Some happy anglers with their catches.
Captain David Jefford primarily launches 9 miles from Crystal River, Florida at Fort Island Trail boat ramp and docks directly into the Gulf of Mexico. GPS address is 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429.
We offer back-country and flats light-tackle (cut bait, jigs; lures) inshore fishing located on the central Florida peninsular West Coast saltwater flats and adjacent islands found in and nearby the Crystal River, Florida area.
Depending on the season of your charter, you will be fishing for spotted sea trout, redfish, seabass, snapper, inshore shark or grouper, and a myriad of other edible native species. You will be enjoying the scenery of the pristine Gulf with its lush mangrove islands, oyster bars, and surrounding waters. A fishing charter with Captain David Jefford aboard his 24-foot skiff is sure to delight your family, group, or just you and a friend.
Captain David Jefford will ensure that your inshore fishing charter will make unforgettable memories. Licenses, bait, and tackle are provided for up to six; however, this type of fishing is best suited to four anglers.
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 the booking page.