Crystal River Fishing Reports

Your Crystal River Fishing Experience


Discover the latest updates on our fishing adventures with Tailwalker Fishing Charters' comprehensive fishing reports. Stay informed about the current fishing conditions, the most productive spots, and the species that are biting. Our reports provide valuable insights to help you plan your next fishing expedition in Crystal River and Yankeetown, Florida. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, our fishing reports will ensure that you have the best possible fishing experience with us.


We frequently get these questions. Is Crystal River worth visiting? Is Crystal River salt or fresh water? What is Crystal River known for? Crystal River is definitely worth visiting, as it offers a unique blend of saltwater and freshwater environments, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Crystal River is primarily known for its stunning natural springs and crystal-clear waters, which are home to a diverse array of marine life, including the famous manatees. It's a renowned location for eco-tourism, and many people visit to swim with the manatees, explore the springs, and enjoy various water-related activities.

Tailwalker Fishing Charters, led by Captain Andrew Meyer, enhances your Crystal River experience by providing exceptional fishing adventures in these beautiful waters. They leverage their expertise to ensure that visitors have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the bountiful fishing opportunities in Crystal River, making it a destination that caters to both nature enthusiasts and anglers seeking a memorable experience.


Take a look at our fishing reports to get a glimpse of the incredible experiences our guests have had while reeling in these amazing catches!


Tailwalker Fishing Charters offers a range of fishing trip durations, with options spanning from 4 to 8 hours, allowing you to tailor your experience based on your desired adventure style and the amount of time you wish to spend on the water.


We understand that there is a wealth of information available for planning your upcoming fishing adventure, and we're delighted that you've found our tips and guidance valuable. At Tailwalker Fishing Charters, our enthusiasm lies in imparting our expertise about these beautiful waters to fellow passionate anglers like yourself. We're eagerly looking forward to fishing alongside you. 

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February 16, 2024

Trout Bite Heating Up!

Trout have started to turn on w the warmer waters. Big fish are starting to get into the mix. The bite should only get better! Offshore Sheepshead are good in 40ft. Redfish on incoming tides have been solid most days.
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February 14, 2024

Redfish bite is hot once the sun gets up!

This week had been a out the redfish and Sheepshead. Reds are sunning in the creek ponds and are more than willing to take a shrimp. We've been hooking up doubles! Trout also have gotten into the mix a bit on the warmer days and offshore the Sheepshead continue to provide action and good table fare.
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February 8, 2024

Trout and reds in the creeks!

Sunny afternoons have brought some nice trout and reds into the creeks and shallows to warm. Action has been good on incoming tides.
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January 30, 2024

Sheepshead are starting to show up for the spawn and trout are firing up with the warmer waters!

Offshore the Sheepshead are starting to show up in good numbers on the rockpiles. This is fun fishing for adults and kids and very quality table fare. On the inside Trout and Reds have very muched improved with the warmer conditions. Some days the Trout have been every cast once we find them.
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January 24, 2024

Kids Week

The local kids have been coming out to experience the bay, fish, and see manatees. Many memories have been made this week. The main bite has been Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper, Sharks, Black Drum, and Sheepshead, with a few trout and reds mixed in.
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January 16, 2024

Big Snook in the River!

While wind and cold Temps have made for tough conditions the river has been producing good action for Trout, Drum, Sheepshead, and catch and release Snook. Snook winter in the spring fed waters of Kings Bay and can make for some fantastic catch and release action. Fish have been hanging near springs and docks and providing us with some exciting action. Down river the creeks are producing good numbers of Reds, Trout, Drum, and a few Sheepshead. Don't forget this is the beginning of the offshore Sheepshead Spawn! 
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January 8, 2024

Windy and Cold Conditions/Nice Reds!

We dodged some weather this week but found some nice redfish even on the windy days. The trick has been working the baits slow and just letting them eat.
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January 1, 2024

Action Trip For The Kids!

Started out in the river on the low tide and moved into the creeks as it rose. We kept the girls rods bent all afternoon. Dad and I baited hooks and cast always keeping a rod on deck. The action was fast and furious. We caught quite a variety, Reds, Drum, Trout, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, and Whiting. They kept a sampling of each to take to a local resturaunt for a cook your catch. On the way in we got a free dolphin show in the clear water. It was the perfect way to finish!
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December 30, 2023

Winter Sheepshead Are Starting To Show

It's about time for one of my favorite experiences... Winter Sheepshead! Fish are already starting to be caught offshore as well as in the creeks and rivers. While redfish and trout have remained the main targets this week some nice Sheepshead have been in the mix and point to a possible early spawn. Every year starting around January 1st to the 14th Sheepshead begin their spawn on the neershore reefs and rockpiles making for fantastic action and great table fare. It's a fun action filled trip for kids or adults.
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December 23, 2023

Fish Report

We have had a few weeks of very windy weather and low water but have had good trips when able to get out. Redfish have been good on high tides and sometimes in the river when the water is too low to get to the creeks and islands. Some big trout have been getting in the mix as well as Sheepshead and black drum, making for some eslxcellent table fair. For those who want catch and release snook we've been catching some nice fish upriver.
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December 8, 2023

Great mix of fish!

Fantastic Fishing this week! We're catching a bit of everything. The reds have been on fire. Pompano are showing up in good numbers. For those wanting catch and release grouper, there are lots of them in very shallow. Trout are biting good int he mornings, and Sheepshead are getting in the mix as well!
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December 1, 2023

Fishing is heating up as weather cools!

The cooler weather has brought hot action! The big trout have started to school up and move back and we have been putting up some impressive catches as of late, often limiting out quickly. Redfish action has been strong on the incoming tides and adds more great table fare. Some nice snook have also been caught this week as well as black drum up to 50lbs!
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Welcome to Tailwalker Fishing Charters, your gateway to unforgettable angling experiences in the picturesque waters of Crystal River, FL. Led by Captain Andrew Meyer, a seasoned fishing enthusiast with over 30 years of experience, we're dedicated to making your fishing dreams a reality. Whether you're seeking Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, or an array of other species, Captain Andrew's expertise and passion will guide you to the best fishing spots, ensuring a day on the water that you'll cherish. Join us for a fishing adventure that's as memorable as it is thrilling!

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