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Fishing charters in Homosassa, FL

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Homosassa is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

These waters will yield anything from Redfish and Southern Flounder to Spanish Mackerel and Cobia.

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Inshore fishing charters in Homosassa

Homosassa waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

These waters will yield anything from Redfish and Southern Flounder to Spanish Mackerel and Cobia.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Homosassa.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Homosassa and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Homosassa.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Homosassa are August, May and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Homosassa

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Homosassa offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.

You can reel_in Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Homosassa.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Homosassa and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Homosassa are considered to be August, May and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Homosassa

Homosassa family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Homosassa

Homosassa waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. Homosassa shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, and Bonnethead Shark could be your next catch.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Using dead bait is the most consistent way to catch sharks. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Homosassa and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in Homosassa

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Homosassa.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Homosassa

Homosassa is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon inhabit inshore waters and even rivers. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. You are not allowed to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50.

In Homosassa and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Homosassa

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Homosassa are spring and summer. August, July, and June are the best months.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Homosassa?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Homosassa. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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