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Waccasassa Bay, Florida Fishing Reports

Inshore Fishing Is Hot!

Inshore fishing off the Levy and Citrus County Coasts has improved over the last few weeks.

Record numbers of good sized Speckled Trout have been caught around the Trout Stake, just north of the Withlacoochee River.

The Redfish bite has also improved. The best time to fish for the Reds is on the last of the flood tide. For best results use either cut Mullet or pinfish fished under a popping cork.

The Seatrout bite has been best on the outgoing tide, preferably in the a.m..”Cajun Thunders”, tipped with pinfish are hard to beat for that once in a lifetime “Gator Trout”.

‘Til next time, see you on the Gulf

Til next time….see you on the Gulf
Good Luck
Captain Nick
This Yankeetown & Big Bend Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick

Hot Fishing Tips

Near record high temperatures throughout the Big Bend region have really effected the fishing. Water temps are already up to 90 degrees. On our most recent trips the best bite for the Trout and Redfish has been very early in the morning, typical for late summer. For best result, plan your trip accordingly, and if possible fish the near shore waters around the high tide.

Grouper fishing off the Citrus/Levy County coasts remains pretty good between 25 and 30 feet of water. Although I expect them to move further out as water temps increase.

Record numbers for scalloping appears to be the hot ticket this summer. Try around the observation platform at the Crystal River channel for best results.

Our go to spot during these hot summer months has been the outer channel markers of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A wide variety of fishes are caught here on a regular basis.

Til next time….see you on the Gulf
Good Luck
Captain Nick
 
This Outdoorupdate.com Yankeetown & Big Bend Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick

Yankeetown Fishing Report: Levy & Citrus County Fishing is Excellent

Hi OutdoorUpdate.com readers, recently we’ve been fishing the flats and near shore oyster bars around the Levy County and Citrus County Coast with excellent results. Recently we headed about 5 miles north of the Withlacoochee River entrance to fish the grass flats for Speckled Trout. Caught several small Specs, but nothing to brag about.

After an hour or so of drifting, I decided to move further inshore to try our luck with the Redfish. We anchored up at one of my favorite oyster bars and noticed several varieties of bait fish in the area. Always a good sign.

Caught a Trout over 20 inches on the first cast, a keeper Redfish on the second cast, and a nice Black Drum on the third. Definitely a good sign. It was one fish after the next until the tide slowed around 12:30 p.m.. By days end we wound up catching 10 different species of fishes without pulling the anchor. Not bad for a half day trip.

Tip: If you’re planning a trip, keep in mind the “T’s”: Time, Tide, and Temperature. When the tide slows, so does the bite. Plan your trip around the tides when possible.

‘Til next time….see you on the Gulf

Good Luck
Captain Nick

This Outdoorupdate.com Yankee Town & Big Bend Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick.

 

Levy County Speckled Trout
Levy County Speckled Trout

Cedar Key Fishing Report: Offshore

Cedar Key MarinaWe are mostly targeting red grouper, seabass, king fish, and the world famous grunts (Cedar Key Snapper).

The red grouper are biting great in 50 to 75 ft of water, but can also be caught in 35 to 45 ft of water, just not as many keeper size.

Of course the gags are on fire and are everywhere, but remember, they are over fished, go figure.

You can use sardines, thredfins, cut mullet or menhaden. The kings are biting from 35 to 60 ft of water, look for bait pods, free line a bait or troll thru them with a top lure and a stretch 25 or 35 and hang on.

The bigger seabass have been in the 40 to 58 ft range and they are nice ones, and your grunts can be caught just about anywhere. again, come on down, the weather has been great and the fish are on fire.

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
Hooked up charters & Cedar Key Marina II

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

Nice Cedar Key Grouper
Nice Cedar Key Grouper
The Guys With Their Catch At Cedar Key Marina
The Guys With Their Catch At Cedar Key Marina

Cedar Key Fishing Report: Inshore

cedar key fishing guideThe trout are in thick and the best reports are south of snake key in the finger channels in 5 to 10 ft of water.

Drifting and using a Cajun thunder popping cork and about 4 ft of leader line, #3 to #5 hook and baited with live shrimp, small pin-fish or gulp’s (new penny color).

The red fish are biting great as well, around any of the inshore oyster bars and inside deadmans channel.

Alot of cobia have been caught as well, site fishing on the flats or anchor up near channel makers, using live pin-fish, on the bottom and always have a rod ready to flip out to one that will just cruse right up to your boat.

Come On Down, The Fishing Is On Fire!

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
Hooked up charters & Cedar Key Marina II

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

Showing Off A Cobia In Front Of Cedar Key Marina
Showing Off A Cobia In Front Of Cedar Key Marina