Crystal River Rod-Bender

Starting at $400 | 6 - 8 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 1 - 4 People
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Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Redfish, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail


Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

If you've ever wanted to enjoy amazing fish-fighting action off one of America's premier waterfronts, this might be the trip for you. Captain Mark is a pro and loves to show clients all that the Crystal River area has to offer, from story-worthy gamefish like Redfish and Spotted Trout to delicious eating fish such as Snapper and Grouper.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Pro-Line
Boat Length: 24 ft
Year Built: 2021
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 150 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Mark is an expert angler and a top guide to the waters around Crystal River, FL. He specializes in fishing flats, estuaries, and other inshore environments where the trophies like to lurk, and loves putting his clients on the fish! Whether you're a seasoned fisherman or looking to try something new, a trip with Captain Mark is sure to be a blast for everyone.


Paula M.


April 30, 2022



We had an absolutely great time with Mark!!! He was knowledgeable and FUNNY! So he thinks! Lol He made me think my puppet fish was going to attack me!!! Anyway, we went to far out we couldn’t see land! We felt completely at ease and safe! We actually caught 8 ...Read More

Brian C.


March 8, 2022



Great Day! Captain Mark is experience and fun to fish with. Did some education on the waters bait and poles. Caught Spanish Mackeral, Speckled and Silver Trout, Pompano, Cobia, Lizard fish,Pin fish. After the catch, Mark did an amazing job dressing and filleting. Gave us recipes and ideas ...Read More

Warren W.


December 20, 2021



Despite windy, rough, colder weather and very low tide Captain put us on a variety of good fish. Several good trout, lots of good fighting fish in Crystal River and missed a huge snook but it was exciting! We had not fished this area before and Captain was patient and ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Snorkeling Equipment, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

Amerindian Court West, Crystal River, FL 34429, United States