|Posted by Capt. Josh on August 8, 2018 at 10:25 AM|
Hernando Beach Fishing Report
Inshore fishing action is good red fish are working into schools now instead of singles and doubles. We are seeing schools of 12 to 20 reds in a school and should continue to get into larger schools going into September. Incoming tide seems to produce a better bite with the reds, live or fresh cut bait is doing the trick. I like to use live white bait and fresh cut mullet for cut bait. Rig a 25 pound leader and a 2/0 circle hook look for mullet schools along the outside points and mangrove banks for locating red fish. Snook are roaming in the same areas as the red fish use live white bait either free lined or under a cork is the best way. Sea trout are showing there self's more and more each day from the deeper flats 10 to 12 feet to the shallow rocks bars 3 to 5 feet they are working back inshore and come late September in shallow flats will be loaded with trout. Live white bait or use a Mirr O Dine 17MR in the 808 color is producing good catches of trout.
Fall Grouper Season.
Many of my clients love to fish for Fall shallow water grouper this starts in early October the end of December. We target these hard fighting fish in 6 to 12 feet of water using live bait and plugs, if you want to experience some of the best grouper fishing of the year you need to book ASAP I have about a dozen dates left open for each month and they will fill out fast. Dont miss out..