Guided by Todd Vivian
Flats Inshore Jetty Nearshore River
Captain Todd began fishing as a very young child mostly fishing with his Grandfather until he was old enough to ride his bike to the local pond or river. At about 8 or 9 years old he and his younger brother would ride over 10 miles each way to fish in the river which ran through the town that they grew up in Washington State. As a young teen, that bike and a couple of others got real work outs, If it wasn’t Harvest Trout (Sea Run Cutts) or Jack Salmon, Summer/Winter Steelhead and the annual runs of Salmon (coho & Chinook) that took place each fall it would be the Trout, Perch, Bluegill, Crappie and occasional Large Mouth Bass that occupied the local lakes.
After a stint in the US Navy in the mid 70’s Captain Todd returned to his Pacific NW home and resumed the outdoor life he had loved so much as a youngster. After a couple of years back he began college at a local community school and then finished up his degree at WSU in Vancouver, WA. After college he had the opportunity to go to work for one of the PNW’s premium fishing rod manufacturers. After spending 20 years there as a manufacturing engineer and the company rod and blank designer he moved to Florida to work for a local fishing rod component distributor. He immediately began fishing the local estuaries (Mosquito Lagoon & Indian River)it took about 2 seconds to become addicted to sight fishing for the elusive Redfish in the Lagoons. It was almost like hunting but with a fishing rod, push pole and polarized sun glasses. This is where Captain Todd resides today, He custom builds every rod on his boat to make sure of the quality and setup for the customer’s satisfaction, and invites you to come down and stalk the flats and bays with him hunting reds on the Space Coast.
If you are looking to spend a day on the Indian River, Mosquito Lagoon, or further out exploring the nearshore waters beyond Ponce Inlet area let Captain Todd take you out on the water for an epic experience. Captain Todd runs inshore and backcountry fishing trips that can yield the likes of Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout & Snook. If weather conditions cooperate Captain Todd also offers nearshore trips in the spring, summer & early fall out of Ponce Inlet for Tarpon, Snook, Bull Redfish Shark and the occasional Barracuda. You will be fishing from a brand new 24ft Skeeter bay boat. The waters you will see are portions of the Inter-Coastal Waterway which runs up the inside of the barrier islands on the Atlantic coast. You can go sight fishing and try out his custom spinning or bait casting rods for a light tackle adventure you are certain to enjoy. If you like fishing on the fly, the captain can accommodate you, just let us know in advance. The boat is equipped with Garmin & Lowrance Electronics, 8′ Power Pole anchors, Engel Coolers and life jackets for everyone. Captain Todd is on the Pro Staff of company’s like “PowerPole“, “Florida Fishing Products“, “MHX Rods“, “Engel Coolers“, “THMarine“, “Gambler Lures“, “Bob’s Jack Plates” you will be using the best available equipment. The captain will furnish FFP Reels, MHX custom rods, live bait, and lures. Bottled water is served on board, but you can also bring your own favorite beverage. Make sure to bring food, pack sunblock, a cap, shades (preferably polarized if sight fishing), and comfortable clothes. The fishing license is included for saltwater trips only. Note that you can keep your fish, but catch and release is encouraged. These fisheries are solid year round. All that changes is whats hot, if you want to practice inshore angling, Captain Todd has the skills to help you out. Book a trip, and come catch your fish! Read More
If you're an angler who enjoys sightcasting to tailing Redfish in ultra-skinny water, this trip is your ticket! Known for its clear, shallow water and abundant fish population, the Mosquito Lagoon is a top spot for anglers looking to catch trophy-sized Reds. Your trip will begin at Bairs Cove Boat Ramp, where you'll be greeted by Captain Todd, an experienced fishing guide who has spent years exploring the Mosquito Lagoon. Once on board, you'll cruise along the lagoon's calm waters to reach the best fishing spots. Captain Todd's skiff is perfect for maneuvering through the shallow waters of the lagoon, allowing you to get up close and personal with the fish. As you scan the waters for signs of fish, Captain Todd will offer tips and techniques on how to catch Redfish on the flats. These fish are known for their hard-fighting nature and can be challenging to catch, but Captain Todd's knowledge and experience will give you the best chance of landing one. Throughout the trip, Captain Todd will provide all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and lures. He'll also ensure that the boat is stocked with plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen to keep you comfortable and hydrated. By the end of your charter fishing trip on the Mosquito Lagoon, you'll have had an incredible experience on the water, caught some impressive fish, and gained valuable knowledge and skills that you can use on future fishing adventures. The fish are waiting—get out there and have a blast! Read More
If you're looking for a great fishing experience near New Smyrna Beach, FL, then you're in luck! Captain Todd's fishing trip is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to beat the heat and catch some massive inshore fish while the sun sets! Captain Todd will be your guide on this fishing trip. He's one of the most experienced and knowledgeable captains in the area, and he operates a 24' Skeeter bay boat, which is specifically designed for fishing in these inshore waters. The boat is equipped with all the necessary fishing gear and equipment, including fishing rods, bait, and tackle, to ensure that you have a successful trip. The fishing trip will take you to some of the best fishing spots around New Smyrna Beach, including the nearby inlets, rivers, and coastal waters. You'll have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of fish species, including redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon, among others. On this trip, you'll typically fish the last hour or so of daylight and first couple hours after sunset. Captain Todd likes to fish around the North and South Causeway's in New Smyrna Beach. During daylight, you'll drift shrimp and cast artificial lures for Snook, Trout, and Reds. After sunset, you'll soak bait and flat line shrimp for Tarpon, Snook, and more Redfish! Captain Todd will provide you with expert guidance and tips on how to catch these fish, and he'll work hard to make sure that you have an enjoyable and productive day on the water. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Todd's fishing trip is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of fishing in one of Florida's most beautiful coastal areas. So why wait? Book your fishing trip with Captain Todd today and get ready for an unforgettable day on the water! Read More
We will be fishing the world famous Mosquito Lagoon which is contained within the Merritt Island Wildlife Reserve. Whether we launch at Riverbreeze Park in Oak Hill or Beacon 42 Launch we will be fishing different sections of the 30 mile long 7 mile wide lagoon. Most of the fishing will be polling islands or shorelines casting at tailing or pushing fish. The species that we will be targeting will be Redfish & Sea Trout. Snook and Black Drum are also options depending upon where we fish. One of the options on the 4 hr. or 5 hr trip would be going to the famous JB's Fish Camp for lunch. JB's if famous for their Fishermans Lunch which is a 1/2" thick slice of fried Bologna and cheese on grilled bread with fries or chips. Read More
Lots of fun! Would definitely recommend Todd as your captain.
We requested Caption Todd after another establishment cancelled the evening before. It definitely was worth it. He is knowledgeable about fishing, bait and being on the water. Helping biuu go ñ
Captain Todd did a great job. Can’t wait to come back to go again
Captain Todd showed my boys an awesome time out on the water! They spent 4 hours fishing and catching exactly what they told Captain Todd they wanted to catch. Great experience and great price! Highly recommend and will do this trip again next year!
We had a fantastic day of fishing with Todd. We caught a large variety of fish, and he really coached us well how to hook em and keep them on. We enjoyed conversation with him and he shared anything we asked about fishing. We will certainly be looking to book with him again on our next trip. It was really worth it. …
Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Bonito, Kingfish, Ladyfish, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon
Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing, Trolling
Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River
Boat Ramp Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, United States | Bodies of water fished: Atlantic Ocean, Ponce de Leon Inlet, Indian River North, Flagler Beach, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, Cape Canaveral, Indian River Lagoon, Indian River