Homosassa to Steinhatchee
Includes Homosassa, Crystal River, Yankeetown, Waccasassa Bay, Cedar Key, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach
About ten years ago I remember writing that when I stopped at my dad and moms house in the morning to get ice for the days charter and spelled the pungent aroma of the orange blossoms that it would be a good day of fishing. Look at the trees that are lime green, azaleas, dog woods and all the flowers growing and I can say that fishing has been good.
The trout fishing up on the shallow rocks on the incoming tide is very good. Timing is everything and patience to let the fish bunch up is important. Coming in to early or drifting over and over a spot will send the trout to a different area. This time of year the trout will gather and sun on shallow rock piles or points. Patience is key to this fishing and moving very slowly will pay off with a limit of fish at anchor. Another good place to catch trout and other species like sea bass, blue fish, spanish mackerel, grunts and flounder are the nearshore rocks. The Bombing Range is the best place to long drifts to catch all of these species.
Snook season is open and I have caught a few, but none in the slot. Look for rocky points on the high outgoing tide or docks and down trees on the rivers edge. High incoming tide will be very late afternoon this weekend.
Capt. William Toney | (352) 422-4141 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.homosassainshorefishing.com