Walter Schmidt

Meet Captain Walter Schmidt

Meet Captain Walter Schmidt and Lone Eagle Charters

Crystal River is a paradise for those who love nature and adventure. And if you're looking for the ultimate experience, look no further than Lone Eagle Charters, owned by none other than Captain Walter Schmidt himself!

Captain Walter Schmidt, the experienced leader behind Lone Eagle Charters, is a true fishing aficionado with an unwavering passion for the sport. With an in-depth understanding of Crystal River fishing and the rich waters of Florida, Captain Walter Schmidt has devoted his life to sharing the thrill of inshore fishing with others. His extensive knowledge and skills in targeting prized species like redfish and snook are unmatched, making him a trusted expert in the field. Through Crystal River fishing charters, Captain Walter Schmidt ensures that every angler experiences an exceptional adventure, filled with the exhilaration of reeling in impressive catches and immersing themselves in the breathtaking beauty of Crystal River.

Captain Walter's specialty lies in his expert mastery of light tackle fishing techniques. With finesse and precision, he skillfully guides anglers of all levels to navigate the waters of Crystal River, ensuring an exhilarating and fruitful fishing experience. His expertise in light tackle fishing allows for a dynamic and interactive approach, making each catch a thrilling adventure. Whether you're targeting redfish, snook, or black drum, Captain Walter's proficiency in this technique guarantees an unforgettable day on the water, filled with excitement and success.

Boat details

Lone Eagle Charters offers a top-of-the-line fishing vessel, the 17' Outboard Jet Boat. This impressive boat features a Crestliner Retriever design with a convenient center console. Powered by a robust 65HP Mercury Jet engine, it reaches a maximum speed of 30 knots, ensuring a swift and exciting journey. With a capacity for up to 2 guests, this boat provides a comfortable and intimate setting for your Crystal River fishing adventure.

Lone Eagle Charters promises an unforgettable day on the water that will leave you craving for more.

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Lone Eagle Charters Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

6 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Nature / Wildlife Views

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

Rods, reels & tackle


Fishing License

What to bring:

Snacks and drinks

Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses)

Wear weather-appropriate clothing

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout 


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.  


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability. 


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit. 


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip. 


Outboard Jet Boat

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 2

Boat Length: 17

Manufacturer Name: Outboard Jet Boat

Model Year: 2021

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 65

Maximum Cruising Speed: 30

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder