort of their own boat in purchased lease lakes or escorted through our chain of lakes by one of our professional guides. All of our fishing guides are thoroughly tested prior to becoming one of a privileged few. All of our guides are the captains of 18′ to 21′ bass boats such as Ranger, Stratos, Nitro, Gambler and Triton. Our fishing guides are asked not to fish, they are to guide you through the chain of very unique lakes, assist you, locate the fish and teach with decorum.
Bienville trophy lakes are the result of years of phosphate mining, so all lakes vary in size, depth, water clarity, cover and structure. The abundance of Zo Plankton accelerates the food chain in such a way the foraging bass are in a year long state of gorging. Pan fish, or crappie, in excess of 2lbs are not uncommon and the plantation record to date on a trophy bass is a Florida Black Bass that weighed in at 15.68 lbs and was 28″ in length and 24″ in girth.
Fishing is just that “Fishing” not catching, so when guests ask us what is the best time for Florida bass fishing we tell them that typically the prime times for catching not only quantity but quality would be mid November through mid May. The most sought after time would be mid February through April. This time frame is when our Florida bass are in the phases of pre spawn, spawn and post spawn. The warmer months tend to be slower times for fishing, however, the AM bite and latter part of the day have always been productive.
For guided trips, Bienville offers AM, PM or Full day trips on 12 trophy lakes that vary in size. Our fishing guides will meet you at the main lodge following breakfast for your AM or full day trip. These fishing guides will introduce themselves and may make some lure suggestions for the day. Your day generally begins at AM safe light and will end no later than 6:00 PM. Guests may keep a limit of crappie or blue-gill and are allowed to use live bait. However, we practice catch and release on bass and we allow artificial bait only.
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