Windsplitter Charters - 20ft Boat

(2) In demand!
West Miss Maggie Drive
Homosassa FL, United States

Windsplitter Charters offers half day and full day fishing adventures in the abundant flats of Homosassa, Florida. Homosassa is known for its great fishery that includes some of the most desirable shallow water species such as Redfish and Trout. The nutrient-rich water beds of Homosassa are also home to Scallops, which, come season, bring in a huge amount of tourists and Scallop-hunters.

Other species you can target in this area include the super-delicious Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, and more.

Captain Duane operates a 20-foot Micro Draft skiff originally built in 2006 with a capacity for 4 guests. It is powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots. This speed means you will get to the productive areas quickly, and not lose time when moving from one good location to the next.

The vessel is excellent for shallow water with a wide fishing platform and plenty of space for the guests. You will find all the USCG-approved safety gear including life vests and a CPR-trained crew for your safety. There is also a GPS and a fishfinder, as well as an icebox for the catch, and snorkeling equipment for the Scalloping trips.

When it comes to the fishing gear, Windsplitter Charters will provide everything for you. The rods and the reels, the tackle, the bait, and the fishing license. All you have to bring is a positive attitude and a burning desire to catch lots of fish! Oh, and don’t forget a cooler to transport your fish home in. Captain Duane will clean and fillet your catch so it will be ready to go straight on the grill!


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
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep (Mon, Tue, Sun)
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    This is a full day on the water chasing Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and anything else that bites your bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    The half day trip is in the inshore waters and the flats. You will fish for Redfish, Trout, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Scalloping
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Jul - 31 Aug
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    The Scalloping season is usually open in July and August. Specific dates will be known closer to the season opening.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish
Scallop
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Micro Draft (Skiff) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 60HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Duane Baker
Homosassa, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
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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.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 100%

Homosassa Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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The trip began in a beautiful and peaceful area of the river. The boat was clean, the captain was friendly and there was ample shade on the boat. As we took off at wake speed down the river we passed several kayaks and other boaters enjoying the beautiful scenery. Everyone was friendly and waved as we passed. Right before the wake speed ended we stopped to feed the birds. I’ve never had birds take bread right out of my hand before. That was an awesome little addition to the experience.

Once we reached the scallop grounds we geared up and jumped in. The water was the perfect temperature. Captain Duane has some great spots marked for scalloping. It was not crowded at all in the area with other boats and we were able to easily find scallops. As we retrieved scallops and drifted from the boat, Captain Duane would move the boat towards us so we could easily get in and out to take breaks or unload scallops. He was very attentive to our needs as customers. We ended up with the max amount of scallops allowed per person! On the way back to the river we were followed by three playful dolphins which was amazing to see and of coarse I said yes to feeding the birds on the way back. Overall I had a great experience on the Windsplitter and I look forward to another trip in the future. Thank you for a wonderful day!

Fished July 4, 2017
Duane Baker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2017

It was a pleasure having you aboard, thanks for the kind words, and I look forward to taking you out again in the future.

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Capt Duane took us to all the “hot spots” for our fishing adventure. We caught 2 beautiful redfish and several sea trout on our day out. We had a “Canadian” fisherman that enjoyed his first flats fishing trip. We will definitely do this trip again.

Fished April 28, 2017
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