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 specialty. 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 for more details.

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Recent Tours

Tarpon, Redfish & Snook on FIRE!!   |   October 02 2017

Fishing is as good as it gets! Reds, Snook and Tarpon are chewing every day. The inshore slam is as possible as it ever is here in the back country of Homosassa. Come catch the Homosassa slam on fly or spin this October.

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Teal & Woodduck Early Season   |   September 24 2017

Early Teal & Woodduck season ends today. The Wooducks were plentiful but we did struggle with the Teal, only shooting a 1/2 dozen or so. While I’d like to blame Hurricane Irma and the unusually high water for the lack of Teal in the Florida marshes, at the end of the day I just think […]

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Redfish Bite Is Heating Up   |   July 31 2017

Redfish and Snook bite in Homosassa is on fire right now! As long as the sky stays clear the sight-fishing has been excellent. Last week’s strong tides have the floating turtle grass pushed out of our inshore waters and presenting an artificial lure or fly is now manageable. Look for the fishing to even get […]

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