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Big Bend Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: nick & Captian_Louie_Argiro

Crystal River Fishing is RED HOT! Because the weather has even begun to prove itself that our final refrigeration machine has handed, the temperature of the water has risen and so many sails the fishermen get day-after-day. The trout has been an area where we’ve spent a variety of time just lately, because there’s far more than just a trout on this area. See more detailed stories

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Robust Bites in Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Captian_Louie_Argiro

When the wind isn’t blowing, trout fishing has been fairly good and there has been numerous things happening there. Nature Coast. Some cobias have begun to point out their faces, and should you look really onerous, there are a number of extra threes to play.

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Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead

Florida Sportsman Member: nick

Messed with sheep a bit of this week they usually start getting a bit greater. Or the cold has pressured the grouper out, and we will actually get to the sheep now. Trout has been respectable after it has warmed barely. We've simply acquired plastic from three to 4 meters of water. I had some on the river and I died yesterday. I additionally interrupted mid-30th century, who tried to flip it.

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Final Week at Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: nick

Trout has been strong in low-flats with two to 3 meters of water. The fish have reacted to the popping cap and shrimps or gentle plastics with a 1/8oz jig. It varies day by day, wherever they need. Luckily, they’ve been principally recreation fish. We have now also begun to get some sort of sheep head on the rocks. On Wednesday, we had to eliminate the group and catch 100 grunts to kill six sheep-sized sheep.

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Cedar Key & Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: nick & Gator4Life

Reported trout chew was sluggish in the Cedar Key area, so that you'd greatest think about purple. Gator4Life limited pink day-after-day to a 3 day journey. However, nick tells of a great trout chew in Crystal River along with Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and occasional plaice.

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Cedar Key Reds & Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life & Josh… BAMF

Gator4Life: We have been fishing for the primary time with trout and we received as a lot as final journeys out. We received about 20, and 1/three have been fish-sized fish. We had an amazing nurse shark swim proper as much as the boat. He was in all probability seven or eight ft. We went to the oyster / shell beams simply before the tides and my spouse reeled of their personal redfish. In the midst of some footage it spits the previous, rusty jighead. Fascinating

Josh… BAMF: There were just a few automobiles that arrived on the ramp to Fort Island Trail Park. We began in pollution banks and counted six trout, all 18-20 inches and a nice 12 inch mangrove. Everyone was caught in dwelling shrimps on the south aspect of the jigpas spoiled banks. After about half an hour trout chew sealed, so we began to look greater baits. We found it good with sardines. We downloaded the livewell and went a number of miles away and only captured the brief ghosts and grunts. The seas have been very good, and the mood was not clean, however it was unbearable when it didn't transfer. We name it a day about fifteen and we came residence with the youngsters.

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Big Fish Sightings on Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Ocala

Water was a superb day, even a rain stored away. I received this actual nice purple proper on the boat that hit the highest water. Later, if you used the stick jumps, I stayed within the largest trout I've ever seen. My pal grabbed me, so I rotated to see the place he was grabbed. Once I turned again, this was a huge trout that stared at my bait that was floating on the floor. I suffered it once and he jumped. I suffered it once more and he jumped into it. In a second my line broke. I estimate the dimensions was about 30 inches. As I stated, it was large. Fast ahead for about half an hour and so very giant, about 44 inches, take a swipe to catch up. Once more, proper on the boat. It received my coronary heart rolling. He missed, but the man who was the fish was large. My good friend also obtained a number of trout, considered one of which was about 20 inches.

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Yankeetown Discussion board Adventures

Florida Sportsman Member: BigRedBaron

I asked some time in the past if somebody had area on the boat and had a number of answers. I had a busy day once I had chosen, however my wife and I ended up assembly a member of the forum every week later to attempt the final time snook before the top of the season. It was quite windy, so we didn't go very far from the sea, but we tried a number of beaches near the Crystal River power plant, the canal, a number of islands and the river Withlacoochee. The fish appeared to be tight, which did not lead to so many tight strains. We ended up getting a pretty big whiting and purple pink that my spouse fortunately attached. All in all, it was a enjoyable day with water with a brand new good friend and we acquired to know the brand new area we weren’t fishing yet. I really favored the world and will certainly return sooner or later.

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Big Bend Stories

Florida Sportsman: Elapid, Gator4Life & NativeOne

Though robust winds have been reported within the Big Bend area, fishing has been troublesome but respectable. The member of the forum, Elapid, reported good fishing within the high tide and reported redfish, huge trout and later days. Gator4Life fished at Steinhatcheea, where he grabbed many brief trout, one purple and large beer trout he found in the creek. During Yankeetown's fishing, NativeOne stated: “The activity was stable fishing in the tide of large young schools throughout the future. Using a mix of bait and spoons, three overbirds were successful with red, with a maximum of 34 ″, two with lower groove red, large drum and pin. It was a solid day, and members' reports show that such activity has been fairly stable in Yankeetown and Cedar Key and Ozello for a whole week. ”

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Cedar Key Drum

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

Our first point we hit was a small lawn that was not seen. As quickly as our feed hit the water, right here comes the boat straight to us. We are surrounded by 5 sq. kilometers of oysters, and this boy picks up fishing. I perceive that he’s not fishing, however pulls our bait on to get out and take some photograph templates with a tripod. My wife's bait is just a leg of them, so she's going to roll and wander! Pink on! He captures the 28 ″ first oath, ft off Captain Guy Harvey and his pictorial associate. It was just a sign of future issues. We went to some totally different bars, and in the next three hours we acquired 29 "red, another 28" er and two between 26-27 "that we had dinner. We additionally obtained an enormous black drum that took me endlessly.

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Cedar Key to Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

I took my pal out at midday and went out to the lawn bins at Snake Key. We obtained lots of spotted trout, however much more silver / sand trout. In the event you dropped beneath the cap, you get principally spots. For those who throw with no cap and bounce at the backside, you will principally end up with sand trout. I don't keep in mind the last time this sandy trout was combined with the spots. There's also plenty of ladyfish, so we appreciated the large purple. I received one purple 17 3/4 ″ and two purple twins 27 1/4 ″. We're not bringing something pink for dinner, however it was good to see them back into the holes we obtained last fall.

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Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: crystalriverrat

I went on Saturday within the wind. It was a relatively unpleasant factor, the place I needed fis, h so I went to fish the banks from the wind. The tide was about midway. We have been floating shrimp, a ferry, fishing holder about an hour and a half hours. The trout chew started scorching. I received 18 ″, then right after about 17 ″. Then I received my greatest trout. She had hair beneath 27 ″, with a tail squeezed. He fought for a great battle for trout. I give up 16 ″, then the participant.

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Spring Break Success

Florida Sportsman Member: Nobel

We obtained anchored round 11.30 am and in the next three or four hours it was a sheep mania. We used a light-weight trout with 15 kilos of pound and 20 flurocarbonates with shrimp hooked up to the drops and jig heads. I didn't have much time to fish myself, between the removing of the large sheep inventory and the occasional break. After the primary 15 or extra stewards, we started to be really selective, and we simply felt actually huge. At about three:00 we had almost 25 guards on our boat.

Last morning, my older son and I went out for a coastal fishing trip that begins at round 8:45. In our typical popping chambers and successfully we discovered a very good variety of trout stacked in about three to five footbeds between Atsena Otis and Snake Island at high tide. We give up the morning with six keepers within the radiator, three of which have been around a 19-inch character and numerous shorts that have been launched. The perfect combination appeared to be the Cajun thunder cap with four inches of latest penny shrimp.

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Steinhatchee Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: ASaltWeapon

The weather was beautiful, flat, calm and sunny. We ran north via the center of a low degree. The trout was stacked on the column and the Punas have been scattered along the sides. We acquired about 30-40 trout, six purple and nine flounder. We determined to convey three pink, eight trout and 4 flies to the radiator and we went back at noon.

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Shock Pink

Member of Florida Sportsman: Ruff One

We received all the standard suspects of baby bodybuilders just about every thing on the underside, and the Spanish mackerel is added to the listing. We just loved the day by capturing the bull, and then it occurred! We’ve a triple. I had a non-stick mushroom, Barbara had a mini-devil bass fish, and here comes the surprise, Butch had 25 and half inch redfish!

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Homosassa Sheepshead Report

Florida Sportsman Member: Ruff One

The winds have been good and the seas have been flat. We decided to take Ruff One into the bay to attempt your luck in those annoying sheep. We went out to the low Homosassa rocks. We finally found a rock about 15 meters. The chew came shortly and ended as fast. We used shrimps and tits. We put five boats and it was a day. The by-catch was off the radar. We received the fish of each bay except cobia and mackerel. We will even put four trout on the boat!

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Crystal River Selection

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

The plan was to search for sheep, nevertheless it was fairly good in the morning. We went to the streams to examine it first. The trout was still stacked quite thick regardless that the water temperature rose back to the mid-60s. We used 1/8 ouncesof Jim's Jig and Gold Lilie John all day. It might have been a simple two-man limit if we needed to maintain quite a bit. Then I obtained two redfish, one 22 ″ and the other about 15 ″. We also waddled 4 flies there, which does not occur typically. At noon we went to seek out sheep, however as an alternative we found a gaggle of 50 babies. Jake began enjoying round with a push button and obtained a monster! Snapper and sheepshead stacked up at 60 degree water temperatures.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

It was very windy and chilly, so fishing was onerous however we there were still good fish. We started leaping on some jigs. Will received a nice place on her second morning. We’ve got a few different babies that penetrate and snapper there before you get right down to the river. We have been pushed to trout that had acquired about six 12-14 ″ and tons of annoying ladyfish throwing white Gulp shrimp into Jims-jig. We went in the direction of the spoiled banks the place we obtained numerous small cannons, pink and mackerel. The tide rose barely, so we went to the streams. There I was stunned to seek out some good sheep. One was over 23 ″ the opposite was 14 ″, both shrimp. Colin acquired a 25 ″ pink Cajun Thunder and shrimp mixture. We only designed open houses for more than 20 extra baby trout. We saturated it and went up the river to get another ten babies earlier than calling it a day.

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Crystal River: Trout member Plentiful

Florida Sports activities Man: Biggary16

I fished about two occasions every week for cooler water temperatures and I’ve requested a variety of trout. It’s a must to work by means of all 14 inches which are there to get some keepers. Snook seems to be shifting for warmer water. The redfish seems to be scattered

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Homosassa Backcountry Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: Flat Nuts

My son Alex and I walked to Florida universities to provide him a bit of style of where he would proceed his schooling subsequent yr. We made an necessary detour to Tallahassee fish for fishing in Ozello! Using Recycling Rods – Alan Niblett rolled us via a thick fog of tiny streams in the yard that he is aware of behind his hand. The fish have been very early, and we had a couple of refusals, then issues have been launched and we acquired a couple of cheats. I dropped on the deck and the little pink and Alex obtained very nice pink. I have to say that your purple fights are more intense than the purple ones. Alex has requested for various days, however realized that the guess have to be unfastened in order that the fish catch is like that! After finding that it was not an issue pulling, he went to work, and after a few minutes and just a little dance across the boat Alex was disenchanted to land on the fish of the day!

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Spouse's First Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

Fish get for the first time about ten ft from us and the floor. Holy cow, it's snook and large. I obtained its nicked, measured, few footage and again in the water. My spouse has been suffering for the first time and it was a 35 inch slobberknocker. I informed him jokingly that we might also head residence as a result of we didn't do it better. A couple of bars hit and we acquired 24 ″, 25 ″ and 26 ″ redfish. I went residence with just one pink stick and went residence with charming rights.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman Member: licenc_me

Prior to now, the tide was destroyed by the fall of a pleasant decrease trout. On the bottom of the morning I fastened one thing nice. My first impression was an enormous mackerel, but no, offshore spike about 24 ″. Some ladyfish got here by means of the bait, which was the first time I saw a bait that’s thick this yr. We switched gear and went to purple. Now the tide was torn and the wind picked up. There have been loads of small snappers, a couple of small teams, and only one pink pink, but it will flow into the primary Crystal River slam. I think that the reds pushed the shore of the brand new moon in the afternoon.

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Submit-Irma Reds, Trout and Flounder

Member of Florida Sportsman: Gator4Life

The place we acquired in the Purple Sea did not produce immediately. We made a bit search and found 5 reds. Inferior to earlier than the storm, however I do not complain about 30 ″ and 26 7/eight ″ perfectly sized. We also received a couple of nice flies. The trout chew was sluggish. We had ten complete sizes with only one keeper measurement.

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Wreck's The Reds

Florida Sportsman: anglerbros 7286

Each one among these redfish was all of the sudden hungry there. I received there 12 and 12:30 – 2 felt we acquired one or two reds for every forged. All have been up and down, more fish than in previous years. The larger ones have not yet advanced.

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Snook's Big Bend

Florida Sportsman: HammerheadTed

The most important thunder because spring hits my lure and provides me an enormous battle. He took me around the entire boat after the third run once I jumped out of the water twice. He had your complete mouthpiece in his mouth, one hook on the nail help and the opposite half to swallow. Whereas working behind the nail after which into that deep mouth with two instruments, a hand and a lure, we obtained him caught with out injury and only a drop or two blood.

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Cedar Key Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

Brief Trout Puri Gulp Shrimp. I moved by hitting the deeper edges of the grassland and ruled the three keeper sizes. I went back to my purple hole a second time to catch the incoming start. I’ve acquired them after two hours excessive, so I did not know if they might be there. I finally acquired five different keepers, the most important 23.5 ″.

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Afternoon Redfish and Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

We acquired a couple of pink and a few snooks and Jack. Snook was actually lively, I missed two of them once they jumped and threw the lure. The water was in the scorching area and the fish have been all beneath three meters of water. They have been taken with gentle jerkbaits, though I feel Mark received one gold spoon. A nice day with water

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Successful Snook

Florida Sportsman: HammerheadTed

Our trip this morning was very brief for 3 hours, the dock to the dock, but the tide was good and the fish gods smiled at us. Megan obtained two huge snooks and oversized trout. I also received a mistake and it wasn't as small as he says, simply as you already know. We noticed dolphins, manatees, shuttle dives and a few frigate birds shut by.

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Two hours purple trip

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

It was a bit soiled however nice weather, so we determined to go south. The fish have been lively, however they have been busy doing. We managed to put the eater on the boat, added a number of pink, and doubtless six stalks, by counting the snooklets. All of the fish have been caught both in a gold spoon or in a gentle jerkbait in lower than three meters of water.

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Yankeetown Variety

Florida Athlete Member: CoachTL

The first hit of the day, I acquired a nice redfish on the water. We ended up with another slot with a number of shorts. Once we have been understanding of the world we have been fishing, I hooked a pleasant snook. After a couple of jumps and a hard run I was capable of land, and he was just over 36 inches. Initially of the outgoing tide, we worked outdoors the cliffs and bars, and we received a pair of prime trout and a bonfire.

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Pink Scorching in Yankeetown

Florida Sportsman Member: NativeOne

My girlfriend landed greatest in purple at 34 ″, and my daughter brought two slot machines , 29 ″ overclock and large ugly-his largest fish yet. Black registers 42 kilos in a Boga grip that was enjoyable as a result of my daughter weighed 54 kilos. When the women have been uninterested in catching fish, I used to be capable of land for a number of myself before the tide was too low. It has been a fantastic fishing, regardless of the temperatures and the current full moon. Water nonetheless looks like sowing water, however all this rain we've acquired must do something to maintain the chew robust.

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Drumming at Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Biggary16

It was not a perfect condition however we obtained a couple of snooks and was a enjoyable view of some big black drum or we want to invite them , huge drums. The subsequent time I received out, I was a member of the forum WishinIwasfish and needed to attempt a brand new area. We had a superb excessive tide to look for the pink drum. I discovered a pleasant 26.5 inch purple mangrove. We imagined fishing for factors and acquired a superb day to seek out redfish.

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Homosassa Redfish and Scallops

Florida Sportsman: Josh… BAMF

In some scallops we went out to Floatilla. We began north of Homosassa and the pickings have been fairly skinny. We moved a number of occasions and managed to slowly get about three liters in about two hours. We have been principally about five to six meters of water. We additionally discovered a very cool edge with a pleasant sized snapper and a gaggle player, proper in the midst of the lawn. It was about 20 ft long and about three ft with aid. We imagined we had enough scallops for appetizers, and we tried to attempt fishing. I took an 18 inch purple and my next wife threw me and obtained 21 inches.

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Bayport Reds, and Trout

Florida Sports Manin Member: mleach82

It's been a while, once I fished Bayport, however I made a decision to stay native. I downloaded the youngsters and the boat and wired round 10am. I took some pinfish to wait for the tide to return in, then went to work. Perhaps used for three hours with water and ended with trout and 4 reds 19 ″ -26 ″. An excellent day for boys

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Ozello Slamm

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

I finally received again to my little boat to get Ozello another experiment . No time, I obtained nice pink, 23 ″ and 26 ″. We lost a few other slot machines and acquired a baby snook. I assumed we should always design the rain after 13:30 so we have been in search of trout shortly. We obtained a handful earlier than we acquired tired of them, as a result of trout fishing in eight meters of water at 15 mph isn’t fun. We returned, we have been in search of horror, and we managed one little baby. I have the primary Ozello slam, a few good reds.

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Wet Redfish Chew

Florida Sportsman Member: SassaWhaler

Fishing was sluggish but initially secure. We observed the rain showers coming to the southwest and we put the bimini and prepared for soaking. As quickly as the rain started, the chew went nuts! We left the fish biting with 5 fish that have been behind schedule. We decided to give up the character on four of the 12 NWs to search for some cobia. No pleasure in cobia. I requested for a event with a wife and a bachelor on Saturday. We based the same island on Friday. The rains got here again and so did the redfish. We sailed six redfish and lost a very good snook.

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Pink Snakes and Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

Fish have been co-working. We took them all artificially as ordinary, smooth jerk baits and redfish magic are your decisions. The fish have been extremely aggressive on the hook, and lots of just either received out or not hooked once they threw the lure arduous. Twelve reds have been placed on the boat and 6 snooks have been delivered to the boat

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Crystal River Topwater Blow Ups

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

We made a fast trip as much as 10.30 am till Mother's Day. A number of extra hours in the water we nonetheless received a whole lot of hits on the video. Combining one in ten hits is usually frustrating, however it's so cool to see them crush. We in all probability had three to four 30+ years previous to destroy it and misplaced three or four occasions. We also had boats around five 20-26 inches and bundles.

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Crystal River Snook

Florida Sportsman: HammerheadTed

We tried new areas and earned a powerful epic day. We solely use artificial arduous baits, typically excessive water.

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Homosassa Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: Catfish_Hunter

 Homosassa Mixed Bag

We ran to our standard places and obtained a bunch of pink

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Crystal River Cobia

Florida Sportsman Member: Alex GA

 Crystal River Cobia

Anchor through which he stated that redfish have been and threw DOA CAL a number of occasions and grabbed the lizard, threw it a bit of and received an enormous chew. It was my first cobia

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Crystal River Trout, Mackerel and Whiting

Member of Florida Sportsman: xmuskyguide

 Crystal River Trout

We needed to fish in cobia, however it was too windy to go off bay.

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Barge Canal Trout ja Reds

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: anglerbros 7286

 Barge Canal Trout

Meillä oli täysikuu, kylmä edessä ja hieman tuulinen päivä käsitelläksesi joten se oli hyvin hidas purema. Pääsimme kiinni pari mukavaa taimenta ja hävisimme muutaman isomman kalan joko kärsimään tai punaista.

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Yankeetown Slam

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: NativeOne

Kun vuorovesi alkoi tulla, siirryimme pilaantuneeseen saareen ja työskentelimme kallioisella pohjalla. Otimme muutaman kiinteän punaisen 26-29 ″ kulta- lusikoita ja eläviä sinisiä rapuja. Siirryimme viimeiseen saarteeseen tulevan alkuun, joka tuotti meille erityisen epätavallisen saaliin.

Lue koko foorumiraportti tästä.


Crystal River Combined Bag

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: xmuskyguide

 Crystal River

Korkeat tuulet pitivät siistiä vettä ja siellä on yleensä neljä jalkaa vettä, vain yksi jalka. Meillä on silti punaista, meritaimenta, hiekka-taimenia, valkoturskaa jne.. Kohokohta oli erittäin mukava punasimpukka.

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Big Bend Winter Combined Bag

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: AZ2FL

 Talven sekasäkki

Kaikki kalat pyydettiin joko Zoom Tremendous Flukes, Z-man Paddlerz, Strike King Spinnerbait, Slayer Inc. Paddle Tails ja Rapala Skitter Walk & X-Rap Twitchin Minnow.

Lue koko foorumiraportti tästä.

 


Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Alex from GA

Crystal River Trout

Wednesday we went to the Crystal River making an attempt to catch a redfish or snook. No reds or snook, however we took house 4 17″+ trout and released several more.

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Crystal River Sheepshead

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Crystal River Sheepshead

We ended with 30 sheepshead by noon and released one other dozen or so. All in the same spot in 32ft, never had to re-anchor. The sheepshead are all over the place still.

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Homosassa Trial and Error

Florida Sportsman member: Crabtrap

Homosassa

We determined there was enough water and began working the mangroves. In pretty brief order, two higher slot trout, and two reds at 22” and 25” came aboard. Later, on the best way house, Alex acquired his 25” trophy.

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Crystal River Sheepshead and Snapper

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Crystal River Sheepshead and Snapper

We observed the sheepshead have been like 5-10ft off the underside once I dropped the go professional down. We obtained some by slowly dropping shrimp on mild weight knocker rigs or single cut up shot. We moved to the reef and obtained around 20 snapper from 14″-20″ and a few more nice sheepshead.

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Crystal River Variety

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Every little thing was on stay shrimp at present, apart from one 24″ gag on a pinfish. Sheepshead have been caught on a reside shrimp 6-12″ off the underside and the snapper have been caught principally freelined. All in about 30ft of water out of Crystal River.

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Crystal River Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: Wishin i used to be fishin

Crystal River

Considering the tide must be getting right to go hunt reds, we made our method although some shallow stuff and received arrange on a oyster bar. Brandi struck shortly with a 19″ redfish. I hear her drag screaming once more. She brings up a nice chunky 24″ fish.

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Hernando Seashore Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: KingCatch

Hernando Beach Redfish

My good friend Danny was using a DOA cal on a 1/four ouncesjig and I was utilizing a small, white rapala skitterwalk. We both had a number of hookups and caught a couple of mid-slot fish earlier than the tide dropped out and the fish disappeared.

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Creek Fishing Trout and Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

Fishing Trout and Redfish

I labored my approach in the creek with nothing but a couple of trout to point out for it, till I got here across the very best spot in the creek. It had boulders strewn about on each side of an oyster bar choke point. The reds have been holding here, ready for bait to get flushed out on the falling tide.

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First Ozello Redfish on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: Flat Nuts

Ozello Redfish on Fly

I switched to a jig tipped with shrimp and caught an honest snook and two rat reds. Fished my method residence on the trolling motor, but no takers.Thursday morning wind was up and every thing seemed totally different from the two windless mornings I had Wednesday and Thursday.

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First Cedar Key Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: gunther318

Cedar Key Redfish

As I lifted the rod tip, he shook his head one final time and the road appeared like a guitar string breaking and I watched him swim off with my gold spoon. My son stated, “To heck with it, I’m using the last spoon” and shortly tied it on his rod. About ten minutes later he had a purple that seemed like a twin to my first one in the boat!

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Mason Creek Inshore Slam

Florida Sportsman member: floridafan

Mason Creek Inshore Slam

I headed out of Mason Creek with my daughter, son-in-regulation and son to attempt a spot that often holds lots of slot redfish this time of yr they usually weren’t house! There have been nice sized trout in the hole and we managed two nice snook in addition to a 33″ redfish! An amazing day for 3 hours of fishing.

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Crystal River Fishing with Family

Florida Sportsman member: xmuskyguide

Crystal River Fishing

My grandson, Eli, caught several sand trout on his own, but wanted somewhat help together with his first Spanish Mac. James caught an actual good Mac also and we all caught a bunch of sand trout. Soon headed for the frying pan. A great two hours of fishing.

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Sluggish Inshore Weekend

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

inshore

The plan was to tug some minnows for specks. We in all probability caught eight or so, but general it was really sluggish. All of my fish came on gentle plastic grubs and never minnows, which is odd. We abandoned that plan and started fishing some shiners near grass mats near deep water. Caught one nice bass, however that was it.

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Homosassa Redfish and Big Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

Homosassa Redfish

Duane was convinced yesterday was a very good topwater day, so he was throwing it whereas I used my ordinary smooth jerk bait. We put two reds within the cooler at 24, eight trout smallest at 18, and launched eight extra reds. The smallest reds have been the 24’s we stored.

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A Week at Chassahowitzka River

Florida Sportsman member: zzzzzzsplash

Chassahowitzka River

We saw tons of mullet, small snappers, birds, manatees, bait fish, it’s really a cool surroundings. The youngsters wore out the 6″ snapper using lifeless shrimp, they simply caught 50+. No more than two miles from the ramp, I was bouncing a paddle tail gentle bait near the financial institution and had my fishing spotlight.

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Quick Ozello Journey

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Ozello Trip

We solely had a couple of hours to fish and still had a good time. We caught plenty of fish that it felt like an entire day. Had a couple 24-25″ redfish and some 18-20″. We also acquired some nice drum and a sheepshead to deliver residence.

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Redfishing the Flats

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

Redfishing

The construction and rock in there was unimaginable, with swiss cheese oyster coated rock in all places and it was holding fish. It was so skinny you couldn’t throw any bait but topwater. I fished until I ran out of water. I boated at the least a dozen good reds with the most important at 30 inches and lost no less than half a dozen. All the fish however two have been caught on topwater.

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Backcountry Redfishing

Florida Sportsman member: butchbal

Backcountry Redfishing

Barb and I headed out at noon to catch the afternoon tide. We discovered a faculty and caught a dozen or so in that spot. Barb caught her private greatest pink and had the most important fish of the day.

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Homosassa Redfish, Snook and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Widespread Panic

homosassa redfish

Sunday afternoon, my wife and I went out with the identical plan in mind. After a number of ladyfish have been on ice, we fished a shoreline with artificials. My spouse did great. Two trout and a snook. After the snook we tried to get her a purple to spherical out the inshore slam.

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Yankeetown Redfish and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: gators7233

yankeetown redfish trout

I noticed mullet leaping, tails popping out of the water, and wakes being made by some good wanting redfish. I minimize off the trolling motor drifted slightly nearer and on my second forged, fish on! For the subsequent hour, this development continued. I ended up touchdown a complete of 9 redfish.

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Waccasassa Redfish, Snook and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

We principally caught mid slot reds on your complete drift by means of this creek and in addition several 15-18 inch trout. Anna had a snook comply with her spoon to the boat too. I caught a number of respectable reds on topwater and I undoubtedly caught more trout than she did, they couldn’t resist the topwater spook.

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Variety Slam

Florida Sportsman member: Gator4Life

We pulled into an virtually empty CK parking zone. That’s when you recognize your dedicated, dumb or both. Winds have been blowing 15mph at occasions, however we made probably the most of it with 4 Reds, a Flounder and about ten Trout.

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Fishing The Chazz

Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One

Duane was fishing together with his super secret redfish lure and his rod bends over. After a battle that has the purple circling the gheenoe about 10 occasions, he lastly boats a pleasant 30in fish!

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Homosassa Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: SassaWhaler

Made several drifts catching trout on every move. Stopped counting at 25 trout with 11 keepers within the box. Acquired 2 more keeper reds within the box with one being my pals son’s first redfish.

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Yankeetown Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: gators7233

After a sluggish start whereas trolling some new spots in Yankeetown, discussion board member gators7233 stumbled upon a few huge Reds. Good catch!

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Waccasassa Bay Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz

Regardless that climate hasn’t been splendid, discussion board member Redbonz made probably the most out of his time without work in the Waccasassa Bay and snagged 13 lovely redfish, the most important of which was 30″. Good!

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Fishing with Dad

Florida Sportsman member: ghostrider8

I see Jay placing on a paddle tail and I STRONGLY recommend that he use reside bait as we had a bait properly filled with shrimp, pinfish and dirt minnows and I figured it will improve his possibilities. But no, he stubbornly insists on utilizing it and then promptly pulls this 29-inch snook out from underneath the mangroves on his first forged.

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Crystal River Redfish Action

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

We had a tough time catching so much at first, being on the other aspect of the bar from the varsity, so we received snagged quite a bit. There was so many that we nonetheless managed catching several on prime of the rocks although.

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Waccasassa Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz

You gotta love this time of yr. The Reds start coming alive, cooler climate is on the best way and the fishing should simply explode.

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Crystal River Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed

Right now I went out early with Robbie, but we started at slack excessive tide and didn’t catch something till the water was flowing out arduous. Been catching smaller snook and this 35 inch snook is the primary massive one I’ve gotten in a month or so and an actual treat.

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Scorching Redfishing

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

It was a bit of sluggish at first however then as we warmed up so did the fish. I started off with three keeper reds and a trout earlier than we determined to maneuver. Duane, to not be out accomplished, adds three more keeper reds within the boat.

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Early Morning Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

So off we go to Billy’s Creek. It was filled with reds with some with their backs out of the water. The problem was they wouldn’t chew something we threw at them. After a frustrating time period, and for once wishing (type of), that we should always have had bait Duane says let’s move.

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Big Bend Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

Fished a bit for a number of trout, caught perhaps three or four, to wait for water. That didn’t last long, just wanted one for the field anyway, and Duane says let’s go for the reds. They have been round, even saw one with it’s fins out of the water, but they have been reluctant to feed. We stored making an attempt and ultimately put eight keepers within the boat all around the 22 inch measurement.

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Getting Revenge

Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed

It made a loooong run of in all probability 100 yards and we ran it down. When it got here to the web, it was a “slob”, very similar to mine from the other day, in truth we measured it at 39″, similar as mine, but a special place.

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Incoming Chew

Florida Sportsman member: permit_me

As I was re-rigging a spare rod, I put my rod in the holder and slam, Jack grabbed the rod was on with a 26 inch purple. A couple minutes later we resume, I’m just ending my knot from earlier and slam, Jack takes my rod and lands one other higher slot slob.

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Fishing with Grampa

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

My grandpa was capable of catch a couple which was cool because they are pretty much his favourite fish to catch, and this was his last trip he had before heading back to New York.

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A Trip to Crystal River

Florida Sportsman member: badonskybuccaneers

As the day progressed, the wind appeared to die down some, so we hunted some crab pot floats for tripletail on the best way out but didn’t discover anything legal. We tried working another bar alongside the spoils further out and picked up a couple extra trout, some jacks, a redfish, and I completed my inshore slam with an honest snook.

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Steinhatchee Journey

Florida Sportsman member: Cole321

We went out the subsequent afternoon into the Gulf and fished on the grass banks north of Steinhatchee. Discovered spots the place there was skinny grass and adjacent oyster bars/rock piles. The first spot we might see reds and drum tailing in all places, the reds have been additionally rubbing within the grass.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman member:Blkmnstr

Finally had a pleasant enough day to go out to lengthy level. We received a later begin than what we needed too but have been nonetheless on the ramp in time to get to the banks earlier than the tide changed. I attached with the first trout then my girlfriend landed the subsequent three back to again.

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Brief Trip, Scorching Chew Florida Sportsman member: Jim311 The first stop was a creek that had produced properly for me on Thursday, nevertheless it usually holds smaller fish. It was about two hours from the bottom of the low tide but we made the decision to get skinny and danger getting stuck within the creek in hopes of finding a great chew and it paid off. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Fun on the Chaz Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One Duane uses that Chaz finesse and this snook is caught! But, he swallowed the lure utterly and there was no means this one would go back. The injury was to great. At 28 half inches he was legal and will hand over some delicious fillets. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Fishing Both Sides Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown From Yankeetown to Cedar Key to Horseshoe and each Palm Coast and Matanzas on the east coast. The east coast has had range clear water for sight fishing and we’ve got been getting 10 or so a visit. The west aspect, nicely let’s simply say it’s been catching, not fishing. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 After reading Tremendous D’s submit about catching trout within the days inn canal figured we’d start there since we launch there on every journey and was stunned to catch a 17 inch trout on my first forged with a gold lil john. Caught a couple of extra on each other forged then obtained another in the mullet gap before heading to the creeks. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Journey Florida Sportsman member: Flat Nuts I made an excuse to return back up your method with my daughter. We have been sneaking up to Ocala to select up a new pup for my wife for Valentines day beneath the guise of a quick father daughter fishing trip. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching within the River Florida Sportsman member: 4WARD We stayed in the river on Sunday and jumped around here and there. Snapper were not very lively however a pair reds decided to play. We ended up with two reds (23 and 26 three/four inches), one drum and a couple snappers. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching on the New boat Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 I saw a fish tailing so I informed mom the place to look and she or he noticed the fish and made the shot. Without me telling her where and growth, fish on! A strong fish at 27 inches and was her first actual fish that she has sight fished. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Low Tide Action Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 The water got here in somewhat bit so I began working a shoreline subsequent to a creek mouth. This turned out to be the most effective determination. We saw a number of fish, and some absolute studs, on the surface alongside the shoreline. Ended up choosing up a pair fish this manner. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching on Topwater Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I received blasted three more occasions by giants right here however they have been over hitting the plug, actually popping out of the water. My co-worker had sufficient and went to prime water as properly. Didn’t take lengthy and he was crushed by an enormous. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Catching in the Creeks Florida Sportsman member: kingkong954 On our approach out of the creek I managed to get my lure stuck in some grass. After a lot yanking and pulling and cursing the lure pops out into the water and wraps round my rod tip. After some cursing and untangling I find out the action had someway attracted a redfish, who had eaten the lure whereas I untangled the line! Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Variety Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Tripletail fishing has been nice along the channel markers, crab lure buoys, and floating grass mats. Stay shrimp underneath a float is a positive guess when concentrating on these fish. Search for them as you run from spot to identify. They cover slightly below the floating structure or nostril as much as channel markers. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


December Big Bend Action Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We had a unfavourable low mid morning which I wish to fish up there, nicely it did not disappoint. The trout and reds have been laid up in the pot holes identical to they should be in spring weather. Caught properly over 40 nice trout up to 23 inches and 20 reds as much as 30 inches. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Topwater Motion Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed I hear an enormous snook hit Robbie’s lure with that telltale big suction slurp they do and the battle was on. Fish was in good present and was a a number of jumper of 5 or 6 occasions. After a great battle the 31 inch fish got here to the web. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Yankeetown Reds and Trout Florida Sportsman member:StandOutI2 We ran out to a reasonably low tide, so we began trout fishing. Boy have been they on hearth, they have been eating all the things, topwater, flukes, jigs, no matter we threw. Most of them being 19 to 23 inches with a number of smaller ones combined in. After about two hours of that we went to go discover some reds. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Endurance pays Florida Sportsman member:shuterkng Not an incredible day as it was starting to get late and the tide was about full. Then shock, monster pink invasion. Virtually everyone obtained an enormous purple as we have been preventing for position on the boat, women gained. We stored 4 that have been slightly below 27 inches and launched a bunch more. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


No Water No Drawback Florida Sportsman member:barhopperAD Catching mullet paid off, first forged was a 26 inch pink. Little bro was catching rat reds left and right. The water acquired greater and action acquired slower. So we moved around explored just a little to find a fishy wanting cove with numerous activity and that REALLY paid off. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Cedar Key Motion Florida Sportsman member:Big Bend Brian We have been and not using a bottomfinder as I simply sent my Furuno in for restore so our plan was to only troll a shallow broad space of intermittent arduous backside we used to stone crab on. Stopping in 19 ft we deployed some grouper plugs despite a good amount of grass on the surface and within 10 minutes had our first fish. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


First Journey Success Florida Sportsman member:Gman27 30 minutes later I discovered a pleasant creek and a few lagoons and commenced working the banks with a paddle tail. I might see reds pushing bait on to the banks and plenty of exercise. Couple casts in and landed my first cedar key redfish of 19 inches. After the activity slowed down, I moved to a new lagoon and found extra activity, landed another redfish of 29 inches. Click on right here to read the complete forum report        


A Journey Down South Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Friday, we decided to trailer up to Flamingo and sight fish means again up within the glades. Made a few 25 mile run north of Flamingo to some tremendous skinny creeks. Ended up sight fishing around 10 nice reds as much as 30 inches and 4 snook as much as 28 inches. All fish being caught in less than 12 inches of water. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Fishing with the Women Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Being the 2 women have by no means caught redfish I assumed this might be a great probability to put them on some fish. Didn’t actually matter most have been beneath slot, simply catching was a blast for them. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Catching in Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: barhopperAD We started off two keeper reds back to back. My little brother then hooked into a “redfish” which was screaming drag, pulled as much as boat and it was an enormous trout in all probability 25-27 inches, but the hook pulled right there and watched him swim away. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Headed out early despite the fact that it was a reasonably early low tide. Took out a buddy that has not caught a variety of reds and hoped to get him into some quality fish. He was not disenchanted as we received into them fairly good. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Slot Slam Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 Bob caught to topwater like I’m positive Ted does as a result of they need that one fish, which I understand however I needed to catch my share of reds and needed to see if it labored for him before doing so. All my redfish didn’t change his thoughts then he landed a prime of the slot redfish that inhaled his plug! I caught with the spoon then hooked the primary snook! Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


From Tripletail to Tarpon Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We head to where the third and ultimate lure is, hopefully and positive enough it’s nonetheless there. We did not see any fish on it but made casts at it any method. My second forged and the cork goes underneath and drag starts screaming, one other 10 pounder jumps. We get him netted and within the box. My youngsters both agreed that I needed to put my rod down. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Father and Son Fishing Florida Sportsman member: huntentails With the youngest son off of work and a positive tide we settled on yesterday morning and it wasn’t a disappointment. We fished out of Crystal River and have been on fish all morning with a robust outgoing tide. Robbie caught his greatest snook so far at 39 & 1/4 inches and I caught a 30 incher. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


New Spot Producing Florida Sportsman member: Billy We went to an area that I’ve by no means been before, Duane hadn’t been in years, and we spent a lot of the journey fishing the same space. We put twelve keeper reds in the boat and Duane managed a snook after one other one acquired off earlier. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Cedar Key Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Mid-morning the tide was shifting fairly good so we hit up into some creeks and found what we have been in search of. We received 14 reds on rattletraps, spoons and jerk baits. A couple of oversize, a number of beneath, with the bulk within the slot. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Muddy Water, Big Drum Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I informed myself that once I hit this one bar, if there’s a drum on it, I used to be going to get him. It was protected from the wind and would permit me to make an ideal forged. Positive enough, I not far away and the tail was a waving. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Backwater Snook and Reds Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One With the tide getting lower every second, Duane say “Lets hit some redfish spots closer to home base”. Off we go on one other wild journey and before you understand it we are sitting on some rocks with redfish swirls wanting us within the face. Pitch a spoon and a pleasant redfish goes residence for dinner. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Drummin’ Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 The fishing really picked up with the incoming tide, as we released a number of slot reds and one over slot. We additionally caught three black drum, all have been nice fights within the kayak. All fish have been caught lower than a mile from the ramp and on reside shrimp. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Grinding it Out Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed Robbie went out with me for some topwater casting follow. Low outgoing to start out and the incoming the rest of the morning. Robbie should of practiced forward, as a result of he hit a nice 36 inch snook on the first stop. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Nicely with in three casts with the skitter walk, I get smashed and a faculty stands the water up. Josh throws in and we are doubled up. Mine came in at 29 inches and his was 26 half, that set the tone for the day. We hit 5 or 6 spots and every spot had a faculty on it. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Snook and Scallops Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed We went to Sandy Hook yesterday so we decided to go Scalloping once more on this lovely day. After a late start, we motored out to the boat pack and located all of the scallops I care to wash in an inexpensive time. There are still a lot out there they usually have been massive! Click right here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Combined Bag Florida Sportsman member: huntentails We started with an outgoing tide and a slight east wind. First forged was an awesome snook, but was lost before it was boated for a photograph session. We needed to make a move a couple of hundred yards to get away from the bluefish as they have been simply tearing up anything we threw. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Cedar Key Reds and Trout Florida Sportsman member: me3260 Reside shrimp and minimize ladyfish have been the bait of the day. We caught a couple of on Gold Spoons, but the water is so darkish, the one hits we acquired on spoons have been throwing over a white sand bar, and reeling back throughout. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Big Bend Snook Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed By now I am fishing spots the place I’ve never fished earlier than. Paid off with this large 39 inch snook that was the hardest I’ve ever caught. 3 jumps and three lengthy runs and by some means she didn’t wrap herself up within the sargasm. Missed another huge one a number of casts later and left early with the grandkids visiting at residence. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Big Bend Big Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 I referred to as Pete (Snookspanker) to attempt for some snooks with the morning high tide. He favored the tide at this time too so we went out for a quick journey. He stuck an enormous one inside the 1st half hour. The shoulders and the girth of this 40 plus incher was unreal. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


First Snook Florida Sportsman member: Lake13 We both have been in search of our first snook and simply pounded until we both received one. 14 hours of fishing for one fish apiece. Couldn’t be happier though. What an exquisite area and we’ll both be back. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Jumbo Drum Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 We had some gulps so we messed round with some massive drum pulling us around for some time. The last one that I caught was a behemoth and that was enough for me. We received out of there before the storm and made it house still dry. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Reds and Scallops Florida Sportsman member: T-Bonefc After 15-20 minutes we shot further south and joined a small group between the C.R. crowd and Homosassa . The scallops have been a lot better right here in numbers. Nonetheless small for probably the most part however it’s what it is at first of the season. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Poling to the Reds Florida Sportsman member: Dveres95 We began the day trip in Mason Creek and labored south towards Chassahowitzka, with a high morning tide we received deep into the back country to a flat that could be very lively and holds massive redfish. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Catching in the Creeks Florida Sportsman member: Billy We managed a couple of reds and perhaps a half dozen snook that really made it to the boat. We stored hooking up the snook however a bunch simply both minimize us off or got here unbuttoned earlier than we might get them to the boat. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Yankeetown Variety Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 My brother was in town so we hit Yankeetown early. Acquired a nice snook on topwater that started the day trip nice. Had a couple different snook blow ups. Then went on the lookout for reds. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Early Morning Snookin’ Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed Robbie had the large fish of the day on first and after a very good battle, it gill plated the road, but we noticed enough to comprehend it was an enormous one. Then I acquired a fats 32 inch fish, which was a welcome aid. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Low Water, Big Snook Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 I heard drag screaming and saw a wake that appeared like a torpedo going by way of the water. Needed to pull the powerpole up and chase it for slightly bit then finally it stopped making the long term and came shut sufficient for me to comprehend it wasn’t the large purple I assumed it was. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


On the Reds Florida Sportsman member: bigkahuna Forum member bigkahuna and wife acquired into the redfish in the huge bend area, in addition to a number of bonus snook. Kiva! Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Redfish Chew Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 My step dad picked up a pair more shorts. Nicely, the varsity died down and we began working to another space. My mother was real quiet behind the boat and stated she sees one thing. So she throws to it and positive enough, it’s a pleasant 27″ purple! Her largest so far. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Calling in “Sick” Florida Sportsman member: hausw No more than 5 minutes later I hooked right into a a lot bigger one and battled him for almost an hour. Hoisted him in the boat for a number of pics and released him. After that I was exhausted and referred to as it a day. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Mason Creek Reds Florida Sportsman member: Dveres95 We caught all our Reds on gold spoons, the fish have been concentrated in the deeper mud troughs between the islands, which nonetheless held 2 to three ft on the lifeless low. It has been an awesome previous month in the creek and it’s only wanting better. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Redfish Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 Properly, acquired back to our normal spots on the incoming and observed there wasn’t an entire lot of water shifting. Rotated and went back out the best way we came nonetheless on the incoming and growth, began seeing reds in all places. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Big Bend Inshore Chew Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Discussion board member and the Big Bend’s weekend 4caster ripnlips has been on the fish. Catching snook, trout, redfish and more. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Windy Day Success Florida Sportsman member: Billy It was windy. Even in the creeks it was a chore to have any type of boat control but we caught it out for a number of hours. Tide was dashing in heavy and flooded a bunch of areas we often fish. We needed to change up a bit nevertheless it all labored out. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Working the Docks Florida Sportsman member: Bassin Assassin Switched to the smoke/gold halo colour and was slowly swimming my lure near the underside within the front of a dock, it obtained blasted. Set the hook on a strong fish. Obtained it away from the dock. After a pleasant aerial show and some good runs, Pat received her within the internet. She measured 28 inches. Click here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Snook Chew Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 Hammerhead Ted and I acquired out there early to catch the outgoing tide. Ted is the king of topwater snookin and he hooked an enormous one on his 3rd or 4th forged. He fought it for a very long time however it scraped his 40 pound leader up and broke off. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Enjoyable with Associates Florida Sportsman member: Billy An incredible day on the water with a pair wonderful fisherman and plenty of laughs. Virtually all fish got here on prime water and a Redfish Magic sort lure. We’ll undoubtedly do this again. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Combined Bag Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Discussion board members ripnlips and Swampthing07 received into a nice combined bag of fish from triple tail to black drum. Swampthing07 wife Kayla obtained in on the action too. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Profitable Scouting Florida Sportsman member: CarneLoco We saw some massive tails pop up in about 3 foot of water. Have heard of massive black drum in these areas, but had no stay crabs. Might have swore a couple of have been reds combined in. After many excellent casts from each of us, Libby had a monster on. 15 minutes and a few laps across the bout she had her first black drum landed. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Big Bend, Big Reds Florida Sportsman member: Jim311 I pushed in additional into the creek. I spooked one good pink which I didn’t even see until he’d spooked. Then I attached once more, and again it was another super arduous struggle. This fish was greater though, over 32 inches. It had a head on it the dimensions of a soccer, an actual stud fish. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Crystal River Snookin’ Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed We caught fish in all places we went together with some places that haven’t produced the final couple years. Robbie received 4 lower slot and underneath slot reds and a number of other jacks. I missed an enormous snook early, but disappointment didn’t last too long when i obtained a 31 inch snook at the next place. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Sheepshead, Snook and Snapper Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Sheepshead Snapper and Snook have been the focused species these days. Looks like the sheeps are finally spawning out on the rocks reefs and ledges just offshore. They are prepared to chew should you get ok climate to get on the market. When the climate gets dangerous we have now been getting snapper and snook in the river. Reside shrimp has been the bait of selection. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Big Bend Bruisers Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We hit the first spot, the water was clear they usually have been schooled up. Watched a faculty of over slots swim down the bank. Then received to observe the entire faculty battle over my fluke, merely superior to observe. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Homosassa Redfish Florida Sportsman member: floridafan Pulled in about 60 principally undersized reds but managed 4 keepers between 20 to 24 inches. We every had a run 10 fish in 10 casts for me and 11 fish in 11 casts for my son, both at the similar time! 21 fish in lower than 10 minutes! Click on here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Inshore Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Sheepshead are beginning to show up in their regular wintertime spots. We’re nonetheless getting a by-catch of gag grouper too. All on eight pound braid and stay shrimp. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


Afternoon Redfish Chew Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Once the tide got here in enough we headed out front to fish the outer bars. Was sluggish for an hour or so but the last hour and a half of daylight they turned on. Had a couple of doubles then switched out to topwater and obtained a couple of good ones on prime. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching the Bulls Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown Properly Jacobs first blind forged was inhaled by a 20 pound stud. I used to be considering this can be a good method to start. Jacob, my youngest son, and I have been on one boat and moved out to another minimize to the gulf. Took some time for an additional chew and I finally received on the board with one other 25 pounder on topwater. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


December Inshore Fishing Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips My son Jeremy got here house for Christmas so we went out and fished for a number of hours for trout around some creeks. Caught our restrict of trout and launched about 20 more by 11:30. Additionally caught these on jig and DOA Cals and some with stay shrimp on a jig. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Nice Weather, Hungry Fish Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown As I get inside casting distance I see a pack of about 5 reds milling round so I submit up and tell the boys to throw up there. Jacobs forged was proper in the midst of them and he hooks up immediately. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Hiding From the Wind, Catching the Fish Florida Sportsman member: Billy Shifting to some areas that have been sheltered from the wind we caught jacks, extra ladyfish than we cared to, mangroves with some keepers in the bunch, a pink, and plenty of snook. We managed to put twelve snook within the boat dropping more than that earlier than touching the leader. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching with the Youngsters Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We headed to the first spot and began throwing topwater over some oyster bars. Received one 25 inch pink and a stud trout proper off the bat. Pulled the hooks on two over slot reds and had several misses before making a transfer. I then jumped up on the platform and turned the entrance of the boat over to the boys. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Birthday Enjoyable Florida Sportsman member: Bluewaterdrew We chased big faculties of mullet choosing off reds right here and there, Jen even hooked a nice flounder. After excessive tide we went to a bar to attempt our luck with black drum. Noticed a couple of big ones that didn’t appear to mind us being right on prime of them, however the jacks have been so thick it was arduous to maintain a lure within the water. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Catching in the Transition Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips For the previous few weeks we’ve got been seeing fish transition from Summer time patterns to Fall patterns and because of this they’re in the temper to eat. Now’s the time to get out on the water and benefit from it. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Seeing Pink Florida Sportsman member: G8trbait Then the women received a double hook up. It should have been a small faculty that swam by because they have been attached again to back! April’s was a keeper, however Sophie’s needed to develop up a bit. It was authorized, however we might afford to be picky and I don’t often maintain them until they’re over 20 inches. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Redfish Action Florida Sportsman member: cthurow Drew’s first forged together with his Zara Spook and growth, fish on! Nice drag screamer. I already had a bit of woman fish rig on a larger rod so I went forward and threw it out whereas Drew performed his fish. As soon as I netted Drew’s 26 inch purple, he yells, Dad that rod is bowed to the water! Click on here to read the complete forum report


Suwannee River Tripletail and More Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown As we trolling motor as much as the primary pole, a 10 pounder sky rockets 6 ft in the air about 75 yards out within the open. First time I’ve seen one free leap. My brother makes a forged on the pole and hooks up instantly. The fish gave two superb jumps and spits the hook. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Crystal River Fishing and Fun Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Forum member ripnlips and pals had an excellent weekend, catching a slew of fish. Additionally they loaded on scallops, making for a pleasant meal! Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Concerning the time the tides have been getting right the warmth was kicking into gear. After a couple of respectable Reds a storm began brewing up in the direction of Cedar Key so it was time to chop it brief. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Tearing Up the Tripletails Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown The chop made it a sluggish boat experience out however busted one on the very first pole. The fishing was arduous as a result of waves coming over the bow and only with the ability to see down three to four inches but we made probably the most of it and put 5 in the box and referred to as it after about four hours. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Slam Florida Sportsman member: Billy All the fish have been caught on artificial and I consider we didn’t get any on topwater. The snook was about 31 inches, the purple is dinner, and the trout is again within the water. I have a spot you could virtually all the time catch a trout even in this heat so we went there so Duane might try to get his slam. Duane came via with a Mirrodine. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Horseshoe Seashore Inshore Florida Sportsman member: florida_dorksman The thunder cloud might have saved the day, as a result of the primary creek we hit had extra exercise than I’ve seen out of there in virtually a yr. A gentle stream of stay shrimp stored the chew on hearth, and inside an hour and a half we had four redfish to 28 half inches, an 18 inch sheepshead and a 24 inch black drum. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz So after the skies cleared up we have been capable of rise up to the place we needed to fish. Robust tide and the breeze made for some robust fishing at first however we caught with it and hit some quality fish. 5 reds from 16 to 34 inches with two proper at 27 inches that went residence for dinner. Click here to read the complete forum report


Yankeetown Black Drum Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 Forum member Biggary16 received into some nice black drum! Solely fishing for a number of hours he caught 6 “big uglies” and a pleasant flounder. Tight work! Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Snook Chew Florida Sportsman member: Snook Spanker These fish weren’t just slobs, they have been sensible slobs identical to all the large snook I’ve encountered. In reality the first 6 or 7 I hooked have been on topwater lures and both threw the hooks, ran me into and round rocks and snags or had me on so long they wore by way of the 50 pound chief! Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Wrecking the Reds Florida Sportsman member: PONCE Brandon and I had one of the best day of our life inshore fishing for Reds. We caught Reds up to 32 inches and 13 Reds general on the outgoing tide, all reds and trout have been caught on delicate plastic paddle tail on a jig. The large fish came first then because the tide was bottoming out came the 4 26 and 27 slots for the cooler. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Tarpon and Scallops within the Big Bend Florida Sportsman member: Bluewaterdrew Began off the day at my honey gap. Caught a number of jacks and runners. Then Jen hooked a pleasant little Tarpon that burned off plenty of line and gave us a number of great jumps for the digital camera. Later we headed out for scallops and shortly acquired out limit. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Slam Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 5 minutes after we came off aircraft I get somewhat 16 inch purple on a topwater plug to start out the time off. My step brother threw proper behind me and picked up one other one about the same measurement. It was starting out as a promising morning. Simply across the corner I threw right into a spot I knew I used to be gonna hook up with a fish. I didn’t anticipate a 27 inch pink to go into the field. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Big Bend Inshore Chew Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown My brother stated he was uninterested in catching jack so he declined to throw into the madness. I obtained hit 3 times earlier than getting buttoned up. This was a better class of fish. Thought it was one of the 12 to 15 pound jacks however after a superb battle a 10 pound permit pops up next to the boat. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Opening Day Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips If I used to be to guess what number of boats we saw out of Crystal River I might say perhaps 1000. Even with all the crowds we nonetheless received a boat limit of scallops in an honest period of time. We had time as we speak to even get some fishing achieved. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Scouting the Crystal River Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips After seeing the scallops we determine to see if the fish have been biting. Jeremy acquired a quick slam and I obtained an honest snook. Jacks seem to be in all places as all the time. All the things was caught on the identical bait, DOA Cal shad tail on a jig. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Big Bend Slammin’ Florida Sportsman member: Billy Initially we stopped for some fishing and I hook up an honest snook however lose it, I hook up a purple, yep, and lose it. Duane hooks a pink and he too loses it. We’re considering perhaps we’re getting rusty. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report


Father’s Day Fun Florida Sportsman member: huntentails Its not all the time concerning the fish You catch, it’s concerning the reminiscences made and the things handed on from one who loves to fish to another! All I can say is thanks son for a fantastic day on the water! Click here to learn the complete forum report


Attending to the Level Florida Sportsman member: shuterkng Forum member shuterkng received out this weekend and acquired into the fish! Fishing Long Point with reside shrimp produced some good fish, together with black drum and flounder. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Cedar Key Catching Florida Sportsman member: Flash Picked one of the islands out and moved down the shoreline. Saw some reds but received no action. Finally I eased us up along a bar, gave it a forged and fish on! Took me beneath the boat a few occasions but managed to deliver him to the web woman. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Shired Island Monster and Extra Florida Sportsman member: jwroe I began throwing my prime water at it, however no luck, and some minutes later , the tail pops up once more. My wife casts a shrimp to it, and off to the races. She nails a pleasant 35 inch plus drum. about 10 to 15 minutes of preventing and we had it boat aspect. I reached right down to get the lippers on it and it turned and broke line proper at the boat. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Cedar Key Trout and Macks Florida Sportsman member: lboverhof After being finished with catching mackerel and earlier than the tide slowly began coming back in, we started drifting over some grass between 3 to four ft of water behind snake. We ended up with 5 keeper trout with the most important being 19 inches. At first there was perhaps one other boat out there, but around three:00 I go searching and it appears like a parking zone. There had to have been 15+ boats that have been pretty shut to one another on the flats! Click on right here to read the complete forum report.


Reds, Over and Underneath Florida Sportsman member: Billy No fish dinner tonight. Two over slots that have been fats and healthy, plus eight underneath slots. I did catch a trout however no snook. All fish got here on spoons, redfish magic, and tender jerkbaits. Click on here to learn the complete forum report.


Busting Reds on Each Coasts Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I then bounce up on the poling platform and begin poling the boys around this massive mud flat that has some scattered fish on it to see if we might sight fish some. We see a number of and miss a number of, then I see one headed down the bank and inform josh to forged a 11 o’clock and he nails the forged and the pink jumps on the fluke. One other good upper slot fish joins the social gathering. Click here to read the complete discussion board report.


Birds to the Bay

Florida Sportsman member: huntentails “We hit the water at the crack of noon. It wasn’t long before we had trout on almost every cast. Most were just underslot but we did manage to sort thru them for a nice bunch for dinner along with a nice pompano…” Need to catch trout like this? Click right here for a way-to videos, function stories, and more!



Slammin’ the Big Bend Backcountry Florida Sportsman member: Billy Still on the lookout for reds and making an attempt to keep away from the trout we pulled up on some extent and a 33 inch snook hits my lure. After an extended struggle on trout and redfish gear I obtained it in the boat. The world we fish has some nice snook but they aren’t straightforward to catch till it warms up a bit. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Mild Deal with, Low Tides and Keeper Trout Florida Sportsman member: PONCE I completed at this time around noon and took off to Waccasassa. Brief and Candy, here it is guys I`m not going to hide the place , what bait and every thing. Obtained on the water at 2:30 this afternoon and headed in around 5:30. Fished the outgoing tide again in the creeks and caught Trout up to 18.5 inches and a small Pink around 16 inches. Click right here to read the complete forum report.


Seein’ Pink in Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: GatoRella The contrast of a darkish fish on a light-weight coloured backside made them actual straightforward targets for sight fishing. For the subsequent hour or so we took turns netting and releasing huge over slot reds, excessive-fiving, and usually having an superior time. We ended up with three keeper reds including 2 bookend 27 inch tourney winners, a handful trout, and a bunch of 30 plus inch over slots. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Wet Day Trout Florida Sportsman member: huntentails Liking what I was seeing, but with little or no bait motion we decided to fish a couple of of the factors with deep water. It didn’t take long as the fish have been there and hungry, we made brief order of putting some in the box for a pair dinners till this climate cleans up. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board report.


MidDay Trout Chew Florida Sportsman member: dakilmartin1 We labored the sides of deeper cuts through the outgoing tide and the shallow flats on the incoming. Each fish was taken on a MirroDine and a number of other have been sight fished. Lengthy mild leaders and longer casts have been the trick as we speak. Each Rob and I caught our private greatest trout at this time on exhausting baits however I used to be more excited for rob as this was his first journey down the river! We simply put a limit of upper slot trout within the boat immediately but only stored a dozen. Click on right here to read the complete forum report.


Steinhatchee Bulls Florida Sportsman member: JC_UF_ITK Outdoors of a handful of trout, 3 being keepers, we managed two monster redfish on a double hook up. The primary fish ate a jerkbait and was followed by two others. A fast forged of a spinnerbait managed the second fish. One weighed 26 kilos and the other was 20 pounds. Click here to read the complete discussion board report.


Catching A Little Little bit of Every part Florida Sportsman member: troutman57 <img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-80359" src="http://www.floridasportsman.com/f

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