One of the hottest spots for winter fishing on the Citrus County Coast has been literally shut down.

Typically this time of year the majority of trips we schedule are for the Progress Energy Hot Water Discharge Canal, just north of Crystal River, and for good reason…great fishing.

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, some kind of shutdown occurred recently which sent the typically 72 degree water temperature plummeting down into the lower 50’s. This could end this winters fishing there.

Fortunately you don’t have to go very far to find warm water in the region. The Withalacoochee, Hommassasa, and Crystal Rivers are all excellent winter time hot spots, as well as Kings Bay (at Crystal River).

Plenty of Spotted Sea Trout, Reds, as well as a large variety of non-targeted species dwell in these natural spring fed rivers year around. During the winter months the population of fish actually increases when offshore water temps fall.

That’s all for now.

Till next time, see you on the Gulf.
Good Luck
Captain Nick

This Yankee Town Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick

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"I Got One",

ringing across the water and into the forest.

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