Fishing Report from For Shore Fishing.
Capt. William Toney/Homosassa Inshore Fishing Charters
June 21, 2017
There’s not much of a change from last week’s report except we’ve have had some much needed rain along with overcast, cool conditions. The snook bite has been very good on the incoming tide, as well as the first part of the outgoing tide. Anglers should start just a few Keys back from the outside edge on the incoming tide. Best baits will be Eppinger Rex Gold Spoons, D.O.A. Jerk Baits, and live shrimp. Redfish will be in the same areas and as I always preach, “look for a big wad of mullet to get the best action.” Most of the time it will be on a point or a flat edge of the Key with good, rocky bottom, reports Capt. William Toney of Homosassa Inshore Fishing Charters (352-621-9284). homosassainshorefishing.com
Tarpon are from Mangrove Point south to the Chassahowitzka Channel. Much like cobia, these are fish that you have to be prepared for when the opportunity presents itself. Spinning tackle with 30lb braid and 60lb leader will enable anglers to sight cast with a small crab or D.O.A. Bait Buster to rolling fish. The near shore rocks are producing big grunts and tasty mangrove snapper. Live shrimp on a chartreuse jig head will get the bite. If the bait makes it to the bottom, an angler may catch some flounder. The incoming tide this weekend will be during mid-day with a new moon, Toney reports.
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 Brighthouse Cable Television’s “Nature Coast Outdoors,” which airs on Brighthouse Channel 16 in Citrus and Levy Counties.