Old Homosassa, it’s an unusual place full of colorful characters drawn to the river like moths to a flame. It’s a daily ritual for locals and visitors alike to sit on the docks with a frosty beverage waiting for the top Homosassa fishing charters to arrive at Mac Rae’s of Homosassa or Riverside Resort. Homosassa fishing charters at the end of their day are often seen sharing a fish cleaning bench and competitively comparing the day’s catch. Curious tourists hover around the docks amazed at the diversity of species and listen to the fishing tales of the day.
Homosassa Fishing Charters History and Tradition
Since the turn of the century Homosassa has served as Florida’s fabled fishing grounds. Considered a sportsman’s paradise it was a destination for wealthy and prominent Americans such as Grover Cleveland, Thomas Edison, John Jacob Astor and Winslow Homer. Noted watercolorist Winslow Homer nailed it when he wrote about the area: “fishing the best in America as far as I can find.”
Famous athletes of the past such as Babe Ruth, Dazzy Vance and Ted Williams were all visitors to the area and hired Homosassa fishing charters to land their daily limit.
Don Chancey, continues to cater to those seeking a top Homosassa fishing charter experience. As a fourth generation Floridian Don is proud of his southern heritage and humbly continues the tradition of providing southern hospitality and quality fishing experiences for clients.
Location, Location, Location
Citrus County, with 52 miles of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico, is one of the prime fishing spots in the state of Florida.
Homosassa as a fishing destination is the epicenter for angling and scalloping charters due to its geographic location along the nature coast. Quality Homosassa fishing charters base out of this area because it has convenient access to Crystal River to the north and Chassahowitska to the South allowing a fishing guide to move locations to find the hottest bite in two directions.
There are four routes for experienced Homosassa fishing charters to travel to the flats fishing opportunities of the Gulf of Mexico. Mason’s Creek brings captains closer to southern fishing areas of Chassahowitska, the Homosassa River or the “big Homosassa” for larger vessels that can’t traverse and navigate the unmarked channels lands captains’ right in the middle. Slightly to the North there’s the Little Homosassa River, and St. Martin’s River, all which lead to different points between Homosassa and Crystal River along the same coastline.
Captain Don has a permanent slip located in front of the hotel and restaurant of the Homosassa Riverside Resort. For overnight visitors that choose to stay at Homosassa Riverside Resort or the neighboring property at Mac Rae’s of Homosassa guests can actually roll out of bed and be on the docks in Captain Don’s boat in a matter of minutes.
Modern Day Amazing
Professional Homosassa fishing charters provide fishing license, rods/reels, bait/lures and personal instruction to get you ready for an exhilarating experience. And Captain Don has ensured that you’ll be transported to your fishing experience in the best boat Homosassa has to offer. Don has physically rebuilt his boat from bow to stern to make the most efficient use of space for the comfort for his clients and the best use of space to accommodate multiple anglers.
History, well it does repeat itself. The best Homosassa fishing charters have been around for years, and Captain Don is a member of that esteemed group of professionals.