Fish the famous Crystal River and Gulf of Mexico with Top Guide and Licensed Captain, Mike Haynes. Together with his expertise and your sense of adventure, you will create a memory to last a lifetime reeling in some of the most diverse fish species in the country. Families, novice anglers, expert casters, all are welcome aboard Fishbonz Charters. Fish inshore through the river banks to out into the Gulf. Captain Mike offers a wide variety of experiences so you can make the most of your day on the water.

Fishing out of Crystal River, Fishbonz Charters LLC will make your Fishing Charter the best Fishing experience we can provide. We target Bluefish (Also Called Elf, Tailor, Shad),  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), Southern Flounder (Also Called Flounder, Plie ). We Fish Gulf of Mexico, Salt River, Crystal Bay, Homosassa, Homosassa Springs, and Ozello.
We launch from the Best Western Hotel on Kings Bay in Crystal River.
Ask Capt. Mike about the great resort rate fishing package.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    Inshore targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and a variety of fish. Fishing back-country mangroves around the Crystal River/Homosassa area. The captain can also organize a freshwater trip, Crystal River has numerous lakes and rivers to choose from.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Just giving you more time to fish the back-country and mangrove areas to target Redfish, Snook, Trout and other species. The captain covers your fishing license, equipment, bait, and fresh water. You just need to bring food, good sunglasses, and a positive attitude.
  • Private trip
    Great Package Deal
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US $1,250
    Three-night stay at Paddletail Waterfront Resort (formerly known as a Best Western) on Kings Bay next to restaurants and entertainment. Two-day fishing with Capt. Mike for a variety of species. Capt, Mike has top-notch restaurants available for catch and cook. A simple walk to the dock for pick up and drop off. We can accommodate more fishermen if needed with additional boats and captains if needed.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Scallop
    Scallop
    Grunt
    Grunt

FAQs about Fishbonz Charters

Fishbonz Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,250 per day per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Great Package Deal (2 days)

When you book a trip with Fishbonz Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishbonz Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Tsunami, Daiwa, Hot Shots and TTF rods)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License (Cover saltwater fishing)

Fishbonz Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fishbonz Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishbonz Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Sunfish
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Mike Haynes
Crystal River, Florida, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
11 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2020
Captain Mike Haynes is a native Floridian. He has fished everywhere in his state: from the Keys to the panhandle. Crystal River and Homosassa have an amazing fishing scene where he can stay active year round. He enjoys sharing his 40 plus years of knowledge. This job gives him the opportunity to teach people how to catch different species of fish and being on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Tsunami, Daiwa, Hot Shots and TTF rods
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
Fishing License
Cover saltwater fishing

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
At least 2 years old; life vests provided
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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