The Nature Coast is the area from St. Joseph Sound in Pasco county ,up the gulf coast to Ochlockonee Bay in Wakulla county Florida. Along this stretch of coastline, crystal clear spring fed rivers flow into beautiful salt marshes dotted with mangroves. The coast is also dotted with many wildlife refuges that hold an abundance of fish and bird species. The southern parts of this pristine unspoiled coast, including Tarpon Springs, Chassahowitzka, Crystal River and Homosassa, are usually only a 45 – 60 minute drive from the city of Tampa, St Petersburg, and Clearwater. The Northern areas are about an hour or two from Tampa or can be accessed from Gainsville and Ocala. Lodging is readily available closer in Crystal river, Yankeetown, and Cedar key.
This area is a wonderful place to escape the everyday hustle and visit old Florida. A shallow draft skiff is needed to reach much of the area’s best fishing. Fly fishing redfish, trout, and the occasional monster snook are available. Fly fishing charters and light tackle fishing trips in this region are available year round. Tarpon Migrate through the waters of the Nature Coast during the spring,summer,fall months. Contact Capt. Nick for best times and availability.