Reel Hook Fishing Charters Crystal River Fl

Fishing Charters in Citrus County

Our fishing guides will show you the most exciting inshore or offshore charter on the waters of Citrus County with the 5 Star USCG Rated Captains of Reel Hook Fishing Charters.  For fishing charters in the Crystal River area, you can’t go wrong with choosing us for a trip that will be full of memories.

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Covid Announcement!!!

Due to Covid 19, Reel Hook Fishing Charters and it’s sister company Manatee Expeditions will no longer serve any type of refreshments.  We will provide a cooler and ice for our patrons so feel free to order lunch at one of our partners, the award winning Sea Hagg Deli located less than 10 minutes from our location. It’s an easy stop for you if food is needed on your charter or tour. You can contact them at 352.651.5124 or visit the Sea Hagg Deli Facebook.

Reel Hook Fishing Charters Crystal River Fl

Fishing Charters in Crystal River

Our fishing guides will show you the most exciting inshore or offshore charter on the waters of Citrus County with the 5 Star USCG Rated Captains of Reel Hook Fishing Charters.  For fishing charters in the Crystal River area, you can’t go wrong with choosing us for a trip that will be full of memories.

Citrus County Fishing Charters

Reel Hook is operated by the best fishing guides in Citrus County. We are your answer for inshore fishing charters. We have the red drum, or redfish which is a shallow-water schooling fish found in both salt and brackish water, as well as the speckled trout which is one of Florida’s most popular sportfish and will hit everything from top water plugs to live shrimp. And don’t forget the amazing snook and tarpon, known to be 2 of Florida’s most powerful and cagey gamefish.  There are dozens of species that you can catch with our inshore fishing guides.

Maybe “big game” is your choice. Our offshore fishing charters rock as well.  Maybe the super aggressive, highly prized cobia is what you’re looking for, known for putting up and excellent fight and for making a delicious meal. Or the deep diving black drum, also known as the Florida grouper. The adrenaline rush when you experience pulling a 30+ pounder up from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico! And don’t forget about the dozens of species of shark that you can hook into. From the bull and hammerhead to the black tip and white tip. All great fights from these amazing Florida fish.

Citrus County Scalloping Tours

Maybe you’re looking for a scalloping guide in Crystal River?   Sometimes called the “Easter Egg Hunt Of The Sea”,  scalloping in Citrus County is one of the best ways to make memories with your friends or loved ones.  The season is opened between July and September and is one of the most unique experiences you could ever have. We take you out to all our hot spots in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico where you can harvest up to mandatory limit of 2 full 5 gallons buckets of scallops (in the shell) per boat. We provide all the gear (or bring your own). And as a bonus, you can expect to see many different forms of fish as well as turtles, seahorses and other beautiful animals of the ocean.

And our sister company, Manatee Expeditions, is your top choice for swimming with the manatees in Citrus County, informative and beautiful ecological tours of our awesome Kings Bay, and our one of a kind sunset tours in Crystal River and the surrounding areas. (Don’t forget to ask about our private tours with that special someone).  Free drinks and snacks on every trip and everything you need included.  These tours stand head and shoulders above the rest.  We do everything we can to make sure you have a great time.

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Inshore Fishing Charters in Citrus County

Crystal River Fishing Charters are an experience of a lifetime! To enjoy a fishing expedition with an experienced fishing guide in Citrus County who has been fishing these waters for year and has all the good honey holes.

The rich spring fed waters of the Crystal River offer a bountiful population of Red Fish, Mangrove Snapper, Speckled Trout, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel and Pompano, among others.

Offshore Fishing Charters in Citrus County

Maybe bigger fish are what you’re after? How about 100+ pound sharks? How about huge grouper and cobia? Our fishing guides are armed with heavy duty Penn Reels and Kevlar reinforced braided fishing line you will be prepared to pull the biggest beasts in Gulf of Mexico. 
Some of the species that you could snag offshore are black drum, snook, amberjack, permit and many different type of grouper, several species of shark and many others.

Amazing Scalloping Tours in Citrus County

Our local Crystal River Scalloping Season runs from July until September. You’ll be snorkeling in 3-5 feet of water on our grass beds off the Coast of Crystal River, searching for those “little blue eyes”.

Scalloping is one of the easier sea adventures perfect for families. It requires only a snorkel, mask, fins and a boat.  Best part is, we provide it all.  If you search for Scalloping Tour Near Me, Reel Hook Fishing Charters, or our sister company, Manatee Expeditions are the ones you want to pick.

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Covid Announcement!!!

Due to Covid 19, Reel Hook Fishing Charters and it’s sister company Manatee Expeditions will no longer serve any type of refreshments.  We will provide a cooler and ice for our patrons so feel free to order lunch at one of our partners, the award winning Sea Hagg Deli located less than 10 minutes from our location. It’s an easy stop for you if food is needed on your charter or tour. You can contact them at 352.651.5124 or visit the Sea Hagg Deli Facebook.

About Us

Reel Hook Fishing Charters was created because of one thing…. the love of fishing.  As professional fishing and tour guides, and with 20+ years of experience, our Captains love the sport of fishing both inshore and offshore and the beauty that nature has to offer .  We understand the changing waters, migration patterns, and habits of our amazing Florida fishing grounds.  A few that we love are the Redfish, Snook and Speckled Trout of our inshore waters as well as the Cobia, Grouper and various shark species of the Gulf.

Our Captains are dedicated to learning as much as possible about the various types of angling opportunities available inside the 25 miles of fishing area that we use.  From the highly productive flats, creeks and rivers that typify our inshore fishing grounds as well as through the oyster beds, sand bars and reefs of the Gulf of Mexico.

And don’t forget about our Scalloping Trips in Citrus County.  Scalloping season which is opened between the months of July and September, is one of the most unique and fun experiences you could ever have.  And our scalloping tours in Crystal River are the best in the area.  We take you out to all our honey holes in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico where you can harvest up to mandatory limit of 2 full 5 gallons buckets of scallops.  And don’t worry about having to clean them, we got you covered free of charge.  Nothing left for you to do except eat those yummy little diamonds of the sea.

We Provide Everything You Need:

Reel Hook Fishing Charters Capt Mikel Rizzuto

Owner - Capt. Mikel Rizzuto

5 Star Rated USCG Master Captain Mikel Rizzuto is co-owner of Reel Hook Fishing Charters and Manatee Expeditions with his wife, Stephanie.  When Mikel and Stephanie married and relocated to Stephanie’s home in Crystal River, Florida, she shared with him her love of the Florida outdoors and manatees. 

Capt. Rizzuto became an avid fishermen and lover of everything the amazing water of the Nature Coast has to offer.  While working for a local charter company as a manatee tour guide captain, he knew he found something he could do for life. It became his goal to one day operate his own tour boat and share his love of and desire to protect these gentle giants. With his vast knowledge of the waterways of Citrus County and the honey holes of the Gulf of Mexico, a trip with Capt. Rizzuto is sure to be a success.

*Reel Hook Fishing Charters, and our sister company, Manatee Expeditions, recommend the award winning Sea Hagg Deli for great sandwiches, salads, wraps and other delicious items for you to take on your trip if you choose. Less than 10 minutes from our location, it’s an easy stop for you if food is needed on your charter or tour. You can contact them at 352.651.5124 or visit the Sea Hagg Deli Facebook.

Our fishing charters, sunset and eco tours come with complimentary water and assorted sodas. Our swimming with the manatees tours will include complimentary hot chocolate to warm your bones when you get out of the river as well as water and a variety of snacks, such as crackers, chips, cookies. Our private manatee tour includes the above plus an assortment of danishes or muffins.

Do You Have Questions?

call Reel Hook at 352.228.0049

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*Reel Hook Fishing Charters, and our sister company, Manatee Expeditions, recommend the award winning Sea Hagg Deli for great sandwiches, salads, wraps and other delicious items for you to take on your trip if you choose. Less than 10 minutes from our location, it’s an easy stop for you if food is needed on your charter or tour. You can contact them at 352.651.5124 or visit the Sea Hagg Deli Facebook.

Our fishing charters, sunset and eco tours come with complimentary water and assorted sodas. Our swimming with the manatees tours will include complimentary hot chocolate to warm your bones when you get out of the river as well as water and a variety of snacks, such as crackers, chips, cookies. Our private manatee tour includes the above plus an assortment of danishes or muffins.

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