Captain Rick Florida Fishing Guide


Thrill to the heart stopping action of a hundred and fifty pound tarpon clearing the water by six feet while dancing at the end of your line. . . or the steady pull on your drag as a thirty inch plus red fish bulls away from the feel of a bent rod.

Captain Rick LeFiles can offer a complete anglers retreat providing superb lodging catering to local and traveling anglers. Fine dining is just one block west of Osprey Guide Services at Izaak Walton Lodge, located on the Withlacoochee River. View native wildlife while enjoying exquisite dining and ambiance.

Captain Rick offers a great experience for the light tackle angler using fly or conventional equipment. Fish the flats from Osprey II, our state of the art 22' Classic Aquasport bay boat or take a scenic Eco -Tour on the Opsrey III Pontoon Boat down the beautiful Withlacoochee River to it's mouth at the Gulf of Mexico.

Generally we practice catch and release, however, you are welcome to bring home enough for dinner. Fishing trips include all tackle, license, and beverage.

Experience the best of all worlds nestled together on Florida's Gulf Coast, in the quiet community of Yankeetown, Florida.

Captain Rick LeFiles is a full time guide working the inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico from Homosassa to Cedar key for the past eleven years.  He specializes in giant Tarpon on the fly.  Capt. Rick also welcomes the opportunity to introduce his clients to their first tarpon experience on light tackle or fly rod. 

   What he enjoys most about his job is being able to live his life passion of fishing for a living.  Capt. Rick also enjoys showing the still pristine waters of the Withlacoochee River and the native wildlife of the surrounding areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

   Capt. Rick welcomes the novice angler, just getting started, to the most accomplished fly rod or light tackle expert. 


Alligator along the Withlacoochee River

Eco Tours, Enjoy the history of Yankeetown by Capt. Rick LeFiles while viewing exotic wild life and this Florida designated Outstanding Water Way.


Scalloping on Florida's Nature Coast

Scalloping Charters, This year, the bay scallop recreational harvest season will begin a week early on June 25 and end on Sept. 25, two weeks later than normal.