The inshore bite in Hernando Beach is heating up! Redfish, trout, and sheephead are being caught throughout the area. Centipede, Bayport, Aripeka, and Fillman's Bayou served up good size reds this past month. They are inside and at the points of creeks and rivers. Our best bite is early morning or late afternoon. Cut mullet or ladyfish freelined near the mangroves has been the best bait. Trout seem to be in water 3 - 6 ft. Try freelining shrimp or put them under a popping cork . pieces of shrimp on a #2 hook(with a splitshot) tossed to the deeper inshore holes will likely get a sheephead to bend a rod.
When the water cools from a passing front we hit our many springs and spring fed rivers of the area which pump thousands gallons of water a day of 72 degree water into the gulf. Trout, snook, redfish, ladyfish, sheephead, jacks among others all retreat to these areas to warmer water.
Tight lines!! Capt. Keith Tomlinson
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