About Captain Blake
I have lived on the water in Crystal River Florida my entire life and have built a solid reputation as a captain that can catch fish everyday of the year. I run a 24 foot Carolina Skiff powered by a 150 horse power Yamaha engine. I prefer to target shallow water species on the grass flats and back country creeks that have made Crystal River famous for fishing. Most fishing is done in less than 7 feet of water. It would be my pleasure to put you and your family on some great fishing action. I also love to target the harder to find migratory species such as Tripletail, Cobia, and Kingfish when they are in season.
My Inshore Boat
The boat you will be fishing on is a custom rigged 24 foot Carolina Skiff with a 10 foot tall custom tower. It is powered by a very reliable 150 horse power Mercury, four stroke engine. The boat is rigged with twin 45 gallon live wells and is completed by a 120 quart drink cooler. The boat runs in water as shallow as 6 inches and has a very stable and spacious platform to fish from. I tend to limit my inshore trips to 4 anglers or less so that each person has plenty of room to fish without feeling crowded.
During the summer I offer scalloping trips for up to 6 passengers. Scalloping is considered by many to be similar to an underwater Easter egg hunt, I will anchor the boat on the crystal clear grass flats and we will snorkel around and collect scallops. The limit on scallops is 2 gallons per person with a total boat limit of no more than 10gallons. This is a great experience for families with children that enjoy being in the water and enjoying the refreshing gulf water. I offer both half day scalloping trips as well as half day Fishing and half day scalloping in the same day for those that want to truly experience all that Crystal River has to offer in one day.
Capt. Blake Shidler