Last Updated on December 20, 2023 by Eric Bonneman

For those keen on exploring the dynamic world of bowfishing and alligator hunting, the Crystal River and Homosassa regions in Florida are unmatched destinations. At Florida Bowfishing Adventures, guided by the skilled Capt. Justin Dymond, we offer a comprehensive 2024 calendar filled with prime opportunities for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts.

Our charter thrives in the crystal-clear waters of these regions, ideal for spotting a diverse range of fish and the elusive Florida alligator. It’s not just about casting a line or setting out on a hunt; it’s about honing your skills, learning the patience of the sport, and experiencing the rush that comes with a successful outing. With Capt. Justin’s extensive knowledge and our team’s hands-on approach, we guide our clients through these vibrant waters for an experience that’s as rewarding as it is exciting.

Whether it’s your first venture with a bow in hand or you’re an experienced outdoorsman, our adventures are tailored to meet every skill level. We focus on what’s important – solid fishing, straightforward instructions, and ensuring a safe, yet exhilarating time on the water. So, gear up and get ready to mark your calendar for 2024. Join us at Florida Bowfishing Adventures for a genuine, action-packed adventure in Florida’s rich and bountiful waters.

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January to March – Winter Season

Fish Species

Florida’s winter waters are a bowfisher’s paradise, especially in the Crystal River and Homosassa areas. Here’s a look at the species you can expect to encounter during these months:

In these winter months, the water clarity is at its peak, making it easier to spot and target these species. Whether you’re a seasoned bowfisher or just starting out, there’s a fish for every skill level.

Alligator Hunting

Winter also brings unique opportunities for alligator hunting in Florida. While the cooler temperatures can make gators less active, they are still present and can be found basking in the sun on warmer days. Here’s what you need to know:

Alligator hunting in winter offers a different kind of challenge, one that requires a blend of patience, skill, and understanding of these magnificent creatures’ behaviors during the cooler months.

capt justin dymond with two gators

April to June – Spring Season

Fish Species

As the waters warm up in spring, a new set of bowfishing opportunities emerges in the Crystal River and Homosassa regions. Here’s what you can expect:

Spring in Florida is vibrant, with waters teeming with life. Whether you’re after the calmness of hunting Tilapia or the thrill of chasing Jack Crevalle, there’s something for every bowfisher.

Alligator Hunting

Spring brings about a change in alligator behavior that can be used to a hunter’s advantage:

Spring alligator hunting requires an understanding of these seasonal behavior changes. This knowledge, combined with a bit of stealth and patience, can lead to a successful hunt.

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July to September – Summer Season

Fish Species

Summer in Florida’s Crystal River and Homosassa waters brings an abundance of bowfishing excitement. The warmer waters are bustling with a variety of species, each offering a unique experience:

The diversity of fish in the summer offers something for every bowfisher, from the thrill of chasing fast-moving targets to the satisfaction of outwitting the more elusive species.

Alligator Hunting

Summer is a prime time for alligator hunting in Crystal River, with specific conditions that make it especially rewarding:

Summer alligator hunting requires a keen eye and quick reflexes, as the gators are at their most active. Understanding their summer patterns is key to a successful and exciting hunt.

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October to December – Fall Season

Fish Species

The fall season in Florida’s Crystal River and Homosassa waters marks a shift in bowfishing dynamics, offering a mix of species that thrive in the changing conditions:

Fall brings a diverse array of fish, each with its unique behaviors and patterns, making it an exciting time for bowfishing enthusiasts.

Alligator Hunting

As the alligator hunting season winds down, here are some strategies to maximize your chances:

Fall alligator hunting requires a strategic approach, understanding the gators’ preparation for the upcoming winter. This season offers a unique challenge, combining the thrill of the hunt with the beauty of Florida’s autumnal waterscapes.


capt justin dymond with two gators

Unforgettable Experiences with Florida Bowfishing Adventures

Florida Bowfishing Adventures, under the expert guidance of Captain Justin, offers a one-of-a-kind experience on the waters of Florida’s Nature Coast. Our adventures are more than just a day out fishing or hunting; they’re about the stories you’ll tell for years to come. Here’s a glimpse into what makes our trips special:

At Florida Bowfishing Adventures, we’re committed to providing an unforgettable experience. It’s not just about the catch; it’s about the adventure, the learning, and the joy of being out on the water with friends and family.

Exploring the Waters with Florida Bowfishing Adventures

Embark on an adventure like no other with Florida Bowfishing Adventures. Guided by the seasoned expertise of Captain Justin, our charters are not just excursions but gateways to extraordinary experiences on Florida’s Nature Coast.

Every outing with us is distinct, navigating the pristine waters of Crystal River and the rich, scenic environments of Homosassa. It’s a journey that goes beyond mere bowfishing or alligator hunting; it’s about embracing the adventure and the stories that unfold along the way. Captain Justin and his crew ensure that each trip is filled with discovery, enjoyment, and a sense of shared adventure.

Our charters are crafted for everyone, welcoming families, friends, and solo adventurers regardless of their skill level. It’s the laughter, the shared triumphs, and the collective awe of nature’s wonders that make each trip with us memorable. Florida Bowfishing Adventures is more than a charter service; it’s an invitation to be part of a story that celebrates the outdoor spirit, camaraderie, and the thrill of the catch.

Ready to join the adventure? Book your trip today and be part of something truly special. Experience the excitement, the learning, and the unforgettable moments that only Florida Bowfishing Adventures can offer.