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Welcome to Crystal River Guide Service! Located in the heart of Crystal River we are providing guests with fishing and scalloping experiences that last a lifetime. Our stretch of coast is also known as the “nature coast” due the abundant amount of wildlife and marine life that encompasses the area.   Crystal River Guide Service is meeting the needs of the anglers that come to area to catch fish of a lifetime. Red fishing in the mangroves to Speckled trout fishing in the shallows, Crystal River has it all. The fun never ends!  Check us out on Instagram and Facebook!

Captain Casey Russell is the man behind it all, he’s been fishing since he could walk and now, he can’t get enough. Starting as such a young age has help develop him into a well-rounded fisherman. Gaining his captain license at the early age of 18 he also has if able bodied seaman certification, you could say that a life on the water is for him. 

A 24’ DLX Carolina Skiff is where all the fun takes place. Rigged up for your convince this boat is designed for this area and it performs flawlessly. It has the ability to carry up to 6 passengers with room to spare.  It has a custom shade canopy that can keep angler and guest out of the summertime sun. An open floor plan outfits this boat well and gives guest a feeling a safety and comfort. 

Join in on the fun of exploring all that Crystal River has to offer with Capt. Casey at your side! Let him show you what made him fall in love with this area while catching an array of different species of fish that all include a different experience. A couple of examples would include cruising into the mangroves and casting into a school of redfish in the clear water or schools of speckled trout jumping onto your topwater plug and don’t forget about the scalloping season! Capt. Casey’s favorite part of his job is to see the excitement of the anglers on his boat and share in the experiences and memories that are made. We hope to see you soon here at Crystal River Guide Service!