Crystal River Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Crystal River?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 38 trips in Crystal River, and the most popular trips in the area are Cedar Key Inshore guided by Scott, Inshore Fishing Charter guided by Brian, and Crystal River Near and Inshore Trip guided by Kevin.

Our guides in Crystal River are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 7327 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a charter is Homosassa.

What types of fishing charters are common in Crystal River?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Crystal River as well as nearshore fishing, flats fishing, and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Crystal River are: 1. cobia, 2. redfish, 3. gag grouper, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Crystal River are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but sight casting and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Crystal River fishing charters cost?

in Crystal River prices can range anywhere from $250 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip in Crystal River is $520. The average price for a full day trip in Crystal River is $656.

What month is best for fishing in Crystal River?

The most popular season for fishing in Crystal River is spring, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

Do I need a Crystal River fishing license and what are the bag limits in Crystal River?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Crystal River don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Crystal River. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Popular Types of Fishing In Crystal River

Crystal River fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Crystal River include inshore, offshore, and scalloping trips. Inshore charters are perfect for those looking to catch redfish, trout, and snook in the shallow waters of the Crystal River. Offshore charters are ideal for those seeking bigger game fish like grouper, snapper, and kingfish. Scalloping trips are a unique experience where you can catch your own dinner by snorkeling for scallops in the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Crystal River include redfish, trout, snook, grouper, snapper, and kingfish. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you may also have the opportunity to catch tarpon, cobia, and shark.

Crystal River fishing charters often visit landmarks such as the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Three Sisters Springs, and the Homosassa River. These areas are known for their abundant wildlife and pristine waters, making them the perfect spots for a day of fishing.

The Best Places To Fish In Crystal River

Crystal River, Florida is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Crystal River:

1. Kings Bay - This popular spot is known for its abundant population of redfish, trout, and snook. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the bay's many channels and flats.

2. Ozello Keys - Located just south of Crystal River, the Ozello Keys offer some of the best flats fishing in the area. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of species, including tarpon, redfish, and speckled trout.

3. Homosassa River - The Homosassa River is a great place to fish for tarpon, snook, and redfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river's many channels and backwaters.

4. Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge - This protected area is home to a variety of fish species, including redfish, trout, and snook. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the refuge's many channels and flats.

5. Withlacoochee River - The Withlacoochee River is a great place to fish for bass, catfish, and panfish. Anglers can fish from the shore or rent a fishing charter to explore the river's many channels and backwaters.

Other Things To Do In Crystal River

While Crystal River fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this Florida city. Take a dip in the refreshing waters of Three Sisters Springs, or explore the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. For a unique experience, swim with manatees on a guided tour. If you're looking for a bit of history, visit the Crystal River Archaeological State Park or the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. For a fun day out with the family, head to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park or the Adventure Coast Fun Park. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious seafood at one of the many local restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    I’d give him a 100 stars if I could! He was fabulous! My husband and I are retired charter captains and we know the business well. Jason was great. We fished hard, he knew the area well and provided assistance when needed. We will definitely be chartering with him again. We highly recommend him to experienced and novice fishermen. He knew the right baits, had several rods rigged for different fish and different presentations for fishing. Could not ask for more!

    Forrest M. with Jason L. of Cedar Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Brian was an amazing Captain. Put us on fish from the very beginning. Very helpful with fishing tips. Very professional. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to catch fish and have a fun trip

    Daniel G. with Brian H. of Hudson, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was perfect. Despite cold weather, Captain Kevin did everything to make sure the boys were catching fish, and they all did. He shared his knowledge about the local waterways and animals/fish, and the kids learned a lot. He was great with the kids! He was very patient and taught them a lot. We will definitely use Captain Experiences and Captain Kevin again when we return to Crystal River.

    Amanda S. with Kevin T. of Crystal River, Florida

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