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12/24 crystal river trout time

Biggary16Biggary16 Senior MemberDunnellonPosts: 469 Deckhand
Went out today and there was not one boat at the first ramp on ft island trail. There is a downed tree in the canal right at the docks so those that have large boats probably shouldn't put in there. Small boats no problem.
It was pretty windy but found a bunch of trout in the river. My buddy and I caught 60 trout, a dozen Spanish mackerel, and a ton of lady fish. We let them all go. Most of the trout were small only 5 or 6 would have kept but it was a blast. We found a hole that you would get a bite within the count of ten on every cast with a shrimp. Ran out of shrimp and they would hit gulps just as fast. Threw topwater and tried out mirrodines and they worked too. Caught some pinfish with a throw net and those didn't last very long either.

Overall was a great day. Couldn't run into anything big except something that stole a mirrodine from me. This is a pretty awesome fishery!

Didn't take many pics was too busy.

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