Saltface Charters

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!

Please keep in mind that exact trip times will depend on the tide. Capt. Mike will do his best to accommodate your needs, but be sure to contact him prior to the trip to agree on the departure time.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Mike Ziegler
Homosassa, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since October 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

Homosassa Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (20)
4.85
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day with Captain Mike
Great day with artificials
Half Day Trip with Captain Mike
+17
Angler Rating
25
3
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
96%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 28 reviews
Sarah N.
Granite Bay, CA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half day trip with Captian Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 16, 2020
Caught our limit of trout and caught 1 redfish, I also caught some catfish (not keepers,  but still fun🙂) WE HAD A...
Sarah N. recommends Saltface Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Mike Ziegler Captain replied

Joel S.
Montoursville, PA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 10, 2020
As always we had a fish filled wonderful day…
Joel S. recommends Saltface Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Mike Ziegler Captain replied

Onelio P.
Homosassa Springs, FL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall
Onelio P. recommends Saltface Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Mike Ziegler Captain replied

Mary L.
Homosassa, Florida
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Full Day With Captain Z. ( Mike Z.)

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 15, 2017
Wasn’t sure what to expect as I had three “novices” and my experience was all fresh water stream and lake...
Mary L. recommends Saltface Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Mike Ziegler Captain replied

Bob M.
Inverness, Florida
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Excellent adventure

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 11, 2017
Mike had the boat at the dock at 8 am sharp ready to go. He supplied ice, license, rods and reels and well over a hundred fresh...
Bob M. recommends Saltface Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Mike Ziegler Captain replied