Post from the past 6 trips in Crystal River and Yankeetown

Got a little backed up on the posts so I apologize. They've been on Youtube and Facebook but I forget to come on here sometimes. I've made about 6 trips in the past month and a half. Starting with the most recent.

Redfish with Gary 8/25
My first trip on Garys Action Craft with the new Mercury Pro Xs. It was super quiet, smooth and top speed was impressive with a 4 blade prop. We went for Redfish and we got a couple 21-22"ers quick then we moved around and as the water went out the wind picked up and it became more difficult to fish. Got a couple small reds and snook as well. Some were on shrimp and some we on gold spoons. Off the water by 11:30am.

Go Pro Video
https://youtu.be/SJUehTPN2Yk

Redfish with Corey 8/15
We spent 90% of the day fishing new areas to us in Yankeetown for the first time. Caught a couple reds at each spot using live shrimp either free lined with a split shot or on a bobber. Found a couple spots where the small reds were schooled up and managed a couple on artificial. Then one spot had a bunch of small reds and black drum. Ended up catching 25 Reds and about 7 drum. Lost both of the biggest reds of the day somehow! I let Corey tie his own hook 1 time and thats when he loses the 25" red go figure. Caught like 6 reds over 18" but only 2 were over 20".

Go Pro Video
https://youtu.be/W8IGRpsTkm8

Cobia and Grouper with Kayak Chris 8/2
Went out to 15ft and caught some snapper, grunt, grouper and a cobia. There was several 10-11.5" snapper but no real big ones. Brad managed 1 27" gag after it pulled him into the structure a few times. Bite slowed down and I caught a hogfish which was pretty cool. Then the sharks and remoras were the only things biting so we headed in to do some scalloping. Visibility was poor and it was high tide but we managed 75 in less than an hour.

Go Pro Videos
Just the Cobia and Gag
https://youtu.be/niE1V4NERV0
Whole Day
https://youtu.be/lEKwugzF_to

Big Snook 7/29
We wanted to get a snook before sunset in Yankeetown but we didn't hit the water till 6pm giving us about an hour and a half to fish. Had several big fish follow my topwater and crush it (off camera of course) but no real commitments. Jake managed 1 37" snook on a yellow diving yozuri that he loves to make the trip worth it.

Go Pro Video
https://youtu.be/hkWiZ1zrUg0

Shallow Water Goliath Grouper, Small Trout and Scallops 7/26
Did the usual caught like 10 trout in an hour, did a little bit of scalloping and then we went spearfishing. None of my spearfishing spots are more than 5 miles from where we scallop. We actually found some really cool spots! I couldn't believe my eyes when I swam up on a 300lb Goliath Grouper in less than 10ft of water! Hope these spots hold sheepshead, gags, and bigger snapper once the water cools down.

Go Pro Video
https://youtu.be/e92kFtsKdJs

Replies

  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,704 Moderator
    Neat stuff.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 3,132 Captain
    Great report,thanks. Some really nice fish. Crazy how well that Goliath blends in.
    You should have been here yesterday
  • Snook SpankerSnook Spanker Inglis / YankeetownPosts: 1,779 Captain
    You really get yourself into some cool places Kid!!! And always catching something special! Thanks for sharing w/ us!!!
    I am'z what I am'z and that'z all that I am'z!! > Popeye!
  • Baroberts25Baroberts25 Posts: 6 Greenhorn
    Big fan of the videos, keep up the great work, I always get pumped about my next trip after your videos.
  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,533 Captain
    Nicely done....
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • mburke001 aka TripleBmburke001 aka TripleB Posts: 1,230 Officer
    :fishing

    Nice
  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 152 Deckhand
    Big fan of the videos, keep up the great work, I always get pumped about my next trip after your videos.

    Thants for sure im setting home in NC and see one of his gopro and next thing you know im in the truck headed south for 8 hours. Have not been able to do near as good as this man but im persistent one day it will all come together i hope. Justin if you ever want me to show you how to really catch some fish come with me ha ha ha keep up the great post brother.
  • anglerbros 7286anglerbros 7286 Crystal RiverPosts: 621 Officer
    I'm usually scared to post on here because of how good everyone else is! Thanks for the kind words, good to know I'm not that bad lol Anyways with a shallow draft and trolling motor I'd tag along. I'm very limited
  • Rick1-2Rick1-2 HorseshoePosts: 919 Officer
    love your vids, I'd been wondering were you were, you got nothing to fear, you keep up with the rest of em
    if i swam up on a goliath grouper like that i would have been like an octopus inking exept it would have been brown
  • HammerheadTedHammerheadTed Posts: 1,226 Officer
    Great mix of fish and a couple real good ones. Fun seeing that Snook jump around!
  • anglerbros 7286anglerbros 7286 Crystal RiverPosts: 621 Officer
    Rick1-2 wrote: »
    love your vids, I'd been wondering were you were, you got nothing to fear, you keep up with the rest of em
    if i swam up on a goliath grouper like that i would have been like an octopus inking exept it would have been brown

    I had to edit out that part hahaha he turned around and looked like he wanted to eat us and we all freaked out like like girls and ran from it lol
  • nicknick Crystal RiverPosts: 4,656 Captain
    That's my rock pile:nono
  • huntentailshuntentails Posts: 1,696 Captain
    Great Stuff Justin
    hope to see some of that action soon:grin
    Your a better fisherman that You give Yourself credit for:thumbsup
    Keep Afterem :beer
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