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


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Latest Homosassa Fishing Reports

Wyoming & Idaho...
7/17/2021 9:02:49 PM - Hello everyone just wanted to check in and give a quick out West report. The trip so far has been excellent in both Wyoming and Idaho. We've caught cutthroat's brown trout ra

Tarpon Season Wrap Up...
6/27/2021 1:00:00 AM - A fun one today as I wrapped up my tarpon season and I was able to put my brother Jeff on his first tarpon. Jeff and I Don't get to spend to much time together and he's been

Chris's Tarpon...
6/23/2021 1:00:00 AM - Another successful day with the tarpon and Jim and I had our good friend Chris from down South join us for the day. We set up again and patiently waited for the fish to come

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Homosassa Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 8 - 0 PM on Tuesday.

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. Cutthroat Trout - 41.18% Catch Rate
    Cutthroat Trout

  2. Brown Trout - 11.76% Catch Rate
    Brown Trout

  3. Brook Trout - 11.76% Catch Rate
    Brook Trout

  4. Flounder - 5.88% Catch Rate

  5. Red Drum - 5.88% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  6. Snook - 5.88% Catch Rate

  7. Recommedations above based on 15 local reports and 9 species of fish for July 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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