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Crystal River Plantation Inn Home to Fishermen

Capt. Mike Locklear
April 7, 2009
Homosassa - Saltwater Fishing Report

It was April 4, Saturday about 8:00 as I put in at Pete's Pier. The ramp was slippery than owl crap as I caught myself the first time but went bottoms down the second time. Damn Crocs, I said to myself as I dusted off my pants seat.

This morning we departed from the Plantation Inn. My new clients are Mike and Trisha Browne from Clermont.

The day started out breezy but by noon the bay had slicked off smooth. We could see the trout in the gin clear waters ahead of us. Trisha cast and landed the first trout and let out a yell!

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We stopped for lunch after Trisha and Mike landed 5 nice keepers. Just the right amount for a fish fry that Trisha's Mom would cook later on. I might add that Trisha caught the biggest trout.

Tides were kind of funky for redfish, barely moving and not a very high tide. We came upon a small pod of reds and one of the bronze beauties ate Mike's bait. So, Mike outdid his wife true to his Mother's prediction. But there is no real competition between this happy couple.

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Just take into account a 450-pound Blue Marlin that Trisha landed on the West Coast while at El Cid Marina in Mazatlan to her husband's 250-pounder.

A couples picture of the one that did not get away back at the Plantation Inn.

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32 years in the business.Fish with one of the best known fishing guides of Florida. Specializing in light tackle and fly-fishing for tarpon, cobia, redfish and spotted sea trout. Come aboard a 24' custom Carolina skiff equipped with 2007 Mercury 4-stroke, a wireless Motorguide bowmount trolling motor, a wireless Powerpole anchor for efficient operation with a licensed guide sine 1976. The tuna tower helps the captain see those fish before you start fishing! That's the advantage!

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%MacRae's of Homosassa
5300 S. Cherokee Way
Homosassa, FL 34446
Phone: 352-628-4207
Alt. Phone: 352-422-1927
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