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Crystal River Fishing Guide - Inshore Flats and Shallow Water Fishing

Fishing Charters for Crystal River, Steinhatchee & Homosassa, Florida

fishingCrystal River Fishing Charters has a lot to offer. My specialty is fishing for redfish, but also target many other species of fish, including sharks, cobia, snapper, mackerel, black drum, sheepshead and seatrout. Aside from fishing, we also enjoy several other activities on the water such as: River Safaris and Manatee Tours. If this is something that might interest you or your family, you might want to consider hiring a qualified Nature Tour guide. I can show you the best of Florida’s Nature Coast.

Being a fishing guide in Citrus County, Florida, I cover both the Crystal River and Homosassa, Florida waterways.  I also venture as far North as Steinhatchee and I'm intimately familiar with all the water in between - including Cedar Key and the Suwannee River area.

Unlike most other Florida fishing guides, I provide a charter service that covers most of Florida's West Coast. The ability and knowledge to fish a variety of Florida locations provides you, the customer, with the best opportunity to catch the fish that you dream about wherever they happen to be biting. Within our vast area of operation, I specialize in fishing the Crystal River and Homosassa River areas – renowned for their fishing catching opportunities.

Crystal River Flats Fishing Guide

fishingInshore Florida saltwater fishing, referred to as "Flats Fishing," can be a very rewarding if you hire the right fishing guide. I will be sure to make sure your Crystal River flats fishing experience is the most satisfying that it can be.

You can expect Crystal River Flats Fishing in Florida to be very challenging, from sight casting to tailing redfish in super shallow water, to drifting the crystal clear grassy flats or blind casting to locate the large schools of seatrout. I will customize a fishing trip to accommodate all anglers from young to younger, one angler to families or even large corporate groups. I work hard to ensure I surpass your expectations of what fishing in Florida can be.

Fishing in Crystal River, Florida is second to none. But if frantic jumping tarpon is what you crave we will venture to the Homosassa area to hook you up. The tarpon fishery at Homosassa is world famous, and as a native Crystal River Florida fishing guide, I can show you what it’s all about.

Crystal River Florida Fishing Trips

fishingFish Benthic will accommodate anglers of all ages. Fishing is our passion and we love to take people fishing. When you book a trip with us you can expect to have a fun filled day of fishing, boat riding, sightseeing with the company of a knowledgeable guide that knows the area and how, when, and, where to show you a good time. Every trip will be customized to accommodate any type of party.

Full day adventures will consist of an 8 hour day so you will have the opportunity to fish the best of the tides for that day. A half day trip will consist of a 4 hour day. The Capt will pick the best time of day to start your adventure so that you will have a better chance to catch the fish you want. All fishing adventures include all bait, tackle, license, and iced coolers.

Scallop tours will start at 9:00 A.M. and will go on for up to six hours or until the boat limit is full. If you get your limit early we can switch gears and go sightseeing upon the customer request. Bring your own snorkel, mask, and fins.

River safaris are pay as you go for up to 4 people. Tell the captain how long you want to stay on the water and he will plan your time to the best of his ability (minimum 2 hours). Try to have a idea what you would like to see so the Capt. can decide where to take you so your time will be well spent.
Corporate Charters

If you have a party of more than 4 we can hook you up please let us know well in advance so we can plan the trip with some of the partner guides. We can set up corporate groups in a tournament type scenario so that there will be so competition or, we can just plan a good old fashion day on the water. Price will be negotiated on how many people want to fish. The more people the less it will be per individual.

Crystal River Fishing Charters

fishingCapt. Bear has a boat for just about every adventure you want. From a 2 man polling skiff, to a shallow running flats boat, and even a comfortable bay boat. We will chose the boat to fit the adventure you request.

Equipment & Tackle

We feel that the better the gear the better chance you have to land your fish. We provide the best rod and reel combos by Shimano spooled with power pro super braid, and tipped with Ande mono tied to a Lazer Sharp hook can't be beat.

Crystal River Florida Fishing Guide - Captain Bear

fishingCaptain Bear has a full-time fishing guide service in Crystal River, Florida. He is a Florida Native and has fished the Crystal River waters for more than fifteen years, giving him an advantage over some of the other guides in the area. He has a vast knowledge of where to go and how to catch fish.

Fishing in Crystal River can be challenging, however, Captain Bear welcomes the challenge and enjoys helping other anglers catch their fish. His customized Stott Craft will run in the shallowest of waters, which makes it easier to find those schools of Redfish that live in the Backcountry of the surrounding area. "This is Captain Bear's specialty."

If Redfish aren't your game, Captain Bear has a variety of boats to get you where you need to be to catch any type of specie. Bear prefers to use light to medium weight tackle to make the fight as rewarding as possible. Not only does Captain Bear have a fishing guide service, he also fishes all the professional tournament trails and occasionally hosts some local tournaments here in Crystal River.

Crystal River Flats Fishing Contact Captain Bear:  1-352-302-3664

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