Category Archives: Fishing

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

In Homosassa we survived a major hurricane. No flooding but plenty of Limbs down and lots of rain water. It will be a quick recovery and we will be back in business by the end of this week, ready to go catch some fish. I expect a redfish bite to be game on, along with … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

A good Fall trout bite is happening on the incoming and out going tides. Tall brown rock grass is the key structure to find trout. On low tide it will be visible laying on the surface indicating areas you do not want to run your motor. Some of the bests spots on outgoing tide will … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Spotted seatrout Workshop can now be Attended Online/On-demand

Missed the recent in-person spotted seatrout workshops? Attend online by participating in an on-demand virtual workshop. Learn more about the current stock assessment of this species and tell the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) how you’d like to see this fishery managed in the future. This newly-added online feature can be found on … Continue reading Spotted seatrout Workshop can now be Attended Online/On-demand

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Our coastline on the Nature Coast is blessed with some of the best fishing Florida has to offer. I also believe that each part of Florida has it’s own unique and best fishing Florida has to offer. On the Nature Coast, and in Citrus County, our guides and captains are good at what they do … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

For those anglers who can take the heat, some of the best inshore mangrove snapper fishing can be had on live hard bottom and rock piles. Although these inshore mangroves are not their big brothers, further off shore, in deeper waters, they can provide a spirited fight on light tackle and excellent table fare. Most … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Catch a Florida (Fishing) Memory with 10-year-old Katlyn Paul

Summer may be coming to a close, but for 10-year-old Katlyn Paul, this summer was one she’ll never forget. Katlyn submitted 10 different species to the 71-species Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Saltwater Fish Life List, one of three of our Catch a Florida Memory Saltwater Recognition programs. This qualified her for the … Continue reading Catch a Florida (Fishing) Memory with 10-year-old Katlyn Paul

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

This week has been a big push in red fish and expect the same through out the month of August. The full moon tides helped bring the red fish together to start the fall schooling that begins they’re spawning cycle. The Citrus county coast line has many points, bays, creeks and keys that can be … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

National Hunting and Fishing Day Opportunity

For millions of Americans, time spent hunting and fishing are treasured moments. Hunting and fishing bring family and friends together and provide one of the most immersive outdoor experiences you can have. I’m joining Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chair for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), in asking you to share these … Continue reading National Hunting and Fishing Day Opportunity

Recreational Red Snapper Season Open Weekends in August

The state recreational and federal private recreational red snapper seasons will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 4, including Labor Day. In Gulf state waters, this change applies to all recreational anglers, including those fishing from for-hire vessels. In Gulf federal waters, the season change only applies to anglers fishing on private recreational … Continue reading Recreational Red Snapper Season Open Weekends in August

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

After fishing in a tropical storm on Monday I really enjoyed the wind and overcast conditions over the still heat. On Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. while loading my vessel for the day’s work, I didn’t know whether to gobble like a turkey or put some buck horns on my head and rub a small tree. … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

FWC Goliath Grouper Public Workshop August 8

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state starting July 31 to gather input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. Share your input and learn more about the current status of goliath grouper by attending one … Continue reading FWC Goliath Grouper Public Workshop August 8

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

To try to describe this rain filled weekend, and half way through the week that would be that we need the water. I can remember, when I was young, fishing in ditches or retention ponds (in Citrus County). Most of them had bass and breambut now they are nothing but grassy embankments. I believe that … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

What I enjoy about snorkeling for scallops is the underwater solitude and being in a environment that is free and clear of the topside world. Maybe I’m the only one but highly doubt it, I’ll start with some Red Hot Chili Pepper’s in my head ( Love Under The Bridge ) then some Bob Marley … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Blue Crab Trap Closure from July 10-20 & 20-29

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Palm Beach-Broward county line must be removed from the water before July 10, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the opportunity to … Continue reading Blue Crab Trap Closure from July 10-20 & 20-29

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

The beginning of the 2017 scallop season is a reminder that folks love the Nature Coast and come to Citrus County to collect their limits of tasty scallops. It would be silly to try to tell you the best area to go because the amount of boats north of the Homosassa channel should be the … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Outdoor adventure campers join quest to build artificial Reefs

Outdoor Adventures Summer Campers helped construct reef pods that will be deployed later this year as part of Hernando County’s artificial reef program. Port Authority member Steve Barton created a simple reef pod design that students could easily construct. These reef pods will be used to increase deep cover and habitat for a variety of … Continue reading Outdoor adventure campers join quest to build artificial Reefs

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney – Scalloping too

We must talk and discuss the very important Saturday coming up. The first day of scallop season for Citrus County and the Nature Coast is July 1. Many folks have ask me where are they at? All I can say is that I have not snorkeled in the water or have seen any with my … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney – Scalloping too

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Not much of a change from last weeks report except that we have had some much needed rain and overcast cool conditions. The snook bite has been very good on the incoming, and first part of the outgoing tide. Start just a few keys back from the outside edge on incoming tide with Eppinger Rex … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

39 days added to Gulf Red Snapper Season: Let’s Fish!

This Friday, June 16, begins the first weekend of an additional 39-day season for recreational red snapper fishing in Gulf federal waters and changes to the state season. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced these expanded fishing opportunities today, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) followed with an executive order setting the … Continue reading 39 days added to Gulf Red Snapper Season: Let’s Fish!

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

The over cast conditions can make it hard for sight casting rolling tarpon but south of the Homosassa River the season is doing very well with anglers of all rods ( fly & spin ) catching plenty of fish. Expect the tarpon to be around till scallop season starting in July. Good baits for the … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

With the rain cooled waters look for a good bite this weekend. The red fishing has been very good on the incoming high tides and  on the outside keys up to a few keys towards the east. Live shrimp and pinfish are the choice baits. A few trout are in the shallow flats and if … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Old Homosassa Events in June

It’s HOT! Right? But that doesn’t stop the Old Homosassa community!  We have stuff to do!  And all of you NatureCoasters are invited to join in! First up, put Wednesday June 7th on your calendar for “Paint for Paws” at Watson’s Art Gallery.  The class will be held at two different times, 12:00 – 3:00 … Continue reading Old Homosassa Events in June

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Looking ahead to a great Memorial Weekend of fishing and family fun. The weather should be pleasant and nice. For good action head to the waters west of the Homosassa and Crystal River channels to fish the structures in 8 to 12 feet of water. Patchy bottom with sponge, sand and rocks will produce sea … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Looking at the warm week ahead, after the much needed rain this past Saturday, fishing patterns will be shifting into a new gear. Tarpon are showing up south of Homosassa and on the outer bars west of Crystal River. Cobia are still loitering around markers, structure and rock piles  north of the Homosassa channel and … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

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

Fishing Homosassa 101

The Homosassa Civic Club is very excited to announce a new seminar in their Adult Learning Series. Captain William Toney will be presenting Fishing Homosassa 101 at the Old Homosassa Learning Center at 10950 W. Yulee Drive in Old Homosassa–right across the street from the Homosassa Elementary School–on Thursday, May 18th at 7 pm. This is a … Continue reading Fishing Homosassa 101

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

As the flats warm up, look for trout more in open water. I have still been catching a few on the rocky points, but more action can be found in the 3 to 5 foot range west of St. Martins Keys. Live bottom is holding larger trout then the turtle grass. The best bait has … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Hogan Law Firm’s 8th Annual Charity Fishing Tourney is 5/8

The 8th Annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice (Hospice), a Chapters Health Affiliate, casts off on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from Bayport, Florida. The event begins at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast provided by Chick-Fil-A. The Awards Dinner, sponsored and catered by Sonny’s BBQ, will immediately follow the tournament. Event details, … Continue reading Hogan Law Firm’s 8th Annual Charity Fishing Tourney is 5/8

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