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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

By Captain William Toney Posted on September 30, 2020

With another cool front pushing through into the Big Bend, it brings to my mind how good fishing the day before a cold front can be.

The wind generally will come from the southwest and make a good incoming tide. Inshore fish will feed heavily during the approaching front until it passes and bluebird skies with northeast winds will shut down the bite for a few days.

The bluebird sky means high pressure, and the approaching front always brings low pressure.

Low pressure in the atmosphere will trigger a good bite but pretty days with the bluebird skies and high-pressure generally means poor fishing. There are exceptions to all this, especially early in the fall when the water temperature is still warm. 

Tripletail fishing along the channel markers and crab trap bouys has been productive. You will find some markers or bouys are more productive then others.

One method I use to catch them is using a cork and shrimp for bait. Cast them up-current and let them drift close to the structure. Most of the time you can watch the fish come up and eat. If they are shy and go deep then another method is to use a 1/8th oz. jighead with a shrimp threaded on it, cast next to the structure, let it sink down, and wait for the bite.

High incoming tide will be in the afternoon this weekend.  

Homosassa Weekly Fishing Report from Captain William Toney

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