Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Fish Magnet Fishing

Capt. Janot Vilardell Crystal River, FL Incorporated Licensed

Here at Fish Magnet Fishing Charters we strive to give you the very best experience possible. From our knowledgeable and experienced master captains to top of the line equipment, Tackle, and baits, we want our clients to catch fish and have the very best opportunity to do so.

Captain Janot Vilardell will be manning the helm on your fishing charter adventure. Capt. Janot is very experienced, knowledgeable, and is great with teaching beginners how to fish. Capt. Janot knew he wanted to be a fisherman before the age of 5 and is living his dream by being able to run fishing guides and help people discover the beauty of fishing. Capt. Janot will accommodate the trip to your needs and help you have the best time possible.

Your trip with us will cover the magnificent Crystal River and Tsala Apopka chain of lakes. A little over an hour drive southwest from Gainesville and sitting on the edge of Crystal Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, this area offers many fishing opportunities for you on our trips.

Your fishing will be done aboard Capt. Janot’s 16ft 2019 Florida custom mudboat that’s powered by a 35HP Godevil engine. The shallow draft of the boat makes it easy to drift through the shallow waters, which especially comes in handy for gigging trips.

You can spend the day fishing the famous Tsala Apopka chain of lakes for Bass or wait for the sun to go down and visit the backcountry, flats and nearshore reefs, targeting Redfish, Snook, Seatrout, Tarpon,Grouper, Snapper, Flounder, Sharks, and many more. Snorkeling and spearfishing are also available but make sure to request the equipment in advance.

All our trips provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. A fishing license will be included at the start of the trip and we will clean and prepare your catches afterwards, so you are able to enjoy as a meal later. Some fishing techniques we practice include bottom fishing, sight fishing, drift fishing, flounder gigging, fly fishing, jigging, spearfishing, spinning, trolling, and light tackle fishing.

Fish Magnet Fishing Charters and Captain Janot Vilardell will strive to make your trip with us a wonderful day out on the water. Book with us today to get started on your fishing charter adventure of a lifetime!

  Launch Location

16000 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River

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Trips start at $250

5 Trips

1-3 guests

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2019 16' Flats Boat/Skiff

35 surface drive HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

SCALLOP TRIP PM

Includes 1 guests
+$60 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$60  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Includes:
digital photos,

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private

SCALLOP TRIP

Includes 1 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 8:30am to 12:30pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

half day (4hrs) or limit of scallops. Snorkel equipment ice water licenses and personal gathering/cleaning instruction  all provided

Includes:
digital photos,

All licenses equipment and instruction provided
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private

INSHORE/FLATS TRIP

Includes 1 guests
+$60 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$60  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Half day Inshore and flats fishing for Redfish Sea-trout Snook Flounder Tarpon and multitudes of other species with the focus being reds snook and trout. All tackle licensing fish cooler drink cooler with waters ice bait tackle and fish filleting all provided. Spend a memorable experience catching quality fish in a serene atmosphere.

Includes:
digital photos,

Fish cleaning,ice,tackle,instruction,live bait
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private

NIGHT TRIP

Includes 1 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Ever been fishing in the dark? If not, get ready for an exciting fishing trip you won't ever forget! Beat the heat and go fishing when the weather cools off and the fish heat up! Catch Snapper, Snook, Seatrout, Redfish, Sheepshead, and even the occasional Shark mixed in! Guaranteed fish on every trip!

Includes:
digital photos,

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private

TARPON TRIP

Includes 1 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Live bait fishing for the silver king! Trip targets tarpon in the 50-200lb+ range with by catch of large Snook, giant gar, huge sailcats, and sharks a regular occurrence. 

Includes:
digital photos,

Live bait and instruction.
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Fish Species

Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Black Seabass
Bluefish
Bluegill
Bonito
Catfish
Cobia
Crappie
Flounder
Gar
Grouper
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Largemouth Bass
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Pompano
Porgy
Redfish
Scallops
Sea Bass
Sharks
Sheepshead
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spiny Lobster
Spotted Seatrout
Stingray
Tarpon
Tripletail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell
  • Poling Platform
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spearfishing
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • 9

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Lake
  • Nearshore
  • Reef
  • River
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Janot Vilardell

Boat Type

Flats Boat/Skiff

Boat Length

16

Year Built

2019

Engine Manufacturer

godevil

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

35 surface drive HP

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