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


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


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


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


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


  10. WITHEROW STUDENT REEF
    5/6/2011 11:54:40 PM - 28.8671666666667 -82.751



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Homosassa Fishing Prediction

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 27.6% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 5115 Spotted Seatrout counted.


  3. White Grunt

  4. White Grunt

    There is a 8.7% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 1613 White Grunt counted.


  5. Pinfish

  6. Pinfish

    There is a 8.23% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1526 Pinfish counted.


  7. Black Sea Bass

  8. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 8.16% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1512 Black Sea Bass counted.


  9. Hardhead Catfish

  10. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 6.88% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 1275 Hardhead Catfish counted.


  11. Gag Grouper

  12. Gag Grouper

    There is a 5.69% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 1054 Gag Grouper counted.


  13. Gafftopsail Catfish

  14. Gafftopsail Catfish

    There is a 4.41% catch rate for Gafftopsail Catfish, based on 818 Gafftopsail Catfish counted.


  15. Red Drum

  16. Red Drum

    There is a 3.97% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 735 Red Drum counted.


  17. Ladyfish

  18. Ladyfish

    There is a 3.79% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 702 Ladyfish counted.


  19. Gray Snapper

  20. Gray Snapper

    There is a 3.57% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 662 Gray Snapper counted.


Recommedations above based on 66 species of fish and 18535 fish counted for May around Homosassa.

To date, there are 110 species of fish and a total of 188211 fish counted for Homosassa and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** 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 1939..

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  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
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  3. Blue Pelican Marina
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  1. Captain Dan Clymer
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  2. High Octane Fishing LLC
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  3. Florida Fishing Adventures
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  4. Salt River Outfitters
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  5. Spottails Charters


  6. Fish Crystal River
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    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


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