2016 Scalloping Season has Opened !

The 2016 scallop season opened July 25th.    With the scallops being so abundant the past few years, we are looking forward to another great season this year. Crystal River and Homosassa offer some of the best fishing and scalloping along Florida's Nature Coast.

You must have a saltwater fishing license to catch scallops. Just one license per boat won't do; everyone on board needs to have one. This is one reason why it is a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable guide to take you scalloping. Not only can he take you to where the scallops can be found, all the necessary licenses are provided too!

Give me a call at 352-400-1925 to book your scalloping adventure !


May 2016: Red Fish !!

May will go down in the books as a month of Red !  Red Fish that is !!

Inshore all the spots seem to be holding Red fish.  The incoming tide and the first hour of the outgoing is producing the best catch.  Live shrimp and fresh cut pin fish have all worked well.  If you prefer artificial, the "Johnson" gold spoon, "Gulp" on a 1/16 oz jig head, or your favorite top water lure will all work.  Be sure to work the entire area well before your move on to your next spot.

The trout action has been very good out on the deep grass in 8-10' of water.  Depending on the tide, an 1/8 or 1/4 oz jig head with a Miro Lure "Little John" in just about any color will produce some nice fish.  At the same time your sure to get the attention of blue fish, Spanish mackerel, sea bass and others.

While you are out there, be sure to hit your favorite rock pile.  Grunts, snapper, grouper, Spanish macs, cobia, and many other species are hanging out waiting to make lunch of your shrimp.

Again, "Thank You" to all my friends and guests for memorable days on the water.  Capt Mark

AUGUST 2018 - Summer of Redfish !

August has been hot and so has the Redfishing !  The red fish bite has been the best on the incoming tide around the islands and rocky point...