Stars & Stripes Charters

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Stars & Stripes Charters is a professional fishing/scalloping/bow fishing guide service in the Crystal River Florida area. Whether you want to fish inshore for redfish/trout/snook, chase tarpon or catch trophy bass in nearby lakes, Stars & Stripes Charters will work hard to put you on fis...

Stars & Stripes Charters is a professional fishing/scalloping/bow fishing guide service in the Crystal River Florida area. Whether you want to fish inshore for redfish/trout/snook, chase tarpon or catch trophy bass in nearby lakes, Stars & Stripes Charters will work hard to put you on fish! We provide everything you need for a day of fun on the water (fishing equipment, license, bait etc…).

Enjoy your half day fishing trip with Stars & Stripes Charters with Captain Matthew Kleckner. Perfect for your group of four, fishing the inshore waters of Crystal River, Florida is a great family vacation or buddy trip.

Captain Matthew fishes in a 2018Micro Draft 22 Extreme. The vessel is capable is floating in 6” of water and running in much less. With a Mercury 115 Pro XS engine, a state of the art of SIMRAD electronics, 10’ power poles, and all the bells and whistles aimed to make your time on the water successful.

While fishing in Crystal River you’re likely to see Sea Turtles, Stingrays, Manatees, Dolphins, and more! From July to September we have scalloping season – a great family adventure! Everything is provided for you on the scalloping trips – snorkeling equipment and bags to hold the scallops.

On your fishing trip with Stars & Stripes Charters we’ll fish the backcountry, nearshore, reefs and flats in the area. We also have several freshwater lakes in the area if you’re looking to fish for Largemouth Bass. Captain Matthew is knowledgeable about all local waters and is happy to share with your group the adventures awaiting you!

When packing for your trip, plan to bring enough water to stay hydrated in the hot Florida sun. Also sun protection is important, such as hat or visor, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Everything else will be provided by Captain Matthew including your rods and reels, fishing licenses, and bait/lures. Book your Crystal River fishing trip with Stars & Stripes Charters today!

Popular Features:

  • Children Welcome
  • Fishing Trips with Stars & Stripes Charters start at: $400.00

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  • Your Captain will provide:

    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures

    You’ll need to bring drinks (no glass bottles), snacks, weather appropriate clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

  • Weather cancellations are at your Captain’s discretion, your safety is their number one priority! You will receive a refund for any weather cancellation, or you can choose to reschedule your trip for a different date.

  • West Fort Island Trail Crystal River, FL

    Your Captain will have you targeting the species biting most frequently on the days leading up to your trip!

Trips:

You will have the opportunity to select backup dates in checkout (if applicable)

Half Day Trip- Inshore Fishing

$450.00

Price includes up to 2 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 4 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details
On this morning trip you will set out and have a go at some of the numerous fish that live hear, including Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, and more. It's a great inshore fishing action for both novice and more experienced anglers. The captain will supply the gear, and you should bring food and drinks, as well as a hat, sunglasses, a camera, and sunscreen. Departure times may vary depending on the tide.

Half Day Trip- Scalloping

$400.00

Offered 07/01/24 - 09/24/24

Price includes up to 4 guests

+$50.00 per additional guest, max 6 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

These half day Scalloping trips are a great way to experience the waters of Crystal River. Come snorkel around the beautiful grass flats looking for those "blue eyed" scallops. Kids love these trips and will remember them for quite some time. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, snacks, and drinks, as well as a camera. The snorkeling equipment is provided. Departure times are flexible and vary depending on the tide.

Night Snook Fishing

$600.00

Offered 04/01/24 - 07/01/24

Price includes up to 3 guests

9:00pm - 1:00am EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fish for snook when they feed best, in the dark! Trip times and availability will depend on the moon phase and weather. 2 persons max for this trip. Trip times flexible.
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Our trip was memorable. The captain was extremely pleasant and knowledgable. He ensured our time was both fun and successful. I had my grandchildren along as well. He especially was good with them. Great time.
Our trip was memorable. The captain was extremely pleasant and knowledgable. He ensured our time was both fun and successful. I had my grandchildren along as well. He especially was good with them. Great time.
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Half Day Trip - Inshore Fishing
Captain Matt delivers! Took Wifey and me out for a wonderful birthday fishing trip (hers). Sought out manatees for photo ops, then off to some great fishing spots. We caught reds, trout, a
Captain Matt delivers! Took Wifey and me out for a wonderful birthday fishing trip (hers). Sought out manatees for photo ops, then off to some great fishing spots. We caught reds, trout, a
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Half Day Trip - Inshore Fishing
My wife and I had a wonderful day on the water. Captain Matt put us on fish right away and we caught nice reds all morning and into the afternoon. We caught dinner for a few days and got a couple of “Kodak Moments” for our album. Thanks, Capn’! We’ll do it again soon.
My wife and I had a wonderful day on the water. Captain Matt put us on fish right away and we caught nice reds all morning and into the afternoon. We caught dinner for a few days and got a couple of “Kodak Moments” for our album. Thanks, Capn’! We’ll do it again soon.
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Additional Features:

  • Saftey Equipment

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-aid Equipment
  • Cpr-trained Crew
  • Flares
  • Price Includes

  • Fresh Or Live Bait
  • Lures

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