Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney
updated July 11, 2018
Scalloping season has picked up. After a slow Fourth of July week, the weekend made up for the lack of folk’s visiting the area boat ramps. Buckets of scallops have been harvested from the areas northeast of the Bird Rack, near the Homosassa channel marker #6 and just south of the Chassahowitzka Tower. The larger scallops are found to the south or deeper waters outside of the fleet of vessels. The water clarity is excellent.
An everyday angler that I talk with often gave a tip on catching some trout. He has been catching his limit of trout inside the scallop fleet during the incoming tide. His claim is that all of the splashing and scallop cleaning creates a chum line. The fish back at the dock do not lie. His bait of choice is Gulp!
Redfishing with live shrimp (hard to find) or live pinfish is good on the first part of the incoming tide. Outside points with jumping or stacked up mullet are the best spots.
High incoming tide will be in the afternoon this weekend.