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Homosassa River is known for world-famous fishing, manatees and nature. Here you can land a lunker bass in the morning, a redfish in the afternoon and still enjoy a sunset paddling trip with Florida's gentle gray giants - the manatee.

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 Date: 1/30/2010
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(Homosassa / MacRaes) I can't believe it's been 700 days since my last visit to the Homosassa River. Today I woke, ready to go and do some paddling. First kayak to the springs, then a little Dragon Boat practice. Unfortunately rain struck hard. Should have made it 701 days.

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Unknown on 2/3/2010 9:56pm
Ed, I don't know about a "loop", but I have gone to the source of the Halls RIver
admin on 2/3/2010 4:48am
Dave - how far up Halls River do you go? Have you ever tried the "loop" - it looks like you can launch from MacRae's, go under the bridge toward Halls River, continue past Nature Resort and turn southwest into the salt marsh and head back to MacRae's through the marsh. Don't know if it actually goes through.
Unknown on 2/2/2010 8:08pm
Ed, the best additional exploring isn't past the bridge near the head spring, its past the bridge heading up the Halls River. Little development, I've seen bald eagles, dolphins, and manatees.
paddlesolo on 1/30/2010 5:36pm
If one looks at Ed's photo titled "Wet Ride Home" one can see the Red Maples in bloom. Hasn't happened yet in the panhandle, but I am looking forward to seeing them as one of the first signs of spring.
Unknown on 3/3/2008 5:28pm
I needed some courtesy from animals at the McRae's Ramp on Valentines Day, 2006, when this happened:
A bit of a hard time at the ramp. First, a 12 inch by one inch stick almost fell on my head. Note to self- don't park under an active osprey nest. Next, a labordor/retriver type dog was playing on the dock, picking up rocks, dropping in the
water, wondering why they disappeared. Dam dog dropped the biggest one it could carry on my foot. Despite these vicious attacks, I managed to get in the water. Wink
paddlesolo on 3/3/2008 1:50pm
I agree that paddlers need to be careful about the length of time blocking boat ramps. At the same time we pay our taxes just like the big boats. Being courteous and thoughtful will help everyone co-exist at the boat ramps.

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