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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 November 20, 2019

After a week of cold and windy weather, this weekend looks like a great time for inshore and offshore fishing on the Big Bend.

Most of the inshore fish I’ve targeted this week have been all over the board. One thing is certain; if you want snook, fish for them in the rivers.

Trout are still on the outside keys around shallow water that has access to deep water close by, and the redfish will be mixed in with them and easier fish to get to bite. With the cooler waters trout are a little slower to get to eat, so be a little more patient when fishing a “spot ” that feels like there are fish there.

So to the three people that read my report (reluctant wife, mother, and nan-nan) and a couple of excellent anglers will ask, “What spots?” 

Spots are where you have caught fish before or when you’re poling your boat and watching trout or redfish run off. When I see some fish take off, I give them about 20- to 30-minutes to settle down.

When I feel the fish have relaxed, then I will descend with the wind or tide to casting range and make long thorough casts to work the area. Anglers who need immediate action will not like the conditions, but there is a bite during the warmest part of the day.   

Offshore, the gag grouper bite is good at 18- to 25-feet.

Incoming tide will be morning time this weekend.

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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John Hart says

Thanks for your latest fishing report. I've been up here in dry dock for beyond To Long! Thinking of moving back to my home state and your location is as far south as I want to go.my question? whats a gap grouper? Reds yes thats#1
Thanks again
John Hart


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