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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 December 2, 2019

High incoming tide this weekend will be very early morning or late evening. 

It is looking like some cool waters this week will reposition our inshore fish.

The trout will move from the bays and flats to the coastal creeks or rivers. Shallow waters will drop in temperature faster than a deep hole or river channel during the night, but then during the warmest part of the day, with high sunlight, the fish will move to the edges of these deep-water refuges.

Redfish, black drum, and sheepshead are more cold-tolerant than trout so target them with live shrimp on the bottom of the holes,  When the sun warms up the shallows, use an unweighted soft plastic or suspending hard bait to target trout.

Snook are now catch-and-release only.  

A reliable species of fish that can be caught in the rivers is mangrove snapper. Live shrimp is the best bait and the minimum size is 10 inches.

Offshore, the gag grouper bite might be a little slow with the cooler water. Use live bait and patience to make it happen in 18- to 30-feet of water.

Incoming high tide will be midday this weekend. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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