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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 8, 2021

With a significant cool down this past week, look for warm water fish to start their way into the rivers.

Snook are usually the first ones, along with snapper and black drum. This is the last month to keep a legal snook but expect most of them to fall short of the 28- to 33-inch slot range. To target them I like to use a 25 lb. fluoro carbon leader because of their sharp gill plates and abrasive mouths. MirrOlure MirrOdines are one of my favorite lures, but I have caught plenty of them with soft plastics and live baits. Target docks, the edges of deep holes, and blowdowns (fallen trees).

On the flats, near creek mouths, target trout with popping corks or jerk baits around rock grass.

The inshore grouper bite using plugs should be very good thanks to the winds blowing the floating grass out.

Tides this week are going to be on the poor side because of the east wind and high tide early morning, and dark in the evening due to the time change. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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