Stars & Stripes Charters

Capt. Matthew Kleckner Crystal River, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Stars & Stripes Charters-Person
5 out of 5 stars

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!

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  Launch Location

West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River

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Trips start at $300

2 Trips

1-6 guests

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2018 22' Flats Boat/Skiff

115 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

4 hours fishing/scalloping/bow fishing in a fully equipped boat with top of the line equipment.  $50/hr for each additional hour.  $150 additional charge for tarpon trips (seasonal).

Charter times will be coordinated between captain and client.  Tides will be considered.

Fishing licenses and all fishing equipment provided.
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Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

1/2 day scalloping.  Trip times will vary considering tides and weather.  

Snorkel, Masks and fins are available
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Fish Species

Black Drum
Largemouth Bass
Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel

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Safety Features

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


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • Livewell
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Bow Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

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

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Lake
  • Nearshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel


Capt. Matthew Kleckner

Boat Type

Flats Boat/Skiff

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

115 HP

Customer Reviews

Stars & Stripes Charters-Person
5 out of 5 stars
  • Created Joe Ratica

    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.