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 24’ Carolina Skiff vessel, perfectly built to accommodate up to 6 guests and to tackle the diverse inshore waters that surround Homosassa.

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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    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 Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    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
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    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 Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Fly fishing in Homosassa for Redfish is some of the best around. Being able to pole around a foot or less of water and sight fish these fish is some of the most rewarding fishing out there. Hunting them down and watching them move around the skinny is a good way to get the blood pumping. Making good casts under that pressure isn’t always easy. Once you get one to eat right in front of you, you will be addicted!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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 20
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Grab this seasonal opportunity and dive into the water looking for delicious scallops! Snorkeling equipment will be on board, as well as bottled water, just bring a snack and whatever else you'd like to drink.
  • 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 20
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Grab this seasonal opportunity and dive into the water looking for delicious scallops! Snorkeling equipment will be on board, as well as bottled water, just bring a snack and whatever else you'd like to drink.
  • 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
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    3 Hour Dock Light Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Throwing artificial on dock lights at night can be very rewarding. Bait gathers on dock lights and gets the fish fired up and hungry. Snook, Trout, Redfish, and sometimes Tripletail, sit under the docks in the shadows waiting to ambush, making it a fun way to catch fish! Being on the water at night is something special!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $225
    price breakdown
    $225
    If you have a busy schedule while you are in town, no worries. This quick 2 hour trip will be perfect. Fishing around Clearwater is very good so not having to travel far to catch fish makes the most of your time on the water.
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About the Captain

August Cook
Homosassa, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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 Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kevin H.
Ocala, FL
 5.00
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Day Tripper by Captain August

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
Our quick 1/2 day trip to the Homosassa mangrove islands was a masterpiece orchestrated by Capt. August! We enjoyed our time...
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Tracy J.
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VERIFIED   August 9, 2020
If you looking for a great day fishing this is it. Captian August new exactly where to take us to get us in the fish. Fist...
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Robin B.
Peru, IN
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Half day trip with Captain August

VERIFIED   March 13, 2020
Had a great day catching several different kinds of fish. Great experience!  Would definitely book with Captain August...
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Gabrielle M.
Buffalo, NY
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VERIFIED   March 11, 2020
Fun day, lots of little catches.
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Cheryl H.
Cheraw, SC
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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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