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Old 06-27-2020, 06:10 PM
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Going to Hudson Florida for the first time in a few weeks, any pointers on where to fish for offshore stuff and inshore.
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There are some public reefs offshore that are easy to find. They get hit hard but you should be able to get all the grunts you want and some undersize grouper. The water has warmed up and it seems the bite has slowed down unless you go way out. You may want to try the scalloping.

https://www.floridagofishing.com/ree...co-county.html
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Following along as we rented a house on canal for long July 4th weekend. Bringing 23cc. Family trip but probably fish one day and and scallop hunt at least one day.
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I used to live just South of there.

The best place to put in is the public ramp on Clark St. It is really the only launch. If you want to keep your boat in the water it I think Port Hudson Marina has transient slips.

For fishing, it's not too complicated but as the previous posted pointed out it gets fished pretty hard.. There is a reef/ledge line roughly 25 miles due W of the pin buoy. It's about 60-70' of depth. Look for a reason for fish to be there, bottom structure is paramount. There are areas of hard bottom that is like swiss cheese. It doesn't really show anything on your bottom machine. If you are there for only a few days don't waste your time drifting over empty sand looking. Stick with real structure. A rock-pile the size of a VW will hold fish.

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Thanks everyone. Will be scalloping and fishing.
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Resurrecting this thread, our July 4th trip to Hudson got postponed due to COVID scare with daughter (ended up to just be flu) and we are headed there for Labor Day with 23CC. Rented VRBO house on canal by harbor beach park . Plan on launching boat at Strickland park. It’s a family trip with lots of kids so probanly try to scallop some, maybe some light fishing. Never boated in that area, any tips/ advise? I hear is limestone, so requires some respect. Are the rock piles on newer G2 charts etc.?
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They will never chart all those rocks up there. Be mindful getting out of the channel. Once west of the outer marker your fairly safe. Some trout fishing to be had on the deeper flats and some variety of fish to be had at around 30 feet of water. The water is hot and the fishing a little slow but if you take light tackle plenty of grunts, small grouper and other critters offshore.

If you want to swim and beach it run down to Anclote Key.

If you gonna scallop be mindful of the Hernando/Pasco county line. Pasco is closed.
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The plan for Friday is to run south the anclote and meet some friends coming north outta tarpon springs. I was mostly worried about the getting in and outta the neighborhood. House is Hudson beach estates, from google maps and VRbO photos dock neighbor has a large express so as long as I am paying attention hopefully ok. I am gonna put the Pasco lime lat long in GPS so I am north of the line if we scallop. We are gonna have wives a bunch of kids so if I can go grunt hunting that will be fine.

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They will never chart all those rocks up there. Be mindful getting out of the channel. Once west of the outer marker your fairly safe. Some trout fishing to be had on the deeper flats and some variety of fish to be had at around 30 feet of water. The water is hot and the fishing a little slow but if you take light tackle plenty of grunts, small grouper and other critters offshore.

If you want to swim and beach it run down to Anclote Key.

If you gonna scallop be mindful of the Hernando/Pasco county line. Pasco is closed.
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The channels are very well marked. You will be swinging around Skeleton Key marina where we keep our boat. Those are nice folks and a good place for fuel, ice drinks, etc...

Once you pass the marina bear right...lots of channel markers...swing past Sams and after the second set of channel markers look to your left for the pair of markers leading out to the channel. The next pair of markers are way over to your left...just keep an eye out an you will be fine. If it looks like the channel zigs and zags is due to the hard limestone bottom where it was dredged, and some places are hard to break up. Keep between the buoys and you will be fine. Once you clear that last red marker you can head south to Tarpon/Anclote. There is the remains of a big sandbar just to the north of Anclote...Irma and another storm beat it up a lot...but a fun place for the kids to splash around...
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The sandbar is much larger if you go at low tide. If you fish the area of the Pasco reef you can just drift and catch all the grunts you can stand
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