Homosassa Fishing Paradise
As most of the country has started or is preparing for winter, we are enjoying beautiful weather here in Old Homosassa. Most days have been around 80 degrees, with very little wind, which means the Gulf of Mexico has been as flat as a mirror. These calm conditions are Taylor made for excellent sight fishing. Just to give you an idea of how clear it’s been, this past Monday while fishing with Mickey Brophy, Bill Haderer, Dann Barrick and Ed McQuaiz, four members of the Pine Ridge Fishing Club of Beverly Hills, Florida, not only did we witness the Space Shuttle taking off from the other side of the state, we could actually see the rocket booster separate from over 100 miles away! It’s a great time to be here in Citrus County, one of Florida’s last best kept secrets, please visit our website at www.HomosassaRedfish.com, for more details or to book your unforgettable adventure.
Here are a couple of pictures of the FAT 29 inch, 9 pound Redfish, caught by Scott Greiner and the 20 inch Redfish caught by his son Adam on Wednesday, 11/11. After our day of the water together, I received the following note from Adam, “Captain Red Ed: I want to thank you again for a great fishing experience. My father, my girlfriend, and I were able to take advantage of the beautiful day last Sunday. We caught 6 slot Red Fish in 2 hours! The biggest was 26.5” @ 6 lbs. I let him go hoping he/she will make it over 27” by the end of the year to become a breeder. There were other Reds lost. Don’t worry, our boat won’t make to your spots, but we were able to drift to the first Mangrove Island near Chazz Point. Thanks for the inspiration. Adam”. Not many people would have released a 26 ½ inch Redfish, thanks Adam, as you know we all have a part in conservation and protecting our fishery.
November and December is one of the foremost times of the year for Trout fishing here in Homosassa. The Trout season is closed in the south Region but remains open here until February. The Gulf water temperature is around 65 degrees and the game fish are feeding aggressively to fatten up before winter. Yesterday, while on a scout trip before some upcoming charters, on an outgoing tide, I fished about three miles offshore northwest of the St. Martins Keys in four to six feet of water and caught 11 different species, 8 Speckled Sea Trout, (I only kept two, 17 ½ & 17 inches), 23 inch Spanish Mackerel, 20 inch Bluefish, 6 Black Sea Bass, 1 Gag Grouper, Ladyfish (bait), Pinfish (bait), Blowfish, 2 Lizardfish, Jack Crevalle, and 1 Black Tip Shark.
We would like to thank everyone that came by to visit with us at the Florida Sportsman Fishing and Boat Show, in Orlando, November 14 & 15th. The show was a huge success and we look forward to fishing with all our new friends here in our little piece of paradise, Old Homosassa. It was also great to see so many friends, that I haven’t seen in way to many years. Please check the Photo Gallery Page of our website, www.HomosassaRedfish.com, for additional show pictures. Emily McKinney was the winner of the drawing at the Orlando show for the FREE full day charter. Emily’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 Orlando show. Emily was so excited about her trip, that she has already booked Saturday, 12/5, for her adventure! Though I believe Joey Thompson maybe even more excited!!
Happy Thanksgiving, hope you all have a safe and happy holiday with family and friends! Don’t forget the Key Lime Pie!! Let’s go CATCHING, Captain Red ED
November 26 – Thanksgiving
December 1 – Snook Season closes, Monroe County
December 2 – Full Moon
December 15 – Snook Season Closes – Atlantic waters
December 25 – Christmas – Gift Certificates are available on the Home Page of our web-site, www.HomosassaRedfish.com, for those hard to buy for anglers on your list.