Homosassa Fishing Charters | Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Guide

Welcome to Capt. Brian Sawyer’s Guide Service, where light tackle and fly fishing (and seasonal waterfowl) are our specialties. Located in Homosassa, Florida, we guide the inshore waters of the beautiful nature coast.  Our number one goal as a guide service is to provide a fun and safe trip with an experienced, professional and enthusiastic guide. All of our fishing and duck hunting charters are tailored to meet the demands of the client – whether you want to chase giant Tarpon on fly, shoot your first duck or just experience Old Florida with a shotgun or fly rod, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to provide a customized and rewarding outdoor adventure. When you are ready to plan your trip, Sawyer will discuss what you’re looking to accomplish and recommend those options which provide the best opportunity for success at that time, taking into account all of the present and predicted conditions.


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Homosassa, Florida Fly Fishing Guide

Fishing in Homosassa, Florida is an anglers dream destination. Nestled within Florida’s Nature Coast, Old South Expeditions guides anglers into this area for epic battles with Tarpon, sight fishing Red’s, as well as Florida’s other top inshore game species. Captain Brian Sawyer is dedicated to providing you with best in guided fly fishing trips on his Maverick HPX V. This skinny water vessel is one of the most popular among Florida shallow water enthusiasts. This is due to its technical poling backbone that provides both stealth and stability on the Florida flats. At the same time, the HPX V can trek into deeper waters, which is especially important during the yearly Tarpon migration. With Old South Expeditions you can expect your Florida fly fishing dream trip to be every bit of what you dream it to be. Schedule your trip today!


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Light Tackle Fishing Trips

Prefer a fishing trip along the Nature Coast on spin tackle? Old South Expeditions has you covered! Enjoy the finesse of sight casting to big red’s, snook, and a plethora of other resident species with light action inshore spinning rods. If you have ever dreamed of casting to a fish pushing along the flats in Florida, Homosassa is the place to do it. We have expansive and untouched back country waterways & grass flat systems where you will both explore one of the most unique natural wonders of the world, as well as target and catch world-renowned inshore game fish species.

homosassa fishing trip showing fisherman with large cobia that was just caughtThese species include such favorites as:

  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Sea Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Cobia
  • Various Inshore Sharks

The list truly goes on and on – black drum, sheepshead, and even inshore grouper have been caught on our trips out of Homosassa!

*Be sure to keep up with my recent trips & tips and see what’s new on the water by following my blog on Salty Shores.


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Tarpon Fishing Charters in Homosassa

Homosassa is a great tarpon fishing destination. This area of the Nature Coast see’s the annual migration move through our waters yearly. And though this is considered the peak of Tarpon fishing, we still get shots at resident Tarpon for much longer periods of time. On fly or light tackle, we offer tarpon trips as one of our favorite offerings. For best dates please contact us or visit here for more details.

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Homosassa, Florida Fishing

An angler holding a great snook caught in Homosassa

Homosassa is one of the state’s best kept secrets when it comes to fishing. Nestled along the Nature Coast, this area provides an ecological diversity that attracts the stat’es finest inshore gamefish. There are estuaries, oyster bars, grass flats, backcountry systems, and even a nearshore fishery that provides both habitat and food that keeps our resident species available all year long.

This area is great or sight fisherman who wishes to both have an active day looking for tails and bushes in shallow water, and also do this in a setting that places you worlds apart from what you experience in the rest of the state.

Captain Brian Sawyer on Reel Time Florida Sportsman


Whether on fly or light tackle, and really no matter the time of year, Homosassa offers stellar fishing opportunities for those looking to do it in a memorable way.

Besides these benefits, Homosassa also see’s other sought-after species on a seasonal basis. Much like the rest of the state for instance, we move on from our resident Tarpon and take part in the yearly Tarpon migration. This time of the year offers Homosassa anglers epic shots at the Silver King on a steady basis. Couple this with the beauty of the area, an experienced local guide that loves his job, and the best in equipment – you are set up for one of the best fishing trips you can go on in the state of Florida.

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Recent Tours

- Still On Fire!!

Still On Fire!!   |   September 19 2018

Tarpon, Redfish and Snook have been killer. Water is finally starting to clear up from the summer rains and site-fishing has been excellent. Its not uncommon to see several redfish on a single stingray when polling the back country flats. We saw over over 30 reds on a single ray the other day which was […]

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- Late Season Tarpon, Snook & Reds

Late Season Tarpon, Snook & Reds   |   August 02 2018

Now that the big girls have left the Nature Coast its time to play with the juveniles. Homosassa late season Tarpon fishery is very plentiful and last through mid September. Although the summer rains will push fish in and out of the back country, it remains fairly consistent until the first cold front of fall. […]

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- Tarpon Season Heats Up

Tarpon Season Heats Up   |   July 01 2018

Tarpon infested our waters from May through mid July this year. The season as a whole was phenomenal, with many first on fly for my anglers, some catching multiple fish in a day. Like most fishing, you gotta take the god with the bad. We also had some rough times this season. The hard rain […]

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- Spring Is On The Way

Spring Is On The Way   |   April 09 2018

Redfish & Snook are as good as it gets right now. If you can find a day to get out of the wind and rain the fish are chewing. Water is clean and the turtle grass is growing back strong. Bait is also coming back to the flats as thick as it was last spring. […]

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- Red Fish Is Heating Up

Red Fish Is Heating Up   |   March 06 2018

As the warmer weather approaches the redfish bite has been turning on. Although it was a rough start with the unusually cold winter, now is the time to get on the water. On calm days the fish are starting to tail and as the tide moves in the back water creeks are filling up with […]

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