February 2, 2010

The stars all lined up last Thursday, 1/28, and we finally got the opportunity to get over to the Progress Energy Hot Water Discharge Canal at Crystal River. Friday the 29th was the full moon, so we had the advantage of an extreme high tide around 1 p.m., along with light east winds and mild temps. The perfect day, or so it seemed. As we shoved off, I couldn’t help but think about the recent fish kills in the area, and what if any effect it would have on the fishing. Unfortunately, we didn’t have to go very far before seeing the […]

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January 26, 2010

Every so often we have what I refer to as “one of those years”. So far it looks like 2010 is gonna be a doozy!! It all started with new fishing restrictions for bottom or reef fishing from the North Carolina Coast to Key West.  Fortunately this didn’t affect our business, but it makes me think, who’s next. Then we get sustained record low temperatures not seen in over 30 years. Water temps 50 miles off shore dropped to 50 degrees. Several species of fish could be seen floating, including Grouper! This can’t be good. Next, fish kills prompt officials to institute restrictions on […]

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FWC Temporarily Closes Snook Bonefish And Tarpon Seasons

January 19, 2010

FWC issues an executive order that temporarily extends closed fishing seasons for snook statewide until September and establishes temporary statewide closed seasons for bonefish and tarpon until April. For more info, the FWC News Release However catch and release is still allowed. For more info Also some good news I was talking to Don at Cedar Key Marina yesterday and he said the mullet kills weren’t as bad as last year. He said the mullet were in deeper water during the cold temps this year than they were last year. Steve

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January 8, 2010

THE HOT SPOT If it ever stops blowing, I plan to fish the Progress Energy Hot Water Discharge Canal at Crystal River. We typically spend many days there each year, but this hasn’t been a typical year, or season. I received a report yesterday that there had been a bad fish kill south of there, the Ozello area, where several hundred dead Snook, as well as Mullett, were spotted. With the adjacent water temps dropping, the Discharge Canal should be the “Hot Spot”. I hope to give a real time report soon Remember, God Loves A Fisherman Good Luck Captain […]

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