December 18, 2021

Crystal River Fishing Report | December 18, 2021

black drum caught bowfishing in crystal river

Bowfishing has been phenomenal in the waters surrounding Crystal River, Florida over the last three weeks!

The cooler water has been bringing in larger Sheepshead and Black Drum with temperatures averaging around 65 degrees. I’ve been catching most of my bigger fish on the outer sand bars, oyster bars, rock piles and any other available structures.

Since the water is deeper, you have to take your time and really look to find the fish. I have been fishing  in between Homosassa, Crystal River, Yankeetown, and Cedar Key. On the low tides, I’ve been getting my larger Long Nose Gar on the salt water flats. They have been averaging between 22-28lbs.

During this time of the year, I have been using the Innerloc Grappler to hook all of the larger fish along with an extended AMS bottle retriever. This allows more line in the reel so, when fish run, you don’t run out of line. Overall, the fishing has been excellent over here in the Nature Coast!

If you’d like to get in on the action, give me a call.
Until next time – Tight Lines!

Captain Justin Dymond

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