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October 08, 2009

Homosassa's Crystal Waters

Trout and redfish share the spotlight along Florida's Nature Coast

Trip Planner

What: Speckled trout and redfish.
When: Fall and spring months are the prime seasons, but trout and redfish can be caught year-round.
Where: Located a short drive from Tampa or Orlando, the Old Florida
Homosassa lifestyle revolves around its namesake river and the nearby gulf. MacRae's (352-628-2602, www.macraesofhomosassa.com) is an ideal base for visiting anglers. Established in 1917, this affordable and well-run motel is conveniently located next to the public boat ramp. In addition to comfortable rooms with kitchenettes, MacRae's has a bait store, boat rentals and a tiki bar. Several restaurants are within walking distance along the scenic waterfront.
Who: Call Captains Toney or Clymer, or contact the local guides association.

Capt. William Toney
352-621-9284
www.homosassainshorefishing.com

Capt. Dan Clymer
352-418-2160
www.racinmulletcharters.com

Homosassa Guides Association
352-795-7302
www.homosassaguidesassociation.com