High Octane Fishing LLC

High Octane Fishing provides fishing and scalloping charters out of the beautiful Crystal River, Florida. Captain Nick Warrington has years of experience in fishing these waters. Novice and experienced anglers alike are welcome as the captain is very laid back and has the patience to attend to unhooking, untangling, and hook baiting while on the charter.

Capt. Nick runs a 24’ KenCraft center console boat powered by a quiet and reliable 200 HP Yamaha engine. Fully equipped with Lowrance navigational equipment, the vessel features an open deck with ample space and a stable fishing platform for 6 guests. If you need to cool off from the hot Florida sun simply unfold the large bimini top that covers most of the boat.

Trips with Capt. Nick consist of fishing mangrove islands, rock piles, wrecks, oyster bars, and open grass flats. You’ll target Redfish, Sheepshead, King and Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Shark, Snook, Black Seabass, Cobia, Tripletail, Flounder, Scallops and more.

All you need to bring is food and drinks for their trip, as well as a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and a camera to document your fishing adventure! Everything else needed is provided: rods, tackle, bait, ice, scalloping gear, fish cleaning, and fishing license.

Come and have an unforgettable fishing adventure in the Crystal River with High Octane Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fish & Scallop
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is the sampler platter of Crystal River Trips. Generally, we spend the morning fishing until it gets too hot, and then we travel to the grass flats where guests hop in the water to cool off and snorkel for Scallops.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip consists of fishing the grass flats, oyster bars, wrecks, rock piles, and mangrove islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Targeted species depend on the time of year and what bite is hot. But if you have a specific species in mind let Capt. Nick know and he'll do his best to put you on it!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip consists of running out to our crystal clear grass flats where guests will hop in the water with snorkeling gear on and search for delicious Scallops. We provide snorkeling gear if you don't have any. Typically done in 3–6' of water depending on the tide, it's a blast for the entire family. There's a lot to see other than just Scallops. There's lots of wildlife above and below the waterline to look at. A waterproof camera is a plus! This trip is for 1–6 guests and runs 1–6 P.M.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip consists of fishing the grass flats, oyster bars, wrecks, rock piles and mangrove islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Targeted species depend on the time of year and what bite is hot. But if you have a specific species in mind let Capt. Nick know and he'll do his best to put you on it!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip consists of running out to our crystal clear grass flats where guests will hop in the water with snorkeling gear on and search for delicious Scallops. We provide snorkeling gear if you don't have any. Typically done in 3–6' of water depending on the tide, it's a blast for the entire family. There's a lot to see other than just Scallops. There's lots of wildlife above and below the waterline to look at. A waterproof camera is a plus!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip consists of fishing the grass flats, oyster bars, wrecks, rock piles, and mangrove islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Targeted species depend on the time of year and what bite is hot. But if you have a specific species in mind let Capt. Nick know and he'll do his best to put you on it!
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About the Captain

Nick Warrington
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
78 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2016
Captain Nicholas Warrington has spent many years fishing the Big Bend waters. Not only is he an avid fisherman as well as a fantastic guide with High Octane Fishing, but Capt. Nick also has a degree in environmental science from the University of South Florida. He loves nothing more than being out on the water, and it is his mission to share this great passion with all of his guests.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Kencraft (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jim M.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Nick

VERIFIED   October 15, 2019
We fished for grouper.  Nick said we were about a week too early, but we wanted to try anyway.  We caught one small...
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James R.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Full Day trip - variety and numbers

VERIFIED   October 21, 2019
Post front storm conditions. Fished rain and sunshine.  When too wet and windy he found us a spot out of wind. Caught...
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David H.
United States
 5.00
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Found some redfish

VERIFIED   NEW  March 13, 2020
Great trip, we told Nick we were interested in redfish. When the tide was right he found them, caught 6-8, two in the legal...
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Paula F.
Orlando, FL
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Scallop diving crystal river

VERIFIED   July 15, 2019
We had a fantastic time with Capitan Nick and Haley. We did not get very many scallops, but we already knew that ahead of time....
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Apopka, FL
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Fishing with Nick

VERIFIED   NEW  March 12, 2020
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Fishing Reports

We wait all year for this bite and it's

April 01, 2020

Our redfish, trout and snook fishing has really ramped up in the past few weeks. Look for this to continue through the end of may. Even seeing good numbers of mackerel and triple tail showing up. Read Full Report →