Florida Fishing Guide Rates & Charter Info

Fishing the backcounty waters of the Chassahowitzka or the clear pristine flats of Homosassa Bay is world class. Sight fishing for Tarpon, Snook and Redfish in the shallow waters will keep you on your toes. The Gulf of Mexico side of Central Florida has a multitude of habitat ranging from, flats, oyster bars, hard rock, turtle grass, rock grass and paddle grass. There are thousands of small marsh islands, covered with needle rush cord grass and mangroves.

The coastal marshes gain their extraordinary productivity from the abundance of nutrients delivered by the spring-fed fresh water rivers and the Gulf tide, which disperses the nutrients over the broad shallow backcountry and flats. Where there is food there are fish! Our goal is to provide anglers with challenging, successful and memorable fishing experiences! Discover Homosassa and Chassahowitzka, "A Fisherman's Paradise" and one of Florida 's best kept secrets, uncrowded backcountry and flats fishing at its best!

Let's Go Catching!!!

Custom Charters

We customize itineraries from one day guided excursions to also offer multi-day, all-inclusive fishing packages from a minimum of three days to one week or more. Accommodations and hospitality are sure to please.

Waiting lists are common with some of the veteran guides as we specialize in corporate groups, who return each and every year.

Photo Safaris

The primitive scenery of the Homosassa area is unsurpassed and creates and ideal setting for site seeing, bird watching and photo safaris. The salt water flats and hammocks of Florida's Nature Coast are home to countless species of migratory and year-round birds. The Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1941, is comprised of over 31,000 acres of saltwater bays, estuaries and brackish marshes. The refuge was established primarily to protect waterfowl habitat and is home to over 250 species of birds, over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, and at least 25 different species of mammals including the endangered West Indian Manatee. The refuge is also the prime wintering grounds for the migrating Whooping Cranes. Come experience the unspoiled beauty of Florida like it was hundreds of years ago!

Rate List

Fishing Charters - 24' Young

Offshore - Full Day*

6-8 Hours

1-3 Anglers

$800

$100 each Additional Angler
Maximum 4 Anglers

Inshore - Full Day Guided

6-8 Hours

2 Anglers

$500

$75 each Additional Angler
Maximum 4 Anglers

Inshore - Half Day Guided

4 Hours

2 Anglers

$450

$75 each Additional Angler
Maximum 4 Anglers

Fishing Charters - 24' Carolina Skiff

Full Day Guided

6-8 Hours

2 Anglers

$450

$50 each Additional Angler
Maximum 4 Anglers

Half Day Guided

4 Hours

2 Anglers

$400

$50 each Additional Angler
Maximum 4 Anglers

Other Charters

Scalloping

4 Hours

1-4 Passengers

$350

$75 each Additional Passenger
Maximum 6 Passengers

Photo Safaris

2 Hours

4 Passengers

$200

$100 each Additional Hour

All guides are U.S.C.G. licensed and Insured
Prices are subject to change without notice
*Offshore Charters include a Mate that works solely on gratuities - consider the amount of work your mate does and please tip appropriately.

How to Reserve Your Charter Date(s):

Step 1: Contact Captain "Red ED" Brennan and inquire whether your desired charter date(s) are available.

(352) 382-3939
RedEd@HomosassaRedfish.com

Step 2: If your dates are available, send a $200 deposit per day reserved to:

Red Ed's Adventures, Inc.
11898 W. Riverhaven Drive
Homosassa, FL 34448

*Dates are not considered "reserved" until your deposit is received.

**NOTE: The address above is my mailing address only.
If you show-up at this address for a charter,
you will be disappointed because
I will be waiting for you at MacRae's.

Credit Cards:

You may send your deposit via PayPal using Any Major Credit Card. Use the button below to send $200 for each day of your reservation. Use the Description field to enter your name and charter date(s). You may also use PayPal to pay your charter in full, any unpaid balance, or gratuity.

Fishing Charter Policy

Deposit: A deposit of 50% of the booking fee will be required at the time the reservation is made. Cash, credit cards, or checks are acceptable.

Cancellation: Your 50% deposit will be refunded, if notice of cancellation is received 3 days prior to your reservation. If you cancel less then 3 days in advance, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Cancellation Due to Weather

In case of severe weather, the guest and the captain will discuss either rebooking for another day or canceling. In the event the trip is cancelled, all monies paid will be refunded through the same method as payment was
made.

Tipping/Gratuity

Many times we are asked about a tipping policy. It is customary to tip your guide if: he has done his job professionally, he arrives on time with a neat clean boat, has very good equipment ready to fish and he works hard for you to ensure your day is outstanding, and especially, if he cleans your catch for you.

A 20% gratuity is considered a normal tipping percentage.

Who Provides What?

Your Guide Provides:

  • Fishing License
  • Camera
  • Fuel
  • Expertise
  • Cooler & Ice for Day's Catch
  • Pictures posted on web site

You Provide:

  • Camera
  • Sun Lotion or Block
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Light Sole Shoes
  • Lunch & Beverages
  • Cooler & Ice for lunch, beverages & to transport catch home

What NOT to Bring - Please:

  1. No Pets.
  2. No dark or black-soled shoes unless they are mark resistant.
  3. No electronics, Cell Phones or especially GPS Units, our job is not to teach you how to use yours or to give you our spots. Each Captain will have a cell phone on the boat in case of emergency.

We are committed to helping the traveling angler affordably experience the best that "The Nature Coast" waters have to offer. We are eager to share our love for fishing with you, by offering an outstanding and affordable angling experience.


No GPS


No Bananas


No Snagging


No IFQ