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Waccasassa Bay, Florida Fishing Reports

Winter Tactics

Tslick-charters-saltwater-galmour-shothe Red Fish bite has slowed over the past few weeks on the Gulf. Recently the best bite has been early in the a.m., and in extremely shallow water.

That is typical for this time of year. As water temps drop, the window of opportunity narrows. Many of the pelagic species have migrated, and the native populations are searching the warmer waters local to our region.

Fortunately the Big Bend has an abundance of spring fed creeks and rivers that hold lots of fishes throughout the winter months. Crystal River, Homosassa, and the Withalacoochee River entrance, just to name a few.

Remember the ‘T’s: time, tide, and temperature. Expect the Spotted Sea Trout bite to improve as the upcoming spawn approaches.

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

The Trout Are Starting To Move

cedar key fishing guideThe trout are starting to move in the back marsh areas and in 5 to 8ft grassy areas. The reds have been a little slow but can be caught around the islands and oyster bars. Both are being caught using live shrimp, frozen finger mullet, mud minnows and Berkley Gulp baits.

I look for the next couple of weeks bringing a little more action since the weather has been a little warmer. Also the sheephead are biting around the docks and oyster bars and it wont be long before the big ones start their spawning in the deeper water reefs. So for real hunting come on down to Cedar Key and get your lines wet.

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

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