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Welcome To Crystal River Florida
Crystal River Florida is known for its excellent fishing & scolloping  opportunities, with a variety of species available in its waters. Here are some details about fishing in Crystal River, Florida: With K5 Fishing Charters.
The Crystal River area is known for a variety of fish species, including redfish, trout, snook, jacks, cobia and grouper. These fish can be found in different areas around Crystal River & Homosassa, including the flats, mangroves, and deeper channels of Ozello & Yankee town.
K5 Fishing Charters use a variety of techniques to catch fish, including live bait fishing, artificial lure fishing. Live bait such as shrimp, crabs, and pinfish are commonly used, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics, jigs, and topwater plugs.
Florida fishing regulations apply in Crystal River, and anglers should make sure to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations for the species they are targeting. Some fish are subject to size and bag limits, as well as closed seasons.
K5 Fishing charters has fished these waters for over 50 years born and raised right here in citrus county. K5 Fishing Charters offers anglers the opportunity to fish with experienced guides who know the area’s waters and fish like the back of their hand. Our Charters range from half-day to full-day trips for inshore and offshore fishing charters.
The best time to fish in Crystal River depends on the species being targeted, but generally, the spring and fall months are the most productive. During these seasons, the water temperature is comfortable for the fish, and they are more active. February, March, April, May and then again in September, October, November, December. July thru the end of September is Scollop season. We run 2 four hour trips a day and can carry 6 passengers per trip.
We offer professional charter and guide services for Inshore Shallow Water Grouper, Cobia, Trout, Redfishing, Snook & Shark Fishing. We specialize in flats, inshore, and back country flats fishing. If this sounds good to you lets get started make a deposit to book your trip or contact us with any questions and availability. Book Your Trip now and let’s go on a Crystal River Homosassa Fishing Adventure…

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Inshore & Flats Fishing
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Crystal River, Flats fishing at its best, located on the Nature Coast of Florida, We target redfish, snook, trout, cobia, jacks, and more. The area is known for its shallow, clear water grass flats, mangrove islands & Oyster bars which provide a natural habitat for these saltwater species.

Redfish, also known as red drum, are a popular sport fish that can be found in coastal waters and estuaries of the Gulf of Mexico. They are named for their reddish-bronze color and distinctive black spot near their tail.

Redfish are strong fighters and can grow to be quite large, with some reaching over 40 inches in length and weighing over 50 pounds. They are primarily caught using live or cut bait, as well as artificial lures like jigs, spoons, and topwater plugs.

Redfish are often found in shallow waters and can be caught in a variety of habitats, including grass flats, oyster bars, and mangrove shorelines. They are opportunistic feeders and will eat a variety of prey, including shrimp, crabs, and small fish.

In addition to being a popular game fish, redfish are also a prized food fish. They have a mild, sweet flavor and firm, white flesh that can be prepared in a variety of ways, including grilling, baking, and frying. However, due to their popularity and vulnerability to overfishing, many states have implemented regulations to protect redfish populations, including size and bag limits and seasonal closures. Here in crystal river the reg. is 1 fish per person per day with a slot of 18 to 27 inches. 




Shallow water grouper fishing is a popular form of recreational fishing that involves targeting various species of grouper fish found in shallow waters, typically between 8 to 20 feet deep. Some of the most common species of grouper targeted by shallow water fishermen include red grouper, and gag grouper. We catch these fish between 10-20 miles out.

Shallow water grouper fishing typically involves using various techniques such as bottom fishing, trolling. Bottom fishing involves dropping baited hooks to the seafloor, while trolling involves dragging lures behind a moving boat. Bottom fishing is our favorite.

When targeting grouper, fishermen typically use heavy tackle, such as a strong rod, reel, and line, to handle the weight and strength of these large fish. Live bait, such as shrimp, squid, and small fish, are often used to entice grouper to bite, although artificial lures can also be effective.

It is important for anglers to follow fishing regulations and best practices to ensure the sustainability of grouper populations. This may include adhering to catch limits, using circle hooks to reduce the risk of injury to the fish, and releasing undersized or non-targeted species leaving fish for the next generation of anglers like our kids.

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Offshore Deep Sea Grouper / Red Snapper Fishing Coming Soon…

We are building a new boat…. We can’t wait its gonna be Epic…


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Shark fishing can be an exciting and challenging experience for those who enjoy the rush. Sharks are strong and powerful creatures that put up a fight when caught, making the fishing experience thrilling and memorable. Many people enjoy the adrenaline rush of trying to reel in a 12 foot tigger shark and the satisfaction of a successful catch and release.

In addition to the thrill of the catch, shark fishing can also provide an opportunity to learn about these fascinating creatures and their role in the ocean ecosystem. K5 fishing charters employ knowledgeable guides who can share information about shark behavior, biology, and conservation efforts.

However, it’s important to remember that shark fishing can also have negative impacts on the environment and shark populations, particularly if it’s not done responsibly and sustainably. To ensure that shark fishing remains a fun and enjoyable activity for years to come, it’s crucial to practice catch-and-release and use responsible fishing practices that minimize harm to sharks and the marine ecosystem.


Scalloping in Crystal River, Florida is a popular outdoor activity that involves searching for and collecting scallops in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Crystal River is known for its abundance of scallops, and the scalloping season typically runs from July through September.

K5 will put you on the scallops. Once in the water, snorkelers can search for scallops along the seagrass beds, which are the primary habitat for these “Bivalve mollusks” (e.g., clams, oysters, mussels, scallops)

When scallops are spotted, they can be picked up by hand or using a small scoop net. Florida law limits the daily catch per person to 2 gallons of whole scallops or 1 pint of scallop meat, and scallops must be at least 1 1/2 inches in shell length.

After a day of scalloping, visitors can clean and cook their catch or take it to one of the local seafood restaurants, which can prepare it for them. Scalloping in Crystal River is a fun and unique way to experience Florida’s Gulf Coast and enjoy the outdoors Book your scalloping trip today.


Shore lunch is $25 per person. (4 person min)

To start off with, we setup a fish camp on one of the beautiful islands in the Gulf of Mexico. And then we start preparing your fresh (catch).

Eating a fresh caught fish sandwich on the Gulf of Mexico can be a delightful and once in a lifetime experience. Here’s what’s for lunch.

  • Freshly caught fish (preferably redfish, trout, snook)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cornmeal or Beerbater
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Tartar sauce
  • Homemade Hushpuppies
  • Captains Homemade coleslaw
  • BQ Beans


  1. We clean the fish by removing the scales, skin and gutting it, and removing the head and tail.
  2. Rinse the fish thoroughly in fresh salt water.
  3. Cut the fish into fillets, Removing the skin.
  4. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper and the captains secret seanoning.
  5. Dredge the fish fillets in cornmeal or Beer batter.
  6. Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Once the oil is hot, add the fish fillets.
  8. Cook the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until it’s golden brown and crispy.
  9. Remove the fish from the skillet and place it on a plate.
  10. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fish.
  11. Serve as a fish sandwich with a big helping of coleslaw and hushpuppies & BQ beans on the side.