Staying with the trout bite, the off-shore deep grass spots are also producing great. Depending on the depth, 1/8 oz to 1/4 oz jigs in red or chartreuse colors,with your favorite Miro Lure "Little John" has been the ticket to success.
Along with the trout, offshore Spanish mackerel are showing up in good numbers. They have no problem stealing your jig without you even knowing it, until you reel in an empty line. But, fun to catch and good eating.
Can't forget the Reds. Catching has been excellent out of both Crystal River and Homosassa. The pics tell the "tale" !
The triple tail have been showing up in nice numbers, and good sized too. They like to hang out around off-shore structures, so keep your eye out for these floating prehistoric fish around any structure you may come by.
The sheepshead action is pretty much over until next year, but there are still a few resident fish around the rock piles hanging out with the grouper. The grouper seem to be everywhere, and looks promising for a great grouper season opening on June 1st. There have also been plenty of grunts on the shallow rocks that can offer non-stop action and great eating.
In April, the cobia started to show up off-shore, so while you're hitting your favorite rock or ledge, look for these dark shadows to show up on the surface. Just about any offering will not be refused by these hard fighting bruisers.
We are very blessed here in Citrus County with a great fishery, and every year more and more people are enjoying this great bounty. And with this comes more and more boats on the water. Remember to show the angler the same respect and courtesy you would like to receive.
Thanks as always to all of my friends and guests for the great days of fishing.