Florida Inshore Fishing Charters - Shoalwater

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters and Captain Keith Benson invite you down to Homosassa to explore the beautiful West Coast of Florida. Enjoy the backcountry waters and check the bite close to shore. Go scalloping with your friends and family. Or just sit back, relax, and take in all the beauty.

Capt. Keith will take you out aboard his 23’ Shoalwater bay boat. It comes powered by a single 200 HP Suzuki engine and can draft in about 5 inches of water. The boat can take up to four anglers to fish in comfort and style. It has a tower for sightseeing, as well as a power pole to keep you in the productive spot.

On your day out, you will be able to enjoy targeting a variety of fish species that available year-round. Capt. Keith will take you to the grass flats and mangroves for Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Grouper, and Cobia to name a few.

If you are after something different, Florida Inshore Fishing Charters offers scalloping trips. The season is open from the 1st of July until late September. Those trips are a popular activity for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring your kids with you!

Your fishing trip will come inclusive with all the necessary licenses, drinks, rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. All the catch you decide to keep will be cleaned for you at the end of the trip. You will need to bring your own snacks and drinks with you.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Pack your own food to have lunch on board when relaxing in between bites. Have fun with your colleagues, friends, and family aboard a spacious boat. Target Snook, Redfish, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish the beautiful waters close to shore or backcountry for a variety of species. Get your hands on Snook, Trout, Redfish, Snapper, and many other species. Bring your food and drinks with you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This half-day trip will take you to the inshore and backcountry waters of Homosassa. You will be targeting Snook, Redfish, Cobia, Trout, and whatever else is in season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Snorkeling for scallops in Homosassa. This trip usually runs around four hours to limit out on your scallops. The faster you get them the faster we go to the springs to cool off in the 72° water! While we wait for your catch to be cleaned, there is an additional charge for cleaning scallops at the dock. You don't need to have snorkeling gear - it will be provided. If you wish to bring your own you’re more than welcome to.This trip is only available during the scallop season from July 1 through September.

About the Captain

Keith Benson
Homosassa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Captain Keith Benson is a Florida native. He knows the Tampa Bay/Clearwater/Tarpon Springs area like the back of his hand. Keith’s fishing repertoire includes every body of water in Southwest Florida. Capt. Keith specializes in sight fishing and enjoys teaching his clients and friends how to battle the mighty Boca Grande Tarpon.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Scallop Scallop
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Disabled Accessible


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:
American Express

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

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