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Crystal River Florida

Fish Famous Kings Bay

Engage the mighty tarpon, battle trophy snook, seek largemouth bass then relax on a custom Anglers Inn On the Water Floating Suite with all the amenities.

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A Unique Fishing Experience

Kings Bay, fed by constant 72-degree fresh spring water and inland tributaries, provides the ideal conditions for world class fresh and saltwater fishing. The surrounding area is home to resident snook, redfish and tarpon that are refreshed with migrating fish. Just seven miles from Crystal River is the Gulf of Mexico and its uncountable islands and channels with miles of shoreline and mangroves for the best snook, redfish and seatrout inshore fishing imaginable. Other saltwater species popular in the area are grouper, cobia, barracuda, jack crevalle and amberjack.

The fishing boat pilots are Coast Guard six-pack licensed and excellent, experienced fishing guides knowing how to put you on the fish for an exceptional outing. Tackle is top notch - Abu Garcia/PENN, Berkley and St. Croix - in excellent operating conditions. Baits will be artificial and/or live (price of live bait not included). Most angling will be considered inshore in shallow waters, the best place-to-be to catch more fish.

Pete’s Pier, 1 SW 1st Place, Crystal River, FL, is the home of Anglers Inn On the Water and luxury Floating Suites. With the ability to comfortably sleep 6 people onboard, it is the perfect size for a family getaway, multi-family vacation or secluded couple’s retreat. Local attractions available are fishing charter boats, manatee tours including swimming with the manatees, scallop trips, dolphin tours, sunset cruises, kayak and paddle board rental.

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Crystal River

On the Water Accommodations

Anglers Inn On the Water deluxe Floating Suites sleep 6 comfortably and offer ample space with a craft that is 16 feet wide by 59 feet long, with lots of living space. Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living room with a Smart TV, Wi-Fi, front and rear decks for outdoor seating, gas grill and over 1000 square feet sundeck. Moored at Pete’s Pier in Crystal River’s Kings Bay, guests can relax on any of the multiple decks and observe manatees casually swimming by. Nearby easy-to-get-to Crystal River restaurants offer a wide variety of table fare. Why stay on land when you can live on the water.

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World Class Fishing


Largemouth Bass

These bass might be caught alongside a snook so one never knows what might bite. Bass are found throughout the Kings Bay area, especially up the river channels like the Salt River network of channels and islands.  Season: Open year round. Best months: March and April.



Crystal River tarpon, aka silver kings, can measure up to 7-feet long and weigh in excess of 200 pounds. The area has a year-round population which grows in May with the annual incoming spawn migration. Season: Open year round - catch and release only. Best Months: March - July.



A year-round resident of the area, Crystal River snook love to ambush your lure from hidden mangrove roots or in a cut. Season: March, April and September through November - one fish per day limit. Season: December - February and May through August - catch and release only. Best Months: Spring to early Autumn.



Look for sandy pockets in grass beds, oyster bars and troughs for key redfish inshore fishing. Sight fishing is a popular technique. Redfish are perhaps the most favored game fish around Crystal River. Season: Open year round. Best Months: Autumn.


Gag Grouper

The biggest factor that makes Crystal River an excellent shallow-water grouper fishery is its ecology. This part of the Nature Coast is home to underwater rock piles that line the bottom just outside of the shallow flats. Season: Open only September 1-November 10.


Sea / Speckled Trout

They may not be the biggest fish in Crystal River, but the seatrout, aka spotted and speckled trout, are voracious eaters and call the area home year-round. They make for excellent table fare. Season: Open year round. Best Months: Spring through November.



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At Anglers Inn you will experience the world's best in bass fishing and quality of service.

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