All posts by Captain William Toney

Captain William Toney is a 4th generation fishing guide and Homosassa native. He specializes in Red Fish, Trout, and Tarpon, to just name a few. His boat is a custom built 23′ Tremblay Flats Boat powered by Mercury Outboards.

Capt. William Toney is a full time guide. U.S.C.G. licensed, insured and member of the Homosassa Guide’s Association. His web site is http://www.homosassainshorefishing.com/ and you can call him to schedule a charter at 352-422-4141

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Winds, full moon, and all the weather has made me work for fish this week. Trout are scattered from the bars west of Fort Island Beach, south at Crawl Key in Chassahowitzka, and deep 2.5 miles past Homosassa marker #2. The best way to put some in the box: if the anglers on board catch … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

It’s hard to beat the month of April because the weather is perfect and the fishing can be better then expected. So many species of local fish are biting and the ones passing by are staying in our Nature Coast waters, making it hard for an angler to have a bad day on the water. … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Good catches of cobia have bent the rods of many Nature Coast anglers this week. The best way to catch a cobia is to be prepared for them. I’ve had clients ask me on the phone can we catch cobia on our trip and my reply if we’re fishing for trout trout in deep water … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

If you make a living working outside you know the feeling about being beat down or worked over by mother nature, wind, cold and rain. This past week had that effect on my body and mind and I apologize for not getting my report out on a timely fashion. Last week if you are a … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

With the ups and downs of the wind, so has been the fishing. Anglers that have to fish in the wind will know that your body takes a toll from this invisible force. Pulling an anchor, setting up a drift so not to be caught up against the rocks and just working a lure in … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

As of fishing this week, an angler could not ask for better conditions. I’ll start on the near shore rocks on the Bombing Range. I’ve have good success with spanish mackerel, trout, nice sea bass ( black fish ) small gag grouper, blue fish, lady fish, grunts and flounder. This is fun fishing because once … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

This weeks unusually late cold front put my fish finding wheels back into motion as the winds die down. The water temps were up around 73 on Sunday, but with this hard north wind I expect a 5 degree drop in our Gulf water. Local guide Dan Clymer predicts that the drop in water temperature … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

As far as I’m concerned we have entered some of the best trout fishing of the year. Spring is when the largest female trout will gather on the shallow rocky points and bars to do some pre spawning and sun in the shallow depths. Incoming tide is best and a slow approach is the best … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain William Toney

About ten years ago, I remember writing that when I stopped at my daddy and mom’s house to get ice for the days charter, and smelled the pungent aroma of the orange blossoms, that it would be a good day of fishing. I would look at the trees that are lime green, azaleas, dog woods … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain William Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

The sheepshead bite continues to remain very good. The deeper the water the better and most sheep’s are being caught north of Homosassa in 18 to 20 feet of water over natural structure or some public reefs west of Crystal River. There have also been some hogfish and grunts caught in this depth. Live shrimp … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report

For mid February the inshore bite has been very good. The cold fronts that we get are not severe enough to knock the water temperature down to bad and then they rebound quickly within a few days after the front. The trout bite has been most consistent around the creeks mouth and outside bays or … Continue reading Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

The big bite this week is the anglers continuing to catch sheepshead on the structure and rocks from six feet out to twenty. Incoming tide is the best bite but some will bite as long as there is moving water. Right next to structure is the best place to use live shrimp for bait with … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

After some cool weather the river was 58 degrees today and Gulf was a cold 59. The bite was good on sheepshead around the Foul Area, but the incoming tide did make a difference between feeding grass porgy’s or catching the target species. The week is going to moderate with warmer temperatures and this should … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/24/17

We are nearing the final stretch of winter fishing and i look forward to those better Spring tides. With this weeks severe front there is plenty enough water, maybe too much. Look for the trout to be pushed into the deeper back country with the extreme tides, along with some redfish. Back bays like Porpoise … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/24/17

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/17/17

Great fishing weather for mid winter in Florida, the only thing that is lacking is good tides. Normally incoming high tide is the best time to fish but with winter tides and between moon phases there will be a strong outgoing tide all week. Trout fishing has been very dependable around the creek mouths or … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/17/17

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/10/17

After a very cold weekend the water in the Gulf has hit the upper fifties. The drop in water temps opens new opportunities for small boat and shore bound anglers. The cold water will push our trout, redfish, black drum and others up the spring fed rivers. Citrus County and the Big Bend has many … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/10/17

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/5/17

Mid winter and 80 degrees? Can’t wait for summer to get here so we could cool off. In all seriousness, not much has changed on the inshore bite from last week. The fronts can only cool it down so much with the 4 to 5 days of warm dry weather. The trout bite is around … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/5/17

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

With the warm weather and good fishing, I will say this is the last report I am writing this year! If you have a boat, chances are that gag grouper are in your reach at depths as shallow as 6 to 8 feet. The downfall is most of the shallow rocks have been hit, so … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report

With foggy conditions in the morning, I moved my trip till midday to be on the safe side. Winter time is when fog can come in at any time of day, I’ve witnessed it roll in with the sea breeze in the middle of the afternoon. A good GPS can make or break a safe … Continue reading Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report

Captain Toney’s Inshore Homosassa Fishing Report 12/7/16

Depending on the wind, trout fishing has been steady for the past week. I had a trying day last Friday after the cold front. The blue bird skies and high pressure make for beautiful days but a slow fish bite. Serious low tides also kept most boats in the river but we made it to … Continue reading Captain Toney’s Inshore Homosassa Fishing Report 12/7/16

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

Dry and rainless conditions have made for a great transition into December for fishing. Hunting not so much but there is time for change before the end of the season. The trout bite will move with the weather, if it is cool then fish in the creek mouths on moving water but if it is … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report from Captain Toney

This will be a short and sweet fishing report because I am heading up to the family hunting camp to have Thanksgiving. Our hopes will be to kill a big buck, hike into the salt marsh to shoot ducks and gather oysters for my moms delicious oyster dressing. Our family’s traditions are very special and … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report from Captain Toney

Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report

This weather is what I would call an Indian Summer. Cool at night and warm days, perfect except we could use a little rain. This weekend was opening day for general gun hunting season. My daughter and I were hunting together on Saturday when a big hog ran right up to us, my daughter thought … Continue reading Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report

Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report for Nov. 2

I can’t recall an east wind lasting this long in recent memory. It has made setting up for redfish challenging, but drifting for trout pretty easy. To set up for good trout fishing look for open bays with good rock grass and aim your drift toward open water so not to be caught up against … Continue reading Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report for Nov. 2

Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report

Good weather and great trout fishing as it should be in October. The front this past weekend help usher in a fresh bunch of offshore trout to the near shore waters. The gaps and passes north and south of the Homosassa River are the places to fish. Last week was more of a open bay … Continue reading Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

With a more serious cold front coming through for the weekend the bite before the front should be excellent! That being said I know the wind will blow and make it tough to fish but because this is one of the first fronts for the winter – it will not drop the water temperatures enough … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report from Captain Toney

With the first cold front of the season the trout bite is on. The 60 degree mornings are dropping the water temperature to the range that will turn on the bite for most all fish, inshore and offshore. The best trout bite is in the 3 to 4 foot depths over yellow bottom. On a … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report from Captain Toney

Captain William Toney’s Nature Coast Fishing Report

On the water last week, I felt the transition in the air and could see in the water that Fall is on it’s way. I know archery season is in full swing, inhaling mosquitoes and sweating to death is not what some folks would consider Fall-like hunting weather, but those of us who pursue the … Continue reading Captain William Toney’s Nature Coast Fishing Report

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

If there was ever a come back from a bad storm in the fishing world, this is it!  We have been knocking it out of the park. The inshore waters are cooled down from the wind and rains. I will say be careful of floating fire wood, I’ve seen some logs and they are the … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney

Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report for 9/1

As we close out the month of August and come into the first month with a “R” in it, this does not mean our oysters are ready to eat. The water is still very warm but some subtle changes are there for those who take notice. One thing that I notice is the different colors … Continue reading Captain Toney’s Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report for 9/1