Fishing Charters with Capt. Steve Fussell
Serving Crystal River and Homosassa, FL

Welcome, my name is Capt. Steve Fussell and I’m a fishing guide offering fishing charters in Crystal River, Homosassa, Homosassa Springs, Ozello, or Yankeetown. I invite you to come fish with me. Or, maybe you live nearby and just want to spend a relaxing day on the beautiful gulf waters.

I fish on Florida’s Nature Coast and I have fished these waters for over 40 years. My fishing charters depart primarily from Pete’s Pier Marina in Crystal River, on Florida’s west coast. I know these areas well and they have always produced fish for me. I generally fish for tarpon, redfish or sea trout depending on the season. We also catch a variety of other shallow water species such as sharks, cobia, bluefish, mackerel and sheepshead.

Maybe you enjoy stalking redfish along the quiet mangrove shorelines or battling drag screaming Spanish mackerel in the open waters. Maybe casting jigs on the grass flats for sea trout. We'll plan your day to suit your fishing dreams. Whether you want to catch fish for the fun of it and then release them or fish for species that you can invite home for dinner, you will enjoy the day and find that I will work very hard to help you catch fish.

I really love the excitement of seeing my clients hooking up with a tarpon - especially if it’s their first time tarpon fishing. So, if you’re up to the challenge, the crystal clear flats of Homosassa and Crystal River are world famous for tarpon fishing. Every year, anglers from around the world travel to Crystal River and Homosassa to battle some of the largest tarpon in the country. We fish for tarpon using fly tackle or spinning rods. Using such light tackle will mean you won’t win every battle, but each hookup will be a great experience.

If you and your friends or family want to spend a fun day on the gulf waters but do not want to fish, try booking a scallop charter. The season generally runs from July 1st until mid-September. It’s a great way to cool off from the summer heat and take home some of the tastiest seafood the Gulf has to offer.