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Crystal River or Withlacoochee River are good access areas, and the Cross Florida Barge Canal has good boat ramps under the bridge for anglers to launch."
The rocky spoils dredged up during the construction of two Progress Energy channels and the now-defunct Cross Florida Barge Canal have become the de facto barrier between Crystal Bay and Withlacoochee Bay.
For those of you unfamiliar with the area, I suggest launching your boat at the public ramp located where the now-defunct Cross Florida Barge Canal crosses under U.S.
The Withlacoochee River, its historic flow limited by the construction of the now-defunct Cross Florida Barge Canal, flows into the Gulf between Crystal River and Cedar Key.
Likely candidates include the Egmont Channel leading into Tampa Bay, as well as the bay's interior shipping lanes; Boca Grande Channel and the Cross Florida Barge Canal in Inglis.