John Dixon

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Welcome to Capt. John Dixon’s Scalloping and Fishing Charter Guide Service in Homosassa and Crystal River, FL. John is a Florida native who has been a nearshore licensed captain for 23 years and a commercial fisherman since the 70’s. 

Meet up with him on a custom 23’ Carolina Skiff that can comfortably fit 4 people on board. The boat is cozy with plenty of shade and seating, as well as a multimedia system where you can play your favorite playlist. You’ll use a trolling motor to come closer to the fish and get them to bite more easily.

Homosassa, along with nearby Crystal River, is known for its diverse fishery. You’ll be able to target Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and an abundance of other game fish. The area features many small islands surrounded by oyster bars and rocks, large grass flats, and sandbars that provide an excellent fishing environment. Besides this, you can expect to see many mammals and birds in their native habitat, including ospreys, dolphins, and manatees.

You’ll be using a variety of different methods and fishing techniques, from casting jigs at aggressive surface fish, to bottom fishing or casting flies and artificial lures. Experience is not needed as your captain will be more than happy to teach you casting, hooking and fighting techniques to help you enjoy more success.

When it comes to fishing gear, the captain is happy to provide everything you need for a successful trip. Both conventional and fly tackle will wait for you on the boat but feel free to bring yours if you’re more comfortable. During the scalloping season, you’ll even have snorkeling gear on board, if you’d like to take a dive for these tasty creatures.

Whether you’re looking to book a personal, family fishing charter or a corporate event involving multiple boats, Capt. John Dixon can arrange it for you. The captain fishes from both Homosassa and Crystal River, so pick a starting point and get ready for exciting fishing times!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (4 People MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Spend your day on the water and let Capt. John take you to some of the best fishing spots in the area. You can target a variety of species, depending on your fishing ambitions and seasonal conditions – Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel are there for the taking. Bring some food, drinks, and sunscreen, and leave everything else in your guide's capable hands.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip–Fly Fishing (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Passionate fly fishermen will have a blast with Capt. John, who's an avid fly angler himself. He knows all the best spots to cast your fly and he'll make it his mission to put you on the bite. You can target anything from Redfish to Tarpon. Your guide will provide all the necessary gear, and you're welcome to bring your own, if you prefer. You'll also need some sunscreen, drinks, and food to keep you energized. Bear in mind that this trip is for up to 2 anglers.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Half Day Trip (4 people MAX)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    Spend your morning on the water and let Capt. John take you to some of the best fishing spots in the Homosassa and Crystal River areas. You can target a variety of species, depending on your fishing ambitions – Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Cobia, Narrow-Barred Mackerel, and even Tarpon are there for the taking. Bring some food, drinks, and sunscreen, and leave everything else in your guide's capable hands.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Family Fun Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    If you're looking for a fun and memorable way to introduce your little ones to fishing, this is an excursion for you. You'll have 3 hours on the water to do catch some Trout, Redfish, and Narrow-Barred Mackerel, and when you're not fishing, you could catch sights of dolphins and manatees, all the while relaxing and enjoying the views. This is a wonderful way to teach your kids something new and create great memories.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Scalloping&Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $95
    each additional person
    Scallop season starts July 1st thru Sept 24th. Starting to book now. 6 hours of scalloping for 6 guests, with fishing rods available for up to 4. Amazing soft corals, sponges and fish to see while snorkeling around in warm, clear water 3 to 6 feet deep. Looking for delicious scallops for a wonderful dinner. Snorkeling gear and fishing license provided.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Homosassa River Nature Ride
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $200
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you've never been on the beautiful Homosassa River, this is your chance to experience something new. Capt. John will take you out to admire the views and enjoy the peace on the water for 3 hours, and you do some light fishing whenever you're ready. You can pack some light snacks and drinks, as well as sun protection.

About the Captain

John Dixon
Homosassa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Captain John Dixon has been born and raised in Florida, and he got into commercial fishing from a very young age. He's an army veteran, who now spends his days on the productive waters of Homosassa, where he recently relocated his charter. Capt. John is very passionate about fly fishing and he loves showing to his customers just how good angling action in the area can be.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Scallop Scallop
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Commercial) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 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
Checks
Mastercard

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Captain John is in charge!
My husband holding my fish:)
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Tom D.
Homosassa, Florida
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October 24, 2019
We had a great day on the water throwing flies and artificial lures at Redfish, Snook, trout, Jacks, Spanish Macs and Mangrove...
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March morning in the shallow water with John

VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
John was great, taught me a lot about fishing in rocky, shallow water, both location and technique. He put us on some nice...
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Robert Z.
Tallahassee, Florida
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VERIFIED   March 12, 2020
We had an outstanding morning with Captain John on our three hour nature trip on the river. We caught two red fish. Loved the...
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Stephen H.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Great day with John

November 26, 2019
This trip was great! We had an excellent day on the Homosassa and in the bay. John was very knowledgeable about the wildlife,...
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