Fishing Tournaments in Old Homosassa

Homosassa River
County Boat Ramp on the Homosassa River

Besides great restaurants and bars, Old Homosassa is known for its fishing.  Living within a mile of Old Homosassa, we visit MacRae’s and Homosassa Riverside Resort quite often.  Terry, Maggie, and I also enjoy riding our bikes to the county boat ramps and watching anglers setting out in their boats. 

This is the season for fishing tournaments, the weather is great and the fish are biting, even if you don’t choose to be in one, it’s fun to watch the anglers set out plus there are usually special events besides fishing.

The 7thannual m-m-m-Mel Tillis and Friends Fishing tournament was held successfully last weekend with net proceeds donated to the Shriners Hospitals For Children.   

There are two big fishing tournaments coming up in Old Homosassa.  The first is on April 27th and 28th. The Citrus County Builders Association’s 18th Annual Family Fishing Tournament held in conjunction with and The Annual Aaron Monier Youth Tournament sponsored by Youth Partner Coastal Conservation Association-Citrus hosted by the Homosassa Riverside Resort.   A portion of the proceeds benefit the Aaron A Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart.

The second is the 29th Annual Cobia Big Fish Tournament at MacRae’s of Homosassa on June 8th and 9th. Terry actually took part in this a few years ago.  There are a crazy amount of boats, all headed out to get that big fish.  Some of the proceeds from this tournament go to Homosassa Elementary, Citrus Abuse Shelter Association, Citrus United Basket, Boys & Girls Club, area servicemen overseas, Daystar Life Center, Homosassa Baptist Church, and their scholarship fund for Central Florida Community College.

Fishing Tournaments
2011 Annual Big Fish Tournament

We intend to be there taking photos of the tournaments and supporting these worthy causes.  Check it out!


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