September 29, 2017

“Mr. October” – a.k.a. Cobia

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October is an exciting month for us here in Homosassa. When we get that first cold front, we know the flats will come alive. Redfish will start schooling up, trout will put on the feed bag, and then “Mr. October” arrives – the big bad “brown bomber” himself, the Cobia. Read more

August 14, 2017

Sight Fishing Homosassa

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The redfish bite is as strong as ever here in the Homosassa area of Florida. And with that comes some exciting and heart-pounding sight-fishing action. With clear skies and shallow waters, sight-fishing for the mighty redfish is easily done with artificial lures or even flies. Fly-fisherman, this is what you’ve been waiting for. Seeing a hungry redfish, stalking it and making that perfect cast is what we all dream of, and Captain Brian Sawyer here at Old South Expeditions can make that dream a reality. But before you go barging into the marsh grass, there are some things you must know when it comes to sighting and pursuing redfish. Read more

July 26, 2017

Fly Fish the Nature Coast

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Florida is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground; especially if you enjoy being in, on or around water. With over 18% of Florida being water; it is no secret why Florida is America’s #1 vacation destination. From beautiful white sandy beaches, to miles and miles of marsh grass lined coastline, backwater swamps, protected estuaries and bays, and of course those incredible spring-fed rivers, Florida has you covered no matter how you like to get wet. However, for many residents—and tourists alike, it’s what’s below the surface of the water that really peaks our interests. Because when it comes to fishing, Florida is considered the fishing capital of the world. Read more

June 16, 2017

Homosassa Tarpon Fishing

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Its that time of year again. The temps are on the rise, thunderstorms pop up just about every afternoon and the tarpon can be seen rolling throughout the bays and inlets. This is a time of year that every fisherman that lives within the tarpon migration route waits for; and Homosassa is no different. Tarpon begin migrating up the coast of Florida as the water temperatures warm; between 75 and 85 degrees. Read more

May 29, 2017

Homosassa Fishing Guides

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Homosassa, Florida is nestled along Florida’s Nature Coast. Everything from the fishery to the daily living appeals to those who truly love what the Florida outdoors are all about. In this, Homosassa is home to some of the best fishing guides in the state. Homosassa has drawn in everything from offshore charter fishing Captains who once resided in the Florida Keys, to travelers that landed here and realized this was to become home. While others are truly homegrown locals who have lived a life and developed a passion for being on the water in what some consider one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the state. Read more