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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Homosassa

Scalloping Trip

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25 ft 1 - 6 People From $83 / person

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Homosassa

Flyfishing Homosassa

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Homosassa

Flyfishing & Light Tackle For Redfish & Snook

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $250 / person

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Hudson

Premier Gulf Coast Trip

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23 ft 1 - 2 People From $200 / person

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Hudson

Inshore Fishing Charter

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Epic Nature Coast Catch

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Homosassa

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Fishing Charters Near Homosassa, Fl

Are you ready for a fishing adventure like no other? Join Captain Janot on an inland fishing charter in Palm Beach, FL, where you'll be chasing some of the most exciting and exotic invasive species in the area! That includes the iconic Peacock Bass, a variety of invasive Cichlid species, Giant Snakeheads, and more! Every single one of these species are a blast to catch, and their exciting fighting abilities are only matched by their vibrant colors and patterns. Peacock Bass in particular are known for their huge surface blow-ups, as well as their brilliant orange, yellow, red, and green coloration. These fish are known for their striking appearance and their ability to put up a strong fight, making them a true challenge for even the most experienced angler. Cichlids are very diverse, but all the species you'll see here in the Florida canals are brightly colored and highly aggressive. Get out there and catch a bunch! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Crystal River

Palm Beach Exotics And Invasives

100% (11)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $375 / person

Hookin It Charters and Tours Offers inshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. All bait, licenses, and gear included. Cooler with ice is provided for you with water in it as well. Our goal is to share our love of the Ocean with you and your family. LET'S MAKE A MEMORY TOGETHER!!!! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cedar Key

Inshore Fishing Fun

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person
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If you've ever wanted to enjoy amazing fish-fighting action while catching some delicious table fish off of one of America's premier waterfronts, this might be the trip for you. Captain Leon is a pro and loves to show clients all that the Crystal River area has to offer, especially it's tastiest eating fish: Groupers. You'll hook these fish using bottom fishing techniques, primarily using heavier tackle. Capt. Leon will get you to where the fish are, then help you place the perfect bait or lure to attract a big bite. Even though you're in shallower water, there are heavyweights down below! These fish are not happy to be caught, and you'll have to bring your skill, strength, and stamina once they're hooked. You'll chase the fish from the deck of Captain Leon's 21' Carolina Skiff bay boat—the perfect vessel for fishing the inshore waters here in Crystal beach. She's powered by an ultra-reliable 115 HP Yamaha, so you'll be on the fish in no time, and she has all the additional electronics you could ask for, including GPS, FishFinder, Live Well, and Power Poles for superior boat handling. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Shallow Water Grouper Trip

100% (6)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Head out with Captain Robert to explore the endless maze of beautiful mangroves, backcountry flats, and shallow-water honey holes that make Crystal River, and Florida's Nature Coast, the go-to destination for inshore fishing and especially scalloping adventures. The Gulf Coast of Florida is home to some of the best inshore fishing and scalloping in the country. This trip gives you the opportunity to kick back, relax and catch some awesome inshore species like Redfish, Snook, Trout. And Captain Robert is notorious for putting people on big specimens. After you've caught your fill with rod and reel, Captain Robert will take you back to his favorite grass flats to snorkel for delicious bay Scallops. His expansive knowledge and experience will surely let your dreams come true. Spend a full 8-hour day aboard Captain Robert’s 24’ SeaKing Skiff powered by one 200 HP Yamaha. Captain Robert’s rig is equipped with top-of-the-line GPS, Fishfinder, Safety Equipment, Live Bait Well, Cooler, and even a Wireless Trolling Motor to sneak right up on the fish without scaring them off! All snorkeling equipment, rods, reels, lures, and licenses are included, as is the cleaning and filleting of all your fish. Don't forget to bring your own food, drinks, sunscreen, and shades. Enjoy catching some of the tastiest inshore fish and diving for delicious Scallops. Captain Robert does not disappoint! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal River Fishing & Scalloping

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Come join us for fishing in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Where all licenses,tackle, bait, and gear is included with the trip. Each trip is tailored to the client's needs. Captain Jayson ensures a one of a kind experience fishing for a fish that pushes every angler to the limits. Put your seat belt on and enjoy the fight of a lifetime with Hookin It Charters and Tours. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Cedar Key

Offshore Grouper Fishing 🎣

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $400 / person

Hop on board this inshore trip with Captain Vince and drift down the majestic Crystal River on Florida’s Gulf coast. As the name implies, the Crystal River boasts clear waters and beautiful views, as well as an assortment of fish for every season. In the early winter, Captain Vince searches for the stragglers on Grouper season as well as Redfish, Trout, and many other species looking for an easy meal in the calm waters. As spring begins, you can find Redfish, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper emerging from their winter shelter. Finally during the dog days of summer, Captain Vince targets the Snook and Redfish schooling up on the mangrove banks. Summer is also a very exciting time: the beginning of Grouper season! Captain Vince provides a fishing license, rods, tackle, bait, ice, water, and fish cleaning services, so all you need to bring is sun protection and a positive attitude. The charter runs both a 5 hour and an 8 hour trip, which each take up to four guests. As Captain Vince says “fishing is the best way to build old friends and new friends alike,” so take this chance to get out to the Nature Coast where life slows down. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Inshore/Nearshore Trip

100% (9)
19 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person

If you've been searching for the best way to explore Cedar Key's beautiful inshore water, then this trip is meant for you! With both 4 and 6-hour options, this trip is ideal for small groups looking to enjoy the scenery and catch great fish! On this trip, you'll hone in on mangrove channels and flats, looking for tailing Redfish, cruising Cobia, and light-tackle targets such as Spanish Mackerel and Spotted Trout. These fish are super fun for anglers of all levels, and Cobia in particular are a high-quality eating fish as well! To catch these different species, you'll use several different techniques. Inshore, you'll most use light tackle cast-and-retrieve tactics, as well as drift fishing. If you get a little further off, you can sightcast right to Cobia, as well as troll for the Spanish Mackerel. You'll spend the day aboard Captain Scott's 21' Carolina Skiff, a shallow-draft fishing machine that will let you get into tight inshore water and mangrove channels. She has everything you need, from a 115-HP Yamaha outboard to live wells for bait. Captain Scott will provide else everything you need for an epic trip, including rods, reels, baits, and tackle. We recommend that you bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler with some snacks and drinks. Get out there and hook a personal best! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Cedar Key

Cedar Key Inshore

100% (9)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person

Prepare to bring in fish like never before on this bowfishing trip with Captain Scott! You'll be bowfishing the shallow inshore channels and flats, hunting down fish such as Mullet Snapper, Stingrays, Flounder, Sheepshead, and more! Bowfishing is an extremely exciting way to chase fish, and this trip is the perfect way to do it. You'll be shooting from the deck of Captain Scott's 21' Carolina Skiff, a shallow-draft fishing machine that will let you get into tight inshore water and mangrove channels. She has everything you need, including a 115-HP Yamaha outboard and a trolling motor to help you sneak up on your quarries. Captain Scott will provide else everything you need for an epic trip, including bows and fish arrows. We recommend that you bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler with some snacks and drinks. Get out there and whack a personal best! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Cedar Key

Cedar Key Bowfishing

100% (9)
21 ft 1 - 2 People From $225 / person

Get ready to experience the thrill of fishing in one of Florida's most beautiful and bountiful locations, the Nature Coast. There's no better way to explore these pristine waters than with the expert guidance of Captain Mike, a seasoned angler with years of experience fishing for Black Drum, Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout! Climb aboard Captain Mike's 22' Young bay boat and prepare for an unforgettable adventure. The Nature Coast is known for its stunning scenery, with miles of unspoiled coastline, lush marshes, and winding creeks. As you cruise through these waters, you'll be surrounded by an abundance of marine life, including dolphins, manatees, and a variety of fish species. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, Captain Mike will provide all the equipment and expertise you need to make the most of your day on the water. He knows the best spots for catching Black Drum, Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout, and he'll share his knowledge and expertise to help you land the biggest catch of the day. As you wait for that tug on your line, you can sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Nature Coast. With Captain Mike at the helm, you're sure to have an amazing time, catching fish and creating memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Book your fishing trip with Captain Mike today and experience the thrill of fishing in Florida's Nature Coast like never before. Get ready for an adventure you won't soon forget! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Hudson

Nature Coast Inshore Trip

100% (8)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

If you’re looking for some premier relaxation and exciting fishing as well, you’re looking for inshore fishing at Crystal River. Combine that with the immaculate service that Captain Robert’s charter provides and you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable fishing experience. The Gulf Coast of Florida is home to some of the greatest inshore fishing in the country. On this epic fishing experience, Captain Robert will be directing you through these endless flats, creeks, and rivers. This experience will allow you to fish for a wide variety of species such as Grouper, Redfish, Snook, and Trout. You will be getting tight on with these giants through Captain Robert’s expert techniques of drift fishing, jigging, and light tackle. On the day of the trip you will be riding out aboard Captain Robert’s 24’ SeaKing Skiff powered by one 200 HP Yamaha. Captain Robert’s rig is equipped with top of the line GPS, Fishfinder, Safety Equipment, Live Bait Well, Cooler, and even a Wireless Trolling Motor to sneak right up on the fish without scaring them off! All rods, reels, lures and licenses are included, as is the cleaning and fileting of all your fish. Don't forget to bring your own food, drinks, sunscreen, and shades. Enjoy catching the tastiest inshore fish! Captain Robert is here to make it happen! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Big Ole Reds, Snook, & Trout

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24 ft 1 - 5 People From $135 / person
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Head out with Captain Kevin for an awesome inshore fishing experience in the rich waters of Florida's Nature Coast! This area has a huge variety of different fish species, from classics like Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Flounder and Trout, to gamefish such as Tarpon, Cobia and Sharks. You name it, Captain Kevin will help you hook it! To catch these fish, you will be mostly fishing the inshore bays and flats of Crystal River to Homosassa. These flats are a perfect place to practice sightcasting to tailing Reds, so bring your A-game. There is nothing more rewarding than spotting, stalking, and making a perfect cast to an unsuspecting fish, and the rush of that hook set is an experience you won't soon forget. Captain Kevin is great at teaching new fishermen these techniques, so whether you're a seasoned veteran looking for a personal best or a beginner looking to learn the ropes, Captain Kevin will work his hardest to make sure you have the best possible experience out on the water! You'll fish from the deck of his 24' Aeon bay boat—an ideal vessel for these waters. She's powered by an ultra-reliable 300 HP Mercury Verado 4-stroke outboard, so you'll be on fish in absolutely no time at all. She also features a raised tower that allows Capt. Kevin to spot Tripletail hanging out near the crab buoys, or trophy Snook along mangrove shorelines. You'll be using Florida Fishing Products spinning reels and Bulls Bay rods on your trip, but you're more than welcome to bring any of your own gear, if you like. Otherwise, all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Kevin will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal River Near And Inshore

100% (14)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $83 / person

Captain Michael does not run your ordinary fishing charter. He runs nighttime spearing and bow-fishing trips! The trip starts when you board his 21’ custom skiff. This flats boat is perfect for shallow waters, backcountry, and nearshore spots you’ll be visiting. She’s refurbished for nighttime fishing and has custom lighting, a trolling motor, and a quiet inverter generator. The boat accommodates up to 4 guests, so you can share this trip with your friends and loved ones. You’ll go after Flounder, Sheepshead, and Black Drum, as they are the best night targets. Since it’s impossible to leave the fish unharmed using a gig, you’ll get to keep the catch. There’s no cleaning service that late at the marina, so it’s best to bring your cooler and clean the fish the day after. Captain Michael will arm you with Cosson stainless gigs with hardened cobalt tips and bows designed for fishing. You can also feel free to bring some other beverages and your favorite snacks! Dress properly, as it can get chilly out there during the fall and winter. Book your trip now and see why so many people get hooked on nighttime fishing! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal River Bowfishing Trip

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21 ft 1 - 5 People From $120 / person

Dive into Thrilling Adventures with Captain Jayson's Shark Fishing Trips in Cedar Key! Get ready for an adrenaline-packed journey like no other with Captain Jayson's Shark Fishing Cedar Key excursions. Nestled along the stunning coastline of Cedar Key, Florida, this is your chance to experience the heart-pounding thrill of shark fishing in one of the most captivating marine environments. Join Captain Jayson, a seasoned expert with a deep passion for the ocean and its inhabitants, as he guides you through an unforgettable expedition. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge about the local marine ecosystem, Captain Jayson ensures that every moment of your adventure is filled with excitement, education, and the awe of encountering these magnificent predators up close. Picture the moment you cast your line into the azure waters, feeling the tug of power as a mighty shark takes the bait. The sun setting on the horizon, the waves gently rocking your boat, and the anticipation building with every heartbeat. Shark fishing in Cedar Key is not just an activity; it's an electrifying connection to nature that will leave you with stories to tell for a lifetime. Whether you're a seasoned angler seeking the ultimate challenge or a newcomer eager to experience the thrill of the ocean's apex predators, Captain Jayson's Shark Fishing Trips cater to all skill levels. Learn about different shark species, conservation efforts, and the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem while creating memories that will stay with you forever. Book your spot now and immerse yourself in the heart-pounding world of shark fishing in Cedar Key. Captain Jayson's expertise, combined with the breathtaking beauty of the coastline, promises an adventure that will redefine your perspective on the ocean. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make a splash and embark on a journey of discovery – reserve your place today and become a part of the legacy of shark fishing in Cedar Key! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cedar Key

Battling Sharks!

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person
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Full or half day scallop trips up to 6 persons. I provide all the snorkel equipment to include the mask, fins and mesh bags. Feel free to bring your own though. Cleaning the scallops is not included on this price, but I I can point you to cleaning stations or I can teach you how to clean them with no charge. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Searching For Scallops

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person

Looking to experience the thrill of reeling in some of Florida's most sought-after fish? Join Captain Travis on a charter fishing trip in beautiful Cedar Key! With his expert guidance, you'll be casting your line using fly fishing and light tackle techniques to catch Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and Tripletail. As you cruise the crystal clear waters of Cedar Key, keep your eyes peeled for the dolphins and manatees who call these waters home. After a day of adventure, kick back and relax on the boat as you watch the stunning sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Book your trip today and get ready for an unforgettable day on the water! All of Travis' freshwater and saltwater fishing charters include a Florida fishing license for up to four anglers, top quality rods and reels, cooler with ice for your food and drinks, any tackle or bait needed for your charter of choice, and a fun, friendly, fishing captain with a lot of local knowledge. Get out there and enjoy it for yourself! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Cedar Key

Fly Fishing The "Big Bend"

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19 ft 1 - 3 People From $233 / person

It all started with my love for fishing. Fishing for me is not just a job, it’s a passion. I not only enjoy catching fish, but I also love putting people on fish and watching their excitement when they hook a big one. Being a fishing captain was always a dream of mine and I am excited to finally have the opportunity to achieve that goal, and to share it with others. There is no better feeling than being out on the water and taking in the wildlife and surroundings. It doesn’t get much better than Florida’s Gulf Coast. It is one of the most relaxing and peaceful places on earth. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Hudson

Scalloping Trips

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $100 / person
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Head out with Captain Mike for a glorious day of fishing in the crystal-clear waters of Crystal Beach, Florida! The bite here is legendary, whether you're looking to find a personal best Snook, fill your cooler with delicious table fish like Gag Grouper and Mangrove Snapper, or stock up on Scallops. Captain Mike has been fishing, scalloping, and diving in the Gulf for more than thirty years, and is a true expert when it comes to fishing the Florida inshore. On the day of the trip, you'll get off the dock aboard Captain Mike's 24' Carolina Skiff DLX, an absolutely perfect boat for chasing fish in the inshore shallows and the grass flats. With a 150 HP Mercury outboard, you'll be on the prime fishing spots in no time! Keep your eyes open for tailing Redfish and cruising Cobia—both are common in this area. This boat also features a wireless trolling motor, so you can sneak up on fish and sightcast right to them! There's nothing like the feeling of watching a big fish whack your lure in just a few feet of water. Captain Mike will make sure you have everything you need for a great day, including quality rods and reels, bait, and tackle. Just make sure to bring along proper clothing, sunscreen, and a hat, and you'll be good to go! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal Clear Sportfishing

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $75 / person

Spend the day with Captain Nick exploring the vast salt marshes around Crystal River as you chase down the catch of a lifetime. These low country waters also offer abundant opportunities to view all sorts of wildlife and many of Florida’s hidden treasures. On this adventure, you will be targeting a wide variety of fishing techniques such as bottom fishing, jigging, and trolling. Captain Nick has been fishing these waters his entire life and knows all the secret spots. He is known for putting people on monster Grouper, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Snapper, Sharks, Tripletail, and Cobia. On the day of your trip you’ll be heading out aboard Captain Nick's 21’ Sportsman center console. This beauty is powered by a 150 HP yamaha and is equipped with top-of-the-line GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and one big Ice Box. Captain Nick offers a half or full day inshore/nearshore charter with up to 4 anglers per trip. All equipment and licenses are provided for both types of charters. All you need to bring is sunglasses, food, drinks, and a smile. Don’t forget to be ready for a good time! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Coastal Catching Fun-21’ Sportsman

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Homosassa

What are the best fishing charters in Homosassa?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 47 trips in Homosassa, and the most popular trips in the area are Scalloping Trip guided by Randall, Flyfishing Homosassa guided by August, and Flyfishing & Light Tackle for Redfish & Snook guided by Lacey.

Our guides in Homosassa are rated a 4.95 out of 5 based on 2204 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Crystal River, Hudson and Homosassa Springs.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Homosassa? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Homosassa.

What types of fishing charters are common in Homosassa?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Homosassa as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Homosassa are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. snook, and 4. cobia.

The most common fishing techniques in Homosassa are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and cut bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Homosassa fishing charters cost?

in Homosassa prices can range anywhere from an affordable $200 to $2,400, but the average price for a half day trip in Homosassa is $510. The average price for a full day trip in Homosassa is $715.

What month is best for fishing in Homosassa?

The most popular season for fishing in Homosassa is summer, and most anglers book their trips 13 days in advance.

Do I need a Homosassa fishing license and what are the bag limits in Homosassa?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Homosassa don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Homosassa. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Homosassa, Florida Fishing Overview

Homosassa, a small town located on the Homosassa River in Florida, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. The area boasts a range of wildlife that is unrivaled almost anywhere in the Sunshine State. The town's name comes from the Seminole for ""river of fishes,"" and locals are proud to maintain their tradition. Homosassa offers a variety of fishing charters to cater to your needs.

Three rivers feed into the backcountry, flats, and out into the Gulf of Mexico, providing ample angling opportunities. Inshore, expect to find a variety of fish species, including Snappers, Jacks, Tripletail, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and many more. Scallops are a delicacy in these parts, while world-record Tarpon have also been caught here.

Nearshore charters offer the chance to battle Groupers, Kingfish, Cobia, Triggerfish, Hogfish, Amberjack, and the elusive Red Snapper when the season hits. The further you go, the bigger the fish get, making a full day in the Gulf a must-try for serious anglers.

Inshore trips can last anywhere from a couple of hours to 10 hours or more, while nearshore trips usually last around six hours. During Tarpon season, night trips are popular. Fishing licenses are covered when going out on a charter, and professional guides ensure that all legal limits are followed.

Homosassa Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing is the crown jewel of Homosassa angling opportunities. This area is made up of mangrove shorelines, grassy flats, oyster beds, and every other habitat anglers dream of targeting. With perfect spots in every direction, the only thing limiting what you can catch are the seasons. Throughout the year Homosassa is home to popular inshore species including redfish, speckled sea trout, flounder, and Spanish mackerel each with their own peak bite.

For redfish, the best bite starts at the end of summer and runs through the fall when huge bull reds move into the shallows to spawn. Speckled trout peak twice a year with the strongest bite happening in the spring and the second starting in the fall and continuing into early winter. Spanish mackerel prefer warmer waters with their peak bite starting in the summer and continuing until temperatures start to drop in the fall.

The inshore heavy weights of Homosassa are tarpon and cobia which can grow into giants. Both of these fish move into the area in the spring and by summer they are firing on all cylinders. Once fall hits, cobia head to deeper water, and tarpon move down the coast to find somewhere warm to ride out the winter.

Tripletail are one of the most interesting and delicious fish that call Homosassa home. From early spring through the end of the year, tripletail are in the area and feeding heavily. These fish can often be seen floating on their side which is perfect for sight casting but occasionally they will strike while you’re targeting other species.

Homosassa Nearshore Fishing

Heading away from shore, the deeper open water flanking Homosassa holds prized gamefish in the channels and reefs that are surprisingly close. Usually, deep water is nearly impossible to find along the big bend coastline but thanks to deep channels and being located on an island grouper, snapper, kingfish, mahi mahi, and cobia are all hanging around deep structure.

Casting live bait near buoys for cobia is an exciting way to spend a day on the water especially when a school of kingfish or mahi comes through. If the fish are biting near the surface you can always head to the reefs and bottom fish for snapper and grouper species but don’t be surprised if you find a cobia there instead.

Popular Types of Fishing In Homosassa, FL

Homosassa fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Homosassa are inshore, offshore, and scalloping. Inshore charters are perfect for those who want to catch redfish, trout, and snook in the shallow waters of the Homosassa River. Offshore charters are for those who want to go after bigger fish like grouper, snapper, and kingfish in the Gulf of Mexico. Scalloping charters are a unique experience where you can catch your own scallops in the crystal-clear waters of Homosassa Bay.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Homosassa include redfish, trout, snook, grouper, snapper, and kingfish. Inshore charters are best for catching redfish, trout, and snook, while offshore charters are ideal for catching grouper, snapper, and kingfish. Scalloping charters offer a chance to catch scallops, which are a local delicacy.

Homosassa fishing charters often visit landmarks like the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Homosassa River. These areas are known for their abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery, making them the perfect backdrop for a day of fishing.

The Best Places To Fish In Homosassa, FL

Homosassa, Florida is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Homosassa, whether you're going on a fishing charter or just casting from shore:

1. Homosassa River: This scenic river is home to a variety of fish species, including redfish, trout, and tarpon. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river's many channels and backwaters.

2. Crystal River: Known for its abundant scallops, Crystal River is also a great place to fish for redfish, snook, and trout. Fishing charters can take you to the best spots and provide all the gear you need.

3. Chassahowitzka River: This winding river is a popular spot for kayak fishing, with plenty of opportunities to catch redfish, snook, and sheepshead. Fishing charters are also available for those who prefer a guided experience.

4. Ozello Keys: This chain of islands and mangrove-lined channels is a prime spot for catching redfish, trout, and snook. Fishing charters can take you to the best spots and provide all the gear you need.

5. Gulf of Mexico: For those who want to venture offshore, the Gulf of Mexico offers a chance to catch grouper, snapper, and other big game fish. Fishing charters can take you out to the best spots and provide all the gear you need.

Other Things To Do In Homosassa, FL

While Homosassa fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this Florida city. Take a scenic boat tour of the Homosassa River, visit the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to see manatees up close, or explore the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park. For a unique experience, check out the Monkey Island at the Homosassa Riverside Resort. If you're looking for a thrill, try an airboat ride through the swamps with River Safaris and Gulf Charters. And don't forget to indulge in some fresh seafood at one of the many local restaurants.

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