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Homosassa Red Fishing with Captain Mark Zorn
Crystal River Red Fishing with Captain Mark Zorn

Hi, I'm Captain Mark Zorn, also known as Captain "Z". I'm an 8th generation native Floridian and have lived and fished in Citrus County for over 30 years. I'm a member of the Homosassa Guide's Association, and charter for the Atlanta Fishing Club. I offer private, group and family fishing charters out of Homosassa and Crystal River.

I guide from a 24-foot Carolina Skiff and like to chum up the fish whenever possible. I fish up to four anglers in my boat and always strive to give my clients a day to remember.


I offer light tackle flats, backcountry, inshore, and near-shore guided saltwater fishing charters along Florida's Nature Coast in Crystal River and Homosassa, where you will catch species including redfish, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, cobia, sheepshead, snook, gag grouper, snapper, sea bass and others.  I also do scalloping trips during season.


You will enjoy fishing from my custom rigged 24' Carolina Skiff. It has an open hull design, moveable fishing chairs, and comfortably fishes four anglers. Additional boats guided by professional and experienced captains can also be arranged if needed for larger family outings and corporate groups.  My boat is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha outboard motor that always gets me where I need to go, and is equipped with a bow mounted trolling motor and polling platform for stealth approach.  The flat bottom and shallow draft provide a stable fishing platform from which to fight the bull redfish and gator trout that are often caught in Crystal River and Homosassa.

Another benefit of my boat's design is that I am able to run the skinny water and get into the backcountry where the fish try to hide!

If you're not an avid angler, then you may like to spend part of your day enjoying a nature tour of either Crystal River or Homosassa. Cruising around the rivers and flats taking in the scenery and many species of wildlife that inhabit the surrounding coastal islands and grass marshes. And for the bird-watchers, if you're lucky you may spot one of the American Bald Eagles that nest along the river. Many species of other birds including the Great Blue Heron may also been observed. Dolphins and the endangered West Indian Manatee are also regular inhabitants of these coastal waters.

It's my pleasure to fish with experienced anglers as well as the beginner, and the day is yours to plan as you like. You can book a  fishing charter out of Homosassa or Crystal River, or how about a combo fishing / scalloping trip.  Or you may like to relax and just enjoy the beautiful scenery that mother nature has to offer along Florida's Nature Coast in Homosassa and Crystal River.   Whatever you decide, you're sure to enjoy a great day of making memories. I look forward to meeting you and it's my goal to give you the best day possible.  Captain Mark Zorn ( Captain "Z" )

What's Included:

When you book a fishing charter with Captain Z, he provides all the necessary licenses, tackle, live bait, ice, and your fish are cleaned and bagged at the end of the day. You also have the advantage of the services of a professional guide. Rates & Options

What to Bring:

Be sure to bring any food and beverages you will want for the day. A good pair of polarized sunglasses are also recommended, along with sunscreen, a hat and long sleeved shirt to protect you from the sun.


My Boat:

My Boat

Captain Mark Zorn's Custom 25' Carolina Skiff
Captain Mark Zorn custom Carolina Skiff
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