Nature Coast, William Toney 1/24/2017

We are nearing the final stretch of winter fishing and i look forward to those better Spring tides. With this weeks severe front there is plenty enough water, maybe to much. Look for the trout to be pushed into the deeper backcountry with the extreme tides along with some redfish. Back bays like Porpoise and Fish Creek will be good starting points. MirrOlure MirrOdines are a great bait to get the trout bite going and also work the shore lines for the redfish. Soon expect some offshore trout to move in the rocky points to pre spawn and sun on the rocks.
In the rivers there has been some decent snook action from mid river all the way up to the Halls River and Blue Water. I have been catching them on D.O.A. CAL shads with a 1/8 oz. chartreuse jig head. Look for rocky points and down trees with good outgoing tides for the best luck. There has also been some black drum in the river biting on live shrimp.
Near shore the shallow rocks are producing some sheepshead on live shrimp. Offshore Capt. Chris Wilkins has been bring in some monster AJ’s, mangrove snapper and hogfish. High incoming tide this weekend will be in the afternoon.

Capt. William Toney is a full time 4th generation fishing guide from Homosassa. Experience some of Florida’s best inshore fishing and beautiful unspoiled backcountry. His boat is a custom built 23 foot Tremblay and uses G-Loomis rods with Shimano reels. Trout, redfish and shore lunch are Capt. Williams specialty’s but many other species are caught or targeted.