The “Catching” has picked up for Trout in Steinhatchee!

September 15, 2008

Catching picked up the last few days for Trout. Saturday’s trip produced 13 Trout and 3 reds. Fishing in 3 foot of water or less with white or new penney Gulp under Assassin cork rigs. Floating grass was heavy, so the cork rigs work well, as opposed to straight jig. All the storms and resulting high water gets that loose grass floating. Redfish are still scattered for the most part. We caught our 3 reds in 3 different places. I talked to one Captain that told me they lucked up and drifted into a school and caught their 4 reds […]

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The Water is Clearing Up & Change is Coming

September 3, 2008

We have 7 days of scallop season left and the water is clearing up. By the weekend I bet the visibility will be good. It’s still summertime fishing, however, Trout are biting. Keep in? mind this time of year is about change, and I don’t mean politics. I mean conditions are changing, so fish will begin moving, patterns changing.? As water cools slightly, trout will move more shallow, 10 & 12 foot flats up to 4 & 6 and less. Redfish are still scattered, but I hope to see them start grouping up towards the end of September. Remember,”you don’t […]

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Fishing report for the Yankeetown & Crystal River Area

August 30, 2008

Saltwater/Yankeetown (Nearshore) “Fish of the Day” On a recent trip, Rich and Bridgette Whitney, of Tampa, caught a variety of fish while fishing the grass flats and spoil islands off of Yankeetown..Species caught included Trout, Small Grouper, and Redfish, along with the typical by-catch. Bridgette ended up the trip catching the “fish of the day”. A 24″ Red caught on a shrimp- tipped Cajun Thunder. Salt water /Crystal River (Offshore) How Hot is it? Only one way to describe the water tempreture in the gulf of Mexico and that is HOT…D**n HOT. Most of the Grouper being caught recently have been […]

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Scallops & early morning trips for Speckled Trout & Redfish continue to be very productive

August 19, 2008

Scallops continue to be the most dependable resource this summer. Water clarity will become a factor, post rainy days and T.S. Fay. Early morning trips for Speckled Trout and Redfish continue to be very productive using Saltwater Assassin jigs 5″ pink and electric chicken colors. Topwater baits such as mirrorlure top dog or zara spook work well, for those of you who enjoy the strike as much as the pull. These oppurtunities seem to be most productive when you have high tide in the AM. If lucky you’ll be in right place at the right time to enjoy Trout and […]

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Fishing Report, This time of year its best to be an Early Bird

August 6, 2008

Gulf of Mexico (Cedar Key to Crystal River) High water temps have pushed most everything we fish for to deeper water. Lately, the best Trout bite has been early morning, in 6 to 8 feet of water. We’ve recently been fishing the grass flats in the Lowes Bay area with mixed results. The Reds have also moved out of the creeks into deeper, cooler waters around the outside oyster bars and spoil islands of the Withlacoochee Reefs (Yankeetown). Most Grouper reports I’ve recently heard of indicate they are offshore in 40 to 60 feet of water, and few and far […]

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