Live Action Fishing Adventures

If it’s inshore and nearshore fishing you’re after, look no further than “Live Action Fishing Charters”! Captain Justin Rolph, a Crystal River native, has been running this operation since 2015. This laid-back captain does his best to help you land a great fish while making long-lasting memories.

Your vessel for the day is 22’ Nautic Star center console. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers on fishing charters, and 6 on scalloping trips. This smooth-riding boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha SHO engine with a Simrad to help keep you on the fish. There is also a cooler onboard to keep your drinks and snacks cool throughout the trip.

Whether you want to fish the flats, sight casting, or head into slightly deeper waters, Capt. Justin has the gear you need to hook your target fish.
From Redfish and Snook to Gag Grouper, Tripletail and Sheepshead, it’ll be a rod-bending day! If you’d rather spend your time searching for scallops in the summertime, Captain Justin provides snorkeling gear.

All the fishing and scalloping equipment you need is already on board. At the end of the trip, Capt. Justin is also happy to clean and fillet your catch. Help yourself to the bottled water in the ice box or stock it up with your own drinks and snacks before setting out.

Capt. Justin and the crew look forward to seeing you aboard Live Action Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $300
    If you're in Crystal River, you don't want to miss out on Scalloping! The shallow waters provide great opportunities to dive for these delicious shellfish and take home tasty table fare. Capt. Justin provides snorkeling equipment and nets so all you need to do is bring along any snacks and drinks you'd like to have.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 23
    US $350
    If you're in Crystal River, you don't want to miss out on Scalloping! The shallow waters provide great opportunities to dive for these delicious shellfish and take home tasty table fare. Capt. Justin provides snorkeling equipment and nets so all you need to do is bring along any snacks and drinks you'd like to have.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    US $500
    If you're interested in pulling on something that pulls back hard, this is your charter! We'll go out into 10-20' of water and possibly hook into the variety of sharks! Blacktip, Tiger, Lemon, Hammerhead, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (4 People Max)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    Go after the hottest bite on this 4-hour fishing adventure! Capt. Justin takes you after whatever is in season from Redfish to Tripletail and Grouper. Is there's a specific fish you're after let him know and he'll do his best to get you on it. He'll also bring along all the gear you need for a productive day and provide bait too. Bring along your drinks and snacks and set off!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (4 People Max)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    Nothing beats a full 8-hours on the water! You'll be able to diversify your fish hit list and explore multiple spots from the best bite. Hook Redfish, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Grouper to stock the cooler and have some rod-bending fun! Capt. Justin provides all your gear and bait so all you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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FAQs about Live Action Fishing Adventures

Live Action Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Scalloping (4 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) - Scalloping (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 People Max) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (4 People Max) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Live Action Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Ipilot
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Live Action Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Live Action Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Live Action Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (3000 reels 10l-15b braid)
  • Heavy Tackle (30- 80lb braid for bigger fish)
  • Bottom Fishing (Both light and heavy tackle used)
  • Trolling (Troll in 15-25 ft deep for Grouper and Cobia)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Trout, Redfish, Snook)
  • Popping (Trout)
  • Drift Fishing (Trout)

Top targeted fish species with Live Action Fishing Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Justin Rolph
Crystal River, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
245 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
Angler's Choice
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When I was younger, fishing wasn't part of my lifestyle in the way that it is now. Now, there's nothing I want more than to be on the water with a rod and reel. Through the years I've learned many new things and I've really enjoyed showing others the small things that can take their angling to the next level. I'm lucky enough to say that I truly do something that I love!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Nautic Star (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 51 knots.

Length
22 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
3000 reels 10l-15b braid
Heavy Tackle
30- 80lb braid for bigger fish
Bottom Fishing
Both light and heavy tackle used
Trolling
Troll in 15-25 ft deep for Grouper and Cobia
Spinning
Jigging
Trout, Redfish, Snook
Popping
Trout
Drift Fishing
Trout

Amenities

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

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 245 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (292)
March fishing trip
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Captain Justin never disappoints
+289
Angler rating
230
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
96%
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Suzanne K.
Charlotte, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Redfish w Captain Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (4 People Max) on September 9, 2023
This was our second time booking Captain Justin with Live Action. We did a morning half day fishing for redfish near the mangroves....
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Thomas S.
Connersville, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Absolutely Awesome Experience! 100% Recommend!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing on August 20, 2023
A friend of mine and I were in town for the weekend, and we knew we wanted to try to get some fishing in. Unsure where to start...
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Justin M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Scalloping on August 12, 2023
Justin M. recommends Live Action Fishing Adventures
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Timothy K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Justin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (4 People Max) on July 29, 2023
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Boria C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent Guide!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (4 People Max) on November 10, 2023
Captain Justin was an excellent guide!  He was very personable, accomodating, and prepared.  He was very knowledgable about...
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