Homosassa Fishing is a Mixed Bag of Fun!!
Being on the water here in Citrus County in October and November is hard to beat! Most days the weather is absolutely beautiful and the water is usually flat calm! The pesky summertime afternoon showers are gone and the temperatures are comfortable. The fish are still migrating southward chasing baitfish concentrations and depending on the water’s temperature we are finding the hungry schools of predators either in deeper water or more near shore. The recent first cool front that moved through again dropped the Gulf’s water temperature down to a freezing 75 degrees and the fish moved in to shallower depths. This past Friday, while drifting in water 3 to 5 feet deep, south of Chassahowitzka Point, we caught a mixed bag of fish including Speckled Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Bass, Bluefish, Grunts and Jacks. These two Specs, 18 & 20 inches both inhaled a Berkley Gulp New Penny Jerk Shad as soon as it landed on the water.
Redfish are still in their summer pattern and will be as long as their food remains available and until the water temperature plummets. Try the outside edges of the islands at the mouth of Mason Creek, the bait of choice being cut bait either pinfish, ladyfish or mullet. This fat 29 inch Bronzed Redfish, ate a piece of cut pinfish on an outgoing tide and fought like a huge Stingray. Most days it’s hard to catch a Red inside the 18 to 27 inch slot limit as the big Bull Reds beat them to the bait. With lower water temperatures, Redfish will intensify their search for warmer water and food sources moving into deeper holes further inside the spring fed creeks.
To help you experience an unforgettable fishing adventure in beautiful Old Homosassa, one of Florida’s last best kept secrets, book our “Introductory Special”, offer of $199.00 for a full day charter for one to four anglers. This is a one time, first time offer that includes everything except you lunch, beverages and gratuity. For only, $50.00 a person, you and three of your family or friends can enjoy a trip and memory of a lifetime!
For all of our friends in the Orlando area, please visit us at the Florida Sportsman Fishing & Boat Show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida, November 14 & 15th, 2009. Yes, the “Redettes” will be in attendance! Due to the overwhelming response at the Tampa show, (it took forever to enter all the new email addresses), we again wanted to announce that Lydia Hass was the winner of the drawing at the Tampa show for the FREE full day charter. Lydia’s charter is good for one to four people, and includes everything except lunch, beverages and gratuity, trip must be taken on a mutable agreeable date within one year from the date of the Tampa show. Stop by at the Orlando show and register for your chance to win a FREE charter.
You can now watch for “Captain Red ED’s” local Homosassa Fishing Reports, on the Average Angler Fishing Show with Glen Pla, on Bright House Sports Network, broadcast statewide on cable channel 47, Wednesday at 7 PM.
October 29 thru November 2 – Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show
November 2 – Full Moon
November 7 & 8 – Old Homosassa Seafood & Arts Festival
November 7 – Crystal River Stone Crab Jam
November 14 – Old Homosassa Blues & BBQ Festival
November 14 & 15 – Florida Sportsman Fishing & Boat Show, Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida
November 26 – Thanksgiving Day