My name is Capt. Jonathan Hamilton (aka Stump). I am a USCG Licensed and insured in-shore fishing guide. I've had the privilege of growing up fishing the Nature Coast (Bayport, Homosassa & Crystal River area). Even before I had a drivers license I was running a custom aluminum boat in the back country of Ozella and surrounding waters chasing Red Fish and Trout. At the age of 16 my brother and I got our first skiff and I never looked back. I am also an avid duck, turkey and deer hunter. I have a strong passion for the outdoors and sharing it with others. 

After becoming a Firefighter for the City of Tampa I decided to get my Captains License. With my alternate schedule with the fire department, it allows me to be on the water 
frequently.  I work 1 day on and then have 2 days off. This is good for you because that allows me to stay on fish. I currently reside in Brooksville, FL which allows me to fish the waters from New Port Richey to Crystal River. Although I do spend most of my time fishing Bayport, Chassahowitzka, Homosassa and Crystal River. I am also a current member of the Homosassa Guides Association. If you have never experienced the pristine waters of the Nature Coast you really should. It's one of the last places in Florida that has not been effected by development. It is a beautiful place and a great fishing estuary. I truly enjoy sharing what I have been blessed with, with others.


Homosassa Tarpon 2013-1080p from Jonathan Hamilton on Vimeo.

Here is a video that we did through out the 2013 Tarpon season in Homosassa. We had a lot of fun making this video and look forward to making many more!

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