Fishing Report from For Shore Fishing.
Capt. William Toney/Homosassa Inshore Fishing Charters
July 5, 2018
“So far scallop season has been as good as it can be. There’s been no accidents, no major crowds, and there’s plenty of scallops. West and northwest of St. Martins Keys are good areas, but they’re on the small side. Further south, past the Chassahowitzka Tower, the scallops are larger,” reports Capt. William Toney of Homosassa Inshore Fishing Charters (352-621-9284). homosassainshorefishing.com
The near shore rocks have been producing some nice mangrove snapper and big grunts on live shrimp. Offshore, the red snapper bite has been good at 60 to 70 feet. Bring a variety of baits like sardines, live pinfish, or fresh caught bonito to get the limit. High incoming tide will be mid morning this weekend, reports 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.