Florida Sportsmans Article
When Bream are on the beds in shallow water, we will often smell them. It is kinda like a watermelon scent. Juniper Springs on the SW corner of the Lake is one of the top places to find them bedding. It is a great fly fishing opportunity. While on their nests Bream may attack anything that comes to close.
With hard bottoms, fertile water, abundant forage and excellent grass cover the second largest lake in florida produces some of the biggest bream in the sunshine state. Sand flats covered in hydrilla, and eel grass create great spawning conditions. Among the most prolific freshwater fish in the world bluegills and other sunfish may spawn multiple times a year from spring to fall. When spawning bluegills clear out depressions in the bottom. In the clear black waters of Lake George and other backwaters anglers can often spot these bedding areas.
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