Fishbonz Charters

Have a day to remember by taking a trip with Fishbonz Charters! Captain Michael Haynes is a native with over 40 years of fishing experience. He fished all around Florida and decided to settle in Crystal River because of its unique fishery. He can take you fishing at any time of the year and teach you something new.

You’ll be fishing on a boat that accommodates 3 guests. This 19’ Hewes is a flats boat, powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine. The boat features navigational electronics to help you find fish more easily and an ice box to keep the catch fresh.

Your catch depends on the fishing grounds you visit. River trip will probably get you Sunfish and Largemouth Bass, while the saltwater trip will take you after Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Flounder, Trout, and more. You’ll mostly use light tackle and spinning gear but you can also bring your fly fishing equipment.

Capt. Michael will cover your fishing equipment, bait, fresh water, and even clean your catch free of charge. Note that your fishing license is covered for saltwater fishing but you need to purchase it if you want to go fishing in freshwater (usually costs $17 for locals). Bring your snacks and you’re ready to go!

Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join Fishbonz Charters! Capt. Michael will make sure to make your day a memorable one. You just need to decide when you want to come.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
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    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
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    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.

About the Captain

Mike Haynes
Crystal River, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

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Targeted Species

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

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Sunfish Sunfish
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

19 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Full day trip with Captain Mike
First Redfish
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Angler Rating
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
Friendly captain
Recommend this charter
Appropriate for children
Satisfied with the boat
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Jason R.
United States

Full day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
Captain mike displayed a wealth of knowledge for the crystal river area, as well as coaching my cousin who is basically a first...
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