Fishing Charters

Capt. Brian Sawyer and Old South Expeditions invite you to come fish the Nature Coast on fly or light tackle for an epic journey in the skinny waters located here in Homosassa, Florida. Homosassa is home to sight fishing for redfish, snook, sea trout, flounder, black drum, and many other popular gamefish that make Florida the “Fishing Capital of the World”.  In addition we offer seasonal Homosassa Tarpon fishing and Crystal River Tarpon Fishing.

We also target Tarpon seasonally, and during that season – as a priority in our service lineup. We specialize in fishing for Tarpon on fly tackle, but we can also cater trips to meet your specific needs. We can also venture into deeper nearshore waters thanks to our Maverick HPX V, that allows us to target even more highly sought-after species.

Old South Expeditions offers Homosassa fishing charters right inside the heart of Florida’s Nature Coast. We target all of the coveted inshore species that this area has to offer, and we offer trips on both fly and light tackle. These inshore and nearshore fishing trips are offered all year round, and Captain Brian Sawyer is your local pro that is dedicated to offering you the absolute best while on the water.

Homosassa, Florida is home to resident Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, and Tarpon. This fishery is located in one of the most pristine estuaries in the state of Florida. With crystal clear waters and awesome fishing all year round, Homosassa should be at the top of your Florida fishing destination list!

Homosassa is also home to many other species that call this area home, this includes flounder, cobia, and much more. If you are looking for a fly fishing trip for yourself or with a buddy or looking for a light tackle family fun day of fishing, or anything in between – Look no further than Old South Expeditions!

Homosassa is home to sight fishing for redfish, snook, sea trout, flounder, black drum, and many other popular gamefish that make Florida the “Fishing Capital of the World”.  Start planning here or call 863-712-5555 to speak with the Captain directly. We have trips departing daily so be sure to plan ahead.

A fisherman holding a alarge snook caught on a Homosassa fishing trip.
A fisherman holding the head of a large Homosassa Tarpon

Homosassa Fishing Guides

Homosassa fishing guides are the kind of people who love fishing on the nature coast. Some are homegrown and others are fisherman from other parts of the state who fell in love with this place. The true spirit of a local guide lies within both the passion and the knowledge of the area. Homosassa is home to a maze of backcountry waterways and crystal clear flats. A good fishing guide will have his own list of hot spots, but will also know how to navigate this area and get you on the fish when Plan A isn’t panning out. Then again, it should all flow so smoothly, that it still looks like Plan A and you have a great and productive time.

This is the type of guiding experience you can expect from Old South Expeditions. Captain Brian Sawyer spends his days in the waters of Homosassa guiding clients – both pro and novice, and on both fly and light tackle. If you are considering a fishing trip into the amazing waters of the nature coast, then look no further than Homosassa and the fishing guides here at Old South Expeditions.

Homosassa & Crystal River Tarpon Fishing Charters

Homosassa, Florida and the Crystal River fishery are home to some of Florida’s best Tarpon fishing! Captain Brian Sawyer here at Old South Expeditions is your local Tarpon fishing pro who will guide you into this epic seasonal Tarpon fishery. Generally starting in May or June, Tarpon begin to arrive directly from their offshore habitats. In this, the Tarpon in the Homosassa area tend to be bigger than even those found in the Florida Keys. Old South Expeditions can get you on these fish on both fly and spin tackle. So, if the “Silver King” is on your bucket list, a seasonal favorite, or you find it just plain fun – Captain Brian Sawyer is your go-to Tarpon fishing guide for Homosassa & Crystal River area Tarpon.

A fly fisherman battling a tarpon on the bow of a boat in Homosassa

Fly Fishing for Tarpon in Homosassa & Crystal River

For fly fisherman, Homosassa is a hidden gem that not only contains a unique and diverse inshore habitat, but truly giant Tarpon that very few fly fisherman know exist here. In this, for a truly unique (and less crowded) Tarpon fly fishing trip in Florida, Homosassa and the Crystal River area’s should become your new premier destination for Tarpon on the long rod.

Tarpon Fishing in Homosassa & Crystal River on Spin Tackle

Old South Expeditions and Captain Brian Sawyer offer unique Tarpon fishing adventures for clients utilizing spin gear. As part of our inshore fishing charters, targeting Tarpon on standard fishing gear can either be the focus of the day specifically or as part of your Homosassa and Crystal River inshore fishing trip. Nothing beats this Tarpon fishing experience!

A great sized tarpon being held up by a fisherman in homosassa
WHAT THE CAPT PROVIDES:
  • ALL FISHING GEAR (FLY GEAR, SPIN GEAR, LINE, LEADERS, HOOKS AND FLIES)
  • WATER
  • COOLER
  • ICE
  • LICENSE
WHAT TO BRING:
  • RAIN GEAR (IF NEEDED)
  • LUNCH/SNACKS
  • HAT
  • NON-MARKING SOLED SHOES OR BAREFOOT
  • POLARIZED GLASSES
  • SUNSCREEN (NO SPRAY SUNSCREEN PLEASE)

RATES

Fishing (Two people)

Half Day(4 hours): $400
3/4 Day(6 hours): $500
Full Day(8 hours): $600

*Additional angler add $50

*Tarpon On Fly (or Spin) – Homosassa, FL.  May 1st – July 15th. – $650 (Two Angler Max)

Pay with cash, VENMO or Pay Pal or Credit Card

DEPOSIT/ CANCELLATIONS:

A 20% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED UPON BOOKING TO RESERVE YOUR REQUESTED DAYS. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR TRIP WITHIN 10 DAYS OF YOUR SCHEDULED CHARTER, YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFEITED. IF YOUR CHARTER IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER OR MECHANICAL ISSUES, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO RECEIVE A FULL REFUND OF YOUR DEPOSIT OR BE REBOOKED FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE OPENING.