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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: Inshore or Offshore

By Captain William Toney Posted on March 30, 2022

Inshore or offshore, depending on the weather you can find some fish.

Starting offshore, our pelagic fish are starting to push north like Spanish mackerel, kingfish and cobia. In the 8-to-15-foot range there are plenty of Spanish mackerel and many anglers are catching them on soft plastics meant for sea trout. It’s a welcome surprise when the line peels off like a Skill Saw blade from a 30″ mackerel!

On my shore lunch days, I’ve fried up mackerel fillets cut into strips that are caught that day with no complaints. Taking them home to the smoker and making fish dip is another way to enjoy them, but my advice is to never freeze them. Fresh is best! 

Back up inshore, on the outgoing tides look for trout around creek mouths and bars using D.O.A. glow jerk baits. If there is some wind and tide, I’ll use a 1/8th oz. jig head to keep it just under the surface on a fast drift. I like to instruct my anglers to double time each cast in order to stay up with your lure to feel the bite. Redfish have been on the outer points on the last hour of incoming tide. Gold spoons work well south of the river for both snook and reds but north I’ve had better luck with live pinfish.

High incoming tide will be in the afternoon this weekend. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

To schedule a fishing charter or shore lunch excursion with Captain Toney, visit his website.

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