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Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead

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Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead

Florida Sportsman Member: nick

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

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Last Week at Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: nick

Trout has been secure in low dwellings 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 every day, wherever they need. Luckily, they’ve been principally recreation fish. We’ve additionally begun to get some type of sheep head on the rocks. On Wednesday, we had to eliminate the group and catch 100 grunts of six sheep-sized sheep.

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Cedar Key & Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: nick & Gator4Life

Reported trout chew was sluggish in Cedar Key, so your greatest guess can be to give attention to pink. Gator4Life restricted pink day-after-day to a 3 day journey. However, nick tells of a very good trout chew in Crystal River together with Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and occasional pink mussels.

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Cedar Key Reds & Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life & Josh… BAMF

Gator4Life: We fished for the primary time trout and received as much as last trips out. We received about 20, and 1/three have been fish-sized fish. We had an incredible nurse shark swim right up to the boat. He was in all probability seven or eight ft. We went to the oyster / shell beams just earlier than the tides and my spouse reeled in their personal redfish. In the midst of some photographs, it spits the previous, rusty jighead. Fascinating

Josh… BAMF: There were just a few automobiles that arrived on the ramp to Fort Island Path Park. We started in pollution banks and counted six trout, all between 18-20 inches and a nice 12 inch mangrove. All have been caught in reside shrimps on the south aspect of jig-headed banks. After about half an hour trout chew sealed, so we began to look for a bigger bait. We discovered a nice tomb with sardines around it. We downloaded the livewell and went a number of miles away and solely captured the brief ghosts and grunts. The seas have been very nice, and the mood was not clean, however it was unbearable when not shifting. We name it a day about fifteen and we came house with the youngsters.

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Massive Fish Sightings at Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Ocala

Water was a superb day, even the rain stored off. I obtained this real nice purple right on the boat that hit the highest. Later, once I used to stay jumps, I stayed in the largest trout I've ever seen. My good friend grabbed me, so I turned 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 surface. I suffered it as soon as and he jumped. I suffered it once more and he jumped into it. In a moment my line broke. I estimate the dimensions was about 30 inches. As I stated, it was big. Fast ahead for about half an hour and so very giant, about 44 inches, take a swipe to catch up. Again, proper on the boat. It acquired my coronary heart rolling. He ignored it, but the man who was a huge fish. My good friend additionally received a number of trout, certainly one of which was about 20 inches.

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Adventures of the Yankeetown Discussion board

Florida Sportsman Member: BigRedBaron

I asked a while ago if someone had area on the boat and had a couple of solutions. I had a busy day once I had chosen, but my spouse and I acquired to satisfy a member of the discussion board every week later to attempt the last time snook earlier than the top of the season. It was quite windy, so we didn't go very removed from the sea, but we tried a number of seashores near the Crystal River energy plant, the canal, a couple of islands and the river Withlacoochee. The fish appeared to be tight, which didn’t result in so many strict strains. We finally caught an honest giant whiting and purple pink, which my spouse happily attached. All in all, it was a fun day with water with a new good friend and we obtained to know the new space we didn't fish for but. I really favored the world and will definitely return in the future.

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Massive Bend Reviews

Florida Sportsman Member: Elapid, Gator4Life & NativeOne

Though robust winds have been reported in the Huge Bend space, fishing has been troublesome however respectable. The member of the discussion board, Elapid, reported good fishing within the excessive tide and reported redfish, huge trout and later days. Gator4Life fished at Steinhatcheea, where he grabbed many brief trout, one purple and an enormous beer 24-trout he discovered 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, a large drum and a 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 garden that no one saw. As soon as our feed hit the water, right here comes the boat straight to us. We’ve got 5 sq. kilometers of oyster bars round us, and this boy picks up fishing. I perceive that he’s not fishing, but pulls instantly onto the bait to get out and take some photograph templates on the stand. My spouse's bait is just a leg from them, so she's going to roll and wander! Purple on! He captures the 28 ″ first oath, ft off Captain Man Harvey and his image associate. It was only a signal of future issues. We moved to some totally different bars and within the subsequent three hours we acquired 29 ″ pink, another 28 ″ er and two between 26-27 ″ for our dinner. We additionally received an enormous black drum that took me perpetually.

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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 packing containers at Snake Key. We obtained lots of noticed but much more silver / sand trout. Should you dropped underneath the cap, you get principally spots. Should you throw in with no cap and bounce on the bottom, you principally ended up with sand trout. I don't keep in mind the last time this many bulls have been combined with the spots. There's also plenty of ladyfish, so we favored the large one who tried pink. I obtained one purple 17 three/four ″ and two purple twins 27 1/4 ″. We're not bringing something purple for dinner, nevertheless it was good to see them again into the holes we obtained last autumn.

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Crystal River Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: crystalriverrat

I went on Saturday within the wind. It was a reasonably nasty thing, 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 began scorching. I received 18 ″, then one after about 17 ″. Then I received my greatest trout. She was underneath 27 ″ in hair, with a tail squeezed. He fought for a very good trout. I give up 16 ″, then the participant.

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Spring Break Success

Florida Sportsman Member: Nobel

We received anchored round 11.30 am and within the subsequent three or four hours it was a sheep mania. We used mild trout with 15 kilos of pounds and 20 flurocarbonates with shrimps hooked up to drop-ups and jig heads. I didn't have a lot time to fish myself, between the removing of the large sheep stock and the occasional break. After the first 15 or extra stewards, we began to be actually selective, and we just felt actually massive. At about 3:00, we received a ship close to 25 individuals.

Final morning, my older son and I went out for a coastal fishing trip that started around 8:45. In our normal popping chambers and efficiently we found a very good number of trout stacked in about three to 5 footbeds between Atsena Otis and Snake Island at high tide. We give up the morning with six keepers in the radiator, three of which have been round a 19-inch character and numerous shorts that have been launched. The perfect combination appeared to be the Cajun thunder cap with 4 inches of latest penny shrimp.

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Steinhatchee Combined Bag

Member of Florida Sportsman: ASaltWeapon

The weather was beautiful, flat, calm and sunny. We ran north by means of a low degree. The trout was stacked on the column and the Punas have been scattered alongside the sides. We obtained about 30-40 trout, six pink and nine flounder. We decided to convey three pink, eight trout and four flies to the cooler and we went again at midday

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Shock Purple

Member of Florida Sportsman: Ruff One

We obtained all the standard suspects from the infant reps for almost anything that lives on the bottom, and the Spanish mackerel is added to the record. We simply loved the day by capturing the bull, and then it occurred! We’ve a triple. I had non-stick mushroom, Barbara had a mini-devil bass fish, and here comes the surprise, Butch had 25 and 1/2 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 out of the bay to attempt your luck in those annoying sheep. We went out to the low Homosassa rocks. We finally found an enormous rock about 15 meters long. The chew got here shortly and ended as quick. We used shrimps and tits. We put five boats and it was a day. The by-catch was off the radar. We received fish from each bay besides cobia and mackerel. We will even put 4 trout on the boat!

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Crystal River Variety

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

The plan was to look for sheep, nevertheless it was pretty good within the morning. We went to the streams to verify it first. The trout was stacked still quite thick despite the fact that the water temperature was even within the mid-60s. We used 1/eight ouncesof Jim's Jig and Gold Lilie John all day. It will have been a simple two-man limit if we needed to maintain quite a bit. Then I acquired two redfish, one 22 ″ and the opposite about 15 ″. We also waddled four flies there, which doesn’t happen typically. At noon we went to seek out sheep, but as an alternative we found a gaggle of 50 infants. 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: anglerbros 7286

It was very windy and cold, so fishing was robust, however we nonetheless had nice fish. We started leaping on some jigs along the river. Will obtained a nice place on her second morning. We’ve got a few other child snooking and snapper on the market before heading down the river. We have been pushed to trout that had acquired about six 12-14 ″ and tons of annoying ladyfish that threw white Gulp shrimp on Jims-jig. We went in the direction of the spoiled banks the place we received numerous small cannons, purple and mackerel. Tide rose slightly, so we went to the streams. There I used to be stunned when I discovered some nice sheep. One was over 23 ″ the opposite was 14 ″, both shrimp. Colin received a 25 ″ purple Cajun Thunder and shrimp combination. We solely designed open houses for more than 20 more child trout. We acquired bored and we 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 Man: Biggary16

I fished about two occasions every week for cooler water temperatures and I have requested lots of trout. You must work by way of all 14 inches which are there to get some keepers. Snook appears to be shifting for warmer water. The redfish appears 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 slightly taste of it the place he will continue his schooling next yr. We made an necessary detour to Tallahassee fish for fishing in Ozello! Using Recycling Rods – Alan Niblett rolled us by means of a thick fog of tiny streams within the backyard that he knows behind his hand. The fish have been very early, and we had a couple of refusals, then issues began and we received a number of. I dropped on the deck and the little purple and Alex received very nice pink. I’ve to say that your purple fights are more intense than the pink ones. Alex has requested for various days, however realized that the guess have to be unfastened so 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 a bit dance around the boat Alex was dissatisfied to land on the fish of the day!

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Wife'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 massive. I obtained its nicked, measured, few footage and back in the water. My spouse has suffered for the primary time and it was 35 inches. I advised him jokingly that we might additionally head house as a result of we didn't do it better. A number of bars hit and we received 24 ″, 25 ″ and 26 ″ redfish. I went residence with just one pink stick and he went house with charming rights.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman Member: licens_me

Earlier, before the tide was destroyed, a pleasant lower trout was counted down. on the bottom of the day I hooked one thing good. My first impression was an enormous mackerel, but no, offshore spike about 24 ″. Some ladyfish came by consuming a bait that was the primary time I noticed a bait that’s thick this yr. We switched gears and went to purple. Now the tide was torn, and the wind rose. There were loads of small snappers, a number of small groups, and just one pink purple, nevertheless it spun the primary Crystal River Slam. I think that the reds pushed the tide of a brand new moon in the afternoon to the coast.

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Publish-Irma Reds, Trout and Flounder

Florida Sportsman Member: Gator4Life

The Purple Sea was requested in the present day. We made slightly search and discovered five reds. Inferior to before the storm, however I do not complain about 30 ″ and 26 7/8 ″ completely sized. We additionally obtained a few good flies. The trout chew was sluggish. We had ten complete sizes with just one keeper measurement.

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Wreck's The Reds

Florida Sportsman: anglerbros 7286

Each and each considered one of these redfish was all of the sudden hungry there. I obtained there 12 and 12:30 – 2 felt we obtained one or two reds for every forged. The whole lot was up and down, more fish than in earlier years. The larger ones haven’t yet advanced. I acquired 5 28-30 "purple.

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Snook's Huge Bend

Florida Sportsman Member: HammerheadTed

Largest Gulf as a result of spring is tempting and giving me a terrific battle. He took me right around the boat after the third run, once I jumped out of the water twice. within the mouth with two tools, a hand and a lure, we acquired him caught with out injury and just a drop or two blood.

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Brief trout Puri Gulp shrimp, I moved by hitting the deeper edges of the grass homes and ruled the three keeper sizes. n again to my purple hole for the second time to catch the incoming begin. I've had them for two hours after the excessive, so I didn’t know if they might be there. I finally received 5 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 couple of 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 for delicate jerkbits, though I feel Mark received one gold spoon. A pleasant day with water

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Successful Snook

Florida Sportsman: HammerheadTed

Our journey this morning was very brief for three hours, docking station, however the tide was good and the fish gods smiled at us. Megan obtained two massive snooks and outsized trout. I additionally acquired a mistake and it wasn't as small as he says, just as you recognize. We saw dolphins, manatees, shuttle dives and a couple of frigate birds shut by.

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Two hours pink journey

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

It was slightly confused however nice climate, so we decided to go south. The fish have been lively, but they have been busy doing. We managed to put the eater on the boat, added a couple of pink, and in all probability six stalks, counting the snooklets. All the fish have been caught both in a gold spoon or in a tender jerkbait in less than three meters of water.

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Yankeetown Selection

Florida Sportsman Member: CoachTL

The primary premiere of the day, I obtained a pleasant redfish on the water. We ended up with another slot with a number of shorts. Once we have been understanding of the world the place we have been fishing, we hooked a pleasant snook. After a couple of jumps and a tough run I used to be capable of land, and he was simply over 36 inches. At first of the outgoing tide, we labored outdoors the pebbles and beams outdoors, and we have been capable of get a pair of upper trout and a bonfire.

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Pink Scorching in Yankeetown

Florida Sportsman Member: NativeOne

My girlfriend landed in her private redness 34 ″ and my daughter brought two slot machines, 29 ″: 29 ″: n overrun and massive ugly-his largest fish but. Black registers 42 kilos in a Boga grip that was fun 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 nice fishing despite temperatures and the final full moon. Water still looks like sowing water, but all this rain we've received must do one thing to keep the chew robust.

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Drumming in Crystal River

Florida Sportsman Member: Biggary16

It was not a super situation but we obtained a couple of snooks and enjoyable to see a big black drum or as we want to call them massive drums. The subsequent time I obtained out, I used to be a member of the forum WishinIwasfish and needed to attempt a brand new space. We had an excellent excessive tide to look for the pink drum. I found a nice 26.5 inch pink mangrove. We imagined fishing for points and received a very good day to seek out redfish.

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Homosassa Redfish and Scallops

Florida Sportsman Member: Josh… BAMF

In some scallops we went out to Floatilla. We started north of Homosassa and the pickings have been fairly skinny. We moved a number of occasions and slowly managed to get about three liters in about two hours. We have been principally about 5 to 6 meters of water. We also discovered a very cool edge with a nice sized snapper and a gaggle participant, right in the midst of the grassland. It was about 20 ft long and about three ft with aid. We imagined we had sufficient scallops for appetizers, and we tried to attempt fishing. I took an 18 inch purple and my next spouse threw me up and obtained 21 inches.

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Bayport Reds, and Trout

Florida Sports activities Manin Member: mleach82

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

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Ozello Slamm

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

I finally received back to my small boat to get Ozello another experiment. No time, I received nice purple, 23 ″ and 26 ″. We misplaced a couple of other slot machines and acquired a baby snook. I assumed we should always plan the rain after 13:30, so we have been on the lookout for trout shortly. We obtained a handful earlier than we obtained tired of them because catching trout in 8 m water within the 15 mph wind just isn’t enjoyable. We returned, we have been on the lookout for horror, and we managed one little child. I’ve the first Ozello slam, a couple of good reds.

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Rainy Redfish Chew

Florida Sportsman Member: SassaWhaler

Fishing was sluggish but initially secure. We observed the rain showers coming to the southwest and we made the bimini ready for soaking. As quickly because the rain started, the chew went nuts! We left the fish biting with 5 fish that have been not on time. We determined to give up the character on 4 of the 12 NWs to seek out some cobia. No joy in cobia. I requested for a event with a spouse and a bachelor on Saturday. We founded the same island on Friday. The rains got here again and so did the redfish. We boasted six redfish and lost our boat with a very good snook

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Pink Snakes and Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy

Fish have been co-operating. We took all of them artificially as standard, gentle jerk baits and redfish magic are your decisions. The fish have been extraordinarily aggressive on the hook, and many simply received out or not hooked once they threw the lure onerous. Twelve reds have been shipped, and six snooks have been brought into the boat.

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Crystal River Topwater Blow Ups

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

We made a fast journey up to 10.30 am till Mom's Day. A number of extra hours within the water we still acquired plenty of hits on the video. Combining one in ten hits is usually frustrating, nevertheless it's so cool to see them crush. We in all probability had three to 4 30+ years previous to destroy it and misplaced three or 4 occasions. We additionally had boats around 5 20-26 inches and bundles.

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Crystal River Snook

Florida Sportsman: HammerheadTed

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

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Homosassa Combined Bag

Florida Athlete Member: Catfish_Hunter

 Homosassa Mixed Bag

We ran to our ordinary places and acquired a bunch of pink

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Crystal River Cobia

Florida Sportsman Member: Alex GA

 Crystal River Cobia

I anchored him with a redfish and threw DOA CALs a number of occasions and grabbed the lizard fish , threw it a bit and obtained an enormous chew. It was my first cobia

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Crystal River Trout, Mackerel and Whiting

Florida Sportsman Member: xmuskyguide

 Crystal River Trout

We needed to fish for cobia, nevertheless it was too windy to go off bay.

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Barge Canal Trout and Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286

 Barge Canal Trout We had a full moon, a cold entrance and a bit windy day to cope with so it was a really sluggish chew. We caught a couple of good trout and lost a couple of greater fish to both endure or pink.

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Yankeetown Slam

Florida Sportsman Member: NativeOne

When the tide began to return, we moved to a spoiled island and worked on a rocky background. We took a couple of strong pink 26-29 ″ gold spoons and stay blue crabs. We went to the start of the last island that introduced us a particularly unusual catch.

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Crystal River Combined Bag

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: xmuskyguide

 Crystal River

Korkeat tuulet pitivät vedenpoistoa ja siellä oli yleensä neljä jalkaa vettä, useless yksi jalka. Meillä on silti kiinni punaisia, taimenia, hiekka-taimenia, valkoturskaa jne. Kohokohta oli erittäin mukava punasimpukka.

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Huge Bend Winter Combined Bag

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: AZ2FL

 Talvella sekoitettu laukku

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 Sportsmanin jäsen: Alex GA: sta

 Crystal River Trout

Keskiviikko menimme Crystal-joelle yrittäen saada punasimpun tai snookin. Ei punaisia ​​tai snookia, mutta otimme kotiin neljä 17 ″ + taimenen ja julkaistiin useita muita.

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Crystal River Sheepshead

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: anglerbros 7286

 Crystal River Sheepshead

Lopetimme 30 lampaanloppu keskipäivällä ja julkaisi toisen kymmenen. Kaikki samassa paikassa 32ft: ssa ei koskaan pitänyt uudelleen ankkuroida.

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Homosassa Trial and Error

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Crabtrap

 Homosassa

Päätimme, että vettä oli riittävästi ja alkoi työskennellä mangroveilla. Melko lyhyessä järjestyksessä kaksi yläreunan taimenta ja kaksi punaista 22 ”ja 25” tulivat kyytiin. Myöhemmin, matkalla kotiin, Alex sai 25-vuotisen pokaalinsa

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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 pro down. We received some by slowly dropping shrimp on mild weight knocker rigs or single cut up shot. We moved to the reef and received round 20 snapper from 14″-20″ and some more good sheepshead.

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Crystal River Variety

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Every part was on stay shrimp at the moment, apart from one 24″ gag on a pinfish. Sheepshead have been caught on a stay 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 ought to be getting right to go hunt reds, we made our means 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 utilizing a DOA cal on a 1/4 ouncesjig and I was using a small, white rapala skitterwalk. We each had multiple hookups and caught a couple of mid-slot fish before 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 within the creek with nothing but a number of trout to point out for it, until I came across the very best spot within the creek. It had boulders strewn about on each side of an oyster bar choke level. 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 means house on the trolling motor, however no takers.Thursday morning wind was up and every thing appeared 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 last time and the line 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 appeared 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-law and son to attempt a spot that often holds plenty of slot redfish this time of yr and they weren’t house! There were nice sized trout in the gap and we managed two good snook as well as a 33″ redfish! An excellent day for 3 hours of fishing.

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Crystal River Fishing with Household

Florida Sportsman member: xmuskyguide

Crystal River Fishing

My grandson, Eli, caught a number of sand trout on his personal, however needed a bit of help together with his first Spanish Mac. James caught a real nice Mac additionally and all of us caught a bunch of sand trout. Soon headed for the frying pan. A superb two hours of fishing.

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Sluggish Inshore Weekend

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

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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 delicate plastic grubs and not minnows, which is odd. We deserted 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 Massive Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

Homosassa Redfish

Duane was satisfied yesterday was an excellent topwater day, so he was throwing it while I used my regular delicate jerk bait. We put two reds in the cooler at 24, eight trout smallest at 18, and released 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 setting. The youngsters wore out the 6″ snapper utilizing lifeless shrimp, they simply caught 50+. No more than two miles from the ramp, I was bouncing a paddle tail tender bait close to the financial institution and had my fishing spotlight.

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Fast Ozello Journey

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Ozello Trip

We solely had a few hours to fish and nonetheless had a good time. We caught loads of fish that it felt like an entire day. Had a pair 24-25″ redfish and some 18-20″. We additionally received some nice drum and a sheepshead to convey residence.

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Redfishing the Flats

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

Redfishing

The structure 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 at the very least half a dozen. All the fish but 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 found 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 thoughts. 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 pink to spherical out the inshore slam.

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Yankeetown Redfish and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: gators7233

yankeetown redfish trout

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

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Waccasassa Redfish, Snook and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: Jim311

We principally caught mid slot reds on all the drift by way of this creek and also 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 extra 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 already know your devoted, dumb or each. Winds have been blowing 15mph at occasions, but we made probably the most of it with four 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 pink circling the gheenoe about 10 occasions, he finally boats a pleasant 30in fish!

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Homosassa Reds and Trout

Florida Sportsman member: SassaWhaler

Made a number of drifts catching trout on every cross. Stopped counting at 25 trout with 11 keepers within the field. Obtained 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 couple of massive Reds. Good catch!

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Waccasassa Bay Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz

Regardless that climate hasn’t been excellent, forum 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″. Nice!

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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 nicely filled with shrimp, pinfish and mud minnows and I figured it might improve his possibilities. But no, he stubbornly insists on utilizing it and then promptly pulls this 29-inch snook out from beneath 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 acquired snagged so much. There was so many that we still managed catching a number of 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 begin coming alive, cooler climate is on the best way and the fishing ought to simply explode.

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Crystal River Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed

Immediately I went out early with Robbie, however we began at slack high tide and didn’t catch something until the water was flowing out exhausting. Been catching smaller snook and this 35 inch snook is the first huge one I’ve gotten in a month or so and a real 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 began off with three keeper reds and a trout before we determined to move. Duane, to not be out finished, adds three more keeper reds in 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 anything we threw at them. After a frustrating time period, and for as soon as wishing (kind of), that we should always have had bait Duane says let’s transfer.

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Massive Bend Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Billy

Fished a bit for a number of trout, caught perhaps three or four, to attend for water. That didn’t last long, just needed one for the field anyway, and Duane says let’s go for the reds. They have been around, even saw one with it’s fins out of the water, however they have been reluctant to feed. We stored making an attempt and ultimately put eight keepers in 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”, similar to mine from the other day, in reality we measured it at 39″, similar as mine, but a unique place.

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Incoming Chew

Florida Sportsman member: permit_me

As I was re-rigging a spare rod, I put my rod within the holder and slam, Jack grabbed the rod was on with a 26 inch purple. A pair minutes later we resume, I am just finishing 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 just about his favorite fish to catch, and this was his last trip he had earlier than heading again to New York.

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A Trip to Crystal River

Florida Sportsman member: badonskybuccaneers

Because the day progressed, the wind seemed to die down some, so we hunted some crab pot floats for tripletail on the best way out but didn’t find something authorized. We tried working one other bar along the spoils further out and picked up a pair more trout, some jacks, a redfish, and I finished my inshore slam with an honest snook.

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Steinhatchee Trip

Florida Sportsman member: Cole321

We went out the subsequent afternoon into the Gulf and fished on the grass banks north of Steinhatchee. Discovered spots where there was thin grass and adjacent oyster bars/rock piles. The primary spot we might see reds and drum tailing far and wide, the reds have been also rubbing in the grass.

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Crystal River Slam

Florida Sportsman member:Blkmnstr

Lastly had a nice sufficient day to go out to long point. We received a later start than what we needed too however have been nonetheless on the ramp in time to get to the banks earlier than the tide modified. I attached with the first trout then my girlfriend landed the subsequent three again to back.

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Brief Trip, Scorching Chew Florida Sportsman member: Jim311 The first cease 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 call to get skinny and danger getting caught within the creek in hopes of discovering an excellent chew and it paid off. Click right 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 return. The injury was to nice. At 28 1/2 inches he was authorized and will hand over some scrumptious fillets. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


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


Crystal River Trout and Sheepshead Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 After studying 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 number of extra on every different forged then acquired yet one more within the mullet gap before heading to the creeks. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Huge Bend Journey Florida Sportsman member: Flat Nuts I made an excuse to return again up your method with my daughter. We have been sneaking as much as Ocala to select up a new pup for my spouse for Valentines day beneath the guise of a quick father daughter fishing trip. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Catching within the River Florida Sportsman member: 4WARD We stayed in the river on Sunday and jumped round right here and there. Snapper weren’t very lively however a pair reds determined to play. We ended up with two reds (23 and 26 three/4 inches), one drum and a pair snappers. Click here to learn the complete forum 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 noticed the fish and made the shot. With out 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 discussion board report


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


Catching on Topwater Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I received blasted three extra occasions by giants here however they have been over hitting the plug, literally coming out of the water. My co-worker had sufficient and went to prime water as nicely. Did not take lengthy and he was crushed by an enormous. Click here to learn the complete forum report


Catching in the Creeks Florida Sportsman member: kingkong954 On our means out of the creek I managed to get my lure caught in some grass. After much yanking and pulling and cursing the lure pops out into the water and wraps around my rod tip. After some cursing and untangling I discover out the motion had someway attracted a redfish, who had eaten the lure while I untangled the road! Click here to read the complete forum 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. Look for them as you run from spot to spot. They cover slightly below the floating construction or nose as much as channel markers. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


December Massive Bend Action Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We had a unfavorable low mid morning which I wish to fish up there, properly it didn’t disappoint. The trout and reds have been laid up in the pot holes identical to they need to be in spring climate. Caught nicely over 40 good trout up to 23 inches and 20 reds up to 30 inches. Click on 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 superb battle the 31 inch fish got here to the web. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Yankeetown Reds and Trout Florida Sportsman member:StandOutI2 We ran out to a reasonably low tide, so we started trout fishing. Boy have been they on hearth, they have been consuming the whole lot, topwater, flukes, jigs, whatever we threw. Most of them being 19 to 23 inches with a couple of smaller ones combined in. After about two hours of that we went to go find some reds. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


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


No Water No Drawback Florida Sportsman member:barhopperAD Catching mullet paid off, first forged was a 26 inch purple. Little bro was catching rat reds left and proper. The water received larger and motion acquired slower. So we moved round explored just a little to discover a fishy wanting cove with numerous exercise and that REALLY paid off. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Cedar Key Motion Florida Sportsman member:Huge Bend Brian We have been with no bottomfinder as I simply sent my Furuno in for repair so our plan was to only troll a shallow broad area of intermittent exhausting bottom we used to stone crab on. Stopping in 19 ft we deployed some grouper plugs despite a fair amount of grass on the floor and within 10 minutes had our first fish. Click on here to read the complete forum report


First Trip Success Florida Sportsman member:Gman27 30 minutes later I found a pleasant creek and a number of lagoons and began working the banks with a paddle tail. I might see reds pushing bait on to the banks and numerous 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 discovered extra activity, landed another redfish of 29 inches. Click 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 back up within the glades. Made a few 25 mile run north of Flamingo to some tremendous skinny creeks. Ended up sight fishing round 10 nice reds up to 30 inches and 4 snook as much as 28 inches. All fish being caught in less than 12 inches of water. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Fishing with the Women Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Being the 2 women have never caught redfish I assumed this is able to be a great probability to place them on some fish. Didn’t actually matter most have been underneath slot, simply catching was a blast for them. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Catching in Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: barhopperAD We began off two keeper reds back to again. 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 proper there and watched him swim away. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Waccasassa Reds Florida Sportsman member: Redbonz Headed out early although it was a reasonably early low tide. Took out a buddy that has not caught loads of reds and hoped to get him into some quality fish. He was not dissatisfied as we received into them pretty good. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report


Slot Slam Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 Bob stuck to topwater like I’m positive Ted does because they need that one fish, which I perceive but 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 mind then he landed a prime of the slot redfish that inhaled his plug! I caught with the spoon then hooked the first snook! Click here to learn the complete forum report


From Tripletail to Tarpon Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We head to where the third and ultimate lure is, hopefully and positive sufficient it’s nonetheless there. We didn’t see any fish on it but made casts at it any method. My second forged and the cork goes beneath and drag begins screaming, another 10 pounder jumps. We get him netted and in the field. My youngsters both agreed that I wanted to place my rod down. Click on 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 up to now at 39 & 1/four inches and I caught a 30 incher. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


New Spot Producing Florida Sportsman member: Billy We went to an area that I’ve by no means been earlier than, Duane hadn’t been in years, and we spent a lot of the journey fishing the identical area. We put twelve keeper reds in the boat and Duane managed a snook after one other one obtained off earlier. Click on right here to learn the complete forum 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 on the lookout for. We acquired 14 reds on rattletraps, spoons and jerk baits. A couple of oversize, a couple of beneath, with the bulk within the slot. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Muddy Water, Huge Drum Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown I informed myself that once I hit this one bar, if there’s a drum on it, I was going to get him. It was shielded from the wind and would permit me to make a perfect forged. Positive enough, I round the corner and the tail was a waving. Click here to read the complete forum report


Backwater Snook and Reds Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One With the tide getting decrease every second, Duane say “Lets hit some redfish spots closer to home base”. Off we go on another wild experience and earlier than you recognize it we are sitting on some rocks with redfish swirls wanting us within the face. Pitch a spoon and a pleasant redfish goes house for dinner. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Yankeetown Drummin’ Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286 The fishing actually picked up with the incoming tide, as we released a couple of slot reds and one over slot. We also caught three black drum, all have been nice fights within the kayak. All fish have been caught less than a mile from the ramp and on stay 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, because he hit a nice 36 inch snook at the first cease. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board 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’re doubled up. Mine came in at 29 inches and his was 26 1/2, that set the tone for the day. We hit 5 or 6 spots and each spot had a faculty on it. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board 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 begin, we motored out to the boat pack and discovered all the scallops I care to wash in an inexpensive time. There are still a lot on the market and they have been huge! Click here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Combined Bag Florida Sportsman member: huntentails We began with an outgoing tide and a slight east wind. First forged was an excellent snook, but was misplaced earlier than it was boated for a photo session. We had to make a transfer a couple of hundred yards to get away from the bluefish as they have been simply tearing up something we threw. Click on here to read the complete forum report


Cedar Key Reds and Trout Florida Sportsman member: me3260 Stay shrimp and reduce ladyfish have been the bait of the day. We caught a number of on Gold Spoons, but the water is so darkish, the one hits we received on spoons have been throwing over a white sand bar, and reeling again across. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Huge Bend Snook Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed By now I’m fishing spots the place I’ve never fished before. Paid off with this large 39 inch snook that was the toughest I’ve ever caught. 3 jumps and 3 long runs and someway she didn’t wrap herself up within the sargasm. Missed one other huge one a number of casts later and left early with the grandkids visiting at house. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Massive Bend Big Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 I referred to as Pete (Snookspanker) to attempt for some snooks with the morning excessive tide. He favored the tide at present too so we went out for a fast trip. He stuck an enormous one inside the 1st half hour. The shoulders and the girth of this 40 plus incher was unreal. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


First Snook Florida Sportsman member: Lake13 We both have been on the lookout for our first snook and simply pounded until we both acquired one. 14 hours of fishing for one fish apiece. Couldn’t be happier though. What a phenomenal space and we’ll each be again. 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 huge drum pulling us round for some time. The last one that I caught was a behemoth and that was enough for me. We obtained out of there earlier than the storm and made it house still dry. Click on here to read the complete discussion board 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 here in numbers. Still small for probably the most half however it is what it is at first of the season. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Poling to the Reds Florida Sportsman member: Dveres95 We began the day trip in Mason Creek and worked south toward Chassahowitzka, with a excessive morning tide we acquired deep into the again nation to a flat that could be very lively and holds huge redfish. Click right here to read the complete discussion board report


Catching in the Creeks Florida Sportsman member: Billy We managed a number of reds and perhaps a half dozen snook that really made it to the boat. We stored hooking up the snook but a bunch simply either reduce us off or came unbuttoned before we might get them to the boat. Click here to read the complete forum report


Yankeetown Selection Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 My brother was on the town so we hit Yankeetown early. Obtained a nice snook on topwater that began the day trip great. Had a pair different snook blow ups. Then went in search of reds. Click right 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 great battle, it gill plated the line, however we saw enough to realize 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, Huge Snook Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 I heard drag screaming and noticed a wake that seemed like a torpedo going via the water. Needed to pull the powerpole up and chase it for a bit of bit then lastly it stopped making the long term and got here shut enough for me to understand it wasn’t the large purple I assumed it was. Click here to read the complete forum report


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


Yankeetown Redfish Chew Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 My step dad picked up a pair extra shorts. Nicely, the varsity died down and we started working to another area. My mom was actual quiet behind the boat and stated she sees one thing. So she throws to it and positive sufficient, it’s a pleasant 27″ purple! Her largest so far. Click here to read 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 nearly an hour. Hoisted him in the boat for a number of pics and launched him. After that I used to be exhausted and referred to as it a day. Click on right here to learn 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 within the deeper mud troughs between the islands, which still held 2 to 3 ft on the lifeless low. It has been an incredible past month in the creek and it’s solely wanting higher. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Yankeetown Redfish Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 Properly, received 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 still on the incoming and growth, started seeing reds in all places. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Massive Bend Inshore Chew Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Forum member and the Huge Bend’s weekend 4caster ripnlips has been on the fish. Catching snook, trout, redfish and extra. Click here to read 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 sort of boat management however we caught it out for a couple of hours. Tide was dashing in heavy and flooded a bunch of areas we often fish. We needed to change up a bit however it all labored out. Click on here to read the complete forum report


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


Crystal River Snook Chew Florida Sportsman member: Biggary16 Hammerhead Ted and I acquired on the market 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 long time nevertheless it scraped his 40 pound leader up and broke off. Click here to read the complete forum report


Fun with Associates Florida Sportsman member: Billy A fantastic day on the water with a couple wonderful fisherman and a lot of laughs. Virtually all fish came on prime water and a Redfish Magic sort lure. We’ll undoubtedly do this once more. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Massive 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 spouse Kayla acquired in on the motion too. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Successful 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 couple of laps across the bout she had her first black drum landed. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Huge Bend, Huge Reds Florida Sportsman member: Jim311 I pushed in additional into the creek. I spooked one good pink which I didn’t even see till he’d spooked. Then I attached once more, and again it was one other super exhausting battle. This fish was greater although, over 32 inches. It had a head on it the dimensions of a football, an actual stud fish. Click right here to read the complete forum report


Crystal River Snookin’ Florida Sportsman member: HammerheadTed We caught fish all over the place we went including some locations that haven’t produced the last couple years. Robbie obtained four decrease slot and beneath slot reds and a number of jacks. I missed an enormous snook early, but disappointment didn’t final too lengthy when i received a 31 inch snook on the next place. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


Sheepshead, Snook and Snapper Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Sheepshead Snapper and Snook have been the targeted species recently. Looks like the sheeps are finally spawning out on the rocks reefs and ledges simply offshore. They’re prepared to chew for those who get ok climate to get on the market. When the climate gets dangerous we’ve got been getting snapper and snook within the river. Reside shrimp has been the bait of selection. Click here to read the complete forum report


Massive Bend Bruisers Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We hit the primary spot, the water was clear and they have been schooled up. Watched a faculty of over slots swim down the financial institution. Then received to observe the whole faculty battle over my fluke, simply awesome to observe. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Homosassa Redfish Florida Sportsman member: floridafan Pulled in about 60 principally undersized reds however 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, each at the similar time! 21 fish in lower than 10 minutes! Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Crystal River Inshore Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips Sheepshead are beginning to present up of their regular wintertime spots. We’re still getting a by-catch of gag grouper too. All on 8 pound braid and stay shrimp. Click on right here to read the complete forum report


Afternoon Redfish Chew Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown As soon as the tide came in enough we headed out entrance to fish the outer bars. Was sluggish for an hour or so however the final hour and a half of daylight they turned on. Had a couple of doubles then switched out to topwater and acquired a number of good ones on prime. Click here to read the complete discussion board report


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


December Inshore Fishing Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips My son Jeremy came 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 extra by 11:30. Also caught these on jig and DOA Cals and some with reside shrimp on a jig. Click on right here to read 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 inform the boys to throw up there. Jacobs forged was right in the midst of them and he hooks up immediately. Click on right here to learn the complete discussion board 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 purple, and numerous snook. We managed to put twelve snook within the boat dropping more than that earlier than touching the chief. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Catching with the Youngsters Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown We headed to the first spot and started throwing topwater over some oyster bars. Obtained one 25 inch purple and a stud trout right off the bat. Pulled the hooks on two over slot reds and had a number of 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 read the complete forum report


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


Catching within the Transition Florida Sportsman member: ripnlips For the past few weeks we’ve been seeing fish transition from Summer time patterns to Fall patterns and because of this they’re in the mood to eat. Now’s the time to get out on the water and benefit from it. Click here to read the complete forum 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 as a result of they have been attached back to again! April’s was a keeper, however Sophie’s had to grow up slightly. It was legal, but we might afford to be picky and I don’t often maintain them until they’re over 20 inches. Click on right here to read the complete discussion board report


Massive Bend Redfish Motion Florida Sportsman member: cthurow Drew’s first forged together with his Zara Spook and growth, fish on! Good 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 pink, he yells, Dad that rod is bowed to the water! Click here to read the complete discussion board report


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


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


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


Tearing Up the Tripletails Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown The chop made it a sluggish boat journey out but busted one on the very first pole. The fishing was exhausting on account of waves coming over the bow and only with the ability to see down 3 to four inches but we made probably the most of it and put 5 within the box and referred to as it after about 4 hours. Click on here to learn the complete forum report


Huge Bend Slam Florida Sportsman member: Billy All the fish have been caught on synthetic and I consider we didn’t get any on topwater. The snook was about 31 inches, the purple is dinner, and the trout is back in the water. I have a spot that you would be able to virtually all the time catch a trout even on this heat so we went there so Duane might attempt to get his slam. Duane got here by way of with a Mirrodine. Click on 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 first creek we hit had more activity than I have seen out of there in virtually a yr. A gentle stream of stay shrimp stored the chew on hearth, and within an hour and a half we had 4 redfish to 28 1/2 inches, an 18 inch sheepshead and a 24 inch black drum. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


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


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


Massive Bend Snook Chew Florida Sportsman member: Snook Spanker These fish weren’t simply slobs, they have been sensible slobs identical to all the large snook I’ve encountered. In truth the primary 6 or 7 I hooked have been on topwater lures and either threw the hooks, ran me into and round rocks and snags or had me on so lengthy they wore by means of the 50 pound leader! Click right here to learn the complete forum report


Wrecking the Reds Florida Sportsman member: PONCE Brandon and I had the perfect 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 mushy plastic paddle tail on a jig. The large fish came first then as the tide was bottoming out came the 4 26 and 27 slots for the cooler. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report


Tarpon and Scallops within the Huge Bend Florida Sportsman member: Bluewaterdrew Started off the day at my honey gap. Caught a number of jacks and runners. Then Jen hooked a pleasant little Tarpon that burned off numerous line and gave us several great jumps for the digital camera. Later we headed out for scallops and shortly obtained out limit. Click on here to read the complete forum report


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


Massive Bend Inshore Chew Florida Sportsman member: Scott Crown My brother stated he was uninterested in catching jack so he declined to throw into the insanity. I obtained hit 3 times before getting buttoned up. This was a greater class of fish. Thought it was one of many 12 to 15 pound jacks however after a superb battle a 10 pound allow 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 acquired a boat restrict of scallops in an honest period of time. We had time in the present day to even get some fishing executed. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report


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


Huge 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 purple and he too loses it. We’re considering perhaps we’re getting rusty. Click right here to learn the complete forum report


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


Getting to the Point Florida Sportsman member: shuterkng Forum member shuterkng received out this weekend and received into the fish! Fishing Lengthy Point with stay shrimp produced some nice fish, together with black drum and flounder. Click 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. Noticed some reds however obtained no action. Lastly I eased us up alongside a bar, gave it a forged and fish on! Took me beneath the boat a few occasions however managed to convey him to the web woman. Click right here to read the complete forum report.


Shired Island Monster and Extra Florida Sportsman member: jwroe I started throwing my prime water at it, however no luck, and a few minutes later , the tail pops up once more. My wife casts a shrimp to it, and off to the races. She nails a nice 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 on the boat. Click here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Cedar Key Trout and Macks Florida Sportsman member: lboverhof After being carried out with catching mackerel and earlier than the tide slowly started coming back in, we started drifting over some grass between three to 4 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 different boat on the market, however around 3:00 I go searching and it appears like a parking zone. There needed to have been 15+ boats that have been fairly close to each other on the flats! Click here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Reds, Over and Underneath Florida Sportsman member: Billy No fish dinner tonight. Two over slots that have been fat and wholesome, plus eight underneath slots. I did catch a trout however no snook. All fish came on spoons, redfish magic, and mushy jerkbaits. Click right here to read the complete discussion board 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 huge mud flat that has some scattered fish on it to see if we might sight fish some. We see a couple 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. Another nice upper slot fish joins the celebration. Click on 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 on right here for how-to movies, function stories, and extra!



Slammin’ the Huge Bend Backcountry Florida Sportsman member: Billy Nonetheless on the lookout for reds and making an attempt to avoid 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 acquired it within the boat. The world we fish has some good snook but they aren’t straightforward to catch until it warms up a bit. Click on here to learn the complete discussion board report.


Mild Deal with, Low Tides and Keeper Trout Florida Sportsman member: PONCE I completed immediately around noon and took off to Waccasassa. Brief and Candy, here it is guys I`m not going to cover where , what bait and every thing. Obtained on the water at 2:30 this afternoon and headed in round 5:30. Fished the outgoing tide again within the creeks and caught Trout as much as 18.5 inches and a small Purple around 16 inches. Click on here to read the complete discussion board report.


Seein’ Pink in Cedar Key Florida Sportsman member: GatoRella The contrast of a darkish fish on a light-weight coloured bottom made them real straightforward targets for sight fishing. For the subsequent hour or so we took turns netting and releasing massive over slot reds, high-fiving, and usually having an awesome time. We ended up with 3 keeper reds together with 2 bookend 27 inch tourney winners, a handful trout, and a bunch of 30 plus inch over slots. Click right 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 determined to fish a couple of of the points 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 field for a couple dinners until this climate cleans up. Click on right here to learn the complete forum report.


MidDay Trout Chew Florida Sportsman member: dakilmartin1 We worked the sides of deeper cuts in the course of the outgoing tide and the shallow flats on the incoming. Each fish was taken on a MirroDine and several have been sight fished. Lengthy mild leaders and longer casts have been the trick at the moment. Each Rob and I caught our private greatest trout at the moment on onerous baits however I used to be extra excited for rob as this was his first journey down the river! We easily put a limit of upper slot trout within the boat at present however solely stored a dozen. Click right here to read the complete forum report.


Steinhatchee Bulls Florida Sportsman member: JC_UF_ITK Outdoors of a handful of trout, three being keepers, we managed two monster redfish on a double hook up. The first fish ate a jerkbait and was adopted by two others. A quick forged of a spinnerbait managed the second fish. One weighed 26 pounds and the opposite was 20 pounds. Click right here to learn the complete discussion board report.


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