Fishing ReportsWest-Central

Mangrove Snapper Action

After a good warm up and excellent sea trout action, back to the cold again. Although todays trip was a little blustery, the shelter of the Homosassa River made for a good day on the water. Starting at Willies Point we had great mangrove snapper action, moving down towards Hell’s Gate the short redfish kept us busy and then rounding out the morning with decent size trout around million dollar rock. Shore lunch on the island sure felt good around the camp fire! We use some live shrimp but most of the keeper mangrove snappers from our limit were caught on a D.O.A. near clear 3” shrimp with a 1/8th oz. chartreuse short shank D.O.A. jig head.

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Just before the cold front the sea trout action was very good in the southern end of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. Incoming tide was best and D.O.A. Deadly Combos or MirrOlure LiL’ Johns in bourbon was the best bait. Redfish action has been good in the refuge also, if there is enough water to cover the rocky points. The tides are not all that great this weekend with a very weak early morning high tide.

Contact Info:
Capt. William Toney
352-621-9284
www.homosassainshorefishing.com