Homosassa to Steinhatchee
Includes Homosassa, Crystal River, Yankeetown, Waccasassa Bay, Cedar Key, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach
After a week of cold and windy weather the weekend looks like a great time for inshore and offshore fishing on the Big Bend. Most of the inshore fish I’ve targeted this week have been all over the board. One thing is certain, if you want snook, fish for them in the rivers. For trout, they are still on the outside keys around shallow water that has access to deep water. Close by, the redfish will be mixed in with them but are easier fish to get to bite. With the cooler waters, trout are a little slower to get to eat and be a little more patient when fishing a “spot ” that feels like there are fish there. So to the three people that read my report (reluctant wife, mother and nan nan) and a couple of excellent anglers will ask “what spots”? Spots are where you have caught fish before or when I’m poling my boat watching trout or redfish run off. When I see some fish take off I will give them about 20 to 30-minutes for them to settle down. When I feel the fish have relaxed then I will descend with the wind or tide to casting range and make long thorough cast to work the area. Anglers who need immediate action will not like the conditions but there is a bite during the warmest part of the day.
Offshore, the gag grouper bite is good from 18 to 25-feet. Incoming tide will be morning time this weekend. W
Capt. William Toney | (352) 422-4141 | email@example.com | www.homosassainshorefishing.com