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The Redfishing in Homosassa Florida is on fire.

Capt. Matthew Locklear
July 11, 2018
Homosassa - Saltwater Fishing Report

With the hot weather of July comes some of the best redfishing Homosassa Florida has to offer. The last 2 hours of the incoming tide and the first two hours of the outgoing tide is the best times to fish for the Reds because that is when they are actively feeding the most. You're going to want to Target the outer keys that have plenty of rocks and structure on them. A good tip is to find the mullet because they tend to like the same kind of rock and structure. Shrimp and pinfish have been the bait of choice but if the tide peeks out in the middle of the day A Johnson half ounce gold spoon has been very productive.

Due to the hot weather the trout have followed their typical pattern for this time of year and have moved out to the grass Flats in the 10 to 12 foot range. The key here is to make long drifts with a 1/8 or 1/4 ounce jig head with jigs in the color of bourbon, root beer or watermelon red glitter and you will be successful.

The Nearshore Rock piles have been holding plenty of mangrove snapper, mackerel, grunt and the occasional keeper grouper in waters that range from 10 to 16 ft. A free line shrimp is the way to go here, but if the tide becomes an issue a small split shot may be needed. If you mainly just want to Target the Spanish mackerel anchor up tide of the structure and put out a couple Chum bags and wait for the action to start.

For any further info please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Thx. Capt. Matt locklear

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My name is Capt.Matt Locklear. I am a forth generation fishing guide in the homosassa and crystal river fl area. I specialize in inshore and near shore fishing. We target Redfish, Trout,Tarpon,Snook and Grouper just to name a few.

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Homosassa Backcountry Fishing
P.O Box 220
Homosassa, FL 34487
Phone: 352-257-6680
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