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Captain William Toney, a fourth-generation captain in Homosassa, helps people of all ages enjoy fishing through his Charters and educational endeavors. He is a member of the Homosassa Guides Association, another group committed to the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve.

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

By Captain William Toney Posted on October 11, 2021

One thing that makes a good fishery is clean water and seagrass. On the Big Bend, we have both and a good fishery.

In June of last year, the State created the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve that encompasses 700 square miles along Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. Protecting our seagrass will make sure our commercial, recreational, and tourism industries will flourish into the future.

Our local waters generate more than $600 million annually, provide over 10,000 jobs, and support hundreds of businesses. During this next year, there will be a series of public input meetings so we have the means to draft a management plan to fit our coastal communities. These are some contacts to become involved: Joy Hazell –  [email protected]ufl.edu. or Holly Binns –  [email protected] and the project’s website is pewtrust.org/floridaseagrass. `

Trout fishing has been good out near the Bird Rack using glow or whitetails over the yellow bottom.

The inshore grouper bite is still good using shallow running plugs, pinfish, or sardines in the 6 to 14-foot range.

Incoming tide will be mid-morning this weekend. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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