Salty Vets Fishing Charters

Spend the day with Salty Vets Fishing Charters and get hooked on fishing in Crystal River! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Raymond knows them forwards and back.

Depending on the season, you might hook into Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Grunt, and plenty more. You’ll target your catch by spinning, popping, drifting, jigging, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

If you’re traveling with the family, you will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise you should bring your own. Also remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

Your boat for the day is a 19’ Cape Craft center console with a capacity for 4 passengers. It has everything you need for a productive day on the water. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Keep in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

It’s always wise to bring sunglasses, and sunscreen (non-spray). Drinks are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

The click of a button is the only thing keeping you from a great day on the water with Salty Vets Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Veterans (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $200
    MUST MUST show proof of service.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Scalloping (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $400
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $400
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Scalloping
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
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FAQs about Salty Vets Fishing Charters

Salty Vets Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Veterans (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Scalloping (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Scalloping (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Vets Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Salty Vets Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Salty Vets Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Salty Vets Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Vets Fishing Charters include:
  • Grunt
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Raymond Dehn
Crystal River, Florida, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2024
Capt. Raymond runs trips out of Crystal River aboard a 19’ Cape Craft center console. These waters are known for Redfish and Snook and he will show you how to catch them, whether you're popping or jigging. With extensive knowledge of the area, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Grunt Grunt
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Cape Craft (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Crystal River to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 1% charge will apply.

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