Crystal River Fish Species

Common Questions

What fish are in Crystal River?

- Crystal River is teeming with aquatic life. The river itself holds an excellent population of freshwater fish upstream near its headwaters. At its mouth it holds a ton of shallow water flats that are home to some of the most sought after fish species in the country like Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook and more.

What month is best for redfish in Florida?

- You can find good numbers of Redfish year round in Florida but the peak times to fish for them are in the early spring and in July and August as well. The hot summer months are when you can find the most fish as they will travel in huge schools of up to 50 or so fish. However, for anglers looking to target huge trophy Redfish your best bet is to fish Crystal River in the fall months of October and November

Is it better to fish in the morning or afternoon in Florida?

- The best time to fish in Florida definitely depends on which season you are fishing in. If you are fishing in the summer months it is recommended to fish on the edges of the day, the early mornings and the evenings will have the most moderate temperatures, you will likely be able to find more fish at these times.

Salty Vets Fishing Charters Fishing Charter targets the top Crystal River Fish species including Black Drum (Also Called Drum, Drummer), Cobia (Also Called Black Salmon, Crab Eater, Lemon Fish, Sergeant Fish ), Redfish (Also Called Red Drum, Channel Bass, Spottail Bass), Sheepshead (Also Called Convict Fish, Sheephead ), Snook (Also Called Common Snook, Sergeant Fish, Thin Snook), Spanish Mackerel (Also Called Atlantic Spanish Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel), Sea Trout (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout). We primarily Fish the Gulf of Mexico, Salt River, Crystal Bay.