Category Archives: Homosassa

Homosassa Springs Road Closures

Aquaduct Street is closed at US 19 in Homosassa Springs W. Aquaduct Street is closed beginning September 19, between US 19 and S. Pittsburgh Avenue, for underground utility installation work. It is expected to reopen the morning of September 22. DETOUR: Drivers can use W. Homosassa Trail, S. Pittsburgh Avenue, and W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard … Continue reading Homosassa Springs Road Closures

Learn About Vultures Cancelled: Wildlife Park Open

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has reopened to the public starting Monday, September 18, 2017. The Wildlife Walk portion of the Park is still closed until repairs can be completed. Trams and boats will be running today also. Park admission is 50% off until the Wildlife Walk is reopened. The Learn about the … Continue reading Learn About Vultures Cancelled: Wildlife Park Open

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

In Homosassa we survived a major hurricane. No flooding but plenty of Limbs down and lots of rain water. It will be a quick recovery and we will be back in business by the end of this week, ready to go catch some fish. I expect a redfish bite to be game on, along with … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Wildlife Puppeteers to present new plays beginning Sept 23

New puppet plays to highlight “Night at the Wildlife Park” The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be presenting the next in an exciting new series of Wildlife Puppeteers’ plays starting Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Magnolia Room at the park’s main entrance and … Continue reading Wildlife Puppeteers to present new plays beginning Sept 23

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

A good Fall trout bite is happening on the incoming and out going tides. Tall brown rock grass is the key structure to find trout. On low tide it will be visible laying on the surface indicating areas you do not want to run your motor. Some of the bests spots on outgoing tide will … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Learn about the Autumnal Equinox Sept 17

An equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun’s disk. Park volunteer Elizabeth DeMonte invites you to learn some fun and interesting facts about the Autumnal Equinox which is coming September 22, 2017. She will present two programs on the Sunday before the Autumnal Equinox, … Continue reading Learn about the Autumnal Equinox Sept 17

“Appreciating Vultures” at the Wildlife Park in September

September is Vulture Awareness and Appreciation Month at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Learn about New World and Old World Vultures, the key role they play in the environment, and the plight they face in many countries. September’s displays in the Visitor Center and Discovery Center will focus attention on Florida’s two New … Continue reading “Appreciating Vultures” at the Wildlife Park in September

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Our coastline on the Nature Coast is blessed with some of the best fishing Florida has to offer. I also believe that each part of Florida has it’s own unique and best fishing Florida has to offer. On the Nature Coast, and in Citrus County, our guides and captains are good at what they do … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Wildlife Program will host Butterfly Program Aug. 24

A special program on “The Hidden Lives of Butterflies, Moths, and other characters with more than four legs” will be given by Jeff Rundell, a Park Volunteer and retired biology teacher, on Thursday, August 24, 2017, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room at the park’s main entrance and Visitor Center located on US … Continue reading Wildlife Program will host Butterfly Program Aug. 24

Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20

Park volunteer Elizibeth DeMonte invites you to learn some fun and interesting facts about solar eclipses. She will present two programs on Sunday, August 20, 2017, one will be held at 11:00 am with another at 2:00 pm. Both programs will be held in the Florida Room of the park’s Visitor Center located on US … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

For those anglers who can take the heat, some of the best inshore mangrove snapper fishing can be had on live hard bottom and rock piles. Although these inshore mangroves are not their big brothers, further off shore, in deeper waters, they can provide a spirited fight on light tackle and excellent table fare. Most … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Butterfly Presentation at the Wildlife Park August 24

Jeff Rundell, a Park Volunteer and retired biology teacher will give a special program on “The Hidden Lives of Butterflies, Moths, and other characters with more than four legs” on Thursday, August 24, 2017, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room at the park’s main entrance and Visitor Center located on US 19. Rundell … Continue reading Butterfly Presentation at the Wildlife Park August 24

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

This week has been a big push in red fish and expect the same through out the month of August. The full moon tides helped bring the red fish together to start the fall schooling that begins they’re spawning cycle. The Citrus county coast line has many points, bays, creeks and keys that can be … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Businesses sought to Sponsor Spooky Scenarios at Haunted Tram Rides

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park are seeking area businesses and organizations to participate in their annual Haunted Tram Rides community event scheduled for Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. each evening, and run until 10:00 p.m. … Continue reading Businesses sought to Sponsor Spooky Scenarios at Haunted Tram Rides

US19 Construction in Homosassa: Update Aug. 7

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is asking motorists to be aware of road projects in Citrus County and to use caution while in these areas. Periodic lane closures may take place in both directions of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday … Continue reading US19 Construction in Homosassa: Update Aug. 7

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

After fishing in a tropical storm on Monday I really enjoyed the wind and overcast conditions over the still heat. On Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. while loading my vessel for the day’s work, I didn’t know whether to gobble like a turkey or put some buck horns on my head and rub a small tree. … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

We’re All Abuzz about Butterflies and Bees at the Wildlife Park in August

Discover the hidden lives of butterflies, moths and bees during the month of August at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Learn about butterflies and bees through exhibits in the Visitor Center and in the Discovery Center. Two special programs will also be offered, one on “The Importance of Honey Bees” by Master Beekeeper … Continue reading We’re All Abuzz about Butterflies and Bees at the Wildlife Park in August

Wildlife Ranger camp graduates 24 Junior Rangers

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park held a graduation for twenty-four 11 and 12 year-olds who took part in July’s Wildlife Ranger Camp. This group of young people learned about Florida’s wildlife, enjoying hands-on activities and learning experiences. Camp topics included mammals, birds, reptiles, manatees, the … Continue reading Wildlife Ranger camp graduates 24 Junior Rangers

Temporary traffic changes at US 19 and Homosassa Trail intersection

Due to drainage construction work, traffic has been shifted on US 19 (Suncoast Boulevard) near W. Homosassa Trail. As a result, the southbound US 19 left turn onto eastbound Homosassa Trail is now temporarily closed.  Homosassa Trail on the west side of US 19 is also temporarily closed to all traffic. Drivers going to the … Continue reading Temporary traffic changes at US 19 and Homosassa Trail intersection

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

To try to describe this rain filled weekend, and half way through the week that would be that we need the water. I can remember, when I was young, fishing in ditches or retention ponds (in Citrus County). Most of them had bass and breambut now they are nothing but grassy embankments. I believe that … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Old Homosassa in July

Okay, let’s talk about Old Homosassa in July….and August…..and even September. It’s scallop season!  Such a fun time in Old Homosassa for all those that get out into the Gulf and scoop those future delicious morsels out of the sea grass. Also a boon for our local businesses which is a very good thing for … Continue reading Old Homosassa in July

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

What I enjoy about snorkeling for scallops is the underwater solitude and being in a environment that is free and clear of the topside world. Maybe I’m the only one but highly doubt it, I’ll start with some Red Hot Chili Pepper’s in my head ( Love Under The Bridge ) then some Bob Marley … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Bald Eagles Featured at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for July

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on the threatened Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, during the month of July. Educational exhibits about the Bald eagle will be on display in the Park’s Visitor Center and Discovery Center throughout July. Three mature Bald eagles; Spirit, Homosassa and Summer; an immature … Continue reading Bald Eagles Featured at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for July

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

The beginning of the 2017 scallop season is a reminder that folks love the Nature Coast and come to Citrus County to collect their limits of tasty scallops. It would be silly to try to tell you the best area to go because the amount of boats north of the Homosassa channel should be the … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney – Scalloping too

We must talk and discuss the very important Saturday coming up. The first day of scallop season for Citrus County and the Nature Coast is July 1. Many folks have ask me where are they at? All I can say is that I have not snorkeled in the water or have seen any with my … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney – Scalloping too

Yoga 101 — New Class at the Homosassa Civic Club

Very excited to report that Old Homosassa has a new class starting in July that is open to the public. Yoga 101! The Homosassa Civic Club has asked Tiffany Beck of “Yoga at Tiffany’s”, a certified yoga teacher, to lead the yoga class. The first session will be on Saturday, July 8th at 10 am … Continue reading Yoga 101 — New Class at the Homosassa Civic Club

Citrus Community Swing Band to perform 7/3

Join your friends and neighbors at West Citrus Community Center to enjoy the swinging music and dancing! West Citrus Community Center is hosting a dance and concert featuring the Citrus Community Swing Band, July 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. until they can’t swing anymore! The event is free (donations are encouraged), and open to the … Continue reading Citrus Community Swing Band to perform 7/3

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Not much of a change from last weeks report except that we have had some much needed rain and overcast cool conditions. The snook bite has been very good on the incoming, and first part of the outgoing tide. Start just a few keys back from the outside edge on incoming tide with Eppinger Rex … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Sum-Sum-Summertime in Old Homosassa

It’s hot! It’s sticky! It’s humid! (Well, it’s been that way for the past month but now officially) IT’S SUMMER! Hot and sticky and humid does not stop the fun in Old Homosassa! And the summertime fun starts this weekend with the 19th Homosassa River Fireworks Festival & Poker Run hosted by MacRae’s of Homosassa … Continue reading Sum-Sum-Summertime in Old Homosassa

Another Old Homosassa Update

Hey, I write things.  And now it’s time to update them! First, the winners of the Scavenger Hunt sponsored by the Old Homosassa Heritage Council! Everyone that I talked to about the race thought it was FUN, FUN, FUN! Now, on a more serious note.  Things that will make Old Homosassa better….. The post I … Continue reading Another Old Homosassa Update