What to Bring
We’ll be fishing extremely close to the coast staying in shallow water (10 feet or less)
I don’t go out when the seas are too rough, or the weather conditions would make you and your party uncomfortable. During windy days, the inshore fishery can get a bit choppy on the way out or on the way back in, so if you think you need Dramamine, take it PRIOR to getting on the boat in the morning.
Our trip will meet at my reserved slip at Homosassa Riverside Resort or Mac Rae’s of Homosassa typically around 8 am. Try to ensure your group arrives on time so we can get the most out of our day.
Don’t Forget to Bring:
- A cooler with your favorite food and drinks for the day
- Appropriate fishing clothes (it will be cooler in the morning and warmer as the day goes on so be sure to layer your clothing).
- Rubber-soled shoes or sandals (boats get slippery when fishing action increases).
- All federal and state permits
- All fishing licenses
- Coast Guard approved safety equipment
- Bait, Rods, Reels, and Fish Cooler storage
- Limited Dry Storage
There’s something to be said about building a boat from the bottom up to meet the needs of the shallow water flats of Homosassa. Powered by a Mercury 150 Pro XS motor, this flats boat is set up to handle the shallow backwaters to get to the hot spots for Redfish and Trout.
The design of this boat allows it to be extremely spacious while still drawing less than a foot of water on a plane. It seats and fishes four comfortably.
So take a ride on the Flats Chance, I promise you there’s more than a better chance that we’ll have a fantastic day on the water.