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Fishing Report

Fishing Report

It’s a gorgeous weekend in downtown New Port Richey and one of the best ways to enjoy the weather is to get out on the water!

Check out the Rusty Bucket Baithouse’s weekly fishing report for the week of April 24th!

Inshore Fishing

Its all about the Snook. The water is warming up and the Snook have been feeding like crazy in the rivers and creeks. Free lined shrimp, whitebait, mullet or pins will get them to bite on the moving tides. Larger gear with big pins or mullet near the docks will allow you to target the big girls. Go at night for the best results. The trout and red bite has stayed hot as well, were seeing really strong numbers of each on the flats and near mangroves.

Offshore Fishing

The Spanish mackerel bite has been steady as can be. Long shank hooks with shrimp or whitebait or any lure that’s flashy and shiny will get their attention. The Cobia have started to move onto the flats and around the power plant. You can sight cast them behind rays or manatees or set a popping cork out there with a big pinfish or shrimp to get their attention. Red grouper are still a little too deep for the majority of recreational anglers but reports are that they are eating in 60ft or so of water.

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Come chat with Capn. Bill and let him get you geared up for your next fishing adventure!