Crystal River Fishing

The 2021 Crystal River Fishing Calendar

By January 7, 2021No Comments
a group of fisherman holding grouper they caught in Crystal River

Getting revved up for the 2021 fishing season here in Crystal River and we decided to put together a fishing calendar for the year. That said, we are in one of the most active fisheries in Florida and this calendar is based on average statistics, these are not set in stone for the current year. Depending on water temps, we can see different species at any time of year. However, it will give you a good idea of what to expect, month by month, for the 2021 fishing year!

*Italic means fishing is good, not excellent.

January

Saltwater:

  • Flounder
  • Grouper
  • Grunt
  • Ladyfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Tripletail
  • Amberjack
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Mangrove Snapper

Freshwater:

  • Black Crappie
  • Sunshine Bass
  • Channel Catfish

February

Saltwater:

  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Tripletail
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Redfish
  • Grouper
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Snook

Freshwater:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Sunshine Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Channel Catfish

March

Saltwater:

  • Bluefish
  • Redfish
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Seatrout
  • Sheepshead
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Tripletail
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Grouper
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Pompano
  • Porgy
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Snook
  • Triggerfish

Freshwater:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Sunshine Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Channel Catfish
  • Tilapia

a picture of a snook

April

Saltwater:

  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Flounder
  • Grunt
  • Ladyfish
  • King Mackerel
  • Pompano
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Sheepshead
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Tripletail
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Sharks
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish
  • Tuna

Freshwater:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Tilapia

May

Saltwater:

  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Grouper
  • Grunt
  • Ladyfish
  • King Mackerel
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Seatrout
  • Sheepshead
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Tripletail
  • Amberjack
  • Flounder
  • Shark
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish
  • Tuna

Freshwater:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Tilapia

a picture of a fisherman fighting a tarpon in Crystal river

June

Saltwater:

  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea bass
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Grouper
  • Grunt
  • Ladyfish
  • King Mackerel
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Shark
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Red Snapper
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Mahi
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Sailfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Triggerfish
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna

Freshwater:

  • Bluegill
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Channel Catfish
  • Tilapia

July

Saltwater:

  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Mahi
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Bluefish
  • Grouper
  • Grunt
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Shark
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Red Snapper
  • Tarpon
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel
  • Sailfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Triggerfish
  • Tuna

Freshwater:

  • Bluegill
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Tilapia

August

Saltwater:

  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Black Drum
  • Grunt
  • Ladyfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Shark
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Tarpon
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Mahi
  • Redfish
  • Flounder
  • Grouper
  • King Mackerel
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Triggerfish
  • Tuna

Freshwater:

  • Bluegill
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Channel Catfish
  • Tilapia

a picture of a redfish and black drum

Septemeber

Saltwater:

  • Barracuda *rare
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Black Drum
  • Grunt
  • Ladyfish
  • King Mackerel
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Seatrout
  • Porgy
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Lane Snapper
  • Amberjack
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Redfish
  • Flounder
  • Grouper
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Shark
  • Sheepshead
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish
  • Tuna

Freshwater:

  • Bluegill
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Channel Catfish
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Tilapia

October

Saltwater:

  • Bluefish
  • Ladyfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda
  • Black Sea bass
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Grouper
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel
  • Sheepshead
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish

Freshwater:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Sunshine Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Tilapia

a picture of a grouper

November

Saltwater:

  • Flounder
  • Grouper
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Grunt
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Sheepshead
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Triggerfish

Freshwater:

  • Bluegill
  • Channel Catfish
  • Black Crappie
  • Redear Sunfish

December

Saltwater:

  • Flounder
  • Grouper
  • Permit
  • Sheepshead
  • Amberjack
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Grunt
  • Ladyfish
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Tripletail

Freshwater:

  • Sunshine Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Channel Catfish
Eric Bonneman

Eric Bonneman

Just a guy who fishes and writes about his experiences.