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Captain William Toney Fishing

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on June 21, 2017

updated June 21

Surprisingly the trout bite has been very good just west of the Homosassa channel end. Along with the trout some very nice size and good eating black sea bass are biting the bourbon MirrOlure LIL’ Johns that the trout are hitting on also. The rocks in the 8 to 10 foot range are producing some flounder, spanish mackerel, blue fish, mangrove snapper and grunts. Live and fresh shrimp are the best bait.

Offshore anglers are cleaning up on the red snapper, red and gag grouper, cobia and mangrove snapper. Sixty to seventy feet for the red snapper and groupers are east of that. Live pinfish, thredfin and spanish sardines are the best bait.

Lined up along the southern boundary of the poleline for the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge the tarpon anglers are getting plenty of shots at laid up fish. As the tide comes in, the best travel lanes for moving fish are North West Key and Chassahowitzka Point. South of the Homosassa River has been the better redfish bite using Eppinger Rex  1/4 oz. gold spoons on the incoming tide.

Incoming tide this weekend will be in the morning.

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