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Capt. Josh Fritz 352-345-9304       Hernando Beach FL 

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February fishing report

Posted by Capt. Josh on February 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Hi everyone here is your February fishing report for Hernando county Florid. 

Offshore action is very good we are targeting mangrove snappers, hog fish, sheepshead, grunts and triple tails on our 6-8 hour offshore trips anywhere from 18-25 miles offshore. Live shrimp rigged on a 1 ounce to 1 1/4 ounce hog ball jig laying on the bottom is producing some very nice hog fish ranging from 14-19 inches with a few studs mixed in. Mangrove snappers are chewing good on a 1/8-1/4...

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Happy New Year 2020

Posted by Capt. Josh on January 2, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Happy New Year All. 

 2020 is here and we are kicking off Janaury with some great fishing action. Speckeled sea trout are holding on shallow bottom grass flats, lime rock and oyster bars. Lures are a great search bait for trout i like to use a top water plug on cloudy over cast days and a sub surface twitch bait on sunny days. When the trout are skittish a soft approach may work better like a 5 inch fluke in white or water melon red color rigged weedless with a 4/0...

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Fall Fishing Madness

Posted by Capt. Josh on October 6, 2019 at 7:05 AM

Fall is in the air.


Man i love this time of year the Fall months of October and November is in my opinion the best two months of the year for fishing in Hernando County. From inshore to offshore the fish are hungry and ready to eat, as the water cools the fish get aggressive and eat just about anything you offer them. Large schools of red fish are roaming the backwaters best bite has been on the higher water with live pilchards and pin fish i like to rig them with ...

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Fishing Report

Posted by Capt. Josh on August 28, 2019 at 7:25 AM

Hernando Beach Fishing Report...


Fishing is great along the Nature Coast of Florida, we are seeing the large schools of red fish showing up along the shallow flats from hudson to chassahowitzka. The reds are holding on the outer islands and mangrove shorelines on the outside edges, look for mullet schools and take your tine moving the boat slowly looking for red fish. Live pilchards and live pin fish are the best bait to use right now. I like to use a 25-30 pound lea...

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August Report

Posted by Capt. Josh on July 31, 2019 at 5:55 PM

August Fishing Report Hernando Beach FL



Dog days of summer is here and man it is HOT out side, red fish will start schooling up on the outer islands and mangrove shorelines. Mid incoming tide or a high outgoing is the best time to target red fish along with snook. Live pilchards rigged with a 1/0-2/0 circle hook and a 30 pound leader is all you need. Look for mullet schools the red fish will hang around with the mullet and feed on what the mullet s...

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