fishing report

FRESHWATER

LAKE ROUSSEAU — Bill Burgess of Lake Rousseau RV and Fishing said the wind and weather has severely limited the catches of bluegill, crappie and catfish. Bass are biting on topwater baits, with some weighing 2-4 pounds hitting on Devil’s Horses and poppers in deeper water. Early morning and late evening are the best times, look close to the weeds.

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CRYSTAL RIVER/BARGE CANAL — Ed’s Tackle Shop reports scallops are good in 5-7 feet of water, with everybody getting their limit. Black drum are near the barge biting on blue crabs.

KING’S BAY — Captain Louie Argiro of Florida Fishing Adventures (352-601-1963, www.floridafishingadventures.com), based out of Pete’s Pier in Crystal River, said, "We are thankful this week to have weathered the storm and made it through another close call in Citrus County. The scallop season has been truly amazing and we don’t see an end in sight. If you have been waiting to book a trip this is the time to do it.

"As for the inshore fishing side of things we are loving the redfishing this time of year. When the redfish really start to show up we should have some great fishing."

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Contact Chronicle sports reporter Chris Bernhardt at 352-563-5660, chris.bernhardt@chronicleonline.com or on twitter @cpbernhardtjr.

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