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

  1. PASCO REEF #4
    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


  2. CITRUS #2 BIG BEND REEFS
    4/13/2011 4:19:33 PM - 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
    12/7/2016 7:20:17 PM - ST Martins Reef


  4. wreck-7949
    9/23/2014 9:55:27 PM -


  5. wreck-7966
    9/23/2014 9:55:29 PM -


  6. AUTO & CONCRETE
    5/6/2011 11:50:54 PM - 28.887383333333 -82.828933333333


  7. Ozello Fishing Pier
    6/9/2012 11:50:19 PM -


  8. CITRUS #1 BIG BEND REEFS
    5/17/2014 1:28:23 AM - CITRUS #1 BIG BEND REEFS


  9. Jewfish Sink
    1/13/2018 11:02:12 PM -


  10. ROCK
    5/6/2011 11:53:37 PM - 28.8658833333333 -83.1614166666667



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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. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 38.13% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 55738 Bluegill counted.


  3. Bluespotted Sunfish

  4. Bluespotted Sunfish

    There is a 37.09% catch rate for Bluespotted Sunfish, based on 54216 Bluespotted Sunfish counted.


  5. Warmouth

  6. Warmouth

    There is a 6.03% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 8812 Warmouth counted.


  7. Spotted Seatrout

  8. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 2.18% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 3190 Spotted Seatrout counted.


  9. Largemouth Bass

  10. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 1.83% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 2675 Largemouth Bass counted.


  11. Pinfish

  12. Pinfish

    There is a 1.81% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 2648 Pinfish counted.


  13. Redear Sunfish

  14. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 1.76% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 2575 Redear Sunfish counted.


  15. Black Crappie

  16. Black Crappie

    There is a 1.55% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 2268 Black Crappie counted.


  17. Spotted Sunfish

  18. Spotted Sunfish

    There is a 1.42% catch rate for Spotted Sunfish, based on 2079 Spotted Sunfish counted.


  19. White Grunt

  20. White Grunt

    There is a 0.94% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 1376 White Grunt counted.


Recommedations above based on 72 species of fish and 146181 fish counted for September around Homosassa.

To date, there are 129 species of fish and a total of 489743 fish counted for Homosassa and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1890 (132 years).

Last Update: 9/23/2022 4:41:12 AM

*** 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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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
September 25, 2022 8:40 am CDT
Location: 28.501N 84.508W
Wind Direction: ESE (110°)
Wind Speed: 5.8 knots
Wind Gust: 7.8 knots
Average Period: 4.1 sec
Mean Wave Direction: E (93°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.91 in (1012.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 82.6°F (28.1°C)
Dew Point: 72.3°F (22.4°C)
Water Temperature: 84.7°F (29.3°C)


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