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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on August 14, 2019

We are coming into a weekend that will have afternoon high tides, giving scallop seekers a good opportunity to capitalize on midday low tides. Midday low tides are the best for snorkeling the Nature Coast’s clear turtle grass flats.

Low tides that are midday with the high overhead sun gives us the edge when searching for scallops.

I always like when the tide comes to a “stand,” or no current at all. The grass is not bent over and it allows the scalloper to see into the bottom from most every angle.

Although the scallops may not be as plentiful as seasons past, time spent exploring the diverse ecosystem is worth the effort of collecting enough to make it worth the while.   

Redfish are the best inshore fish to target as of late. There have been a few small schools of reds on the incoming tide. Live pinfish are the best bait, but if you hook a fish and have others following, switch to a gold spoon to capitalize on the bite.

Trout fishing for August also has been surprisingly good. High outgoing tide is the best bite and areas around deep passes are the best spots. High outgoing tide will be early morning and high incoming tide will be late afternoon this weekend.

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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