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Offshore Fishing

Offshore Fishing Trips

Hog Tide Offshore Grouper Trips offer an exciting adventure into the Gulf of Mexico.  Captain Brian will take you offshore to the fertile grouper reefs where the big ones reside.

A maximum of 6 anglers can expect an action packed 9 hour fishing charter targeting; Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Goliath Grouper and many varieties of snapper.

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Scallop Trips

Scallop Trips

With just a mask, snorkel and fins you can jump in and experience the adventure of diving for scallops in Homosassa. You will float along the surface quietly, patiently, over a shallows off Florida’s beautiful Nature Coast.

For a few months out of the year you can enjoy scalloping. Scalloping is enjoyed by all ages and requires only average swimming skills.  With just a mask, snorkel, fins and a small net to collect your scallops, you’ll be in for a sweet treat!

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Manatee Trips

Manatee Trips

Homosassa’s clear shallow water provides incredible manatee experiences during the cold, winter months. Having the chance to encounter these curious, gentle giants in their natural habitat is an adventure that your family will never forget! Take a swim with the manatees to enjoy an up-close encounter.

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Offshore Fishing Charters in Homosassa, Florida

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Hog Tide is the premier offshore fishing service located at the Homosassa Springs Marina, on the Homosassa river. If you are an experienced angler looking for a first class tournament catching boat, we’ve got you covered. In contrast we also offer laid back group or family offshore fishing as well. Captain Brian will plan a fishing trip to suit your needs.

Our boat is one of the biggest and fastest boats providing licensed and permitted offshore fishing charters. The Hog Tide is a large fully equipped vessel that provides a comfortable and safe ride to and from the offshore fishing grounds.

The Hog Tide is a Federal Gulf Reef Fish and Gulf Migratory Species Permitted Vessel. This permits us to legally offer offshore fishing charters into federally regulated Gulf of Mexico waters. Our offshore fishing trips regularly target grouper. Catches of Gag grouper, Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper and Goliath Grouper are plentiful. Limits for grouper are 4 fish per angler. In addition to grouper, catches of Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, and Hog Fish are frequent.

Gulf Reef fishing is a fast action and constant rod bending type of fishing. There are many unique fishing techniques that Captain Brian uses to ensure his anglers are on the fish, trolling, heavy chumming, live bait fishing and kite fishing are some techniques to name a few.

Weather you are a hardcore fisherman or a family looking for a memorable outdoors adventure, Captain Brian and Hog Tide Fishing Charters can accommodate you and fulfill your fishing dreams.

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