Fishin Is Good

October 14, 2013

Fishing off the Levy/Citrus County coasts has been good over the past few weeks, although most of the fish are on the move as fall begins and water temps drop. Recently the larger ‘Gator Trout” aka big speckled trout have moved from the extremely deep flats to the more shallow and warmer waters. Look for them around the outermost oyster bars of the Withlacoochee reefs. The Red Fish have also been frequenting these spots, typically just before and after the high tide. I’ve heard several reports of good sized Black Drum being taken in the skinny water (airboat country) around Porpoise […]

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It’s Fair Fishin Off The Levy & Citrus County Coast

July 31, 2013

Fishing off the Levy/Citrus County Coast remains fair for this time of year. Lots of Sea Trout in the flats, although the majority have been small. During the summer months most of the larger specs caught are in the deeper waters. We typically fish in 7 to 10 feet of water, and although the numbers are down, the size is up. The Redfish bite has slowed a bit over the past few weeks, but I expect it to improve as we approach the next new moon. The Scallops have been a big hit this year. Plenty for everyone, and reports […]

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Gulf Fishing Is Alive And Well

A Fine Yankeetown Cobia

April 29, 2013

Fishing on Florida’s Nature Coast is alive and well. Last Thursday all the planets aligned. The tide, time, temperature and weather conditions were all perfect for an offshore trip. I and two of my fishing partners, Doug and Pat, struck out about 8 a.m. from the Yankeetown Public Ramp. We ran offshore about 15 miles and thanks to Doug’s driving, it took about 30 minutes. Before the anchor had took a set, Pat was hooked up. Cobia everywhere! The “fire drill” was on. There’s nothing like sight fishing Cobia. On my second bait, pinfish (free lined on top), I was […]

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Gulf Fishing Is Alive and Well

January 23, 2013

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is alive and well. Our recent warm spell has the Speckled Trout and Redfish moving from the skinny water (creeks and guts) out onto the shallow flats. Depending on the weather, this may or may not be a temporary situation. January and February is your best bet for those huge spawning Gator Trout, although typically this time of year it takes a kayak or air boat to find them. Better get them while the gettings good. The Sheepshead bite has also been very good this season. Look for them around structures such as pilings and […]

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Winter Tactics

December 13, 2012

The 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 […]

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