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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

By Captain William Toney Posted on February 2, 2021

Not a lot to report about this week, except it’s cold and windy!

This coming weekend looks to be more user-friendly, so let’s start with where to catch some fish. With cold water, some of the best starting points are going to be in the deeper creeks and backcountry holes.

The big rivers will have fish, but on the weekends it’s difficult to fish for them because of the boat traffic. For redfish, black drum, sheepshead, and mangrove snapper, the best bait is live shrimp. Use a 1/8 oz. jighead to hook the shrimp by pinching off their tails and threading the hook through the end and turning out the leg section. 

For trout, artificial baits work best, like the D.O.A. jerk baits on the shallows near deep water, or a MirrOlure MirrOdine in the deeper sections of the creeks and backcountry holes.

If the wind is down to allow safe offshore fishing, look for sheepshead in the 8 to 12-foot range. Further out, starting at 18-foot and beyond, there have been some good reports of hogfish being caught.

High incoming tide will be mid-morning this weekend. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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