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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

By Captain William Toney Posted on October 19, 2020

The windy conditions on the Big Bend have kept most offshore anglers from heading out for red snapper. The FWC has announced that the Fall season for red snapper is the last three weekends in October; the 17-18, 24-25, and Oct.31-Nov 1 being the last.

Hopefully this weekend the wind will allow for safe conditions for anglers to get out to put some abundant red snapper in their vessels. In the 30-foot range, look for an excellent gag grouper bite using live pinfish. For current regulations on red snapper check out MYFWC.com.

On the commercial side of the Big Bend, the stone crab season has begun.

Local fish houses will provide the claws for folks who love to eat this sustainable fishery, but if you like to get your hands dirty and catch your own, you must register your five traps per person to your fishing license account. Visit GoOutdoorsFlorida.com to get your own unique registration number for both stone crab and blue crab.

Inshore the trout bite has been very good in the 3 to 5-foot range using a popping cork with a glow D.O.A. CAL shad. Trout carcasses make good stone crab trap bait so nothing is wasted.

Incoming high tide will be in the morning this weekend. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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