Crystal River Florida

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Crystal River Florida

Postby C-Hawk » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:02 pm

Hey folks, just a quick Florida tease. No ice here, but until this week, it's been cool. Caught some spotted sea trout today and a ladyfish. Nothing huge, but one trot was a keeper. Pics are tough in the kayak. Big bellies are tough in the kayak. Fun day!
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby finsntins » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:01 am

looks nice jeff,definetly better than being in the north east!!!!!don't be in any rush to get home.it might be tight fit in the yak,but at least you made room for a cooler!!!!!!
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:01 pm

Hi Jeff,
Enjoy your stay in the sunshine state. No rush coming back north.
Keep us posted on your daily catches.
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby Reelax » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:58 pm

That is funny Jeff, cause we will be down exactly to that area in 4 weeks. We stay in weekiwachi just to the south but go to fish the crystal river sometimes... some of the best manatee action anywhere! Props up and lines out!

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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby C-Hawk » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:30 pm

We're actually staying on the Homosossa River in Homossa. 1/4 mile from the Freezer. When the Manatees crowd up in the head waters of the rivers, the guides hate it, because they can only maintain head speed until you make the Gulf. More time riding than fishing.
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby C-Hawk » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:18 pm

Caught a few mangrove snapper today, and lost a few mermaids
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby Reelax » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:11 am

I see you made it to the mermaid show... Next you should visit the eagles nest sink...

Eagle’s Nest Sinkhole, Florida from The 11 Most Dangerous ...
http://www.theactivetimes.com/content/1 ... angerous...
The Eagle’s nest has good visibility and wide entryways. Still, this sinkhole is only for advanced divers. About 300 feet deep – some spots even go as deep as 1,035 feet – it has to be approached with extreme caution. Common mistakes people make is not descending and ascending really, really slowly. Nitrogen narcosis is a realistic possibility.




They have had many divers not make it out, but it is a really fun place to swim on a hot day...
(if you can find it out in the wilderness)
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby fishy1 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:21 am

nice jeff thanks for keeping me updated will be fishing sebastian inlet in less than a month. cant wait sunshine and best ocean shore fishing anywhere.
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby C-Hawk » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:06 pm

Florida fishing. Homosossa River
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby fishy1 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:06 pm

great jeff keep the pics coming love it. so glad you and paula are having a great vacation
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:51 pm

C-Hawk wrote:Florida fishing. Homosossa River

That's an ugly mermaid or a beautiful Manatee :?
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby C-Hawk » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:24 pm

Blew it today, lost a nice redfish
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby Reelax » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:21 pm

That is a very cool
Pic of that Manatee ...

Thanks Jeff
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby C-Hawk » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:42 pm

We did a bass trip today with Captain Mick Maynard on the Harris Chain of Lakes . Bass were a little slow, with a few decent fish caught, but I was happy to get my first gar.
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Re: Crystal River Florida

Postby Reelax » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:26 am

The gars are spawning where the mud and weekiwachi rivers meet about mile up stream from the ocean just above Bayport. Did you use rope flies? They breach surface and can be over 6ft long. True dinosaurs.. never been able to get one to boat...

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