Captain
Nick Warrington

Member since July 2016 Crystal River, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Of course it depends on the species we're targeting and the time of year. But, generally speaking we are casting light weight spinning rods/reels with artificial lures. 1/4oz soft plastics

Hey, I'm Captain Nick Warrington

Crystal River, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Of course it depends on the species we're targeting and the time of year. But, generally speaking we are casting light weight spinning rods/reels with artificial lures. 1/4oz soft plastics
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My Charter Listings

High Octane Fishing LLC

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Crystal River
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trips from $75

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing

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Fishing Reports

Pre Hurricane Fishing

September 04, 2019

Haven't been able to get out as much as I like to but the fishing has been great! Reds are still consistently schooled up and eager to suck down any type of live or cut bait. Pinfish, ladyfish, pigfish,… Read Full Report →


Back to School

August 26, 2019

It's that time of year! The Redfish schools are back! Just about everyone out there is bringing back a limit of reds. Pinfish, shrimp, cut ladyfish it really hasn't mattered. Water temp is back in the mid 80's after… Read Full Report →


Summer fishing in Crystal River

August 15, 2019

Lots of redfish in the past week fishing live shrimp (if you can get them) or live pinfish. Plenty of under slots though. Majority of our keeper fish have been 20-22". Chiseling off a few snook here and there… Read Full Report →


Crystal River fishing is heating up!

August 07, 2019

Doing a lot of scalloping trips lately and that hasn't been very pic worthy this season. Starting to get back into fishing and it has been pretty good. Reds off the outer mangrove islands throwing shrimp and cut bait.… Read Full Report →


Crystal River Fishing & Scalloping

July 18, 2019

Scallop season 2019 is now in full swing. Can’t say we’re pulling in limits but we’re bringing back decent numbers with good swimmers. The meat inside them is about double what they were last year so they add up… Read Full Report →


Gulf Coast Action

July 10, 2019

We’ve been landing some good fish on our recent fishing charters. Flounder bite around the outer rocky points and bars has been good. Fishing baits tight to the bottom and slowly retrieving them has provided some nice fish. With… Read Full Report →


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 →


Crystal River Action

May 15, 2019

Redfishing has been pretty good. Fishing cut pinfish and shrimp on the last hour of incoming tide around the outer mangrove island and points. Seems like the majority of the snook have pushed out to spawn. Still seeing lots… Read Full Report →


Snatching lips in Crystal River

May 05, 2019

Trout bite south of Crystal River has been solid. Fishing in 6+ foot throwing gulp shrimp in white or nuclear chicken on jig heads as we drift. Few seabass mixed in and of course ladyfish. North of town the… Read Full Report →


Trout and Reds

April 17, 2019

Bite the past week has been good. Reds have been pretty consistent at high tide off the mangrove islands. Sight fishing them with a live shrimp on a 1/16 oz jig head. Or doing the bait and wait with… Read Full Report →


Redfish Bite

April 09, 2019

Water temp is back in the mid to upper 70's and the bite has been on. We've been wacking the trout on the flats in 5-8'. Mackerel are thick and are wreaking havoc on my jig supply. Getting some… Read Full Report →


Crystal River Action!

March 31, 2019

March madness is upon us! Our grass flats are finally covered in bait. Fishing in 5-6′ over seagrass bottom has produced very nice sized Spotted Sea Trout and Spanish Mackerel lately. Primarily using 1/8th oz jigs and soft plastic… Read Full Report →


March 13th Weekly Report

March 17, 2019

Sheepshead bite is on! March is the best time of year to fish for these bait thieves and the bite has been great so far. Fishing the rock piles off Crystal River in 12-25 foot of water. We’ve been… Read Full Report →


Weekly Report 3/4/2019

March 04, 2019

Overall the bite has been decent. Redfishing has been really good. Lots of fish being caught but we do have to weed through the short fish to get keepers. The small ones do put up on heck of a… Read Full Report →


February in Florida

February 22, 2019

Slinging jigs! That’s been the theme inshore. The trout bite has been up and down but persistence has paid off. With water temps in the mid 70’s we’re starting to really see bait schools out and about. Birds and… Read Full Report →


Fun Florida Fishing

February 15, 2019

Hungry fish and happy customers! The trout bite has improved quite a bit lately. We’ve been primarily fishing in 2-4′ throwing gulp shrimp and doa paddle tails on 1/8oz jigs. Mostly keeper sized fish. Our sheepshead bite on the… Read Full Report →


80F and sunny!

February 09, 2019

Warming up! The sharp warm up has bait and gamefish on the move. Our trout bite has slowly picked up the past few days. They’re still a bit scattered with holding in the river, creeks, and shallow flats.With the… Read Full Report →


2019's off to a great start

January 16, 2019

Sheepzilla! We've landed some very nice sheepshead in past week or so. Some guests struggle setting the hook but once you've got them figured out it's on! Average size of them has really increased lately. This should continue until… Read Full Report →


January 4th, 2019 Report

January 04, 2019

The bite and the weather have been absolutely amazing. The sheepshead spawn is beginning offshore. Just about any rock pile from 10-30' has a few on them at the moment. Their number will only grow the next few months.… Read Full Report →


Cool Weather & Hot Fishing!

December 27, 2018

As we're wrapping up 2018 the fishing in crystal river is getting hot. Cooler water has pushed fish nearshore. Looking forward to the upcoming sheepshead season that will fire off in the next few weeks. Read Full Report →


Quality November fishing

November 12, 2018

Quite the mixed bag here in Crystal River lately. Redfish, Trout, Snook, Grouper, Seabass, Mackerel, Bluefish, Triple tail, Sharks, Black drum. Soft plastics have been our go to for snook, trout, and redfish casting around oyster bars and heavy… Read Full Report →


Best bite of the year

October 31, 2018

Our inshore bite has been great. Trout, Redfish, Snook, Mackeral, Flounder, Triple tail it has all been biting good. The drop in water temperature has them chewing! Even trolling up some gag grouper as of late. Read Full Report →


Crystal River bite is on!

October 16, 2018

Our first cold front pushed through a few days ago and the fish are firing! We've got a big run of bull redfish going through right now. These are oversized thus catch and release only but man are they… Read Full Report →


Beginning of fall!

October 03, 2018

Redfish, Trout, Triple Tail, Flounder, Mackerel, & Mango Snapper. We've been catching a little bit of everything here in Crystal River. The southern grass flats are alive. Primarily trout fishing but we're picking up a wide variety of species… Read Full Report →


Hot Bite & Weather!

September 21, 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 →


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 →


Stormy fishing!

July 31, 2018

We've had a ton or rain in the past two weeks and it's caused a few cancellations. Scallops are still going strong. Low tide makes it easy picking out there. The size of the actual scallop meat is beginning… Read Full Report →


Scallops, scallops and more scallops!

July 20, 2018

This year has been great so far for our guests. Limits have been reached quickly for those who put in the swim. Haven't done much fishing but the trout bite has been decent in 8-10' throwing gulp shrimp under… Read Full Report →


Summer Time in Crystal River!

July 07, 2018

Scallop season is here and it's looking like it's going to be a great season. Our scallop count done by the Florida Wildlife Commission says we have the most plentiful waters in the state of Florida this year. From… Read Full Report →


June Bite!

June 06, 2018

The wind & rain has kept us off the water quite a bit but things are beginning to calm down over the next few weeks. Our trout bite has been the best 5-6 miles out over grass fishing soft… Read Full Report →


Great May Fishing

May 14, 2018

Been so busy I've slacked on the reports. Our water temps are in the low 80's which has pushed our inshore species deeper. Been catching trout as deep as 17'. 6-10' seems to be the magic range with larger… Read Full Report →


Inshore Bite!

April 23, 2018

Our inshore bite has been very good lately! Many good sized trout have been landed throwing soft plastics in 4-8' of water over grass. High winds have forced us to target redfish a bit more than usual as week… Read Full Report →


Early April Bite

April 10, 2018

The beginning of April has been good to us. Lots of good sized speckled trout coming in at the moment. With the warmer water they have moved out to deeper water. We've been fishing soft plastics on 1/4 oz… Read Full Report →


April 1st

April 01, 2018

The last cold front! It's been a difficult week of fishing to be honest. Had some bright spots here and there but the bite has been off. High winds have definitely limited us on where we can fish. Starting… Read Full Report →


Phenomenal trout bite!

March 20, 2018

Phenomenal trout bite! They are moving around quite a bit but once you locate them you can load up quickly. The warmer water has them fired up and eager to hit nearly any soft plastic bait. Lots of under… Read Full Report →


High Winds, Good Bite!

March 09, 2018

Got to love March! The wind has been absolutely howling but we've been on a solid bite inshore. Mainly sea trout with black drum, sheepshead, redfish and flounder mixed in. Snagged a few triple tail off crab buoys which… Read Full Report →


Ripping lips!

February 28, 2018

Our bite all week has been great. Especially for sea trout but we've been getting good numbers of redfish, black drum, and snook showing up. Soft plastic lures have been the ticket. The bait fish are out in full… Read Full Report →


Warm weather, Hot bite!

February 20, 2018

The flats are alive with the sound of baitfish! Trout have even moved out to the flat and the reds are beginning to move to the outer oyster bars. Weather has been absolutely great with highs in the low… Read Full Report →


Bite is heating up!

February 11, 2018

Spring? It sure feels like it! With air temps in the 70's and low 80's all week our water temps have risen ten degrees. Giving us the opportunity for spring like fishing. Our spotted sea trout have moved outside… Read Full Report →


Quality Fish!

February 02, 2018

Quality over quantity seems to have been the theme this week. We've been landing some very nice fish each day with most of our fishing occurring in the river. The outgoing tide using shrimp has been the best bet… Read Full Report →


Sheepshead!

January 19, 2018

Very windy this week but it calmed down enough for us to get offshore Friday. Caught some very nice sheepshead despite the 46 degree water temp. Caught some trout in the river on the way back in as well.… Read Full Report →


Great trout bite!

January 07, 2018

Ran out a few hours yesterday just for fun. Released a would be trout limit in a few hours. Lots and lots of lady fish and snapper as well. Read Full Report →


December 24, 2017

December 23, 2017

Steady action and steady fog! The trout bite lately has been on fire. Had some mackerel and blues in the mix later in the week as the water temps began to climb. They're always fun if they don't cut… Read Full Report →


December 17, 2017

December 17, 2017

Chilly water! Water temps in the gulf have plummeted to the low to mid 50's. Moving many fish up in the river. The bite has been a bit on the slow side but the bites we've been getting are… Read Full Report →


December, 10 2017

December 10, 2017

Cold, wind, and rain! That was the theme last week with the biggest cold front so far pushing through. Despite the tough conditions we managed to stay on the fish. Sticking primarily in the creeks and rivers. We landed… Read Full Report →


December 2, 2017

December 02, 2017

We've been on a great bite all week. Having to work around the toothy bluefish to get our trout but they fight hard for sure! If they don't cut you off. Lots of spanish mackerel as well. Still picking… Read Full Report →


Great fishing!

November 26, 2017

Crushing it! Just about every species is on fire at the moment. Trout, Snook, Grouper, and Redfish have been hitting anything you throw at them. Even the occasional pompano has been caught. Read Full Report →


November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017

Bait! There’s bait everywhere out there at the moment. Birds, mackerel, bluefish, and lady fish are in a frenzy hitting them. Definitely makes for fun fishing. However the winds and tide early in the week limited us on where… Read Full Report →


November 9, 2017

November 09, 2017

Bite has been on fire all week. Highs in the low 80’s with light wind the conditions couldn’t be better. Trout fishing inshore has been great with some really nice spanish mackerel being caught. The light winds have allowed… Read Full Report →


November 3, 2017

November 03, 2017

The first decent cold front definitely shook up the fishing a bit. Dropping the water temp down to 58 degrees monday. Lots of snook in the river at the moment. Shallow water grouper fishing really picked up the past… Read Full Report →


October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017

Great trout fishing has been the theme throughout the week. Lots of upper slots and a few over 20 inches have been landed. Best bite has been on the outgoing tide. The very low tide and strong wind early… Read Full Report →


October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Fall weather has finally arrived but it has brought the wind with it. The trout bite has really picked up. The key has been finding clean water. Still having to weed through the shorts to get some keepers but… Read Full Report →


October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

Lots of quality fish lately! The redfish bite has absolutely fired off. Lots of overslot fish but still some slots being landed. Live bait has been the key. Got into some monster black drum earlier in the week in… Read Full Report →


October 6, 2017

October 06, 2017

Winds this week have been absolutely brutal but the fish don’t seem to mind. Some very nice snook have been landed up to 29” with double digit catch numbers midweek.. Dirty water is affecting the trout bite quite a… Read Full Report →


Trout bite

April 01, 2017

Excellent trout bite throwing artificial lures on light spinning rods. All catch and release up to 22" Read Full Report →


March 26 fishing

March 26, 2017

Had a great trip out there with quite a variety of fish. Filled up the fillet table quite nicely as well! Read Full Report →


Redfish bite!

March 22, 2017

Was a bit windy so we stuck way inshore. And the reds were chewing! Caught about a dozen and kept our limit. Got some decent trout as well. Read Full Report →


4hr trip

March 18, 2017

Fished some inshore rocks and was rewarded with a variety of species. Clients took home quite a bag of fillets home with them. Read Full Report →


Snook and grouper

March 13, 2017

My charter canceled for the day so I went out fishing anyway. Boy did they miss out on a bite! Read Full Report →


Triple tail

March 11, 2017

These guys are starting to show up! Excellent eating and put up a heck of a fight. Read Full Report →


Snook!

March 02, 2017

Day two of snook season we got a couple of fatties. Limited out on reds as well. Read Full Report →


Trout bite is on fire

November 13, 2016

The bite has been great for weeks. Had a great few days casting artificials in the shallows. Read Full Report →


Inshore half day

November 12, 2016

Lots of action out there right now. The snook, trout, and redfish bite has been solid. Read Full Report →


Redfish bite is on!

November 05, 2016

The weather is cooling down and the fishing is getting hot! This 40" put up a fight. Read Full Report →


Cedar Key inshore

October 29, 2016

Lot's of trout, reds, and sheepshead on this trip. Even this surprise flounder made an appearance. Read Full Report →


Triple tail

October 28, 2016

Still a few of these guys hanging around. This one was definitely a surprise. Talk about good eating! Read Full Report →


Trout on Plugs

October 10, 2016

Spent the morning trout fishing throwing topwater plugs and suspending lures. Lots of slot fish now and will only get better as the weather cools off. Read Full Report →


Scalloping!

July 16, 2016

A way to beat the heat and have a little fun. Snorkeling in 3-4 foot searching for underwater Easter eggs. Beginner and kid friendly! Got a limit of the tasty critters Saturday. Read Full Report →

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Scallop diving crystal river

VERIFIED   July 15, 2019
We had a fantastic time with Capitan Nick and Haley. We did not get very many scallops, but we already knew that ahead of time....
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Okeechobee, FL
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Half day inshore trip with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Captain Nick was an excellent, knowledgeable, and kind guide for us. There were 5 of us fishing and he made sure everyone had...
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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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The Villages, FL
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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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Seminole, FL
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VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
Captain was very friendly, and was well prepared, he baited our hooks and clean the fish. The weather was good and caught some...
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