Citrus County Outfitters

Citrus County Outfitters invites you to join Captain Michael Sorrel on an adventure through the backcountry flats and coastal waters of Homosassa, FL! Capt. Mike has over 4 decades of experience fishing all over the world, from Belize to New Zealand, and ultimately decided to set up shop on Florida’s Nature Coast. If you’ve ever experienced this “fisherman’s paradise,” you know exactly why this was his top choice!

You’ll be fishing from an 18’ Hell’s Bay Boatworks flats boat, equipped with everything you need for a successful day on the water. She comes with top-of-the-line navigational electronics, safety gear, a wireless trolling motor, and fishing tackle. The boat accommodates 2 guests per trip and everyone can fish at the same time. Children ages 7 and up are welcome board and Capt. Mike has kids’ sized life vests as well.

You’ll have your choice between fly fishing, light tackle fishing, sight fishing, and scalloping. You’ll target a range of species, including Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, and more! Every trip is on a strictly catch and release basis, except for scalloping. Just keep in mind that FWC regulations apply.

Capt. Mike will provide you with premium rods and reels made by St. Croix, Sage, Shimano, and Tibor. Your fishing license is already covered so you can just come straight to the dock ready to fish! Just be sure to bring some long sleeves, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses and the rest will be taken care of.

Book your next adventure with Citrus County Outfitters and experience the Nature Coast like never before! Capt. Mike will make sure you’re all set up and ready to go, just come with a positive attitude and get ready to catch some awesome fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Tarpon Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    Get ready to feel the power of the Tarpon as it runs, leaps, and flips through the water! Reeling it in is a true challenge but it's one of the most exhilarating feelings ever. Then, once you bring it to the side of the boat just look at the bucket-sized mouth as it inhales the fly! Please note, Tarpon is strictly catch & release. You'll be provided with all the necessary equipment, just bring some snacks, drinks, long-sleeves, and sunblock and the rest will be taken care of!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Light Tackle/Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    Enjoy a full day of inshore fishing with Citrus County Outfitters! You'll either use fly or light tackle with artificial bait or do some sight fishing, depending on weather conditions. This is a mandatory catch & release trip only. You'll be targetting Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and more. Your fishing tackle and licenses are included. Just bring some snacks, drinks, sunblock, long-sleeves, and a hat and you're ready to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Light Tackle (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    Enjoy half day of inshore fishing with Citrus County Outfitters! You'll either use fly or light tackle with artificial bait or do some sight fishing, depending on weather conditions. This is a mandatory catch & release trip only. You'll be targetting Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and more. Your fishing tackle and licenses are included. Just bring some snacks, drinks, sunblock, long-sleeves, and a hat and you're ready to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Light Tackle (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    Enjoy half day of inshore fishing with Citrus County Outfitters! You'll either use fly or light tackle with artificial bait or do some sight fishing, depending on weather conditions. This is a mandatory catch & release trip only. You'll be targetting Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and more. Your fishing tackle and licenses are included. Just bring some snacks, drinks, sunblock, long-sleeves, and a hat and you're ready to go!

About the Captain

Mike Sorrel
Homosassa, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time 8 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Michael Sorrel has over 40 years of fishing experience, from targeting Bonefish in Belize to wild Rainbows in New Zealand. He was born and raised in southern Louisiana and grew up fishing everything from Bream on popping bugs to Billfish on ballyhoo. Capt Mike has traveled all across North America and fished in some of the most well-known and remote areas of the continent. He runs his charters out of Homosassa, FL and St. Bernard, LA and believes nothing else on Earth compares to the Gulf of Mexico. From the natural springs feeding the rivers with warm water to the deep blue fishing grounds far off the coast, there’s no other place like this on Earth.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hell's Bay Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
American Express

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

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