Salt River Outfitters

9301 West Fort Island Trail
Crystal River FL, United States

Join Capt. Shawn Walker aboard his 22ft Ranger Bay Boat to experience the full range of outdoor options that Crystal River has to offer. The large number of springs in the area, its network of bays and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico creates a fishing honeypot that is easily accessed by this diverse little boat. Capt. Shawn is happy to travel to different areas, allowing you to fish Tarpon Springs, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Sarasota, or Boca Grande if you like. A fuel surcharge may apply for more remote locations.

Capt. Shawn offers both inshore and offshore fishing charters. Inshore charters can involve sight fishing for Trout or Redfish, which inhabit the waters most months of the year. If you come in Spring and Summer you might target Cobia or Tarpon. Other species you might find in the flats include the Mangrove Snapper, Rock Bass, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Permit, Sharks and more. Offshore fishing is available on full day trips and target Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel and Cobia, although you might also be in with a chance of catching the funny looking but fantastic eating Hog Snapper on the offshore rock piles. Fly fishing enthusiasts might be interested in catching the line pulling Bonito, a really fun fish to catch.

Capt. Shawn uses a variety of techniques depending on the fish he is targeting. He tends to target Redfish with artificial lures, while using live, cut and artificial bait for Speckled Trout. If you’re a keen fly fisherman or are interested in picking up a fly rod for the first time, Shawn will help you get to grips with the art of flyfishing, but will also supply light tackle equipment if you prefer.

Scalloping season usually opens at the beginning of July: during this time you can make the most of the warm waters of Crystal River and Homosassa while snorkeling for delicious scallops. You might see Manatees, Dolphins, Bald Eagles and more as you travel towards the scalloping grounds. All equipment is included.

Join Capt. Shawn Walker aboard his 22ft Ranger Bay Boat to experience the full range of outdoor options that Crystal River has to offer. The large number of springs in the area, its network of bays and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico creates a fishin


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Boat Specs

Ranger Bay Boat 2200 () originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of 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
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Targeted Species
 
Brown Trout
 
Grouper (Goliath)

 
Redfish
 
Scallop

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Shawn Walker
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Member since October 2015
My passion for fishing was passed onto me by my Dad. We have fished together, in fresh and saltwater, since I was 3 years old. He and I have fished many Bass and Redfish tournament trails over years. It was reiterated to me, while fishing Redfish tournaments throughout Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana; that my passion for the outdoors was far stronger than anything else I have ever done. That's when I decided to get my captains license and start guiding inshore fishing charters. Since then I have branched out, also offering Offshore fishing, Duck Hunting, Dove Hunting, Turkey Hunting, and Wild Hog Hunts. My favorite thing is seeing someone catch their first fish or their trophy of a lifetime.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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Thank you for amazing trip. Morning was little slow while fishing for redfish, the afternoon was blast. The captain kept us busy with plenty of fish… Trout, Spanish mackerel and firsts cobia of the season. This trip is on top of my guided fishing experiences. Recommend this charter and captain.

Fished March 31, 2016
Shawn Walker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 7, 2016

Thanks Rick, you guys were an awesome crew.

Capt. Shawn Walker

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