Big Reds & lots of Scallops
Finally we get some good rain fall here in Hernando County the water temperature has been
so high it has made for tough fishing in the shallow water. The past few days the water temp
has dropped 4 degrees and made the redfish to wake up. Top water plugs first thing in the
morning has produced some big reds and snook. Also use a white jerk bait by gulp or a new
penny 3" shrimp under a popping cork works great or live green backs and pin fish on a 3/0
circle hook. Target the outside shore lines with mangroves, cuts, coves, oyster bars, and rocks
on a high out going tide is best. The reds are 22-33".
Trout are in 12-14 feet on mix bottom use a 1/4-3/8 oz mission fishin jig head with a new penny or white gulp shrimp bouncing slowly on the bottom there are a lot of fish out in this depth of water, sea bass, sharks, cobia, and grouper.
The scallops are thick north of Bayport in 6-8 feet look for the short grass and sand holes
you should do pretty good I have been limiting out every day when i am scalloping so that is
great news for the scallopers. I was out today July 4 with Mike Mcalin and his gril friend
Shelly from Tampa and we limited out in just 2 hours and on 2 spots. If you want some of this
great action give me a call and we will get some fresh fish and scallops.
Good Luck and Thight Lines.
Capt. Josh Fritz
About The Author: Captain Josh Fritz
Company: Chase N\' Tails Fishing Charters
Area Reporting: Hernando Beach
Bio: Capt.Josh Fritz is a full time fishing guide in hernando county he targets redfish is favorite snook,trout,tarpon,shallow water grouper,and many other species.