Spring is in the air ! It's been a nice change in the weather these last couple weeks .With water temps rising the bite is getting better every day . The red fish are still in there holes in the backcountry every trip has been producing many fish over slot with a whole lot of reds within the slot . Live shrimp free lined back to the holes has been working the best, soft plastics are also holding their own working them real slow in the holes . The trout are also being caught right along side of the reds in the backcountry . Trout on the outside are really starting to heat up ! Working the yellow bottom on a incoming tide has been the trick this week throwing Miro-dines is my absolute favorite way of fishing them this time of year. Fishing them with a 1/8 ounce jig head with a white or a watermelon soft plastic will also get the job done . Sheephead are all over the nearshore rocks with limits coming in everyday. They also are quick to take shrimp and jigs . Set up upcurrent and set a chum bag this will get them in the mood . I Have have found that a outgoing tide has been producing the best bite with the sheephead. Tight Lines Captain Carey Southern Slam Outfitters
With scallop season only less than a month away many are wondering how plentiful the scallops are. With June 1st being the first day of grouper season and doing some shallow water spear fishing every rock pile that we worked in the grass on the outside was plenty of scallops and nice sized. July 1st is opening day of the season limits are the same as the past years 2gallons whole scallops per person and no more than 10 gallons per boat. Safety is of the most important, make yourself very aware of all the rules and regulations before leaving the dock it will make for a much enjoyed day on the water hunting these mollusks. Captain Carey Gibson Southern Slam Outfitters 352-361-0731
The best word to describe the month of May fishing in Homosassa is CRAZY!!! With all the rain and unseasonal cooler weather the Trout bite has been a little on the tough side. My best days this month has come in deeper water well to the south 9 to 12 feet using 1/4 jig heads with 5inch Miro lure provokers work very slow. CHECK OUT THE MIRO-LURE KITCHEN SINK COLOR! The red fish bite has not been disappointing at all this month many of oversize fish coming boat side 30 to 34 inch fish has been the norm. They are eager to feed on free lined shrimp, pinfish. The best tides that have worked for me was the first hour of the outgoing tide and the first hour of the incoming tide. Cobias have been very eager to take pinfish under a cork on the shallow rocks this month with the largest coming to the boat at 50# range. If you have never site fished these fish you are missing out.
Captain Carey Gibson Southern Slam Outfitters 352-361-0731