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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 July 21, 2020

Sea trout and mangrove snapper have been my best catches this past week with a few redfish mixed in.

The redfish bite seems to be scattered and more of a “one here, one there” on rocky points. Cut pinfish and cut mullet are the best baits.

The trout bite, believe it or not, is best in the 3 to 4-foot range inside Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Bay. Look for rock grass and use a popping cork with either a MirrOlure LiL John in watermelon red flake or glow gold glitter.

For mangrove snappers, rockpiles in the 6 to 8-foot range have them, but, surprisingly, on the high tide, there are some nice keepers on the rocky points of mangrove keys. Use a live shrimp and sight cast to the bigger fish for some fun action. 

Homosassa Scalloping Report

The scalloping is chugging along. With some work, snorkelers are getting 3 or 4 gallons of a 10-gallon boat limit. I heard of some better numbers south of Chassahowitzka channel. Incoming tide will be late afternoon this weekend. 

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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