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Captain's Corner: Power plants, rivers are hot spots in the cold

Warm-water refuges: Winter conditions have come early on the Nature Coast. This last frontal passage dropped the nearshore water temperatures into the mid-50s and sent fish scurrying to warm water.

Power plants: Hot water discharges produced by area electrical generating facilities are no secret. The plants at the mouth of the Anclote and Crystal rivers provide great winter fishing. Understanding the flow of the warm-water plume outside of the main discharge can lead to good fishing without crowding one another in the main channel. Pay attention to the flow of current outside of the main discharge canal. Incoming tides typically run to the north and on falling tides run to the south of these discharge areas.

Rivers: From the Anclote north to Hommasassa there are multiple spring-fed rivers that provide a haven of warm water flowing from the aquifer at a year-round 72 degrees. On the coldest mornings an area shrouded with steam may indicate small springs that will produce good action.

Capt. Troy P. Sapp with Fins and Tails Guide Service can be reached at (813) 920-6928.

Captain's Corner: Power plants, rivers are hot spots in the cold 12/05/08 [Last modified: Friday, December 5, 2008 7:36pm]
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