The Weather is Cooling Down, but the Fishing is Hot at Gulf Coast RV Resort

The latest end-of-September/beginning-of-October fishing reports indicate that Gulf Coast RV Resort favorites redfish, snook, and grouper are in abundance off the coast, and they are biting! Cooling temperatures don’t have to mean an end to the fun that Gulf Coast and Inglis, FL, have to offer. If you’re heading our way to camp and take your boat or a chartered trip onto the water, here’s some tips!


  • Snook season just opened on September 1, a boon for fisherfolk! Snook can make for an exciting catch, as many fight hard and jump on the line.
  • The jury is out on snook appetites. Many fishermen swear by live bait, while others swear that snook prefer an easy, dead meal.
  • If you use live bait, try shrimp, pilchards, mullet, or sardines, but any small fish will do to capture the snook’s attention.
  • If using dead bait, think big! Try mullet heads or ladyfish halves fished on the bottom.
  • Fish near docks and mangroves, and be sure to test waters during different stages of tide, or try fishing at night near the full moon.


  • Fresh cut mullet is a popular bait for redfish, but pinfish also renders positive results on the water! Our area is great for catching baitfish by the netful!
  • These popular fish are easiest to catch first thing in the morning in shallows or later in the afternoon in deeper waters.
  • Redfish, along with other popular catches, cling close to docks, mangroves, any other structure, and ambush bait quickly. As summer draws to an end, numbers are only increasing, with water temperatures lingering around the 80s!
  • Don’t forget, the population boom known as Red October is coming!


  • Different varieties of grouper come in and out of heavy population around Inglis throughout the year, with the Black, Gag, Red, and Scamp varieties starting to really add up as the weather shifts colder.
  • Different from many of the smaller catches in the gulf, fishing for grouper means you’ll need equipment and strength that is up to the task!
  • Groupers enjoy just about any bait, but particular squid, sardine, or octopus pieces. Try dropping live bait to the bottoms to specifically draw a grouper’s eye.
  • Stick to bottoms covered with rocks and other debris, but these come with their own challenges!

As always, be sure to check on regulations for numbers, weights, and licenses.

Have you had success snagging snook, redfish, or grouper recently around Inglis, Crystal River, and Homosassa? Tell us all about it on our Facebook page! Ready to book your next stay at Sanctuary? Book entirely online or give us a call, and don’t forget to check our current specials!

Howl, Woof, Yippie! Dog-Friendly RV Travel Destinations

There’s nothing quite like traveling with your best friend. Your dog is always by your side on your adventures, and as your pup sticks their head out the passenger window of your RV, you might be thinking of ways to make your vacation more enjoyable for your furry sidekick.

Our dog-friendly amenities make Gulf Coast RV Resort the perfect place to stay with all members of your family—Rover included. Our resort features a large dog park for your dog to race and feel the wind in their fur. But don’t forget to always clean up after your furry friends!

If your pup needs to stretch their four legs off-property, there are plenty of local parks for you and Rover to explore. Florida is brimming with lush wildlife for curious sniffers, and shores for dogs who like to hit the water snout-first. Spend the day at Bark Central Dog Park, where Rover can run free through 15 acres of off-leash land. Land O’ Lakes Dog Park also has spacious land for your dog to run and play while you check out the amazing views. Hernando County’s first dog park, Rotary Centennial Dog Park, offers a separate run for service dogs!

When you need a place to “bark” your RV, browse the available specials at Gulf Coast RV Resort, and when you’re ready to reserve your spot, give our office a call at 352.247.4697 or use the promo codes to book online!

Why Stay at an All-Ages RV Resort?

When choosing stops along a route for an RV vacation, or when reviewing options for a destination or long-term stay, there’s no end to the options! Whittling down the categories can be a month-long endeavor or a quick Google as you approach an area. So what makes you choose one RV Resort over another? And why should you make the decision to stay at an all-ages RV resort?

One of the biggest reasons is to be surrounded by other travelers, residents, and seasonal residents who are looking for the same thing in a resort that you are. An all-ages RV resort has all the basics that you’d expect from an RV resort, and caters to the needs of adults, seniors, and children. If you are looking for a social experience where you’ll meet peers who enjoy travel and relaxation while keeping the kids entertained, there’s no better place to stay than an all-ages RV resort!

Gulf Coast RV Resort in Inglis, Florida, is proud to be an all-ages RV resort! When staying at Gulf Coast, seasoned RVers, family vacationers and first-timers will find a community centered around you! Our amenities are all about relaxation and fun for all ages.

Looking for a destination or way-point on the gulf coast of Florida? Our Scallop Season special continues through September. Check back often to see our new specials!