Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Fishbonz Charters LLC

Where does Fishbonz Charters LLC fish ?

We fish the Crystal River area, including Gulf of Mexico, Salt River, Crystal Bay, Homosassa, Homosassa Springs, Ozello, Cedar Key.

What are the target fish ?

Target fish include 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 )

Where in Crystal River to we meet our guests ?

We meet at Fishbonz Charters ( 565 NW 1st Ave # 3, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license ?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license ?

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Fishing
Florida residents and visitors 16 years of age and older are required to possess a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in active or passive fishing activities.  However, you do not need a saltwater fishing license if saltwater fishing from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid charter license or from a vessel whose operator has a valid recreational saltwater vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel. If you are looking for online access for a license, please check Go Outdoors Florida here: https://license.gooutdoorsflorida.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.