Saltface Charters

5290 South Cherokee Way
Homosassa FL, United States

Saltface Charters welcomes you down to the picture-perfect waters of Homosassa to spend the day catching tasty, hard-fighting fish in the Florida sun. Captain Mike has been working these waters for decades and knows all the best spots to get you on that fish of your dreams.

The waters around Homosassa are so full of fish you’ll have a hard time choosing what to target. The local bays and backwaters are packed with tasty Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Snook. Head further out, and you’ll find Grouper, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, and more! If the choice is too much for you, why not book a full day trip and enjoy the best of both?

Even on a half day, Captain Mike will make sure you head home with a trunkful of fish. His 24’ Carolina Skiff is perfect for navigating Homosassa’s winding backwaters, with a shallow draft and a stealthy trolling motor to avoid spooking the fish. Whatever you target, you can do so with confidence, using only the best Shimano and Penn equipment to make sure you bag the best fish.

During the summer, Saltface Charters offers special Scalloping trips. These active adventures let you get into the water to dive for delicious scallops. They’re perfect for families and great fun for kids, plus you can fit 6 guests onboard on these trips.

This is your chance to experience Homosassa’s awesome angling with a guide who knows every inch of the area. All trips come with tackle, bait, ice, and licenses, so all you need is your food and drinks. And don’t forget to pack a big cooler to take your fish home once Captain Mike has filleted it for you!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the whole day onboard, fishing both inshore and further out to bag you the widest range of species. Fish the shallows for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Snook, or head further out for Grouper, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Mackerel. This trip includes a professional guide, all fishing tackle, bait, and fishing licenses. You only need to bring what you would like to eat and drink for the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scallops (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the morning diving for tasty Scallops in the warm Florida sun. This family-friendly charter includes all the necessary equipment for diving and harvesting Scallops. The price of this trip covers up to four people. There is the option to pay $50 per person up to 6 people total.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scallops (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the afternoon bagging delicious Scallops as you swim through Homosassa's warm, protected waters. These trips are perfect for families, kids, and anyone who likes to eat delicious seafood! This price is for four people, but you can add up to six guests total for an additional $50 per person. Trip start times are flexible based on the tides and your preferences.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the morning fishing for local favorites like Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snappers, and more. This trip includes the boat, a professional guide, ice, bait, tackle, and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local waters for a selection of inshore table and game fish. Target Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snappers, and more. Trip start times are flexible, depending on whether there is a morning trip booked that day.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
Redfish

Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Carolina skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 115HP yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Ziegler
Homosassa, Florida, United States
Member since October 2015
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Captain Mike has been fishing Homosassa's incredible waters for well over 35 years. He knows where all the best fish hide and exactly how to target them. More than that, Captain Mike does what he does because he loves it. He will work hard on every trip to show you the best of his native waters, and will make sure you leave with a new-found love of the area as well as a trunkful of delicious fish.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 94%

Homosassa Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Mike is an excellent Captain. He got us a limit of scallops during a half day trip. And he’s a nice guy, to boot!

Fished July 10, 2018
Mike Ziegler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 14, 2018

Thank you, looking forward to having you back again soon

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Fished June 11, 2018
Mike Ziegler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 14, 2018

Thank you..looking forward to having you back again soon

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On a terrible day to go fishing, wind howling, blowing out the tide hard to keep the boat straight. But this captain was definitely on is game. Found the fish, pulled in our limit, some Big ones and some we could not keep(laws). Great guy to just fish with. I recommend this captain to anyone who wants a good day of straight up fishing.

Fished March 26, 2018
Mike Ziegler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 27, 2018

Thank you..had a great day with you guys as well..look forward to having you back again

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