Great Fishing & Scalloping
Capt. Josh Fritz
July 30, 2016
Hernando Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
Scalloping in Hernando County is off the chain.
The scallops are in 4 to 8 feet of water and depending on the tide low tide being best for everyone you will be able to get your limit of scallops in under two hours. All you need is a few items a mask, snorkel, Finns, and a mesh catch bag. Scalloping is fun for all ages and makes for great family fun, while you are snorkeling you will see fish, star fish, cool plants and all kinds of sea life. Bring a camera or even a GoPro camera for lasting memories. Booking with me a scallop trip is a 4 hour charter with up to 6 people I can also accommodate larger parties as well.
Fishing is good we have a good trout bite in 10 to 12 feet of water around the spotty bottom, use a 1/4 ounce jig head with a little John soft plastic in white, bourbon, or charturse. Slow bounce the jig across the bottom with a twitch from the rod tip. In the same are we are also catching sea bass, flounder, Sharks, mackerel and some small grouper.
Inshore the red fish and snook are schooling up in better numbers. Snook are holding on points with a good current flow, live green backs is my go to bait of choice. Red fish are holding in the same area and outer islands, live green backs again for bait. My rig I like is 10 pound power pro with a 25 pound leader and a 1/0 circle hook. Incoming tide seems to be the best action. Also in the back waters we have juvenile tarpon size 10 to 20 pounders these fish are a blast to target.
Book your fishing and or scalloping trip asap don't miss out.
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