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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 November 15, 2021

We seem to have fallen into a once-a-week cold front pattern. You can bet the day after the front will be poor fishing. Bluebird skies, northeast wind, and high pressure is the culprit. As the winds subside and the week begins to warm, the fishing will get better, and usually, the best day is the one the day before the front.

That’s the day all anglers want to fish but when life gets in the way we fish the days we are given. One method is to fish in the rivers after a front. Rivers provide warmth and shelter for fish and anglers. Live shrimp on the bottom is the best bait for mangrove snappers, black drum, redfish, and sheepshead. For casting, go with a MirrOlure MirrOdine for trout, snook, jack crevalle, and ladyfish. 

When the days become warmer, move out into the creek mouths and bays to catch trout and redfish. As the days warm the shallows will warm also, but the fish will always be near a deep water source to ride out the next cold snap. Bays with big patches of rock grass are best for catching trout. I’ve been getting mine on a popping cork and glow jig with a chartreuse jighead.

The high incoming tide this weekend will be in the afternoon.

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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