As an outdoor enthusiast and lover of shallow water fishing, I can’t help but share my excitement for the upcoming Spring fishing season! Redfish, Speckled Trout, Pompano, and Sheepshead are a few of the many fantastic species anglers look forward to during this time of year, offering visiting anglers a diverse range of species to target during most trips.

Crystal River, Florida, is truly an incredible fishing destination known for its abundant marine life and picturesque landscapes. The Spring season brings with it warmer temperatures and low humidity, making it the most comfortable time of the year to be out on the Gulf. The waters around the Nature Coast will be teeming with fish during the next few months and this will offer anglers plenty of opportunities to reel in some impressive catches. Whether you prefer casting for Redfish in the shallows, targeting Speckled Trout along the grass flats, or going after Pompano and Sheepshead near structures, there’s something for every angler.

Fishing for Redfish during the Spring warming trend is a fan favorite with my anglers as it’s extremely challenging yet rewarding. If you like sight fishing large fish in ankle deep water then this is the experience you want to be a part of! Redfish are known for their exciting fights and are the Nature Coast’s most popular target for shallow water anglers. Fishing on shallow clear flats is a sight fishing anglers dream, where anglers actively spot fish swimming in the clear water before making a precise cast. This heart stopping style of fishing is hard to beat and can become extremely addictive.  In addition to Redfish, the area will also be offering up a few exotic opportunities to target other inshore species such as Cobia, Tripletail, Permit, and even Tarpon, providing a varied and enjoyable fishing experience for anglers of all ages and skill levels.


So gear up, hit the water, and get ready for some amazing spring fishing adventures in this angler’s paradise!


Capt. Kyle Messier

(352) 634-4002