Homosassa to Steinhatchee
Includes Homosassa, Crystal River, Yankeetown, Waccasassa Bay, Cedar Key, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach

March 15-17

With the sweet smell of orange blossoms in the air and local song birds singing at dark thirty in the morning, I believe winter is behind us. We may still experience some cool conditions but cold days are daydreams later this year. The trout bite remains the bread and butter of the Nature Coast and any moving tide in the shallow water has been the best bite. Poling the boat and specifically targeting limestone ribbon rock will get the bite. The nearshore rocks are holding good numbers of Spanish mackerel on free lined lived shrimp.

Offshore, Capt. Chris Wilkins has been getting amberjack out in sixty feet of water on topwater plugs. The catch and release grouper bite is better than the amberjack crashing the surface at sixty feet. Other good catches have been good size mangrove snapper, hogfish, sheepshead and big grunts. Live shrimp has been the best for the snapper, sheepshead and hogfish. High incoming tide will be in the morning this weekend.

Capt. William Toney | (352) 422-4141 | captwilliamtoney@bontheweb.net | www.homosassainshorefishing.com

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