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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 16, 2020

Tides are a important part of fishing and boating on the Nature Coast.

As we get closer to the end of the month, the tide will be at the full moon. Full moons and new moons have a big influence on the intensity of how much or how less the Gulf waters will move. The wind is another factor that can push or pull water east or west, and with the moon, it can double down either direction.

Getting to my point, we are going into this scallop season on a full moon. This means that, the low tide should be extra low, making it easier to see and gather them.

The word on the street from local captains who have done some pre-season scouting, is that the scallop population is better than last year. I myself have not entered the water to check, but I sure hope it is. 

Inshore the best bite is redfish and the key to finding them is mullet.

Look for mullet jumping or in long strings around the key. Shrimp or pinfish are the best bait.

Offshore the bite has been good for red snapper and gag grouper at 30 to 60 feet.

High incoming tide this weekend will be around noon on the new moon. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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jim says

thanks for the fishing tips. my investigation into the scallops from homosassa to crystal river is this, after 8 stops of drift snorkeling in my favorite spots from 3' to 8', I found 10 scallops. worse than last year if that's possible.


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