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Hernando Beach Inshore Report

Capt. Josh Fritz
August 22, 2013
Hernando Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hernando Beach Inshore Fishing Report

Capt. Josh Fritz

On my recent charters out this week the inshore action great. The best action is coming from trout fishing in the deeper grass flats in 10 to 12 feet of water. We are catching trout on soft plastic jigs such as Gulp shrimp in the white and new penny color. Rig with a 1/4 to 3/8 ounce jig head depending on the current and how fast you are drifting, if you are drifting over 1 mph I like the 3/8 ounce jig head it will keep the bait in the strike zone. Jig the bait across the bottom twitching the rod tip for action, as the bait is falling the trout will thump it usually one time on the fall so be ready to give a hook set. In the same areas sea bass, sharks, flounder and a few mackerel are holding there.

Red fish are schooling up in bigger schools 4 to 8 per school. Most of them are over the slot 28 to 33 inches, live bait is working the best. I like live pin fish and green backs rigged with a 2/0 to 3/0 circle hook and a 30 lb leader. Look around the islands with structure and oyster bars, the incoming tide is best.

Snook are all over the back country bays, and creeks. Top water skitter walks and mirr o dines are a great search bait. If you can pin point where they are holding live green backs are the way to go. A good moving tide in or out is great. I like a high out going tide very early in the morning for snook action.

Scallop season ends on the 25Th of September I still have a few open dates give me a call to book your trip ASAP these dates will fill fast.

Tight Lines
Capt. Josh Fritz
Chase N' Tails Fishing Charters

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Full time inshore pro fishing guide in Hernando County. Light tackle fishing for redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, mackerel, scallops, and much more that the Gulf Of Mexico has to offer.

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16655 Crossandra Lane
Spring Hill, FL 34610
Phone: 352-345-9304
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