Captain "Red ED" Brennan has been living his dream and fishing the waters of the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Rivers on Florida's Nature Coast since the early 1980's. While living in Orlando, he made many day and weekend trips to fish with the legendary Captain Bill Hope, his mentor, and fell in love with the area and learned to fish these tricky waterways.
Captain "Red ED", is one of the few area guides that will take clients out either the Chassahowitzka or Homosassa Rivers. These waterways are one of Florida's last best kept secrets and it's experiencing Florida like it was hundreds of years ago.
Captain "Red ED", fishes from a custom Young 24 that is ideally designed for both inshore waterways and offshore rough seas. The Young 24 has a smooth comfortable dry ride even in rough seas and can easily accommodate at least four anglers or six divers and is powered by the newest generation 250 HP Mercury OptiMax Pro XS Engine. The Young 24 will allow me to do offshore Grouper or Cobia charters, Tarpon charters, Fly-Fishing charters, and Spearfishing charters, see “Young 24 Page” for more details.
Captain "Red ED", also fishes from a custom 24' Carolina Skiff. It's comfortable, accommodates 4 anglers and is powered by the newest generation 115 HP Mercury OptiMax Pro XS Engine. The flat bottom skiff is equipped with GPS electronics, depth finder and bow mounted electric trolling motor to help navigate the skinny waters.
Captain "Red ED" specializes in light tackle, back country and nearshore fishing for Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Flounder and Sharks.
During the months of July, August and September, he also books scallop trips to the pristine grass flats of Citrus County.
Captain "Red ED" has experienced fishing adventures all around the Sunshine State, including: St. Augustine, Ponce Inlet, Mosquito Lagoon, Port Canaveral, Sebastian Inlet, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Palm Beach, Haulover Inlet, N. Miami Beach, Islamorada, Marathon, Everglades City, Marco Island, Naples, Sanibel, Captiva, Cabbage Key, Boca Grande Pass, Bokeelia Island, Useppa Island, Port Charlotte, New Port Richey, Crystal River, Ozello, Yankeetown, Steinhatchee and Cedar Key.
Pursuing his passion for fishing and his love to travel, Captain "Red ED" has been lucky enough to catch four "Grand Slams" so far in his career. The first "Slam" was caught in the Sanibel/Captiva area where he caught a Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout all in the same day! The second "Slam" was caught in 1993 in Venezuela, where he boated a Blue Marlin, White Marlin and four Sailfish all in one day! The third "Slam" was caught during January 2009, in Everglades City, where again, in the same day, he caught a Redfish, Trout and Snook! His fourth “Slam” consisted of a Redfish, Trout & Snook and was caught fishing the Charlotte Harbor area with Captain Chris Witman in March 2011.
USCG licensed, Transportation Workers Identification Card, (TWIC), holder, insured and member of the Florida Guides Association.
Captain "Red ED" Brennan, is a "World Class Angler" who has hosted group adventures to extreme locations such as:
Islamorada, Florida Keys
La Guaira, Venezuela
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
La Paz, Mexico
Lopez Island, Washington
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, Canada
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Rio Colorado Lodge, Costa Rica
Crocodile Bay Lodge, Costa Rica
Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge, South
Andros Island, Bahamas
Island, Charlestown, South Carolina
Glenmore Rivers Lodge, Ballybofey,
Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize
Cajun Fishing Adventures Lodge, Buras, Louisiana
Zancudo Lodge, Golfito, Costa Rica
Here's a video from the Turneffe Flats Lodge in Belize:
Come share a dream in a true fisherman's paradise!
The first known picture of Captain "Red ED", with his first boat.
Taken in 1955, at Roxbury Beach, NY