Fishing Report from For Shore Fishing.
Capt. William Toney/Homosassa Inshore Fishing Charters
June 20, 2018
Surprisingly, the speckled trout bite has been very good just west of the end of the Homosassa Channel. Along with the trout, some very nice size and good eating black sea bass are biting MirrOlure Lil Johns in Bourbon color that the trout are biting as well. The rocks in the eight to 10 foot range are producing some flounder, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, mangrove snapper, and grunts. Live and fresh, dead shrimp are the best bait, reports Capt. William Toney of Homosassa Inshore Fishing Charters (352-621-9284). homosassainshorefishing.com
Offshore anglers are cleaning up on the American red snapper, cobia, mangrove snapper, and both gag and red grouper. Depths of 60 – 70 foot is best for the red snapper and the grouper are east and a little shallower. Live pinfish, threadfin, and Spanish sardines are the best bait, reports Toney.
The tarpon anglers are getting plenty of shots at laid up fish lined up along the southern boundary of the pole line for the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. As the tide comes in, the best travel lanes for moving fish are North West Key and Chassahowitzka Point, reports Toney.
The best redfish bite has been south of the Homosassa River. Eppinger Rex 1/4 oz. Gold Spoons will produce on the Incoming tide. This weekend’s incoming tides will be in the morning, said Toney.
Capt. William Toney is a fourth generation fishing guide and Homosassa native. He specializes in saltwater, light tackle, inshore fishing for redfish, speckled trout, tarpon and other saltwater species. Toney is a full time, United States Coast Guard licensed guide, and a member of the Homosassa Guide’s Association. Toney is also the host of Spectrum Cable Television’s “Nature Coast Outdoors,” which airs on Spectrum Channel 16 in Citrus and Levy Counties.