Captain Don Watkins is a USCG licensed captain with 33 years experience in the charter fishing industry. He's a third generation guide and grew up on the water with his father and uncles. Capt. Don and the crew at Watkins Fishing Guide Service are some of Crystal River's most trusted guides and know these waters like the back of their hands! As experienced Crystal River fishing guides, Capt. Don and Watkins Fishing Guide Service can offer you your best chance at catching that monster Speckled Trout, elusive backwater Redfish, or the mighty Snook. Their extensive knowledge of the flats of Crystal River and the Nature Coast of Florida will give you your best chance of catching these species and many more!
You'll be going out on the King Cobra, a 24 ft Proline center console, fully restored in 2009. Powered by a 225 HP Mercury engine, this vessel is ideal for fishing the river, Inshore, Nearshore, Flats and Backcountry. It's equipped with GPS and Fishfinder to get you where the fish are. The boat has all the necessary safety equipment and you'll be with a CPR trained crew. Watkins Fishing Guide Service provides you with all your fishing gear, including rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and fishing license. When you return from your trip, Capt. Don and crew will be happy to clean your catch for you. When you want an experienced fishing guide in Crystal River to take you on a fun-filled fishing adventure, Watkins Fishing Guide Services is an excellent choice for any angler!