Windsplitter Charters

South McClung Loop
Homosassa FL, United States

Windsplitter Charters invites you for a flats and backcountry fishing adventure in the beautiful natural setting of Homosassa, Florida. The charter is operated by Captain Duane Baker who has fished the waters of Citrus County for over 20 years and loves every minute he spends on the water. This Florida native grew up fishing the Tampa Bay area and become quite an expert on the local fisheries.

Captain Duane will take you fishing in his Gheenoe micro skiff originally built in 2016. It is powered by a 25 HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots. This vessel is small but mighty and will get you to your fishing destination in a flash. It features life jackets and a CPR-trained crew for safety, a GPS and a fishfinder for locating the fish, and an icebox for your catch.

Windsplitter Charters offers half day and full day adventures targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Tripletail, and Blacktip Shark. The species are available year-round in different areas and water depths, which you will be advised about.

Captain Duane will include the fishing license, gear, tackle, and bait on your trip, so you don’t have to bring anything other than a hat and something to eat and drink for the day. You can also have your catch cleaned and filleted at the end of the trip, so bring a cooler to take the fish home.

Captain Duane says: “Come have some fun in the sun!”.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 1 person
    You will fish the outer Islands to the inner creeks stalking the big Red's, Trout, and Snook. The skiff is small but very stable, so you can go where most of the bigger boats can't. Captain Duane loves what he does, and will do his best to make sure you have a great day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 200
    up to 1 person
    Captain Duane will take you to many of his favorite hot spots and coach you if needed. If you are an experienced angler he will just tell you what the bottom structure is like and let you take it from there. He loves what he does, and will do his best to make sure you have a great trip. Targeted species include Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, and more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Jack Crevalle
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Spotted Seatrout


Boat Specs

Gheenoe (Skiff) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 25HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

16 ft
1 person

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

About the Captain

Duane Baker
Homosassa, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
I was born and raised in Florida. I learned to fish as a boy in the Tampa bay area. I moved to Brooksville in 1985, and tried my hand at fresh water. for about 10 years I fished both fresh, and salt water. I moved to the Chassahowitzka river in 2006 and have spent the last 11 years learning the flats and back country. I've had several jobs along the way, but none ever made me as happy as putting people on fish. I love when people get excited on my boat.

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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When setting up a trip with Duane, you will have a number of options, depending on conditions and what’s in-season on the day of the trip. My favorite is to have Duane take me deep into the backcountry ... deep into the many creeks, mangrove islands and bays that border the nature coast. On a typical backcountry trip you’ll likely only see one or two other boats in the areas you’re fishing. It’s not unusual for me to take a moment to look in a 360-degree circle and not see another boat or sign of civilization. Duane knows this territory like the back of his hand and is very skilled at putting you in position to catch redfish and snook, as well as showing some of the other wildlife and points of interest. If you want a more relaxed style of fishing for trout, he’s got some excellent spots for those as well, all depending on tides, time of day, and what you’re interested in catching.

Fished June 19, 2017
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I had a fabulous day on the water with Windsplitter charters, and highly recommend it to anyone wishing to catch fish, and or enjoy some of Florida’s most beautiful waterways and wildlife!

Fished June 13, 2017
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