Top Contender wrote: »
The county lists will have all of the reefs on them. You may want to try the capt seagull charts or fl sportsman charts, they have reef numbers as well as some of the well known areas on them.
Another alternative is to hire a guide to go with you on your boat. Not all guides will do this but a lot do and it's pretty reasonable price wise.
This route would give you someone to fish with for the day and really shorten your learning curve.
Doc Stressor wrote: »
You really don't need a guide for near shore fishing off of CR and Homosassa. There are so many rocks in the zone between 20-35 feet that you can't miss finding good bottom. Just troll diving plugs at 5-7 mph and you'll catch plenty of gags and mackerel in July. Mark the rocks you find with your bottom machine while trolling and go back and bottom fish if you like. Natural bottom is much better than the artificial reefs. You have about a 15-20 mile run from marker #4 in the Homosassa channel to get to these depths. The bite tends to be early in July but you can pick away at them during the day if you drop live bait right on top of the rocks.
This zone was not damaged by the red tide last summer. If you run deeper than 40 ft, you'll run into dead zones.
Fast Attack wrote: »
That's an awesome idea... never even considered it. How far of a drive is it to Canaveral and then how far of a run is it to the Gulf Stream or wherever you are hooking up with fins? I only have a single engine bay boat with a 55 gallon tank. I normally put in at Saint Augustine when I fish that side, but would definitely consider running further south if the ride out was shorter.