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Blue Creek

Taylor County, Florida.

Blue Creek midpoint in Perry, Florida.

Blue Creek ends in Perry, Florida.

6.46 miles long (10.40 kilometers)

39720.59 miles (63924.12 sq kilometers)

About The Blue Creek

About Blue Creek, FL

Blue Creek is a 7-mile freshwater river in the south of Taylor County in Florida. The creek is near Sylvanmir Farms Airport-6FL4 on its south end, while its north end runs and disappears among marshes and into White Oak Swamp. It is located in the countryside, in the middle of grasslands and forests. The place is isolated, and the creek is narrow. To its west is the Upper Steinhatchee Conservation Area.

Blue Creek may be isolated, but its south trail crossing the Beach Road is near many fishing spots like Big Daddy's Fish Camp and Lodge, Apalachee Inshore Charters, and Reel Epic Charters of Florida. These places offer promising fish catches which makes many anglers enthusiastic about going over this side of Taylor County. There are also several bait shops nearby, including Whites Bait House. Although a small beach, Keaton Beach offers swimming opportunities to families on trips. RV campsites are very popular in the area and places like Old Pavilion RV Camp Ground and Island Time RV Camp Sites offer good opportunities for overnight camping.

Blue Creek Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Blue Creek, FL

Blue Creek may be narrow, but fish species like sea trout, redfish, largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, redear sunfish, snapper, and crappie are found in Blue Creek, especially on its wider spots near White Oak Swamp. Fish species eat zooplankton and small crayfish as juveniles and move along the creek to find small fish to eat as they grow. Amphibians and insects are also found in some parts of the stream. Visitors also need to look out for some snakes and alligators.

Blue Creek is covered in the shade of the trees, and its isolation from the population makes it a serene place to set up and fish. There are many commercialized fishing spots near Keaton Beach, but Blue Creek and Fish Creek are preferable for solo anglers who like to fish in solitude and with a bit of challenge. Techniques used in the creek are fly fishing, jigging, or baitcasting. The best lures to use in the stream include peeled shrimp, crayfish, and worms. Looking for woods or channels in the water helps locate where fish go for cover. Casting repeatedly on the same target area is an excellent technique to get the right angle at which fish bite. The place is not always visited by people; hence fish can sense if there are new and alarming sounds around, which might cause them to scramble away. Staying quiet and composed is the best way to patiently wait for the game in the creek.

Blue Creek Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Fall fishing in shallow parts of the creek gets a lot of fish and is best for sight fishing some bass and catfish. Fall fishing is mostly popular due to fully grown largemouth bass. With shade all over the creek, the weather is cool and is good to fish in on any day. Anglers must prepare for bugs by bringing bug repellents. The month with the highest precipitation in the creek is August and November has the lowest. January is the coldest month averaging 40.1 degrees Fahrenheit and the hottest being in July, averaging 90.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Fall fishing in shallow parts of the creek gets a lot of fish and is best for sight fishing some bass and catfish. Fall fishing is mostly popular due to fully grown largemouth bass. With shade all over the creek, the weather is cool and is good to fish in on any day. Anglers must prepare for bugs by bringing bug repellents. The month with the highest precipitation in the creek is August and November has the lowest. January is the coldest month averaging 40.1 degrees Fahrenheit and the hottest being in July, averaging 90.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

Blue Creek Fish Species

All About Fishing in Blue Creek, FL

Blue Creek may be narrow, but fish species like sea trout, redfish, largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, redear sunfish, snapper, and crappie are found in Blue Creek, especially on its wider spots near White Oak Swamp. Fish species eat zooplankton and small crayfish as juveniles and move along the creek to find small fish to eat as they grow. Amphibians and insects are also found in some parts of the stream. Visitors also need to look out for some snakes and alligators.

Blue Creek is covered in the shade of the trees, and its isolation from the population makes it a serene place to set up and fish. There are many commercialized fishing spots near Keaton Beach, but Blue Creek and Fish Creek are preferable for solo anglers who like to fish in solitude and with a bit of challenge. Techniques used in the creek are fly fishing, jigging, or baitcasting. The best lures to use in the stream include peeled shrimp, crayfish, and worms. Looking for woods or channels in the water helps locate where fish go for cover. Casting repeatedly on the same target area is an excellent technique to get the right angle at which fish bite. The place is not always visited by people; hence fish can sense if there are new and alarming sounds around, which might cause them to scramble away. Staying quiet and composed is the best way to patiently wait for the game in the creek.

Crappie

Habitat: River, Lake

Weight: 0 - 5 Pounds

Length: 4" - 19"

Sea Trout

Habitat: Inshore, Nearshore, Covered River

Weight: 1 - 6 Pounds

Length: 20" - 55"

Channel Catfish

Habitat: Rivers, Tidal Mouths, Bends, Wrecks

Weight: 2 - 4 Pounds

Length: 15" - 25"

Redear Sunfish

Habitat: Lake, River, Pond, Streams

Weight: 0 - 5 Pounds

Length: 6" - 17"