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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.



Homosassa Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Homosassa, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spotted Seatrout

  2. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 21.72% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 4888 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Homosassa Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  3. White Grunt

  4. White Grunt

    There is a 9.12% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 2052 White Grunt counted.

    Homosassa White Grunt Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA WHITE GRUNT COUNTS CHART


  5. Black Sea Bass

  6. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 8.7% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1959 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Homosassa Black Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  7. Pinfish

  8. Pinfish

    There is a 7.83% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1763 Pinfish counted.

    Homosassa Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  9. Hardhead Catfish

  10. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 6.83% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 1537 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Homosassa Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart
    Hardhead

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA HARDHEAD CATFISH COUNTS CHART


  11. Gag Grouper

  12. Gag Grouper

    There is a 5.78% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 1300 Gag Grouper counted.

    Homosassa Gag Grouper Counts Chart
    Gag

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA GAG GROUPER COUNTS CHART


  13. Gray Snapper

  14. Gray Snapper

    There is a 3.96% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 892 Gray Snapper counted.

    Homosassa Gray Snapper Counts Chart
    Gray

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA GRAY SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  15. Ladyfish

  16. Ladyfish

    There is a 3.9% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 877 Ladyfish counted.

    Homosassa Ladyfish Counts Chart
    Ladyfish

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA LADYFISH COUNTS CHART


  17. Red Drum

  18. Red Drum

    There is a 3.87% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 871 Red Drum counted.

    Homosassa Red Drum Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA RED DRUM COUNTS CHART


  19. Gafftopsail Catfish

  20. Gafftopsail Catfish

    There is a 3.55% catch rate for Gafftopsail Catfish, based on 798 Gafftopsail Catfish counted.

    Homosassa Gafftopsail Catfish Counts Chart
    Gafftopsail

    ENLARGE HOMOSASSA GAFFTOPSAIL CATFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 90 species of fish and 22507 fish counted for May around Homosassa.

To date, there are 150 species of fish and a total of 368377 fish counted for Homosassa and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1890 (134 years).

Last Update: 5/16/2024 10:11:08 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Homosassa are the following:

  1. PASCO REEF #4
    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


  2. CITRUS #2 BIG BEND REEFS
    CITRUS #2 BIG BEND REEFS CONSIST OF 96 PRE-FABRICATED CONCRETE CUBES, ONE METER (3 feet of relief) ON A SIDE-50M SPACED HEXAGON WEIGHING OVER 120 TONS.    


  3. ST Martins Reef
    ST Martins Reef


  4. wreck-7949


  5. Gomez Rocks
    Gomez Rocks


  6. Jewfish Sink


  7. wreck-7966


  8. Ozello Fishing Pier


  9. CITRUS #1 BIG BEND REEFS
    CITRUS #1 BIG BEND REEFS


  10. AUTO & CONCRETE
    28.887383333333 -82.828933333333


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Top Homosassa Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 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

  2. Tee's 2.0 Bait Mkt
    We specialize in live bait but have a selection of basic tackle and fishing needs for freshwater and Gulf

  3. Blue Pelican Marina
    More than just a marina, Blue Pelican Marina is a home for your boat. With unique amenities and member benefits, patron guests are part of an exclusive club where our professional staff will constantly insure your experience exceeds your expectation

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Top Homosassa Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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.

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

  3. Florida Fishing Adventures
    We specialize in Shallow Water Grouper, Inshore Fishing, and Scalloping.

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

  5. Spottails Charters


  6. Fish Crystal River
    Fish Crystal River is a fishing charter in crystal river that offers inshore and offshore fishing trips for redfish, Snook, Trout, Snapper, Grouper and more!

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Top Homosassa Marinas

  1. 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

  2. Blue Pelican Marina
    More than just a marina, Blue Pelican Marina is a home for your boat. With unique amenities and member benefits, patron guests are part of an exclusive club where our professional staff will constantly insure your experience exceeds your expectation

  3. Hernando Beach Marina


  4. B's Marina & Campground
    Your Nature's Coast Destination Resort on the beautiful Withlacoochee river, with deep water, no bridges, just 2.5 miles from the gulf of Mexico!

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42036 - WEST TAMPA - 112 NM WNW of Tampa, FL
May 21, 2024 1:40 am CDT
Location: 28.501N 84.508W
Wind Direction: NNE (20°)
Wind Speed: 9.7 knots
Wind Gust: 11.7 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.90 in (1012.4 mb)
Air Temperature: 79.0°F (26.1°C)
Dew Point: 74.3°F (23.5°C)


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