Crystal River is located in Citrus County along Florida’s Nature Coast, about 80 miles North of Tampa.
The beautiful Crystal River is six miles long, and is spring fed from it's source in Kings Bay. The southern branch of the river is known as Salt River. It provides another avenue of access to the salt marsh, many islands and the gulf. Salt River’s Expansive grass flats extend many miles into the Gulf, and are interlaced with oyster beds. The grass flats of Crystal River are home to many species of which you can expect to catch speckled trout, cobia, Spanish mackerel and many others. Red Fish are a regular inhabitant of the oyster bars, along with pompano and other crustacean feeding species that you are likely to catch while fishing out of Crystal River.
Crystal River is also home to the spoil banks which are unique to this area, and allow easy access to the deep water fisheries. Captain Z utilizes both live and artificial baits while fishing out of Crystal River where he targets the many species that inhabit these areas.
Crystal River is host to 30 natural springs that add an average of 300 million gallons of warm water to the river every day. The warm water in the river attracts large numbers of manatees during the winter months.You’re sure to enjoy a great day on Crystal River !