Crystal River Fish Species

Common Crystal River Fish Questions

What kind of fish are in Crystal River?

In Crystal River, you'll find a diverse array of fish species, ranging from popular gamefish like redfish, trout, and snook to other prized catches such as tarpon, sheepshead, and flounder. To get the most up-to-date information on the types of fish you can expect to encounter, I recommend reaching out to Fishbonz Charters and speaking with Captain Mike. 

Is Crystal River salt or freshwater?

Crystal River features a unique blend of both saltwater and freshwater environments, offering diverse fishing opportunities. With Fishbonz Charters, led by Captain Mike, you can explore these dynamic waters for an unforgettable fishing experience. Whether you're targeting saltwater species like redfish and trout or freshwater favorites like bass and panfish, Captain Mike's expertise ensures you'll make the most of Crystal River's rich aquatic habitats.

What is the best bait for fishing?

The best bait for fishing can vary depending on the species you're targeting and the local conditions, but live shrimp, pinfish, and artificial lures are commonly effective choices. At Fishbonz Charters, our experienced guides are well-versed in bait selection and can help you choose the right one for your fishing adventure, ensuring a successful day on the water.

A Fishbonz Charters LLC Fishing Charter targets the top Crystal River Fish species including Bluefish (Also Called Elf, Tailor, Shad), Largemouth Bass (Also Called Green Trout, Black Bass), Crevalle Jack (Also Called Horse Crevalle, Jack ), Redfish (Also Called Red Drum, Channel Bass, Spottail Bass), Grey Snapper (Also Called Mangrove Snapper, Gray Snapper ), Snook (Also Called Common Snook, Sergeant Fish, Thin Snook), Spanish Mackerel (Also Called Atlantic Spanish Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel), Sea Trout (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout), Tarpon (Also Called Silver King, Silverfish, Sábalo ), Summer Flounder (Also Called Flounder, Fluke ), Southern Flounder (Also Called Flounder, Plie ). We primarily Fish the Gulf of Mexico, Salt River, Crystal Bay, Homosassa, Homosassa Springs, Ozello, Cedar Key.