November 15, 2016. Attached is a video presentation I recently made to the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, providing an overview of kayak fishing in the county as well as some ideas for including it in the county’s tourism program.
September 26, 2016 Report. First, a bit of bad news, as Tampa / St. Pete cleans up after spilling millions of gallons of sewage into Tampa Bay and a phosphate mining operation west of Tampa encounters a massive sink hole resulting in millions of gallons of polluted water flushing down into our precious aquifer. Let’s be thankful we live in an area with lower population and a lower level of water quality problems.
The good news, of course, is that fall is just around the corner, along with some of the best fishing of the year. I was out Saturday, and got 5 snook, four in the first hour after first light. One was a bruiser, and the other 4 were in the 10-20 inch range. If we can avoid a major cold spell this winter, next year could very well be the best snook season we’ve had around here.
I’ll be giving a presentation at the Fire-Up Citrus conference to be held October 6 at the Quality Inn on Hwy 486 in Hernando, where I’ll present some ideas for incorporating kayak fishing in the county’s tourism program. Everyone is invited to attend.
September 9, 2016 Fishing Report. Well, the remnants of Hurricane Hermine did a number on Crystal River and my fishing area. Lots of debris all around the city with FEMA coming in to assess the damage. My favorite restaurant adjacent to one of my favorite launch sites, Pecks Old Port Cove, was damaged pretty bad and is closed for repairs and Fort Island Trail out to the beach is closed. I went out a few days ago and managed 3 redfish, however, it will take a few more days for the water to clear up and the floating grass to clear. The next 2-3 months should be some of the best fishing of the year, so get ready.
August 26, 2016 Fishing Report. I haven’t been out much the last few weeks, deciding instead to sleep a bit later rather than putting up with the hot weather and slow bite. The baitfish are starting to make their appearance, and reports of redfish starting to invade the coastal area will get me out more often. The next few months should provide some of the best fishing of the year, so, like me, get off your duffs and head out there.