|Posted by Capt. Josh on August 26, 2018 at 7:35 AM|
Hernando Beach Fishing Report.
Inshore fishing action is great we are catching a lot of red fish and snook right now. Red fish are schooling up along the outer points and islands look for mullet schools the reds are in the mix of them. Red fish are holding in schools of 10 to 20 fish per school and will school up more come September. Fish a moving tide i like the incoming tide and first part of the outgoing tide, live green backs and pin fish are my bait of choice. Snook are holding just about anywhere again fish a moving tide for them as well, live green backs are the way to go for the snook. We are seeing the sea trout making there way back into the shallow flats for there fall/winter home. Live bait or lures are great for trout fishing. Soft plastic little johns rigged on a 1/8 ounce jig head or a soft plastic fluke works great to.
A little farther out in 10 to 12 feet the Spanish mackerel are on the rocks along with grunts, mangrove snappers, flounder, and grouper. Anchor up current form the rocks and set a chum bag out for the macks and mangroves or fish the bottom for grouper and grunts. Big live pin fish or green backs are working good for the grouper and cut squid for the grunts.
Our Fall grouper fishing for Gag grouper will start October 1st to December 31st, this is when we target these hard fighting great eating fish on a daily basis. We do whats called shallow water grouper digging this is done in 6 to 14 feet of water out of Aripkea to Chassahowitzka. This time of year books out very fast for these trips, don't wait to book your charter call us today we have two captains to accommodate your parity.
Tight Lines And Calm Seas
Capt. Josh & Capt. Jonathan