Reel Florida Fishing Charters

Reel Florida Fishing Charters

Reel Florida Fishing Charters
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Reel Florida Fishing Charters is the Premier guide service of Crystal River and Homosassa, FL. The unique fishery found along the Nature Coast offers visiting anglers the opportunity to target some of the Worlds most sought after fresh and salt water species year round. Our fully rigged guide boats are ideal platforms for those anglers looking for that "Once in a Life Time" catch.
Crystal River, Florida
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Jason W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This was my first experience fishing salt water. I live up north and fish exclusively on fresh water for Pike Musky and small mouth bass. I decided when planning this trip that I would give fly fishing a go out of Crystal River so I started to look around for a guide. Never taking a guide myself I wanted to make sure I picked the best that I could to ensure I had a good shot at catching fish.

Kyle’s name popped up on the web so I decided to make some calls into the local fly shops to see who they would recommend and his name was the very first that they mentioned so I thought it’s a good bet to go out with Captain Kyle.

Kyle was very accommodating to my schedule even leaving days open if we might come into bad weather. I booked him December 24th and the day started out a little nasty but Kyle knew right where to go to keep us out of the wind and also catch fish. When the wind died down a bit we took a boat ride into the mangroves for some reds. My first thought was man this guy clearly knows where he is going, no GPS was used and he navigated us into spots with 0 issues. We ended up catching well over 40 fish that day leaving my Brother In-Law in shock that we did so well.

I would absolutely recommend Captain Kyle Messier to anyone experienced or novice to take you out and get you on fish. I will personally be booking Kyle again soon as that salt water has started to creep into my blood and has me wanting more. Tight lines everyone!
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you Jason for the fantastic review. It was an absolute pleasure fishing with you and your brother and I will be looking forward many more great fishing adventures with you in the future. Best of luck in 2020 and we will see you again soon.
Written January 7, 2020
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Jim M
Mooresville, NC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Captain Kyle Messier guided a friend and myself on a 3 day tarpon adventure in June 2020. I will certainly never forget the experience of bringing in a huge tarpon on a fly rod. I have been fishing all of my life and have never had a more exhilarating experience pursuing this passion. I appreciate Kyle's skill, instruction, and patience as he guided me to this trophy catch of a tarpon that was at least 6 feet long and 150+ pounds! This was my second trip with him and I highly recommend Captain Kyle to anyone who wants to fish in the Crystal River/Homosassa Springs area - especially for tarpon.
Written July 26, 2020
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Edrick F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
I met with Kyle for three days of fly fishing for Tarpon, Red Fish, and Snook in the Crystal River area. I had not fished with Kyle before and was pleased when he wanted to put out early in the morning at 5:30 to go fish for tarpon in Homosassa. We left the ramp in the dark and were on the water when the sun rose, a beautiful sight. Within minutes the tarpon bite was on and Kyle immediately went to work putting me onto fish. Kyle fishes with intensity and is keenly aware of what is happening in the water, seeing fish where I only saw water. We fished for three days together, and I enjoyed every day. I will be fishing with Kyle again and recommend that you give him a try when you are in the area. By the way, he recommended a wonderful seafood restaurant in Crystal River that is a must try, the Seafood Seller.
Written May 7, 2020
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Jennifer B
Crystal River, FL11 contributions
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Jan 2020
Captain Kyle Messier took us on fishing/sightseeing charters through the mangrove shorelines of Crystal River and into deeper waters in The Gulf of Mexico. (The sightseeing portion of the trip was to keep me interested a non fisher)

He was professional and positive as a fishing guide for both me, a total novice, and my partner, a much more experienced fisherman. He was very accommodating and picked us up by boat right from our VRBO rental on a canal. He came prepared with everything we needed to enjoy our time on the water.

We caught mostly Redfish but a Sheepshead and a Lizard fish were also memorable.

Other wildlife sighting highlights were Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Egret, Anhinga, Wood Stork, White Pelican Colonies, Manatees and Dolphins corralling Mullet with a "mud net" and having a feeding frenzy.

We will be booking more charters with Captain Kyle next time we are in the area.
Written January 10, 2020
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Thank you for the kind words Jennifer. It was a pleasure spending 2 days with you and Jesse and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing our second day with your 2 dogs. Hopefully we will see your back in Crystal River sooner rather than later. Have a fantastic 2020.
Written January 11, 2020
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Brandon P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Captain Kyle is a very knowledgeable fly fisherman and an excellent host as well. I booked two trips with him and was extremely pleased with his professionalism and hospitality during both trips. I was elated to see that his boat and equipment are top tier and that he keeps everything clean and organized. If you are looking for a great time on the water and enjoy catching fish on the fly or by conventional methods then look no further. As an avid fly fisherman I would highly recommend him to anyone no matter your skill set. I will definitely be returning for years to come!
Written March 24, 2020
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Thank you for the positive review Brandon. It was a pleasure spending two great days with you out on the Crystal River and I will be looking forward to sharing many more memorable days with you in the near future. Enjoy the day.
Written March 25, 2020
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Melissa N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Captain Dom was professional and courteous and a blast to hang out with on a boat for a whole day. We gave him an idea what we wanted to Catch that day and he knew right where to go and where to find them. His gear and boat were in excellent condition also. He was not afraid to hunt for the fish we were after and work hard to find them. In one day we caught ladyfish, trout, pompano, sheeps head, red fish, and three 7’ sharks!! we had an amazing time and will definitely book again. Thanks captain Dom!!!
Chad- Minnesota
Written March 5, 2023
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Reed A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Kyle is great! Clean boat, prompt, professional, and thoughtful. Yes, we caught fish. But the most important thing to share is that we had a five year old who had never fished before. We asked Kyle to focus on him. Kyle was great and knew exactly how to help our young fisherman be comfortable. It was a great day. I would tell anyone looking for a captain in the Crystal River region to reach out to Kyle.
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you so much for the kind words and it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with you guys. I will be looking forward to many more great fishing trips with your family in the near future and thank you for giving me the opportunity to put your son on his first fish. This is truly the best part of my job. Enjoy the New Year.
Written January 6, 2020
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Andrew F
LaPorte, MN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Another year. Another trip in the books. Another successful day fishing with Captain Kyle. Over the last 8 years I went fishing with Captain Kyle multiple times and every time it's been great fishing and wonderful company.
Written January 24, 2020
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Andrew thank you so much for the kind words. It's been a pleasure fishing with you over the years and I will be looking forward to creating many more fishing memories with you in the near future.
Written January 25, 2020
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Renee S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had our greatest day fishing EVER with Captain Dom! He put us on the fish right away and we caught 15 red fish! You cannot do better than Reel Florida Fishing Charters and Captain Dom!
Written October 14, 2023
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Bmehrman
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Kyle is an excellent guide. There was not a period of more than 20 minutes where we were not on fish. He worked his tail off poling through some serious wind. I had a great time and left with a lot of knowledge. If my casting was better I would have caught even more fish than we did. Highly recommended.
Written February 11, 2020
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Boone it was an absolute pleasure fishing with you this week. I will be looking forward to getting back out with you in the near future. Have a fantastic 2020 my friend.
Written February 12, 2020
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