Withlacoochee River Report
Flowing water seems to be a real magnet for largemouth bass, panfish, and catfish lately. Aggressively fished top-water baits (Pop-R’s and buzzbaits) fished at dawn and dusk hours will continue to be productive means for bass. Bluegill, warmouth, and redear sunfish along with channel catfish will take baits fished on the bottom. Although water levels are up in the river be aware of the dangers submerged rock piles present and obey all signage.
This 157-mile stream originates in Green Swamp in Hernando County and flows north to the Gulf at Yankeetown. The stream has many limerock areas and associated swamps. Water levels fluctuate except in Lake Rousseau and the area just above the influence of Rainbow River. Water color is dark during the rainy season and clear during low water. Public ramps are located at S.R. 44 in Rutland, C.R. 470 north of Lake Panasofkee, the Outlet River west of Lake Panasofkee on C.R. 470 in Sumter County, C.R. 39 north of SR 200 in Citrus County, U.S. Highway 41 at Dunnellon and SR 40 at Yankeetown.
Angler Lands New Catfish Record Ice FishingLearn More »
Angler Lands New Catfish Record Ice Fishing
Angler goes ice fishing for crappie, instead lands a record flathead catfish. You got to see the video to believe it!
Duo Wins Catfish Tournament By 100 PoundsLearn More »
Duo Wins Catfish Tournament By 100 Pounds
Thanks to some massive blue cats, Billy Daniels and Walter Blizzard were able to win a King Kat tournament by an amazing 100-pounds over their next competitor.
Drawdown begins for Lake Erling structure repairsLearn More »
Drawdown begins for Lake Erling structure repairs
TAYLOR – Contractors for International Paper have begun lowering the water level of Lake Erling in preparation for routine spillway and water control structure inspections. The lake will be lowered three feet to allow inspectors to examine the concrete and mechanical structures that are used to adjust and maintain the lake’s water levels.