Calusa Tales Charters

If you’ve heard a lot about Old Homosassa, but you’ve never had the chance to explore the fishing abundance this area has to offer, Calusa Tales Charters has got your back. There is so much to see and fish in this area, and Captain James Bryan will know just where to take you to have a successful trip.

Your guide has a freshly restored 19’ flats boat with a 115 HP Mercury engine and room to take up to 3 fishermen to the most productive fish hideouts. This vessel is designed for stalking prey in the shallow waters – around mangrove shorelines, in the backcountry, and grass flats.

For all those moments when you need to be extra quiet, you’ve got a wireless trolling motor at your disposal. Capt. James also has the top-notch navigational equipment to get you to the fish quickly.

In these plentiful waters, you will find plenty of inshore royalty to target. If you’re looking to land Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and much more, then hold on to your rod, because you will find them. Even the Silver King could make an appearance, depending on the time of year.

The captain will provide top range St. Croix equipment, as well as live bait for your trip, and it’s up to you to use it well and have fun doing it. You will have bottled water on board, and if you’d like to bring your snacks and lunch, you’re welcome to do so. But don’t fill up on those snacks, because Capt. James will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home and feast.

Calusa Tales Charters is always glad to have young fishermen aboard – your guide will share some of his best tricks and tips with the little ones. When it comes to Florida inshore fishing, you can always find more amazing spots to cast your line, so head out and get fishing!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    Spend 8 hours on Homosassa River and go after a variety of species with Capt. James. You will be on the lookout for anything from Tripletail, Cobia, and Redfish to Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    Six hours on the water means more time to catch some of the inshore favorites like Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Black Seabass, and that's just to name a few. Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    Hop aboard for this 4-hour trip that will keep you close to Spotted Seatrout, Snappers, Snook, and of course, Redfish. If you don't have a lot of time on your hands, but you want to do some fishing, this is a good trip for you.
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About the Captain

James Bryan
Homosassa, Florida, United States
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36 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2018
Being a native to Florida and growing up with my father as a backcountry guide in the Florida Keys and Flamingo, fishing was built into my DNA. There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing what I've learned with others and feeling the excitement of hunting down and hooking up with the species of fish my clients are looking for.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Action Craft Flatsmaster SE (Flats boat) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Mercury ProXS engine.

19 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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