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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 June 1, 2020

A week of gag grouper fishing is ahead of us after a 5-month closer.

If you have really good numbers, an angler can get lucky at 12-feet but most fishermen will start around 18- to 25-feet. Live pinfish is the best bait.

Mixed in with the structure will be some good mangrove snapper and a chance at cobia. 

Back nearshore I’ve been catching trout and big black sea bass using 1/8 oz. jig in 8- to 12-feet of water. A technique I use is to cast the jig out behind the drift of your vessel and drag it along with the vessel.

There has to be enough wind or tide to keep it moving along, every now and again give it a little lift of the rod tip.

All the way back inshore we still enjoying some good red fishing using live pinfish and catching a few big trout in what’s left of the rock grass on high tide. 

36th Annual Cobia Big Fish Tournament Moves to Crump’s Landing

This weekend is the 36th Annual Cobia Big Fish Tournament that will be held at Crump’s Landing in Homosassa. Normally it’s at MacRae’s of Homosassa but this year they decided to pass the torch.

You don’t need to fish in the tournament in order to get in on the excitement come on down to Crumps Landing for the festivities.

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.

If you want to learn more about how to catch Nature Coast fish from Captain Toney, subscribe to his videos at https://inthespread.com

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