Welcome to lureman.com. Captain Dave provides back-country and flats light-tackle inshore saltwater fishing charters out of the Crystal River, Florida area.
Come aboard Captain David Jefford's 24 foot skiff and, depending on the time of year, fish for spotted sea trout, redfish, seabass, snapper, inshore shark and grouper, and a myriad of other edible native species while enjoying the pristine Gulf scenery with its lush mangrove islands and oyster bars that help shape the unique Nature Coast region for fishing.
Licenses, bait, and tackle are provided for up to six anglers; however, this type of fishing is best suited for four anglers max. You can get a taste of what it is like on the boat by watching our fishing charter video above. For charter pricing, visit our booking page.
Why choose a fishing charter with Captain Dave? He has been guiding for over twenty years specializing in the Nature Coast region and has over forty years fishing experience. The care he puts into each of his clients' fishing charters is exceptional. A trip with him is sure to delight your family, group of friends, or just you and ensure that you will walk away with unforgettable memories.
Where To Go
Captain David Jefford launches from Fort Island Trail Beach boat ramp - 9 miles from Crystal River, Florida - and docks directly into the Gulf of Mexico. GPS address is 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429.
Helpful Things To Know
Meet the Captain for your fishing charter: Captain Dave will meet you at the Fort Island boat ramp, located past the Fort Island Beach, where he will be waiting for you with his boat in the water at the dock.
What to bring along: Captain Dave supplies water on his boat. You will want to bring food and drinks for your trip and don't forget hats, sunscreen, and protective clothing.
Taking home your catch: Captain Dave fillets and provides bags for your fresh fish. Please bring a small cooler and either ice or dry ice for your catch's transport home, depending on the length of your trip home.
Weather Policy: Captain Dave will make all calls on the weather. He has extensive local weather knowledge to make this determination.
Loss or damage policy: A two hundred dollar charge is requested if Captain Dave's fishing rods are accidentally lost or damaged.
Ready to fish? Visit our charter booking page here.
We appreciate your feedback. Like us on Facebook. Or send us an e-mail.