Grouper populations, as well as other pelagics spend the summer months offshore, then migrate to nearshore waters as the temp’s drop.
Other species, such as Trout, Snook, Cobia and Permit , also seek out the warmer nearshore waters during the winter months.
With water temp’s approaching the 50’s off the Citrus and Levy county coasts, we go into “winter mode” and move into the skinny water inshore, as well as the Progress Energy Discharge Canal” at Crystal River for most of our saltwater fishing.
Good numbers, and a wide variety of highly sought after game fish are typical of these nearshore trips, and is a great time to take the kids. Most of these trips are only a few minutes ride from the dock.
Also, the Grouper that we typically go miles and miles offshore to catch have moved in. This means less riding and more fishing…
Gotta love it!
This Crystal River and Yankee Town Fishing Report is from Crystal River and Yankeetown Fishing Guide Captain Nick