High Octane Fishing LLC

3978 N Tallahassee Rd
Crystal River FL, United States

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 23’ KenCraft 238 bay boat, which is powered by a quiet 150HP Yamaha outboard motor, 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 six 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 Nearshore Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip we will be fishing the rockpiles and wrecks 5-10 miles offshore. Targeted species include Cobia, Sheepshead, Gag Grouper, Mango Snapper, Black Seabass, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. 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 Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Mar - 15 Nov
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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 Inshore & Flats
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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 Nearshore Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Starting at 8am this trip we will be fishing the rockpiles and wrecks 5-10 miles offshore. Targeted species include Cobia, Sheepshead, Gag Grouper, Mango Snapper, Black Seabass, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. 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 Shark Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Mar - 15 Nov
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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
    Scalloping Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    US$ 450
    up to 6 persons
    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
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    US$ 450
    up to 6 persons
    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
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore & Flats AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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 Inshore & Flats PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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.
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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 150HP 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
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 Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
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: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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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 time and Cpt Nick successfully put us on at least a dozen different species.  This included flounder, red drum, sea trout, grouper, black sea bass, grunts, shark, lady fish and other interesting species.    I doubt any other boat in the area had such a successful trip.  In the box were two red drum, two sea trout, two flounder and a gag grouper which made for fine eating.  While there are no guarantees of a good catch on any fishing trip, I believe strongly that fishing with High Octane greatly increases the odds of a successful and entertaining day.

Fished August 15, 2018
Nick Warrington (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 22, 2018

We had 3 flounder haha! Stinks I lost that one boat side.

Thanks for the kind words & glad you guys had fun!

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Great time

Fished June 27, 2018
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Had a great time with Capt Nick. He was really great with the kids and we had a good time.  I would definitely recommend if in the area.

Fished June 16, 2018
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Fishing Reports

Bite is firing up!

September 10, 2018

Still keeping busy with scalloping trips but it's beginning to wind down. The fishing is continuing to get better and better however. Redfish have been in good numbers lately. Been slinging shrimp and soft plastics for them maily. Starting… Read Full Report →


Fish & Scallops!

August 22, 2018

Currently midway through scallop season and they're finally starting to get some size on them. The shallows are beginning to become sparse so we've been focusing on low tides. Not saying you can't get them at high tide but… Read Full Report →