Yankeetown, Crystal River & Levy County Fishing Report

slick-charters-saltwater-glamour-shotSalt Water Fishing Report
for Crystal River, Yankeetown, Cedar key and Levy County- 12/23/08

Fished the “Progress Energy” Hot water Discharge Canal last week. Had several reports of good numbers of large Spotted Sea Trout, as well as Snook and Cobia being caught there, so I thought I’d give it a try.
Got a late start, then had to make our way through the spoil islands and skinny water in fairly heavy fog.

Finally made it over there about 10 A.M., just in time to catch the bottom of the falling tide. Typically, the best tide to fish in this area, especially for Redfish, is just before, and after the high tide…Oh well, shut-up and fish…………

Didn’t set any records, but the fish we caught were nice. Large Spotted Sea Trout, Black Drum, and Redfish, along with several Jack Cravelle’s. Not bad considering the tide.

Also, good numbers of Gag Grouper are being caught off the Citrus and Levy county coasts fairly close in.
Now is the best time of year to target them.

Speaking of “time”…
We only have a few weeks left until the new Gag Grouper reg.’s

As of Jan. 1/09, a 2 fish limit on Gag Grouper goes into effect as well as several other regulation changes.
February 1 thru March 31 the season is closed…Don’t forget to update your “Law Sticks”…
Hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas..

This Crystal River, Yankeetown & Levy County Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Fishing Guide Captain Nick of Slick Charters.

One Comment

  • scott v
    Posted January 8, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Nick,landed over 30 trout on the flats just west of marker 23A out of Yankee town, found a drop-off that went from 1 foot to 4 foot that ran west about a thousand yards. That was at mid-tide.

    After that went to some rocks and oyster bars and expierienced a first for me in a kayak A school of huge reds,just bombarded this osterbar.

    My adrenilin went off the chart, managed to throw a line that way, only to have a huge red hit then break me off in the oysters.

    Then as fast as they showed they dissapeared, anyway had a great time!

    scott

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