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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

By Captain William Toney Posted on July 10, 2019

Looking at the rough weather ahead, it may put a damper on the offshore fishing and scalloping on the Nature Coast.

More rain will keep the water temperatures down and help the inshore trout bite. The elevated tide will create some good red fishing. For trout areas, look for bars with moving water. The best bait, if it is breezy, has been a popping cork with a soft plastic in glow, new penny, or golden bream.

If the conditions are calm look for patches of rock grass that can be found in deep cuts near creek mouths and use a D.O.A. glow nose hooked 5.5 jerk bait. 

Look for redfish on the western facing points or rocky mangrove keys. Jumping mullet is a good sign. Gold spoons, live shrimp, and live pinfish are the best baits.

After the first week of scallop season, most of the reports were slim pickings. Some folks that went with local guides seemed to do a little better. There are many theories, one of them is that they are out deep because the amount of rain we have had this year has diluted the salinity and the other is that the resource has been depleted. I believe time will tell.

High incoming tide will be in the late morning this weekend. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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