Saltwater Fishing Guide Saltwater Fishing Guide

Sarasota redfish

For more information or to reserve your Fishing Trip, contact
Captain John Dixon
at: (941) 544-8357
saltwater_guide@yahoo.com

Welcome to Homosassa, Crystal River Nature Coast area. I have been a near shore licensed Charter fishing Captain for 23 years. A Florida Native and gulf of mexico commercial fisherman since, before I could drive.

Homosassa-Crystal River area fishing is a diverse fishery holding Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Spanish Mackeral and abundant other game fish.

Whether for a corporate event, needing multiple Charter fishing boats, to the personal Family fishing Charter. You can expect a safe, friendly and exciting Homosassa river Charter.

Many small islands surrounded by oyster bars, large grass flats, sandbars provide an excellent fishing environment. My business is to put you on these fish, It’s not uncommon to see the water explode as hordes of baitfish are pushed to the top of the water by several different species of predator fish while the sea birds gather to feast on the injured.

As you drift across a grass flat or oyster bar casting for the abundant trout and redfish, you can observe many mammals and birds in their native habitat, which include osprey, dolphins, and manatees. And, don’t forget the Nature coast is truly a paradise to explore.

Fishing Homosassa area consist of many methods, from casting jigs at aggressive fish striking bait on the surface, to baits on the bottom. Experience is not needed, at any age. I am happy to assist you in casting, hooking and fighting technique's to help you enjoy more success. Fly fisherman can expect a wonderful time with so many aggressive species that readily pounce on a fly.

longboat key tarpon

* Tarpon ranging from 70 to 200 pounds working up and down the  in the crystal clear warm water. These energy packed fish will test both tackle and angler to the limits. You can expect fights from 45 min to over 2 hours. With the fish jumping hi into the air and drags screaming to the point of near failure. When you get one to the side of the boat it is a magical moment. Tarpon are a love or hate fish, anglers after their first fish either can not get enough -- or do not want anything to do with them again.

  • We promote "Take a Child Fishing" (see rates)
  • 45 yrs experience Gulf of Mexico fishing
  • US Coast Guard Licensed and commercially insured.
  • Trained in all aspects of on the water safety.
  • I provide equipment for a complete fishing experience.

kids fishing Sarasota bay

Sarasota fly fishing

redfish double Sarasota bay

Lido key tarpon

"My son and I would certainly recommend John for a fishing guide. He is a hard worker and knows where the fish are feeding. We had a great day and caught the biggest fish of my life. Thanks a Lot!" - Larry Staggs
"Thanks a lot for the great trip today. We all had a wonderful time and by the way, we won both the largest fish caught by a client, Don’s 31 ½“ redfish and the most fish caught by a client, David, caught I think 11. Thanks so much for making this a memorable time for everyone. I’ll come back for a trip soon." - Aaron