Shoalwater Adventures

Whether you want to sight fish the crystal clear skinny waters of Homosassa, explore local grassy flats for ample scalloping opportunities, or head to the nearby spoil islands to hook world-famous Floridan fish, Shoalwater Adventures has just the trip for you. Captain August Cook offers a variety of angling adventures that showcase the beautiful, bountiful inshore waters that Florida is famous for!

Capt. August has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod, and always knew that he wanted to be a charter captain. Now he’s living out his childhood dream and loves sharing his wealth of knowledge with guests. He offers a huge variety of trips, and you’re bound to find something that suits your wants and needs perfectly – whether you want to take your family on an awesome vacation, or are a seasoned angler looking to hook your best catch yet!

You’ll be traveling on board your captain’s 21’ Carolina Skiff vessel, perfectly built to accommodate up to 6 guests, and to tackle the diverse inshore waters that surround Homosassa. She’s decked out with top-of-the-line navigational gear, including GPS and fishfinder, life jackets for a variety of ages, and two coolers – one for your drinks and snacks, and one for your catch! Your captain also has bluetooth speakers, so you can play your favorites tunes.

You’ll be targeting Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon, among others. How you reel ‘em in is up to you – if you’re a newbie, you can spin for your catch, and Capt. August will show you the best techniques to use. Avid fly fisherman? Bring along your best rods and reels, and sight fish in the shallows for your catch! If you’re looking for a top family activity, explore the scalloping opportunities that the local grassy flats offer – your captain will provide snorkeling gear for you.

You’ll also be provided with top-notch spinning rods and reels, bait, and a fishing license. Come aboard Shoalwater Adventures to experience Floridian fishing at its finest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 1
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing in Tampa bay and surrounding areas, Anna Maria Island and Egmont. Just depends on where the fish are biting that day. Capt August will do everything in his power to give you the best opportunity at one of these amazing fish! The Silver King is the most rewarding fish to get boat side.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This full day of fishing will see you exploring the grass flats and the waters around the spoil islands for a huge host of inshore saltwater superstars – Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and plenty more, depending on the time of the year. Your captain will show you the best techniques to use, as well as making sure you're decked out with top-notch rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license. Keep an eye out for some incredible marine life – these waters are home to manatees!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Scalloping/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get ready to experience Florida's incredible waters from two different perspectives! Whether you scallop or fish first depends on the tides – for scalloping, you'll head out to the crystal clear waters off of Homosassa, searching among the shallow grass flats. When it comes to fishing, you'll either be cruising nearshore waters, or fishing around small spoil islands for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and more. Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This morning trip will give you plenty of time on the grassy flats and spoil islands of Homosassa – these waters are home to a huge host of world-famous inshore species, so get ready to reel in anything from Snook, to Tarpon, to Redfish, and plenty more. Your captain will teach you the best techniques to use, and will make sure you're decked out with top-of-the-line rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license. Feel free to bring along your favorite snacks and drinks!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Give yourself more time to explore the flats and spoil islands of Homosassa, and you'll have the chance to reel in a seriously impressive variety of inshore species! Get ready to hook Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Snook, and Redfish, plus whatever else happens to be biting. Your captain will provide top-notch rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license for all guests. You'll also get the opportunity to cruise these beautiful waters – keep an eye out for manatees and other incredible marine life!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sight Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 1
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is for you hardcore anglers who want to hunt down Redfish in super shallow water! Knowing your stuff and having your casting perfected before this trip will save you some frustration, as these fish can be spooky. If you are an avid fly fisherman, this is your chance to have some good shots at impressively-sized Redfish in seriously skinny waters! Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license – please bring along your favorite rods and reels if you'd like to fly fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon adventure is a perfect introduction to Florida's world-famous inshore fishing opportunities, suitable for anglers of all ages and abilities. You'll be cruising Homosassa's small spoil islands and grass flats for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and whatever else is biting. Capt. August will show you the best techniques to use, and will make sure you're decked out with top-notch rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license. Feel free to bring your favorite drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 4-hour trip is perfect for anglers who want to experience Florida's world-famous inshore fishing! You'll be exploring the small spoil islands and grass flats off of Homosassa for Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout, depending on the season. Your captain will be on hand to show you the ropes, and will provide you with top-notch rods and reels, as well as bait, tackle, and a fishing license. Feel free to bring your favorite snacks and drinks! Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome on board.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Scalloping (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $85
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Join Capt. August for this morning trip, where you'll be searching the crystal clear waters and grassy flats of Homosassa for some exciting scalloping opportunities! This trip is perfect for anglers who want to relax and take in the sights at the same time, and is a perfect introduction to these waters for little ones. Bring the family along and make some incredible memories on your vacation! Your trip includes scalloping gear and snorkeling equipment for all guests.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $85
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip is perfectly suited to new anglers, and families who want to introduce their little ones to the water! You'll head to the crystal clear waters around Homosassa, where you'll be searching for incredible scalloping opportunities among the grassy flats. Your captain will provide you with everything you need for a fun and productive trip, including scalloping gear and snorkeling equipment for all guests.
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About the Captain

August Cook
Clearwater, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2018
I have been fishing since I could walk. I went fishing with my Dad any chance I could. I always knew I wanted to be a charter captain – I finally got that opportunity and have been loving every minute of it! I love sharing what I know with people, and putting them on fish. I am very passionate about fishing and it's all I think about. I'll do everything I can to put you on some fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Redfish
Scallop
Sheepshead

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
We caught our limit of Speckled Sea Trout
A keeper
Our Captain, August Cook
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Cheryl H.
Cheraw, SC
 5.00
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Half Day

VERIFIED   April 3, 2019
We found Shoalwater Adventures on Fishing Booker…We were excited to go fishing with him ....Very patient and knowledgeable…We...
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Joel A.
Safety Harbor, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with August

VERIFIED   May 16, 2019
Capt. August is a really nice guy…and we caught fish all afternoon.  A Keeper!
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Fishing Reports

Back water Snookin

January 08, 2020

From skipping artificials under mangroves and docks to tossing live bait around, there is a way to catch fish for every skill level! Come check out what Shoalwater Adventures has to offer! Read Full Report →