Hernando Beach Fishing Report

2016-06-15 18:36:59
Hernando County, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Hernando Beach
Josh Fritz

Summer is here and scallop season stars on June 25th. Limit for scallops is 2 gallons pre person and no more then 10 gallons pre boat. Remember to fly the divers down flag and watch out for other boaters. Scallops hold on grassy / spotty bottom in 4 to 8 feet of water. When you get your scallops make sure you keep track of your limit and put in a cooler with ice, this will relax the mussel and the shell will open up making for easy cleaning.

Inshore fishing is good first thing in the morning with a good moving tide. Snook and red fish are holding along the outside points and mangrove shorelines. Live green backs are the bait of choice right now. Red fish are ranging from 20 to 27 inches with a few studs 30 inchers mixed in.

Tarpon are very thick right now from Anclote to Homosassa, look for them rolling at first light along the beaches and on the flats in 3 to 8 feet of water. Trout are slow right now they are very scattered from 4 to 12 feet of water.

Gag grouper season is open. No need to run way offshore when you can catch 30+ inch grouper inside of 9 mile line and water depth 6 to 12 feet. The grouper are here all summer long the key to catching these big guys is BIG green backs.

Book your trip ASAP scallop dates are filling up fast and grouper season starts very soon, its a lot of fun to cast plugs and free line big green backs on the rocks for shallow water grouper nothing better

Fish Species: reds snook trout tarpon
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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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