Crystal River Fishing Charters Florida

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Welcome to Crystal River & Homosassa Fishing,

 We offer half-day and full-day fishing charters with all tackle and licenses included. Half-day charters leave at 8 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. Full-day returns at 4 p.m. Kids are always welcome. rods, reels, bait, tackle, and fishing license are all included, and we will even clean and bag your fresh fish. All that’s left for you to do is come aboard and enjoy the trip.
Crystal River & Homosassa Fishing is conveniently located in Crystal River, Florida, just 90 minutes northwest of Orlando and 60 minutes from The Villages/Leesburg area. We are 60 minutes north of Tampa, 60 minutes southwest from Gainesville, and 30 minutes from Ocala.

We Offer Four Kinds Of Fishing

Crystal River Redfish

Flats Fishing

Flats fishing is done mainly in the shallow water back-country mangrove islands and creeks. Between Crystal River and Homosassa Florida you will find miles of unspoiled wetlands and unexplored mangrove islands were the monster Redfish, Trout & Snook thrive like Ozello Key, St Martins and Fish Creek.



Near-Shore Fishing

This trip will consist of fishing grass flats, patch reefs and spoil islands in the gulf of Mexico in 3 to 10 feet of water, We’ll catch a verity of fish like Redfish, Trout, Snook, Mackerel, Jacks, Flounder, Cobia & small Sharks etc…



Shallow Water Grouper

Shallow Water Grouper Fishing. We use live and cut bait and chum to get the grouper Fishing started the shallow water rocks and reefs between Crystal River & Homosassa hold lots of Grouper, Cobia, Shark, Snapper, Sea Bass & Grunts. Theses are some of the targeted spices you can catch on a shallow water grouper trip. 



Shark Fishing

Capt Kevin James is a seasoned shark hunter with years of sharking experince, We catch big Hammer Head shark, 250lb Bull shark, 350lb Tiger shark? That’s whats on the menu when you book a Crystal River shark fishing trip. The Captains have years of experience fishing big sharks, so hold on tight and get ready for a big experience. Bring your video camera you will want to replay this for your friends and family.




Captain Kevin James & Captain Butch Lutes

Capt Kevin James and Capt. Butch Lutes long time friends and fishing partners. Why 2 guides you ask, 2 heads are better than 1 and lots more fun and productive when you have a deck hand, We fish the backcountry mangrooves and the inshore flats between Homosassa, Crystal River and Yankeetown Florida where we catch big Trout, Snook and Redfish. The 2 guides also fish the inshore near shore grassflats and shallow water rocks for Grouper, Cobia and Snapper. Let us put together a saltwater fishing charter for you and come catch a big one. ———>

Q & A

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Things To Consider for Your Trip:
1. Do I need to buy a fishing license? No. We provide all required fishing licenses and stamps for everyone aboard our boats.
2. How do I pay? You will need to make a deposit of $100.00 to book a trip, and you may pay with a credit card or cash.
3.What experience level is necessary? None. From novice to expert, any level of experience is welcome. We also offer fishing lesions.
4. How many anglers can fish? Our boats can accommodate up to 6 people (fish 4 nicely).
5. Are food and beverages included? No. You are responsible for your food and beverage. We do offer a great shore lunch—ask the captain for details.
6. Are alcoholic beverages allowed on board? Yes. Beer, wine, wine coolers, etc. are allowed. NO GLASS. All beverages must come in either cans or plastic containers, and no underage drinking is allowed.
7. Is fishing gear provided? Yes, Crystal River & Homosassa Fishing provides the latest and greatest tackle on the market today. All line is changed on a regular basis. However, you are welcome to bring your favorite rod and reel if you like.
8. What is the cancellation policy? If your trip is canceled by the captain due to bad weather, we will re-schedule your trip to the next available date. Cancellations due to non-weather-related events by you must be a verbal cancellation 72 hours in advance before your trip date to receive a full refund. Or, you may reschedule your trip to avoid losing your deposit. Lots of time and money go into preparing for our fishing trips. It takes up to 30 days to process a refund and have it returned to you.
9. How much of a gratuity is considered customary? If you had a great trip and are happy with the service provided, 15-20% of the trip cost is appreciated. A six-hour charter is equivalent to a ten-hour workday when you consider preparing the boat, tackle, and equipment for the day, handling the charter, cleaning the catch, travel time, cleaning the boat, and preparing for the next day. LOTS OF HARD WORK.

Crystal River Snook----->

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We launch our boat from one of these ramps, contact your captain for the location of the ramp you will be leaving from. (352) 422-5954 #cell

Service Area

Crystal River, FL, 

Driving Directions & Address for Pickup

#1 Boat Ramp 13099 West Fort Island Trail “BEACH” Boat Ramp (SR 44) Country Citrus 34429

#2 Boat Ramp 12073 West Fort Island Trail Park (SR 44) County Citrus 34429

#3 Boat Ramp 8000 Follow That Dream Pkwy, Inglis, FL 34449. Yankeetown or Bird Creek Boat Ramp Is Located At the Very End

Ramp #1. The Beach Ramp

Ramp #2

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