Skip to main content
Home Big Bend General Fishing & The Outdoors

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.


Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

Preview This Month's Issue

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Florida Sportsman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.


Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now