Early Bird Charters

When you are in Homosassa Florida you get to chose from the huge variety of fisheries that the area provides. That’s why Early Bird Charters can offer trip packages that can excite angler enthusiasts as well as families who want to have an amazing time and perhaps catch a mouth-watering big one. Captain Brandon Huggins will share his considerable experience with you and help you explore the waters.

Our trips cater to groups consisting of 5 guests. You’ll be visiting many fishing spots of Homosassa on Carolina skiff model from 1998 which was recently restored (2019). The boat is 19ft long and it is equipped with a single Tohatsu engine that can reach speed up to 27 knots.

The guests can choose a fishing experience in inshore and nearshore waters along with backcountry, flats, wrecks, and reef locations. You can try your luck with fishing techniques like light tackle, bottom fishing, and drift fishing, just to name a few. Species that you may encounter include Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, and Black Drum.

Families with children are welcome, and our guests who want to have extra activities will be happy to know we offer snorkeling equipment. You can go sightseeing, scalloping, and swimming with manatees! Fishing enthusiasts are covered by our charter’s fishing license, and we provide all the fishing gear, lures, and baits. As an extra treat, we offer drinks on board.

People who are looking for some memorable experience along with some fishing action will love Early Bird Charters, so give them a call.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    The price for this 8 hour trip is $400.00 for 1 to 2 people, and $50.00 for each additional person. The maximum is 4 people. You can take your time and concentrate on getting your catch. Equipment, water, ice, cooler provided. Targeted species are Redfish, Trout, and Snook.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This is a 4 hour trip. The price is $300.00 4 for 1 to 2 people, and $50.00 for each additional person. Maximum of 4 people. Equipment, water, ice, cooler provided. Targeted species : Redfish, Trout, and Snook.
  • Private trip
    Scallop Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    The price is $300.00 for 2 people, and $50.00 each for additional person. The tour is for minimum of 2 people and max of 4 people. Guests get to pick scallops. All equipment, water, and cooler with ice will be provided.

About the Captain

Brandon Huggins
Homosassa, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
I've always loved the water. With commercial fishing going down hill cause of rules and regulations i had to find another income, but then it dawned on me. I could share my special experiences with others who don't get the chance to be on the water that much.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Carolina skiff (Skiff) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 90HP Tohatsu engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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4 hour with Captain Brandon
Beautiful re
Got to see quite a few dolphins
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Paul K.
Winter Garden, FL
 5.00
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What a great day

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Capt. Brandon was absolutely fantastic to spend the day with. He’s very knowledgeable of the fishing grounds. He’s...
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Thomas F.
Orlando, Florida
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4 hour with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   August 13, 2020
Great fishing for redfish.
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