Hat - Polarized Sunglasses - Deck shoes or white soled tennis shoes (no black soled shoes) - Sunscreen (needed year round)
||Fishing Tailing redfish and speckled trout on the flats in 1 to 3 feet of water. Jack crevalle and ladyfish are at power plant hot water run off. Low fishing pressure now through February.
||Fishing Speckled trout and redfish start to group up for spawn when water temperature hits 68 degrees reds school on high tide.
||Fishing Spring starts to come in with warmer days and water. Redfish really start to school up, with schools of 300 to 500 fish. It is not uncommon to see schools of 1,000 fish. Large speckled trout to 10 lbs. can be caught at this time. Reds will go 10 lbs. to 25 lbs. The flats really come alive.
||Fishing Spring is here. Everything starts to feed. Mackerel, king mackerel, cobia, jacks, snook, redfish, and speckled trout. Late April the tarpon migration starts.
||Fishing Tarpon, Tarpon, Tarpon. This is the time the giant Tarpon show up at Homosassa flats. The average weight of these fish are 125 lbs. Redfish, speckled trout, snook fishing is still prime. Permit and pompano on the flats.
||Fishing Same as May. Beach fishing for tarpon really heats up.
||Fishing Some tarpon still on flats, others leaving to go into the bays and rivers. Speckled trout slowing down. Redfish building up for September October spawn. Permit and pompano on the flats.
|| Fishing Water really gets hot; flats temperatures may exceed 90 degrees. Still lots of redfish and snook around. Tarpon on plug in the bays. Permit and pompano on the flats.
||Fishing Water starts to cool down a little. Redfish and snook fishing still excellent. Tarpon in the bays. Permit schools start showing up on edges of the flats at low tides.
||Fishing Redfish still in large schools but starting to go offshore. Snook still on flats but preparing to get ready for winter migration. Jack schools start showing. Speckled trout fishing picks up.
|| Fishing Winter minus tides start (lower than normal water), so do tailing redfish in smaller schools. Lots of speckled trout.
||Fishing Same as November and January. Very low fishing pressure.