Mermaidtales Charter Fishing invites anglers of all ages and levels of experience to join them in exploring the nearshore and backcountry waters of Crystal River. Captain Robert Mcclinnis grew up in the area and is committed to catering to all your needs. Bring the whole family along and spend a fun day in nature, chasing the most prized fish species in the region.
The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 21’ Carolina skiff, powered by a 115 HP Yamaha outboard. This boat’s versatile design makes it a great choice for both inshore, nearshore, and backcountry fishing. It can accommodate 4 anglers fishing at the same using a number of fishing techniques. If you’re trolling, the number of anglers fishing at the same time comes down to 2. The also boat has all the safety equipment and electronics you could need to have a safe, action-packed trip!
Mermaidtales Charter Fishing trips will take you around the best fishing and scalloping grounds around. Depending on the trip you’ll be able to target a wide variety of species, including Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Cobia and more. If you’d like to have access to snorkeling equipment, to escape the heat during the hot summer days, let your captain know ahead of time and he will bring it along for the trip.
As far as fishing gear is concerned, that’s all taken care of. The captain will provide you with top of the line St. Croix rods and Shimano reels as well as tackle, lures and live bait. Live bait is included in each trip and depending on availability the captain will either have live shrimp or he’ll stop by one of his traps and have fresh bait ready within seconds.
All you need to bring is your choice of drinks and snacks (water and ice will be provided), non-spray sunscreen, sunglasses, and you’re ready to meet Captain Robert on the water!
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About the Captain
About this listing
Carolina (Skiff) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.
Types of Fishing
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