March 2, 2018

Homosassa Fishing: Ring in Spring 2018

angler with a homosassa redfish in spring

With winter coming to an end, Florida’s version of cabin fever does as well. Though we admittedly love winter for the waterfowl hunting, our true passion lies in the fly and light tackle fishing action that this place is known for. Though good all year, spring and summer bring us aggressive and large sized fish to target. This year, we are already seeing an awesome bite – but everything will only get better.  Read more

November 24, 2017

The Beating Heart of the Nature Coast

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At the heart of Florida’s “Nature Coast”, over 50 first magnitude springs provide a continuous flow of clean, 72 degree freshwater to the King’s and Homosassa Bay areas, located between the Crystal and Homosassa Rivers. This ecological gem along the Gulf Coast boasts a thriving diversity of exotic tropical creatures and is the perhaps the best location in all of Florida to view manatees at home in the wild. For those who prefer a paddle to a hiking stick when wandering, this outstanding labyrinth of fresh and brackish waterways provides some of the most spectacular sights for kayakers and canoeists of anywhere in America. Read more

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

homosassa backcountry fishing

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