Homosassa Fishing

Homosassa Fishing

When Homosassa was first settled in the 1850s, the shoreline was undeveloped. A sugar plantation was established with quick access both to the Homosassa River and the Gulf of Mexico. Production at the plantation was so prolific that commerce quickly built up around the area. While agriculture has been a mainstay of Homosassa, it is worth noting that the name Homosassa comes from the Seminole Indians. It means "river of fishes," and it is not hard to see why.

The first thing to know about Homosassa fishing is that you do not have to go far to get great catches. Inshore fishing is very popular in the area. In fact, the most common fish to catch is Atlantic Tarpon. Atlantic Tarpon is so common in these waters that it would be a surprise not to catch some on a good fishing day. If you spend time with inshore Homosassa fishing, you might also catch Cobia, Red Drum, Pompano, Snook, Speckled Trout, and Flounder.

While the waters near the shore are full of life, you can also get good results a little ways off the coast. Nearshore Homosassa fishing will give good yields as well. If you take the time to navigate the reefs and wrecks just off the shoreline in the Gulf of Mexico, be prepared for large hauls of Snapper and Grouper. Other species you might encounter are Barracuda, King Mackerel, and lots of different species of Sharks. For those who want an offshore experience, you might be able to haul in Mahi-mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo.

Finally, do not overlook freshwater fishing in Homosassa. The Homosassa River is a vital waterway, and it has a lot of freshwater species. You might catch Largemouth Bass, Gar and Bream. With this range of options, the fishing in Homosassa can attract every type of angler.

Top Homosassa Fishing Spots

4/13/2011 4:20:43 PM - Name PASCO REEF #4 County PASCO Depth (in feet) 27 Relief (in feet) 8 Description "272 PIECES OF CONCRETE 1RST OF TWO LOADS" Date of Deployment June 3 1998 Primary


ST Martins Reef
12/7/2016 7:20:17 PM - ST Martins Reef

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Latest Homosassa Fishing Reports

Labor Day Weekend Gags...
9/4/2021 1:00:00 AM - Great action for today's morning trip with the Platz team. I fish this great family every year around this time and we've been going strong for about 10yrs now. Josh Piper an

Nice Groupers....
8/25/2021 1:00:00 AM - A nice day out of Crystal River with Chuck and Tim and these guys had a fine day. We pulled our bait traps and went to grouper digging. The gags were biting pretty darn good

Hot Bite...
8/20/2021 1:00:00 AM - Another great morning trip with Larry and Todd on board and it was pretty much just like yesterdays trip. Some fast grouper action kept us busy and by 10am the guys had their

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Homosassa Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Homosassa, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Gag Grouper - 52.38% Catch Rate
    Gag Grouper

  2. Red Drum - 14.29% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  3. Flounder - 9.52% Catch Rate

  4. Snook - 9.52% Catch Rate

  5. Black Drum - 4.76% Catch Rate
    Black Drum

  6. Mangrove Snapper - 4.76% Catch Rate
    Mangrove Snapper

  7. Recommedations above based on 25 local reports and 7 species of fish for October in Homosassa.

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Top Homosassa Fishing Charters & Guides

Captain Dan Clymer
I provide full or half day inshore and offshore fishing charters in the Crystal River and Homosassa areas. I have a lifetime of knowledge on Citrus County's waters and look forward to a memorable day on the water with you.

High Octane Fishing LLC
Here at High Octane Fishing LLC we provide inshore, offshore, scalloping and shark fishing charters in Crystal River, Florida.

Salt River Outfitters
Inshore fishing Charters; Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon.

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Top Homosassa Bait & Tackle Stores

Blue Pelican Marina

Precision Tackle

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Top Homosassa Marinas

Pete's Pier
Pete's Pier is the perfect place to launch for all your saltwater adventures! Nestled in the heart of Crystal River is Pete's Pier. Whether you're coming for bait, boat storage, or to view the fresh catch of the day we are the first plac

Blue Pelican Marina

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