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Homosassa Sea Trout

Homosassa Trout Fishing Report

Cool weather has turned on the fishing. The trout bite continues to get better. A few folks have been concerned that they were not catching trout like they had in the spring. I have found in the Fall, the sea trout bite better on the high outgoing tide. Most of us are used to fishing the high incoming for the best bite and that is true for redfish but try the high outgoing to get the best trout bite during the Fall. The areas that are most productive have vast amounts of rock grass or locally called “kelp”. It is a tall brown leafy plant growing on the hard bottom of the nature coast flats. The better areas to find the kelp is west of St. Martins Keys, Long Point and south of Chassahowitzka Point. The best bait is D.O.A. Deadly Combos, MirrOlure LiL” Johns, MirrOlure Top Dogs and She Dogs.


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Deadly Combos, MirrOlure LiL” Johns, MirrOlure Top Dogs and She Dogs. Red fishing on the high incoming tide is been good with a few schools of big oversize reds to be found. Outside keys with the western facing points are the best places to check first on the incoming high tide. Top water plugs are fun to use when a school is found but to get the hook up I use a Eppinger Rex 1/4 oz. gold spoon. The near shore rocks are still producing good catches of grunts, mangrove snapper, flounder and a few keeper gag grouper. High incoming tide this weekend will be in the afternoon with a morning outgoing. Capt. William Toney

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Capt. William Toney