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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Warm Winter Weather Restores Area's Summer Fishing Patterns

Published Dec 9, 2007
Though there has long been a splinter population of snook in the Crystal and Homosassa rivers in this area, those fish depended on the warm outflow of the springs for winter survival. The Withlacoochee, though fed by some spring-fed rivers, is largely a surface-water river and usually much colder than the Crystal and Homosassa. But that no longer seems to make much difference when winter has become a second summer. Snook, a tropical species, require water temperatures above 58 degrees year-round to survive.

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