Florida’s Fabled Fishing Grounds

Offshore and Inshore Angling Adventure

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Serious anglers have been hooked on Citrus County for generations. And with its teeming lakes, rivers, estuaries and the Gulf of Mexico, it’s no surprise that the area is fabled for fishing. Few destinations can offer the variety of angling experiences found in The Water Lover’s Florida.

Fishing in Homosassa, Florida

 

Spectacular Sport Fishing from East to West

You can bring your lightest-weight fly rod, your favorite fast-taper bass rod, your deep-sea rig or your crappie stick. Because no matter what kind of fishing you prefer, you’ll find success somewhere in Citrus County.

Inshore anglers won’t want to miss the renowned bass fishing found in Inverness and Floral City. The Tsala Apopka lake chain boasts some of the very best freshwater fishing you’ll find anywhere. And fish attractors in several lakes—including Big Henderson and Little Henderson East lakes in Inverness, Lake South in Floral City, and Lake Todd and Hernando Lake in Hernando—draw species year round. Largemouth bass, crappie and panfish (especially bluegill) are common catches. Seasonally, the best fishing times are typically from January through March/April for bass, from April/May through September for bluegill, and from November through January for crappie.

Citrus County boasts seven beautiful rivers, with the Crystal and Homosassa Rivers especially beloved by fishers and boaters. Redfish, trout and jacks are common river catches there, especially in the cooler months. The grassy flats and estuaries where the rivers meet the Gulf are ideal for tackling several species, including the tarpon that school there in spring. (Kayak fishing offers a fun way to reach many otherwise inaccessible estuaries.)

Crystal River and Homosassa on the Gulf of Mexico are your gateways to saltwater angling excitement. Popular saltwater catches include cobia, red grouper, mackerel, gag grouper, grey snapper, hogfish, sheepshead, snook and triggerfish. Massive tarpon, redfish and more are also common catches offshore, especially in the warmer months.

Many visitors also make a splash in Citrus County’s Gulf waters every year during recreational scalloping season.

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Start Your Angling Adventure

Not sure where to begin your fishing trip? Consider hiring one of Citrus County’s licensed fishing guides. These professionals can help you make the most of your trip by taking you to the very best fishing spots.

A variety of marinas are also available to put in your boat, and many offer rentals as well. From there, consider heading to one of Citrus County’s three artificial reef locations. These have permanent fish attractors that draw potential catches.

If a sudden desire to fish catches you without a license, you can take care of the formalities right online through the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. The site also has complete rules and regulations for all types of fishing.

Fishing Charters

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Adventure Center at the Plantation

Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: (352) 795-5797

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A Best Bet Fishing Charters

Address: 7456 W Fair Acres Place Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 621-5553

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Barnes Charter Service

Address: 7730 N Hargrove Pt Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 634-0435

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Battle Creek Outfitters

Address: 3779 W Northcrest Ct Lecanto, FL 34461

Phone: (352) 601-7010

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Big Red Fishing

Address: PO Box 510 Homosassa, FL 34487

Phone: (352) 422-2354

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Captain “Z” Fishing Guide

Address: 8782 N Limbo Cir Citrus Springs, FL 34434

Phone: (352) 489-5168

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Captain Charles Andrews

Address: 2704 S. Cromwell Path Inverness, FL 34450

Phone: (352) 726-4748

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Captain Eric Toney

Address: P.O. Box 566 Homosassa, FL 34487

Phone: (352) 628-4405

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Captain Frank Roush

Address: 651 Poorhouse Rd. Clayton, FL 36016

Phone: (352) 212-7488

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Captain Fred Lyles

Address: P.O. Box 253 Homosassa, FL 34487

Phone: (352) 464-1487

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Captain Hal Butler

Address: 7588 W Turkeyneck Ct Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: 352-302-1263

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Captain Jody Johnson

Address: PO Box 405 Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: 352-302-3165

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Captain Nick Warhurst

Address: 7191 NE 150th Ave Williston, FL 32696

Phone: (352) 812-2528

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Captain Rick Spratt

Address: 8467 E Henderson Trail Inverness, FL 34450

Phone: (352) 302-1606

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Central Florida Guide Service

Address: , FL

Phone: (352) 551-1826

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Chassahowitzka Charters

Address: 8501 West Miss Maggie Dr. Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 232-2783

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Edge Charters

Address: 2060 S. Melanie Dr Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 628-3274

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Fantasy Fisherman

Address: 7079 W. Grant St Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 302-1831

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Fishhead Kayak Charters

Address: 19425 Yontz Rd. Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone: (352) 410-6675

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Fishin’ The South Guide Service

Address: 6949 W. Buckberry Ct Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: (352) 563-1337

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Flats Chance Charters

Address: 6784 W Penny Ct Homosassa, FL 34446

Phone: (352) 303-9399

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Florida Grouper Fishing

Address: 561 NW 14th Pl Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 302-0555

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Florida Manatee Tours

Address: 2380 NW Hwy 19 Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 436-4350 / (352) 795-7033

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Gulf Breeze Fishing Charters

Address: 3860 N Calusa Pt Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 812-3388

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High Tide Charters

Address: 4712 North Pink Poppy Dr. Beverly Hills, FL 34465

Phone: (352) 895-7811

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Homosassa Guides Association

Address: P.O. Box 281 Homosassa, FL 34487

Phone: (352) 601-7523

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Homosassa Inshore Fishing

Address: PO Box 186 Homosassa, FL 34487

Phone: (352) 621-9284

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Homosassa Outfitters

Address: 2186 S. Barscombe Ave Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 628-0383

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Homosassa Redfishing

Address: 4141 South Taylor Terrace Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 628-1697

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HomosassaFishing.com

Address: 5447 S. Boulevard Dr. Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 302-5727

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Job Site Charters

Address: P.O. Box 347 Homosassa, FL 34487

Phone: (352) 212-6448

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K5 Fishing Charters

Address: 4701 W Pinto Loop Beverly Hills, FL 34465

Phone: (352) 422-5954

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Let’s Go Fishin’

Address: 136 S Hibiscus Ave Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: (352) 795-6746

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Native Sun Tours

Address: PO Box 556 Homosassa, FL 34487

Phone: (352) 212-6142

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Nature Coast – Big Bend Flats Fishing

Address: 9815 W. Camphor Ln. Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 795-3572

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Nature Coast Charter Service

Address: 4133 S Winding Oaks Dr Homosassa, FL 34446

Phone: (352) 212-8931

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Nature Coast Charters

Address: 1911 NW 17th St Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 746-9067

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Nauti Mermaid Charters

Address: 5610 S Sea Otter Path Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 266-5033

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Racin Mullet Charters

Address: 13 Chinaberry Cir Homosassa, FL 34446

Phone: (352) 418-2160

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Red Ed’s Adventures

Address: 5175 S Gray Pelican Way Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 382-3939

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Red Hot Fishing Charters

Address: 614 NW Hwy 19 Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 634-4002

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Redfish Hunter

Address: 4041 SE 80st Ocala, FL 34480

Phone: (352) 629-9684

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Reel Burns Charters

Address: PO Box 269 Floral City, FL 34436

Phone: (352) 201-6111

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River Safaris & Gulf Charters

Address: 10823 Yulee Dr Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 628-5222

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Run’n Shallow Guide Service

Address: 5566 S Island Dr Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 628-7397

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Salt River Outfitters

Address: Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: 352.427.3610

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Saltwater Savages

Address: 1 SW 1st Place Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: 352.601.7403

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Slap Stik Charters

Address: 4345 S Alabama Ave Homosassa, FL 34446

Phone: (352) 634-3679

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Southern Fishing Guide Service

Address: 1048 N. Stoney Point Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: (352) 422-6838

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Spottails Charters

Address: 1351 N Jali Pt Lecanto, FL 34461

Phone: (352) 302-5861

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Bait & Tackle Shops

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Barnacle Bill’s Bait & Tackle Shop

Address: 1890 Northwest US Hwy 19 Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 794-6082

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Blue Water Bait & Tackle

Address: 4065 S. Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34446

Phone: (352) 628-0414

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Chassahowitzka River Lodge

Address: 8501 W. Miss Maggie Dr. Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 382-2081

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Ed’s Tackle Shop

Address: 983 N. Suncoast Blvd Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: (352) 795-4178

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Florida Manatee Tours

Address: 2380 NW Hwy 19 Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 436-4350 / (352) 795-7033

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Homosassa Riverside Resort

Address: 5297 S Cherokee Way Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 628-2474

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MacRae’s of Homosassa

Address: P.O. Box 318 Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 628-2602

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Nature Coast Fly Shop

Address: 614 N.W. HWY 19 Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone: (352) 795-3156

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Outcast Fishing

Address: 10330 West Yulee Dr. Homosassa, FL 34448

Phone: (352) 621-3474

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Twin Rivers Marina

Address: P. O. BOX 37 Crystal River, FL 34423

Phone: (352) 795-3552

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