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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney: Spring Fishing Tips

By Captain William Toney Posted on February 13, 2023

With most of my catches being trout this past week because of low tides, this coming week looks to be a little better as far as tides go for redfishing. When the Big Bend has a good incoming tide, it will concentrate the redfish on the rocky western points and keys. This time of year, I also have good luck catching them in the backcountry by free-lining a shrimp underneath a cork down a long shoreline. Spotting some jumping mullet or seeing them dimpling on the surface will indicate a good spot to try. 

On low water the exposed rocks will warm up with the sun, and as the high tide covers them, I’ve been catching some nice trout sunning on top of them. I’ve been using the D.O.A. 5.5 glow jerk baits.

Some of the deeper holes and channels have had some pompano. I like to chum the spot a little as I’m fishing for them by breaking the tails off of the shrimp and threading them on a 1/8 oz. jig head, tail first. Use the tails for chum. If you start catching ladyfish and spanish mackerel, there are probably pompano there.

High incoming tide will be midday this weekend. 

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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Captain William Toney is a fourth-generation Homosassa fishing guide. He provides our weekly Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report.



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