Crystal River 11/29

Florida Sportsman

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member anglerbros 7286's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Crystal River
    Posts
    286

    Crystal River 11/29

    A couple days prior to today we thought it would be a decent day on the water. Wanted to head to some rocks about 9 miles from the end marker to see if the sheephead started to come in yet. Half way there around 9:30 and it's already 12mph wind and we start crashing into waves. I lost interest to keep going if the conditions would only get worse so we head to closer rocks I found earlier this year. Usually they are in 8ft today it was low tide and they we literally sticking out of the water in about 4 1/2ft. I was disappointed how shallow it was managed only 1 seabass around 11" so I started heading back to try one deep spot I like for seabass then try getting out of the wind. Wind and tide was so strong trying to anchor was difficult but then the seabass bite got crazy with all big sea bass instead of the little ones. I would bring in one measure it over 10" toss it toward the front of the boat for my friend jake to put into the livewell he hooks up with a 12" seabass. We couldn't wait to even put the fish away we were tossing them on the floor trying to get a bait in the water asap! After about 15-20 minutes of this bite we brought in 5 nice seabass with two around 12" and a nice sheephead a little short of 16". Bite slowed down we looked at the floor and was like I guess we can put the fish away now . Moved around a bit in this nice hole, picked up a keeper here and there and then I got another sheephead pushin 17" you can see in the pic the waves were growing even inshore. Left around 1:30 bass fished a little in the river caught a couple little ones and called it a day, glad we were able to make a decent day out of it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails sheephead.jpg   sheephead and seabass.jpg  

  2. #2
    Senior Member PONCE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Big Bend Fla
    Posts
    5,605
    That wind and waves can be a real pain in the. Better days ahead

  3. #3
    Senior Member Billy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Homosassa
    Posts
    1,742
    I was out yesterday and it was difficult, at best, to hold the boat in the wind. Slipped into a channel I know and kept three sea bass that were in the 12 inch measurement. One nice trout too.

    It certainly looks rough from your picture and I'm glad I stayed home today. Good job in less than ideal conditions. The sheephead is certainly a nice bonus.

    Bill
    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."

  4. #4
    Moderator ripnlips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Crystal River / Summerfield
    Posts
    2,260
    Fishing in bad weather conditions will make you a better fisherman. It sure has for me. Nice haul.

  5. #5
    Moderator capt louie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    citrus county
    Posts
    5,230
    Those will fry up nice.
    "You'll get your weather"

  6. #6
    Senior Member troutman57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Homosassa Florida
    Posts
    3,683
    Love those seabass, Those seas look angry...probably a good move holding inside.
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber

  7. #7
    Senior Member Redbonz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Ocala
    Posts
    3,226
    Yea them seas look like a good day to stay home...Good mess of eats....
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways.

  8. #8
    Senior Member anglerbros 7286's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Crystal River
    Posts
    286
    That was only two miles from shore it was alot worse like 6 miles out when we turned around.

  9. #9
    Senior Member ANUMBER1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Ozello Fl.
    Posts
    4,136
    I would have turned around at 1A.. before making that big jump to Gomez or Delta.
    This place rocks!
    Now

  10. #10
    Senior Member angler18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Orlando,Homosassa
    Posts
    2,037
    looks a little bumpy out there, but you guys came home with some nice eats

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •