Anyone have any experience fishing Phosphate Pits in Florida as I've never seen one? I'm leaving w/ a friend to go fishing some private pits in Florida Late Feb. / Early March and I'm looking for any tips....I'll be taking my bassboat and I will have side imaging available if they are deeper. Have to be back to fish a BASS Weekend tourny on KY Lake after a week in Florida sun in early March.....I'm sure I'll be all screwed up trying to catch fish when I get back to reality.
The pits normally have very little if not zero timber so all you have to work with is ledges and weeds. There is normally a lot of weeds and or lilly pads which is what you should work. Depending on which one you are in there may not even be any ledges possibly straight down. Jigging the weeds, and weedles baits pulling through the pads usually produces fish. Orange or pink flukes seem to work well in these conditions.
Fish will suspend in the weeds and underneath the pads, top waters work across the pads as long as there is some cloud cover. You need heavy line to pull them out of the weeds becuase there will be a lot of them they grow really thick.