High Octane Fishing LLC

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High Octane Fishing provides inshore, scalloping, and nearshore charters throughout the Crystal River area of Florida, with meeting locations offered in Crystal River, Yankeetown, Barge Canal, Cedar Key and Waccasassa. Your guide, Captain Nick Warrington, is USCG licensed and insured, and has years of experience on these waters.

He runs a custom 24’ KenCraft center console, which is powered by a quiet 200 HP Yamaha engine and is equipped with Garmin navigational equipment and Standard Horizon VHF radio. The vessel has a wide and open deck, which offers plenty of space and a stable fishing platform for up to 6 anglers, and provides both a smooth and dry ride while still having the ability to float in 12” of water.

If you need to cool off from the hot sun simply unfold the large Bimini top that covers most of the boat, a feature that is especially useful during Scallop season. There is a dive ladder to get in and out of the water with ease, while the boat also comes equipped with an 8’ Power Pole Blade anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, jack plate, and trim tabs to help it navigate through varying waters. To add to your fishing experience, the boat features a custom built tower that is great for spotting fish, allowing you to cast where the action is.

High Octane Fishing specializes in light tackle fishing with 7’ spinning outfits, bottom fishing, drift fishing, trolling, among others, and offers half and full day scalloping and fishing trips where you can target Scallops, Redfish, Sheepshead, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Black Seabass, Black Drum, Cobia, Tripletail, Flounder, and more.

Trips include fuel, fishing licenses, masks, fins, snorkels, scallop collection bags, quality rods & reels, artificial baits (live when necessary), ice & cooler, bottled water, and coast guard approved safety gear. Please let Capt. Nick know if you wish to bring your own fishing gear so that he can make room on the boat.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Mar - 15 Nov
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Up for a challenge? This trip includes big fish and chumming. Lots of chumming! We get a wide variety of sharks in our area. Bulls, Tigers, Hammerheads, and many more. Some breaking the 500 pound threshold. Come battle a beast! Price includes fuel, fishing license, quality rods & reels, artificial baits (live when necessary), ice & cooler, bottled water, and coast guard approved safety gear etc...
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore/Flats
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Starting at 8am this trip consists of fishing the grass flats, oyster bars, and mangrove islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Targeted species include Speckled trout, Snook, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and Flounder. Price includes fuel, fishing license, quality rods & reels, artificial baits (live when necessary), ice & cooler, bottled water, and coast guard approved safety gear etc...
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore/Flats (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Starting at 8am this trip consists of fishing the grass flats, oyster bars, and mangrove islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Targeted species include Speckled trout, Snook, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and Flounder. Price includes fuel, fishing license, quality rods & reels, artificial baits (live when necessary), ice & cooler, bottled water, and coast guard approved safety gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore/Flats (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Starting at 1pm this trip consists of fishing the grass flats, oyster bars, and mangrove islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Targeted species include Speckled trout, Snook, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and Flounder. Price includes fuel, fishing license, quality rods & reels, artificial baits (live when necessary), ice & cooler, bottled water, and coast guard approved safety gear.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    $75
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This trip consists of running out to our crystal clear grass flats where guests will hop in the water with snorkeling gear on and search for delicious scallops. We provide snorkeling gear if you don't have any. Typically done in 3-6' of water depending on tide it's a blast for the entire family. There's lots to see other than just scallops. There's lots of wildlife above and below the waterline to look at. A waterproof camera is a plus! This trip is for 1-6 guests and runs 7am-12pm
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    $75
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This trip consists of running out to our crystal clear grass flats where guests will hop in the water with snorkeling gear on and search for delicious scallops. We provide snorkeling gear if you don't have any. Typically done in 3-6' of water depending on tide it's a blast for the entire family. There's lots to see other than just scallops. There's lots of wildlife above and below the waterline to look at. A waterproof camera is a plus! This trip is for 1-6 guests and runs 1pm-6pm
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Scallop
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Kencraft (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River 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
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

About the Captain

Nick Warrington
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Member since July 2016
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Captain Nicholas Warrington has spent many years fishing the Big Bend waters. Not only is he an avid fisherman as well as a fantastic guide with High Octane Fishing, but Capt. Nick also has a degree in environmental science from the University of South Florida. He loves nothing more than being out on the water, and it is his mission to share this great passion with all of his guests.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Half Day with Captain Nick
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Full day inshore with Cpt Nick
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lawrence M.
Crownsville, MD
 5.00
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Full day inshore with Cpt Nick

VERIFIED   August 15, 2018
My son and I fished with Cpt Nick in mid-August 2018.  This is normally a slow time for FLA fishing.  We had a great...
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Tom C.
Homosassa, FL
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Cap't Nick Warrington

VERIFIED   NEW  May 28, 2019
I couldn’t have been more pleased with the trip and the crew. Learned a good deal and caught a good mess of trout in...
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George T.
Homosassa, Florida
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Good times.

VERIFIED   April 30, 2019
Nick put us where the fish were. We caught a LOT of trout and really enjoyed the trip. Things started a little slow but Nick...
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Dale P.
The Villages, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   March 25, 2019
Great weather, seas very calm, caught fish, mostly sea trout. Capt. Nick tried his best to help find fish. Only draw...
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Michael M.
Inverness, FL
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Half Day with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   May 7, 2019
Had a great time. Kept us on the fish the whole time. Not always keepers but lots of action which made it a great trip for...
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Fishing Reports

Summer Heat

May 31, 2019

The sun out there has been brutal. I saw water temps hit the 90's yesterday afternoon! After it got to that mark I could barely buy a catfish hit. Trout bite in 8-10' on the incoming tide has been… Read Full Report →


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