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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Inshore Fishing Is Hot!

October 10, 2012

Inshore fishing off the Levy and Citrus County Coasts has improved over the last few weeks. Record numbers of good sized Speckled Trout have been caught around the Trout Stake, just north of the Withlacoochee River. The Redfish bite has also improved. The best time to fish for the Reds is on the last of the flood tide. For best results use either cut Mullet or pinfish fished under a popping cork. The Seatrout bite has been best on the outgoing tide, preferably in the a.m..”Cajun Thunders”, tipped with pinfish are hard to beat for that once in a lifetime […]

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Yankeetown Fishing Report: Levy & Citrus County Fishing is Excellent

May 30, 2012

Hi OutdoorUpdate.com readers, recently we’ve been fishing the flats and near shore oyster bars around the Levy County and Citrus County Coast with excellent results. Recently we headed about 5 miles north of the Withlacoochee River entrance to fish the grass flats for Speckled Trout. Caught several small Specs, but nothing to brag about. After an hour or so of drifting, I decided to move further inshore to try our luck with the Redfish. We anchored up at one of my favorite oyster bars and noticed several varieties of bait fish in the area. Always a good sign. Caught a Trout […]

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TROUT TO TARPON….CATCH “EM WHILE YOU CAN

June 11, 2011

The Spotted Sea Trout are schooling up off the Levy/Citrus County coasts, along with several other species. Recently, June 6, we headed offshore for some Grouper/Cobia action, but had to go to plan “B” when the offshore seas became too rough to fish. After about an hour of running back inside we ended up at the grass flats just north of the Withalocoochee River entrance, “Lowes Bay”. The Spotted Sea Trout were biting good up until the tide started to slow at about 1 p.m.. Almost all of the Trout were keepers, “15 inches”, with a few close to 2 […]

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Fishing Off Of The Levy Citrus County Coast Is Alive and Well

May 23, 2011

On a recent trip, 5/20, we ran about 5 miles north of the Withalacoochee River entrance at Yankeetown and fished the first 2 hours of the falling tide. Just south of the Waccassasa River, this area of the Gulf of Mexico is referred to as the Grass Flats, and is teaming with aquatic life. We typically drift the Flats for Spotted Sea Trout, although there’s a wide variety of other species in the area. The deadly “Cajun Thunder” (a rattling float) is the rig of choice. The bite was pretty good Friday morning. Caught our limit of Trout in short […]

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