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October fishing in Crystal River, FL

October is an exiting time for fishing in Crystal River. As the weather starts to get colder and the tides get lower it introduces a whole new dynamic of fishing compared to Florida's warmer months. While the Redfish action is getting better and better the trout, Sheepshead and Black drum are starting to make their move in to the backcountry creeks and shallow flats of Crystal River, Florida.

Trout fishing in Crystal River

Nothing compares to the fantastic Trout fishing that Crystal River has to offer. This time of year you can expect to catch not only an abundance of Trout but also BIG Trout often reaching sizes well over 20 inches!

October Redfish

Crystal River has one of the greatest fisheries in the state of Florida and is know for its abundance of big Redfish! They can be caught in the Backcountry creeks, Mangrove points and flats in Crystal River, FL and October is one of the best times of year to target them. The colder weather makes them move inshore and easy to fish for!


When it comes to sheepshead fishing you cant get much better than Crystal River, FL. These fish are not only a blast to catch but also delicious! In October we target them around oyster bars and also in deep rocky areas of our mangrove creeks. They are easy to catch with Shrimp and fight hard when hooked, making them a highly sought after game fish in Florida.

Black drum fishing

Black drum are one of our larger fish species here in Crystal River. During the fall they can be targeted in large schools out on the flats and also around the rocky bottom areas on Crystal River, Florida. They fight extremely hard and can be caught on a wide variety of baits including Shrimp, Blue crab and cut bait fished on the bottom.

Time to get out there and fish!

One of the best ways to get out there this fall and take advantage of the fantastic fishing that Crystal River, FL has to offer is to book a fishing charter with Capt. Memphis. He has a passion for fishing and loves to share his knowledge with his clients. Memphis offers half-day and full-day fishing trips out of Crystal River, Florida.

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