Rod's Florida Charter Service

Want to try something new on your visit to Florida this year? If you are looking for a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy you may want to check out the fishing and scalloping trips offered by Rod’s Florida Charter Service. Conveniently located in Homosassa it’s only a quick drive from Tampa, Orlando, and Ocala. Your guide, Capt. Rod Johnson is excited to share all the beauty of the area with you as you enjoy an action-packed trip that will leave you with a tasty catch!

Come aboard and enjoy the roomy comfort of a 29’ Adventure Craft Houseboat with amenities that include restroom and seating inside and out. The boat’s equipped with navigation, communication, and fish-finding electronic systems as well as with all the necessary safety features and equipment. The vessel is an ideal choice for groups wanting to cruise in comfort on the way to the scalloping and fishing grounds and enjoy the breathtaking views along the way.

Scalloping season varies year-to-year but generally runs July – Sept. The scalloping beds are typically between 3 to 6 feet deep, making it a great activity for the whole family to enjoy. However, all guests wanting to participate in these trips are required to know how to swim. The limits for scallops are 2 gallons whole per person and 10 gallons whole maximum per boat. For fishing trips, you’ll be provided with Ugly Stik rods and reels and target species like Redfish, Seatrout, Cobia, and Grouper just to name a few.

Your daily fishing license is also included in the price so all you need to remember to bring is a cooler to take your catch home, any food and drinks you’d like and sun protection.

If you’re ready for your trip relaxing in the gorgeous local nature that will leave you with a tasty catch for the way home, book a trip today and come meet Capt. Rod on the water!

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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Explore the fishing grounds around the islands of the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Bays. Test your skills fishing the flats for a few extra hours targeting a particular species or just try to catch as much fish as possible. Either way, it's going to be a ton of fun!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 25
    price breakdown
    Scalloping trips are a great activity for families and groups looking for a fun and relaxing time on the water. You'll be scalloping in the in-water between 3' and 6' deep. All people joining in on the trip need to be able to swim.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Fish the flats and areas around the islands in the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Bays. The flats will provide you with a beautiful backdrop as you target a variety of local species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder and more!
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About the Captain

Rod Johnson
Homosassa, Florida, United States
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1 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2019
I've fished since I was 5 yrs old. I have been boating for over 40 yrs. Most of my salt water fishing has been done off the Oregon coast. Salmon and bottom fishing was the main fishery there. I became a captain in 2018 and moved to Florida to be closer to my son who has been in this business for 13 yrs.

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Targeted Species

Catfish Catfish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grunt Grunt

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Skate Skate

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Adventure Craft Houseboat (Pilothouse) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 90HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

29 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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


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

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July fishing trip

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