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Crystal River: The Ultimate Florida Fishing Adventure

By April 14, 2021September 14th, 2021No Comments
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Last Updated on September 14, 2021 by Eric Bonneman

Crystal River is home to some of the best fishing coastal opportunities available anywhere. It is this place that is the central hub for the fishing charters here at Florida Fishing Adventures – and the motivation behind the name. But, what makes this area so special? Let’s take a quick look.

Fishing Diversity

This area is made up of a pristine coastal estuary system that contains a multitude of natural features. These include river-fed, mangrove-lined, backcountry areas, expansive grass flats dotted with spoil islands, oyster beds, channels and pockets, and a nearshore fishery with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.

When you combine all of these features together, you will find an active fishery that is loaded with all of Florida’s favorite coastal and nearshore species. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Barracuda *rare
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Flounder
  • Grunt
  • Ladyfish
  • King Mackerel
  • Pompano
  • Porgy
  • Seatrout
  • Sheepshead
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Snook
  • Tripletail
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Sharks
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish
  • Tuna

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Year-Round Opportunities

Alongside, this is an area with temperate weather, even in the cooler winter months. In this, you can fish Crystal River any time of year. Species target opportunities may change with the season, but ample opportunity exists to target some of the area’s best gamefish any time of year. There are even specialty seasonal fishing opportunities like wintertime Crystal River Extreme Shallow Sight Fishing Charters and summertime favorites like Grouper Fishing and Crystal River Tarpon Fishing Charters.

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A Place For Families

While families will certainly enjoy a day on the water fishing, exploring, or even snorkeling for scallops – Crystal River itself is a vacation destination for other local attractions. These include:

  • Swim with manatees
  • Three Sisters Springs
  • Catch a beach sunset
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Crystal River State Archaeological Site
  • Hunter Springs Park
  • Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
  • Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts
  • Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park
  • Withlacoochee Bay Trail
  • The Coastal Heritage Museum
  • Copp Winery and Wine Bar
  • Rock Crusher Canyon Pavilion and Amphitheater
  • Crystal River Lodging and Fishing Vacation
  • Saint Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve
  • Vintage on 5th
  • Seafood Seller and Cafe
  • The Crab Plant
  • Tarpon Feeding

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More Crystal River Fishing Resources

Outdoor Adventures & Tours in Crystal River

Crystal River Lodging and Fishing Vacation

The 2021 Crystal River Fishing Calendar

Eric Bonneman

Just a guy who fishes and writes about his experiences.