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Head out on the aptly-named nearshore waters of the Crystal River for the Grouper trip of a lifetime! Captain Janot is a knowledgeable angler who will work with you on a variety of techniques during this 8-hour adventure, and do everything he can to fill your cooler with some delicious eatin' fish for dinner!...Read More
While the trip targets Gag Grouper, which are plentiful in these shallow waters, there are many other species just waiting to be caught. Captain Janot will guide you in his 22’ Hydraskiff in search of Cobia, Grunt, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and other tasty fish. The 130HP Yamaha engine will power you through the calm waters as you employ tactics such as trolling, bottom fishing, chumming, and casting. Captain Janot has an incredible depth of knowledge, and will show you a great time out on the water while putting you in the best position possible to catch some fish.
Water, snacks, and all equipment are provided on this family-friendly trip, so all you need to bring is sun protection and a cheery attitude.
Captain Janot has been fishing since he was a little boy, whacking freshwater fish like Bass and Crappie. Now, he's an expert saltwater charter captain who knows how to put you on fish and help you land 'em! Whether you're a newbie or an experienced angler, Captain Janot will show you a great time on the water and do everything you can to fill your cooler, get that trophy picture, or both. A trip with him is sure to be a blast!
Captain took us out on Friday. Weather was iffy with winds and chop forecast to make it not the best day and Captain offered to take us Saturday versus Friday, but Friday was the only day we could go because of friend returning to Virginia Saturday morning. We ...Read More attempted a little offshore but too rough, so he took us to a more protected area and put us on the fish. When action go slow, he would move us to another spot. Very helpful on teaching us proper technique, used different bait and equipment was first class. We limited out on redfish and caught many redfish just under the legal limit which were released. Caught variety of fish and for the weather conditions, it was a good day of fishing under any conditions. Cleaned our fish when we got to the dock and returned home after a good day of fishing. Would definitely recommend him and would go fishing with him again. He worked hard for us from start to finish.
I had asked about fishing, scalloping, spear fishing, and catching shark-and he made it happen. It was a long hot day, but we scalloped (not very well, but not the Captain’s fault), and my daughter finally got to reel in her shark! Spear fishing - well that wasn’t ...Read More the captain’s fault either. We caught a wide variety of fish (more than on any previous trip), including a massive stingray! Got to keep several fish and scallops, and our kids had fun (15 yr old boy and girl). Would recommend! Thank you for taking us out.
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 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, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
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%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
Fort Island Beach, West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, United States