September 24, 2021
Homosassa to Steinhatchee
Capt. William Toney gives the fishing forecast for Homosassa, Crystal River, Yankeetown, Waccasassa Bay, Cedar Key, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach.
September 24 - 26
Good fishing for all species is happening now on the Big Bend. Inshore the trout bite is good in about 3 to 5 feet over yellow bottom. Popping corks with a jighead and dark-colored soft plastics is the best bait. For redfish, work the points and rocky shorelines with the incoming tide. The best spots are the ones with plenty of jumping mullet. This is the time of year that gold spoons work really well. I like to use a Eppinger Rex 1/4 oz with the red feather. It's an easy bait because all you do is cast and reel. The wobble of the spoon looks like a wounded pinfish. For snook, I like to fish them early in the morning with a high outgoing tide. Topwater plugs like a MirrOlure Top Dog with silver or chrome can make for some exciting strikes.
Don't run past a crab buoy without looking for a tripletail. The nearshore rocks out to 16 feet are holding keeper gag grouper. Live pinfish or shallow running plugs will get the bite. The same rocks that are holding the grouper will also have keeper-size mangrove snapper. Live shrimp with the tail pinched off threaded on a jighead will get the bite. Incoming tide will be at first light or late afternoon this weekend.
Capt. William Toney