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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney: Spring Fishing Tips

By Captain William Toney Posted on February 7, 2023

To be successful in the upcoming months of spring fishing, now is the time to head out and do some field work. Late winter low tides will reveal rocks, bars and humps that we run past in our vessels without a thought during the summer months. These areas are structure that game fish will gravitate to as the incoming tide covers them.

Exposed rocks and bottom warm with the sun and as the incoming tide moves in. Especially in the afternoon trout will move in and warm themselves on top of them. Western facing points are good places to start on an incoming tide for redfish. The water is still cool on the Gulf and running on a plane will make you put on your jacket, but as soon as you slow down to begin fishing the jacket will be laying on the deck.

I’ve had some luck with pompano fishing in some deeper cuts and holes on the outside edge. A chartreuse jig head tipped with shrimp is the best bait. The nearshore rocks are still producing sheepshead with the full moon. Expect a few spanish mackerel to be around the rocks also and if you’re lucky, some schooled up trout will be on high profile rocks with broken bottom.

High incoming tide will be early morning 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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