Never thought February would feel so warm. The fishing has been good but this week our tides are spread out. Depending on the style angler you are, can determine how or where you can fish.
I’ve been doing well on the outgoing tide in Homosassa Bay, using MirrOlure Provokers in watermelon red flake with a red 1/8 oz. The trout are keeper-size with some shorts mixed in.
On low water look for big trout in the deep bends or holes in backcountry creeks. There have been some redfish and snook mixed in. The nearshore rocks out to 12 feet of water are a hit and miss. One thing, though, that has shown up is Spanish mackerel. A structure that has a clean patch of sand around it is the best for mackerel. Some rocks that have a thick forest of rock grass will have trout and I’ve witnessed it myself – keeper redfish. To me, it backs up my theory that during cold weather fish will move up to our springs or head for deep Gulf waters that are stable during extended cold snaps like we had in January.
The high incoming tide will be at daylight in the morning or dark in the evening.
This coming Sunday don’t miss the annual Homosassa Guides Association Fish Fry at MacRae’s. Dinner will be served at 12 pm for $10.00 a plate. A portion of the proceeds will be given back to our Citrus County community.
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