Redfish, Trout, and Snook have been on fire!!! This past weeks trips produced some quality fish!!!

Hey there guys, some amazing fishing has been taking place in Crystal River the last week.  The trifecta of Redfish, Trout, and Snook we all love were sure chewing the last couple weeks.

The redfish bite has been quite good, and some nice fish have been brought aboard lately.  Live shrimp and cut pinfish have been the ticket to a quick bite.  Snook are plentiful as ever, and we have been catching them right along side of the redfish.    Look for schools of bait around the islands paired with moving water for that hot bite.  The tide swings have been pretty strong with the east wind we’ve been getting, so getting to these fish was a bit hard the last few days.  That’s where the trout bite comes in to play on these blown out tides.  Limits of trout have been caught this last week for my guests.  The old school popping cork, with a 2 ft leader underneath with an 1/8th ounce jig has been my choice.  I tell all my guests aboard to POP those corks nice and loud.  When fishing with a popping cork, its important to pop them loud enough to drive that trout off the bottom to eat your bait.

 

Something that’s been circling around the fishing community for quite some time is a proposed limit change for trout. The biggest difference state wide is that a guide will no longer count as a person aboard to count towards the bag limit of fish.  Most of us in our area practice this anyway, as I always have.  As much as us guides fish, it would be destructive to our fisheries to take an extra 5 keeper trout on each charter.  Sustainability is something I preach, and is of the upmost importance to me as a guide and passionate angler.  Each region is different, but you can keep up to date HERE in order to make sure your within FWC regulations.

 

That wraps up this week’s report. Hope you guys enjoyed, and to book a trip, call me at 352-634-2901. Thanks and tight lines until next time,

Captain Colin Guy