Florida Inshore Fishing Charters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Guided by Drew Cavanaugh

Flats Inshore Jetty Nearshore River

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22 Years of Experience
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Captain Drew Cavanaugh is a full time Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing guide and New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet tarpon fishing charter guide offering light tackle saltwater fishing charters near Orlando. Backcountry flats fishing at Ponce Inlet and the Indian River. I also offer nearshore light tackle reef-wreck charters, tarpon, snook and cobia fishing charters along with sight fishing the flats on the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Port Canaveral, Ponce Inlet and Sebastian Inlet. We do both saltwater spin fishing and saltwater fly fishing for redfish, tarpon, cobia, snapper, big jacks, shark, triple tail, snook, seatrout and black drum. We are getting into full blown fall fishing season here with exceptionally great weather to accompany it.

Snook, seatrout, bull redfish, drum, sheephead, pompano, triple tail, jacks, shark, cobia and flounder are year round! Peak tarpon season is from May thru November and the tarpon range from 10 pounds to over well 150 pounds. Mosquito Lagoon backcountry fishing guide, Ponce Inlet nearshore and Orlando saltwater flats fishing guide, Captain Drew Cavanaugh, welcomes you to Florida Inshore Fishing Charters. This is the closest light tackle saltwater flats fishing charter and nearshore beach fishing trips located east of Orlando, Kissimmee & Disney. Saltwater flats fishing in Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Palm Bay, Edgewater, Ormond Beach, Titusville and Daytona Beach. Also offering dolphin and manatee sight seeing tours.

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Captain Drew Cavanaugh is a full time Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing guide and New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet tarpon fishing charter guide offering light tackle saltwater fishing charters near Orlando. Backcountry flats fishing at Ponce Inlet and the Indian River. I also offer nearshore light tackle reef-wreck charters, tarpon, snook and cobia fishing charters along with sight fishing the flats on the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Port Canaveral, Ponce Inlet and Sebastian Inlet. We do both saltwater spin fishing and saltwater fly fishing for redfish, tarpon, cobia, snapper, big jacks, shark, triple tail, snook, seatrout and black drum. We are getting into full blown fall fishing season here with exceptionally great weather to accompany it. Snook, seatrout, bull redfish, drum, sheephead, pompano, triple tail, jacks, shark, cobia and flounder are year round! Peak tarpon season is from May thru November and the tarpon range from 10 pounds to over well 150 pounds. Mosquito Lagoon backcountry fishing guide, Ponce Inlet nearshore and Orlando saltwater flats fishing guide, Captain Drew, welcomes you to Florida Inshore Fishing Charters. This is the closest light tackle saltwater flats fishing charter and nearshore beach fishing trips located east of Orlando, Kissimmee & Disney. Saltwater flats fishing in Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Palm Bay, Edgewater, Ormond Beach, Titusville and Daytona Beach. Also offering dolphin and manatee sight seeing tours. I would like to invite you to fish the Mosquito Lagoon and north Indian River located in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore. Premier nearshore fishing and inshore saltwater flats fishing near Orlando, Kissimmee & Disney. We will either meet in Cocoa Beach near Port Canaveral or New Smyrna Beach near Ponce Inlet right off I-95 just east of Orlando. This is the number one place in central Florida to catch trophy redfish, seatrout, snook, triple tail, king fish, snappers, shark black drum year round and seasonal tarpon, cobia in central Florida. Great weather means, it is tarpon time. Reef wreck deep sea fishing has been epic! All of my inshore and nearshore guided fishing tours are done out of a new 2022 21 foot Pathfinder TRS boat, with a Yamaha outboard. Outfitted with professional grade saltwater fly fishing and light tackle Shimano St Croix spinning gear, high end Garmin Side View/Down Scan electronics package. Fishing this unaltered estuary among the shallow back country grass flats allows you to make casts at fish you are able to see and stalk. Plenty of room for up six anglers at times. We now have a backcountry micro skiff for shallow water flats fishing and sight flats fishing trips. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

Epic Inshore Fishing Charters

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The tarpon, Atlantic tarpon or also called the silver king are one of the number one targeted sport fish on the earth. These fish are some of the best fighting fish anglers have come across with using light tackle. Central Florida offers a wide selection of two different tarpon fishing charters in the area and this is the closest tarpon fishing near Orlando you will find. We target big tarpon here throughout the warmer months in the spring through the fall along the beaches, just outside the inlets. The backcountry tarpon fishing is done on the Mosquito Lagoon Indian River year round on the flats in New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach. Typically April through November, with May, June, July, August, September and October being prime time for big beach, nearshore and backcountry tarpon. However the smaller tarpon can be found throughout the area year round in the far backcountry waters of the Indian River, Banana River, Sebastian Inlet and the Mosquito Lagoon. These fish range around 5 to 20 pounds, which are perfect for light tackle applications of both spin and fly. Along the beaches on the nearshore fishing trips is where you will find the 100 plus pound tarpon. These begin showing up in April and is in full force all summer long. On these charters we also have a chance to catch several other fish as well, just not tarpon. Snook and redfish are in the same areas. Please contact me for details on booking a tarpon charter on the Mosquito Lagoon, Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral, Banana River, Sebastian Inlet or Indian River. I would be happy to explain to you the different areas and choices you have and which charter might best fit your needs. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

New Smyrna Beach & Daytona Beach Tarpon Fishing

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Recent Reviews of Florida Inshore Fishing Charters

Lauren S.

Fishing

Awesome experience! Family friendly! Captain Drew caters to every age on board, without hesitation! He has excellent communication, even up to the point of getting on the boat at the ramp the morning of the trip. He really allows for the full fishing experience. He is very knowledgeable and professional. We will be back and we would recommend him in a heartbeat!

Mike R

Fishing

We did a special 2023 ARS - Atlantic Red Snapper Season fishing trip with Captain Drew this July and had a wonderful time. It is limited time so we booked way out to be able to go with him this year, as we do often and worth it. We started off throwing to some tarpon around shrimps boats and then headed offshore out of Ponce Inlet to the reefs and wrecks. It was not less than an hour there before we had landed two really nice red snapper and several other reef fish. Pretty much every cast was some sort of action. We had a great rest of the day on the water. The weather was perfect and dinner that afternoon was some of the best fish we had ever had. Thank you Captain we will see you around the same time next year. Have a great rest of the year and be safe my friend!

Becky H.

Fishing

By far the best tarpon fishing guide in New Smyrna Beach Florida! We were in New Smyrna Beach Florida this past summer on vacation with our family. The entire time there was perfect, I mean every thing was great! What a beautiful beach town. It is a must see and to fish. We decided to book a tarpon fishing charter earlier this year in that area. After days and days of research I talked to Captain Drew and said my husband and I are not experienced but want tarpon. He said no problem that he could show us more tarpon than we would know what to do with, and we would have a great chance to catch them. LOL... He was not kidding. Not only did we see tarpon all morning we managed to get several hook ups and that was beyond belief. I highly recommend his charter fishing business. If I could give it a 10 star rating I would. Next year we will be doing this again. It is now a yearly event.

Species

Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Cobia, Florida Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Triggerfish

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Fly Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River

Start Location

103 North Riverside Drive, Edgewater, FL, USA 32132 | Bodies of water fished: Indian River Lagoon, Mosquito Lagoon, Ponce de Leon Inlet, Port Canaveral, Banana River, Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange Causeway Park, Daytona beach parking, Canaveral National Seashore, Halifax River, Ponce Inlet Dog Beach, Flagler Beach, Ormond Beach, Indian River, Sebastian Inlet, St Johns River

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