"Capt. Carey knows these waters like the back of his hand. Had a great day of inshore fishing catching big Redfish and Snook. My kids went on a couple scallop charters last summer and had a blast also!"
"Capt Carey took us out fishing for the day. Nice boat, good equipment. He was very helpful and congenial. We got bait and fished in the gulf where we caught some trout. We then went inshore for redfish which we also caught. It was slow fishing for awhile and he was concerned for us not catching anything. He even radioed his competitors to check for the best spots. He did everything he could to make sure we had a good day."
"Captain Carey Gibson took my husband, brother in law, and myself out for a day of fishing while the rest of our family took a day trip Orlando. This was our first time fishing EVER and Captin Carey made us pro's by the end of the day! Captain Carey has cleary been guiding on the waters of Homosassa for many years and it shows! We were catching Redfish until the sun came down. All three of us caught our limit on Redfish as well as Trout. Needless to say Captain Carey sent us home with a cooler full of fish for dinner and a new found love for inshore fishing."
"Captain Carey Gibson is an awesome fishing and scalloping guide in Homosassa. Knows the inshore fishery well, and has an awesome private island you can rent - which I plan to do next. Thanks!"
"Excellent time 10/10 recommend will be fishing with him again soon."
"Almost all the guides I've fished with in Homosassa were great and put us on the fish, but since I've started fishing with Captain Carey, he offers something that's very rare for licensed captains... hospitality. He made me and my dad feel like we were fishing on our own boat, he explained history of the area and when we were done fishing, he even brought us to go see some incredible views I didn't know existed. One time fishing with Capt. Carey, he has became a great family friend. Highly recommended at it's fullest."
"Rustic, beautiful, and a side of Florida everyone is missing out on. We took in sights, had a great scallop charter, and spent one memorable night on The Island with great friends. A seafood boil 2nd to none. Thanks again."
""what a day"
First of all , may I say what a fantastic day the 3 of us had onboard Cpt Carey's all conquering craft ! We was met at his boat yard at 07.00 hrs prompt, and immediately made to feel at home. We put our food and drink in the boat, cpt Carey got the ice and sorted everything out, and off we went . What that man doesn't know about fishing and the area isn't worth knowing, and without his knowledge, you would be lost, grounded or both ! . We caught plenty of good fish, had a good laugh and a great time. We was given the fish we caught after Carey had cleaned them ( they were beautiful). Can't recommend this fishing trip enough, if your thinking of going fishing in Homosassa , forget the rest , and go with the best !
Cpt Carey Gibson, he's ya man !"
-Gary, Joanne and Joe-Henry Mayer (England)
"Had a great time with Capt. Carey catching Scallops. The trip was absolutely worth the money went to a couple of spots until we found a lot of Scallops and Captain Carey was helping as catching Scallops through out the whole trip! Defiantly recommend. If you want to have a good Scalloping trip this is the boat to go with."
"Boys had a blast today catching lots of fish! Only kept what we needed for dinner. Highly recommend this Captain."
"Captain Carey really knows the waters around Homossasa. Each spot he put us on big fish. Great experience!"
"Had a blast with Capt Carey! Caught my biggest red fish and trout to date! Great way to spend our day."
"Went fishing with Captain Carey for some Reds and Trout this week and it was a serious hook up. Put on some nice Gator trout and a few Reds. He even put me on some snook! Give him a call for some live action!"
"I strongly recommend Captain Carey and Southern Slam Outfitters for your fishing charters and/or your scalloping charter adventures! Also, be sure to inquire about his package overnight deals with a full day of fishing and staying on their PRIVATE island! It's a really cool experience!
My father, son, and I went fishing with Captain Carey today and had an absolutely wonderful time!
Carey was incredibly personable, friendly, and took the time to teach my ten year old son the proper way to hold the rod, cast, etc. He even took the time at the end to teach him to properly clean the fish! His attention to detail and his willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that we had a great experience speaks volumes about what kind of person he is and what kind of business he runs! (Awesome!)
Despite a ton of thick fog, Captain Carey expertly navigated to a few great spots and we caught a ton of fish and had a blast!
Carey, thank you for your wonderful hospitality, knowledge, and expertise! We will be booking with you for scalloping in the new year!"
" We live in Citrus county and wanted a local waterfront getaway. Came across Capt. Carey Southern Slam Outfitters. My first conversation lasted 45 minutes and we knew this was it. An island retreat with a captain for 48 hours and make us dinner and take us fishing. We couldn't be more thrilled with the experience. He put us on some sweet honey holes and we slayed the trout and redfish. Thanks Carey we are telling everyone and we will be back. You rock."
-PJ and John
"We hired Carey Gibson to take us out scallop snorkeling and fishing for a four hour trip. We ended up with about sixty scallops and a good sized redfish and had a great dinner. Great guy, really knows the area and hot spots. went out the Homosassa inlet and had a great tour of all the little islands along the way."
"Went fishing Friday 4-6-2018 with Capt Carey. The fishing was slow but after moving to different locations Capt Carey put me on fish. I caught my limit of Trout and Red Fish. The guy never gives up. He will find where the fish are located. If you want to know what kind of Capt you are fishing with, fish on a slow day."
Late Feb, we spent a few days with Southern Slam Outfitters. The bite was a little slow, but the Capt pulled all stops to get us into fish. He's is a real guide and fisherman, not just a boat driver with poles. He even put up with me fly fishing and put me in the right spot for my first sea trout. Now, I've got snook on my mind.
Capt. Carey is awesome! Our Scouts are still talking about this incredible experience. Not only did we all catch fish, but Capt. Carey took the time to teach about the fish and the unique habitat of the Homosassa area. He explained how to use the tackle and displayed how to tie a variety of fishing knots. The day ended with the best southern fish fry I have ever had. We are planning to fish with Capt. Carey every year.
If you're looking for a great place to kayak - and to fish - look no further! Captain Carey and his crew took care of 6 of us on the Private Island over a long weekend and we had a blast. The area is quiet and pristine and offers endless hours of relaxing time on the water. We caught Reds, Specs and Snook which were prepared and cooked each evening. The Private Island is rustic and the sunsets are beyond words. The facilities are basic but are very conformable and offer fresh water (for showers and the like), electricity (A/C in the rooms) and plenty of open areas for cooking and getting caught up at the end of the day. What a place! Thanks for everything Carey!
We had the best day scalloping with Captain Carey and Jr. today. I hope to make this an annual trip and would highly recommend them! This was our first time scalloping and we had the best day! The kids can't wait to go back!
Cpt Hunter was fantastic! He definitely knows where the scallops are. He was very personable and had excellent boating skills as well. We will be booking with him again.
Rustic, beautiful, and a side of Florida everyone is missing out on. We took in sights, had a great scallop charter, and spent one memorable night on The Island with great friends. A seafood boil 2nd to none. Thanks again.
Captain Carey Gibson took my husband, brother in law, and myself out for a day of fishing while the rest of our family took a day trip Orlando. This was our first time fishing EVER and Captin Carey made us pro's by the end of the day! Captain Carey has cleary been guiding on the waters of Homosassa for many years and it shows! We were catching Redfish until the sun came down. All three of us caught our limit on Redfish as well as Trout. Needless to say Captain Carey sent us home with a cooler full of fish for dinner and a new found love for inshore fishing.
Went out with Capt Carey mid-Nov 2017. Very windy day. Carey put us on the fish when others got skunked. He's a great guy and really knows his stuff! Highly recommended!
Captain Carey Gibson is an awesome fishing and scalloping guide in Homosassa. Knows the inshore fishery well, and has an awesome private island you can rent - which I plan to do next. Thanks!
We hired Carey for a scallop trip this summer and couldn't have been more pleased! We had a great day out on the water and he stayed out until we caught our limit of scallops. My 9 year old nephews and in-laws were all first time scallopers and everyone had a great experience. The boys even got ice cream for finding special scallops! My only complaint about our whole experience was that Captain Carey was too polite to tell me that my backside was getting sunburned from so much snorkeling... :)