Cherokee Winds Fishing Guide

Ozello FL, United States

Cherokee Winds Fishing Guide is run by Captain paul who has been passionate about fishing his whole life. He is the type of person who loves to see others smile as they reel in the fish they tackled and he shares their joy. Captain Paul has fished the Florida waters for over 25 years and knows the some secret spots, so he can take you to them, and you will see fish like swimming in schools. The Homosassa Springs and Crystal River are rich in fish species and offer other attractions such as Manatee watching and the mesmerizing Three Sisters springs near Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

The boat is a 24 foot Carolina skiff, which was originally built in 2002, and is powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots. This boat is ideal for fishing in Ozello and the surrounding area as it skids on the shallow waters like a bullet. It is fitted with a GPS and a fishfinder for locating the perfect fishing spots; life jackets for safety, snorkeling equipment, an ice box to preserve the freshness of your catch until you return to the shore and a live bait tank.

Cherokee Winds Fishing Guide fishes the flats and backwater of Homosassa Springs and Crystal River in Florida, and targets species such as Redfish, Cobia, Sea Trout, Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel, Broomtail and Gag Grouper, Scallops, Snook and Porbeagle Shark. Captain Paul will provide rods, reels, tackle, a fishing licence for the State of Florida, and live and artificial baits. He will clean and fillet your catch upon return to the shore so you can take it home for a lovely satisfying dinner.

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Boat Specs

Carolina (Skiff) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Grouper (Gag)


Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Paul Barker
Ozello, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
I am Captain Paul Barker. I have fished these waters for over 25 years my passion is fishing and teaching people how to fish the flats of the gulf of Mexico. Some people accused me of having a fish whistle. Ha ha. I love what I do and enjoy meeting fellow fishing people. I give 1 free fishing trip away every quarter if you book a trip with me you get a chance to win a free fishing trip.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%