Planning Your Crystal River Tarpon Fishing Trip This Year

Crystal River Fishing

Crystal River Fishing Charters

Crystal River tarpon fishing expeditions represent a source of adventure and fun for many fishing enthusiasts in our area. Located in Citrus County, Florida, Crystal River is the name of both a seven-mile-long stretch of river and of a small community that takes pride in its status as the “Home of the Manatee.” Kings Bay is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by the Crystal River and is one of the most popular starting points for fishing trips. Guests in this area can expect to see plenty of manatees both in the spring-fed Kings Bay area and in the Crystal River itself. It is estimated that this area attracts about 350 manatees who live in the bay and the river during the winter months.

Crystal River Tarpon Fishing

Most of those who embark on Crystal River fishing jaunts do so in search of tarpon. Fly fishing is the preferred method of taking these trophy fish down. Under the right circumstances, tarpon can reach eight feet in length and can weigh as much as 280 pounds. These fish begin their lives in the ocean and often work their way up rivers to freshwater. Their size, agility and ability to leap and fight have made tarpon one of the most desirable game fish. In most cases, tarpon are taken on a catch-and-release basis after documenting the catch for record purposes. Working with a qualified guide is usually the best way to find the right approach for your fishing expedition.

At Old South Expeditions, Captain Brian Sawyer and his team can provide you with the most productive and enjoyable Crystal River tarpon fishing options in our area. We work with each of our clients to determine the right setup for your preferences. Our team can curate fishing, duck hunting and nature exploration trips that will create an unforgettable experience for you and your entire party. Contact us today at 863-712-5555 to book your charter or to discuss your upcoming trip with us. We look forward to the opportunity to help you make memories that will last a lifetime.