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If you've ever wanted to enjoy amazing fish-fighting action while catching some delicious table fish off of one of America's premier waterfronts, this might be the trip for you. Captain Kevin is a pro and loves to show clients all that the Crystal River area has to offer, especially it's tastiest eating fish: Groupers....Read More
You'll hook these fish using bottom fishing techniques, and trolling lipped plugs. Capt. Kevin will get you to where the fish are, then help you place the perfect bait or lure to attract a big bite. Even though you're in shallower water, there are heavyweights down below! These fish are not happy to be caught, and you'll have to bring your skill, strength, and stamina once they're hooked.
You'll chase the fish from the deck of Captain Kevin's 24' Aeon bay boat—the perfect vessel for fishing the inshore waters here in Crystal beach. She's powered by an ultra-reliable 300 HP Mercury Verado so you'll be on the fish in no time, and she has all the additional electronics you could ask for, including GPS and FishFinder, plus a Live Well. You will be utilizing high end tackle like Accurate and Florida Fishing Products reels to reel in Grouper, Snapper, and Hogfish . There is always a chance for Cobia, Sharks, and Mackerel to make an appearance as well.
All you need to bring along is proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses! Capt. Kevin will bring the rest, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle.
Captain Kevin is an extremely experienced angler and a top guide on Florida's Nature Coast. In 2015, he retired after 24 years of active duty in the Coast Guard and returned to his roots in Citrus County, FL, where he's been fishing since 1982....Read More
He's an environmentally conscious guide who strives to respect the resource while taking his clients fishing. He's also very safe, with decades of experience as a Coast Guard paramedic in addition to a degree in Safety and Occupational health. Finally, in his words: "I use the latest technology to stay abreast of the weather and tides to keep the clients and myself out of unfavorable conditions. Complete customer satisfaction is my goal and I will strive to accomplish that on each and every trip."
Chip M.· ·
We had a great experience with Captain Kevin. It was our first time out on the Gulf and we had never saltwater fished before. While my son and I are into fishing my wife and two daughters are not, but they had a great time. Captain Kevin was great at ...Read More putting us on spots that allowed us to catch a lot of fish. The full day went by very quickly. He was also great with the tackle and keeping us fishing. It was no small task to keep five of us fishing. While we didn’t land a shark we did have one on for a bit which was a blast. He was very patient, had a great sense of humor, and never lost his patience with us even when I did :-). We also got to see a bunch of dolphins. We just ate our fish and it was delicious. I highly recommend Captain Kevin, especially for a family trip since he was so family-friendly. We hope to go fishing with him again.
Christopher J.· ·
We took this trip with six people, three generations ranging from 9 to 65 years old. Capt. Kevin kept all of us engaged, managed poles, and kept us on fish for our entire trip! The boat was comfortable for everyone, everything we needed for fishing an entire day was provided. ...Read More Capt. Kevin did absolutely everything within his power to make sure we all had a great day out on the water. If we decide to go out on a charter in this area again we will go with Capt. Kevin and Finder’s Keepers! Great job and thank you for helping our family enjoy great memories on our vacation!
Warren C.· ·
we hit it off with Capt. Kevin right from the start he is very knowledgeable about the waters around crystal river we caught numerous species of fish from mangrove snapper to trout redfish and even a shark Capt. Kevin is hard working to make the trip enjoyable and productive it ...Read More was a very enjoyable day on the water I highly recommend Capt. Kevin and will be returning for another great day
Alex C.· ·
We drove down all the way from Maine to stay in inverness Florida, it was an awesome experience! Got off to a bit of a slow start due to the the recent changes in temperature but later on in the day we got on some nice fish! Kevin was great ...Read More and very informational about a lot of things out on the river and surrounding areas! Very professional, always has rods ready to go and bait waiting for when it’s needed! Highly recommend if you’re looking for a good tour guide for a private charter that you give Captain Kevin a call!
Lorraine H.· ·
Captain Kevin provided all of us; 4 adults and 2 children (8 & 13 year olds) with an amazing fun filled time!! His knowledge of various fishing spots supplied the opportunity for us to catch different types of delicious fish. Captain Kevin explained everything clearly, provided a safe ...Read More environment, and allowed the children to participate as little or as much as they could safely. His patience with everyone, humor, and knowledge of fishing were evident. Definitely, a memorable Christmas gift for our grandchildren!!!!!!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You can play your own bluetooth music.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Snorkeling Equipment, Rods, reels & tackle, cooler and ice, complimentary fish cleaning
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hats, non-spray sunscreen, food and drinks, cooler to transport fish,
Nothing additional needed.
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
Crystal River, FL, United States