Crystal River Fishing at its Finest

Are You Ready for

It's always time for fishing in The Gulf of Mexico and on beautiful King's Bay!

Few places compare to Crystal River when it comes to salt or freshwater sport fishing, just as no other area hotel or resort compares to the comfort and outfitting you receive at Plantation on Crystal River. There really isn't a better place to cast out your lines to fish for an inshore slam of tarpon, redfish, and speckled trout. Offshore opportunities include grouper, a variety of snapper, smoker kingfish, and cobia. Pick the time of year and there will be a fishing season to enjoy with us!

If freshwater fishing is more your interest, our area has multiple lakes and reservoirs within short distances that provide excellent fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, bream, catfish, and more. We can also arrange a charter with one of our area's fishing guides that will pick you up from our own dock for charters. And make sure to bring your catch back to our resort so the chef of our West 82º Grill can cook it for you!

Visit the Adventure Center for all your Fishing Needs

Our Adventure Center includes our marina and dive shop, which has everything you need to enjoy your day on the water, including live bait, tackle, ice, area charts, and current fishing reports of what's running. Our team will schedule your launch from our own boat ramp and trailer storage, and they take care of all your equipment and provision needs.

Want some one else to do the work, we also have inshore charters leaving from our own private docks daily.  Our in house guides are all Coast Guard licensed captains with years of experience in the backwaters of Crystal River. Trips typically run from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm depending on tides and weather conditions and include all your necessary equipment and licenses. All our fishing trips are private and can accommodate up to 4 people per boat.  For more information call the Adventure Center at 352-795-5797 or you can book online here!

So pack favorite rods—fly, ultra-light, deep-sea stick—and your tackle and come stay with us for a Florida fishing vacation of a lifetime!

2019 CCA FLORIDA STAR TOURNAMENT - 101 DAYS - May 25, 2019 through September 2, 2019 

As the largest family-friendly saltwater fishing competition in FloridaCCA Florida STAR runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day and boasts amazing prizes for anglers of all ages and skill levels. 

A unique combination of conservation, data collection and education, plus prizes and scholarships valued at nearly $500,000, makes CCA Florida STAR the states can’t-miss summer-long fishing competition. No other fishing tournament in Florida has the ability to engage anglers of all ages and experience levels, including non-anglers who can participate and win simply by collecting trash and debris.

You'll need to sign in to register for any of the STAR Tournaments. If you are a member or have been a member in the past, please follow the "First Time Log In Instructions for Existing or Past Members" below to sign in and register. If you are new to CCA, click here to join CCA and then you'll be able to register for a STAR Tournament.  Once registered you can pick up your official measuring device here at the Plantation - make us you tournament headquarters!  

Plantation's Redfish Classic - September Septemebr 14, 2019! 

Plantation on Crystal River's Annual Redfish Classic Tournaments mission is to produce the area’s best family-friendly Redfish Tournament while showcasing Plantation on Crystal River and our Sponsors of the event in a professional and upscale manner.   While Redfish is the primary quest, there will also be categories for trout and grouper along with a Youth & Ladies Division.  This year we have a website;2019 Plantation Redfish Classic for more information, including registration, rules and the fun fill agenda.  Please just click the link above.