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Warm Weather Makes Fishing Red Hot in Homosassa, FL.

Capt. Mike Locklear
December 27, 2016
Homosassa - Saltwater Fishing Report

Happy New Year! The fishing along the Nature Coast is red hot. Inshore species such as trout, redfish, snook and pompano have been tearing it up. Just the other day, bluefish by the hundreds were on inshore rocks in about 7-8 feet of water. We had to leave that spot as we were after a couple of keeper grouper before the season ends. My buddy hammered a couple of nice grouper while in sub-shallow water with hard baits. 2 - 28-30" gags with many undersized, but not by much.

Well, Walt and I fished one of my favorite holes along the Nature Coast. My clients have caught thousands of fish collectively over the past decades. It is a hotspot this time of year.

Pompano, trout, bluefish and redfish can be caught the same day with a professional guide out of Homosassa, FL. A limit of trout each is more than possible using jigs under a Cajun Thunder Cork. It seems from what I have read, the best captains are catching/releasing the snook and slaying the grouper. I'll include Walt in this category of landing a few grouper over 10 pounds.

So far the winter has been mild and will continue through Thursday. Some cold weather Friday, but not enough to shut the bite down. Then warm again for next week.

For those of you in range of Dade City where I work at Flint Creek Outfitters we will be open every day where we sell Orvis Helios 2 fly rods plus everything you need to catch both fresh and saltwater fish.

Get out there and go fishing if you can, because it is good for you.

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