Hernando Beach Fishing Report

2013-12-04 19:10:48
Hernando County, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Josh Fritz

Fishing in Hernando beach is great when the weather is stable, Fishing before cold fronts will produce some great action. Trout are holding in 1 to 4 feet on grass flats, oyster bars, and rocky bottom I like to use lures to search for schools of trout. Top water plugs in the morning are a great search bait, the lures I use are the spook Jr's in the bone color and Rapala skitter walks SW08 in the mullet, bone, and white color. Vary your retrieve speed to see what the trout want. As the sun comes up switch to a MirrOlure 17MR in the 808 and 50 color I like to do a twitch twitch pause letting the lure slowly sink and the trout will hammer it. White is right for a all around color for fishing the shallow flats soft plastic flukes and MirrOLure Big Johns rigged with a 4/0 skip gap weed less hook is deadly when the trout action slows down they cant not resist the slow twitching motion of a soft bait.

Red fish are schooling up in big numbers. A incoming tide has been the ticket with live jumbo shrimp for bait. Lures are all so working great, a white or new penny gulp shrimp rigged with a 1/8 ounce jig head will get hit. The white soft plastic baits that I mention above is all ways rigged on a few poles along with a gold soon.

Black drum are here in good numbers also, look for these guys in and around pot holes, muddy bottom, and springs. Small live shrimp rigged with a 1/0 hook and a small split shoot. Spanish mackerel are thick in the deeper flats 6 to 12 feet of water. Live shrimp on a long shank hook or a 1/4 ounce jig with a white big john or gulp shrimp working the bait fast will get slammed.

Stop into Precision Tackle located is Spring Hill Fl. on U.S. HWY 19 for all your fishing needs, Dave will show you the HOT lures and how to use them. Also check out the Bubba Blade fillet knife I got two of them and they just rip through red fish, sheep head, and drum with ease. By far the best fillet knife I have ever owned.

Fish Species: red fish, trout, sheepshead, black drum
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Gene with a monster red fish.
Gene with a monster red fish.

Lynn with a big red fish.
Lynn with a big red fish.

Josh Fritz

About The Author: Captain Josh Fritz

Company: Chase N\' Tails Fishing Charters

Area Reporting: Hernando Beach

Bio: Capt.Josh Fritz is a full time fishing guide in hernando county he targets redfish is favorite snook,trout,tarpon,shallow water grouper,and many other species.

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