Florida's Gulf Coast Fishing

From: Tarpon Springs to Crystal River, Fl.
Date: 15 Oct 1999
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10/15/99 Fishing Report for Tarpon Springs to Crystal River, Fl. By Capt. Dennis Royston


The first part of the week the weather was wonderful. Clear skies, low winds and daytime highs in the upper 80s. However as I write this we are preparing for hurricane Irene. The storm is passing the keys now and is expected to pass to the east of us in the early morning hours on Saturday.

I think it is safe to say that this weekend will be a washout. It will probably be a good time to get those last minute chores done to your tackle. Install new line on your reels, check your rods for cracked or broken eyes and get that tackle box ready for some serious fishing in the next few weeks.

Snook, Redfish and Trout are all eating much better then they were a few weeks ago and the best is yet to come. For Snook in the late evening, night or early morning I prefer artificial lures. During daylight hours live bait will generally do better.

King mackerel are starting to show on the reefs south of Tarpon Springs and should be arriving soon at the artificial reefs along Pasco and Hernando counties.

Spanish mackerel are showing up in good numbers all up and down the Gulf coast.

When Irene passes - Get out and go FISHIN

For more information call (727)863-3204 - Capt. Dennis Royston