Homosassa is situated about 70 miles North of Tampa. This area is called “Florida’s Nature Coast, and for good reason. Not only will you experience some of the best fishing in Florida, there’s plenty of wildlife that make the Homosassa River their home. While fishing with your guide along the Homosassa River, you’re likely to see the American Bald Eagle, Osprey, bottle nose dolphins, alligator, snakes, raccoons, river otters, and many species of birds. You may want to plan a half day fishing the Homosassa River, and enjoy a nature/eco tour the other half of your day.
Starting at it’s main spring, the Homosassa River runs approximately 8 miles to the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico. The river is landscaped with Sable Palms and vast marsh grasses. The Homosassa River is an estuary, which means that as it moves inland it changes from salt water to fresh very gradually, and the river’s water is brackish.
The Homosassa River hosts a teaming fishery of redfish and speckled trout, that Captain Z likes to target while fishing with his guests, and the Homosassa River is also home to the endangered West Indian Manatee during the cold months. The rocky limestone bottom of the flats is the perfect habitat for the "gator" speckled trout and the giant "bull" red fish, along with many other species.
The Homosassa River is also host to the beautiful St. Martin's Keys, which is home to a great population of redfish. The shallow depths of the gin clear waters of the Homosassa also allow site fishing for redfish, trout and tarpon. Captain Z also fishes the shallow rocks just off shore targeting sheepshead, grouper, snapper, grunts and flounder. So for a Homosassa Fishing Charter to remember, give Capt Mark a call. 352-400-1926.