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Melbourne Inshore Assault

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Sunrise Surf Fishing

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Fishing Charters Near Melbourne, Fl

The Indian River (originally name the "Rio de Ais") is a 156 mile long brackish waterway with an average depth of 4ft and widths varying from 0.5 to 5 miles. Heavily lined with mangrove forests, sandy islands and hidden oyster beds makes it one of the most unique fishing experiences out there. Our favorite species to target are Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout and Snapper. With a river that holds 685 different species of fish, every day on the water is a good day. We are a LGBTQ women owned outdoor guide service focusing on the sustainability and conservation of the environment around us while providing a safe and comfortable space for everyone to enjoy the outdoors. We know how intimidating it can be to exist as a person that people see as different in the outdoor industry. In knowing this, we do not discriminate against any race, gender or sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome to join us on a trip where you can truly be yourself and learn just how amazing the outdoors can be. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Vero Beach

Inshore Flats And Backcountry Fishing.

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Are you ready to reel in the big one on the Florida coast? Join Captain Matt on a surf fishing charter in Melbourne Beach for an unforgettable fishing experience! Captain Matt is a local expert with years of experience fishing the waters of Melbourne Beach. He knows the best spots to catch a variety of fish including Red Drum, Snook, Tarpon, and many more. With his expert guidance, you'll have the opportunity to reel in some truly impressive catches. You'll be fishing from the beach, throwing bait and lures deep into the surf to attract bites. Captain Matt will provide you with all the necessary gear, including rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. He will also teach you the proper techniques and tactics to use while fishing the surf. The excitement starts as soon as you set foot on the beach, as you and your group scan the water for signs of fish. As you cast your line, the anticipation builds as you wait for that telltale tug on the end of your line. When you feel that satisfying jolt, you'll know it's game on! But the fishing isn't the only thing that makes this trip so special. Melbourne Beach offers some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Florida, and as you fish, you'll have the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of nature. Keep an eye out for a variety of bird species, and other wildlife such as dolphins, manatees and sea turtles that may be swimming around. Captain Matt is not only an expert in finding the fish but also a great teacher, he'll be happy to share his knowledge and tips to help you improve your fishing skills, whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman. Don't miss out on the fishing trip of a lifetime with Captain Matt! Join him on Melbourne Beach for an action-packed day of surf fishing! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Pompano Surf Fishing Special

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Escape to the hidden gems of the Florida Intracoastal Waterway aboard our 17' Maverick HPX skiff and experience the Sunshine State like never before. Prepare to embark on an adventure that will take you through the enchanting mangrove tunnels, unveil secret snook holes, and, if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of the majestic alligators that call this ecosystem home. This is not just any fishing trip; it's a truly unique Florida fishing and wildlife experience that you won't find anywhere else. The 17' Maverick HPX is your trusty vessel, designed to navigate the Intracoastal's nooks and crannies with ease, ensuring you reach the most secluded and rewarding fishing spots. Choose your preferred fishing style from our array of options, including artificial lure fishing, fly fishing, light tackle fishing, and the exhilarating topwater fishing. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, there's something for everyone here. As you explore the winding waterways, be prepared to lock horns with the legendary fish that call this place home: Black Drum, Redfish, and the elusive Snook. These prized catches will test your skills and provide the thrill of a lifetime. But it's not just about the fishing; it's about immersing yourself in the untouched beauty of Florida's wildlife. Listen to the sounds of nature, spot exotic bird species, and keep your camera ready for that once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter. So, if you're seeking a fishing adventure that goes beyond the ordinary, join us on the 17' Maverick HPX and discover the secrets hidden within the Florida Intracoastal. Book your journey now and experience the magic of Florida's unique fishing and wildlife like never before. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Vero Beach

Inshore Fishing

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Embark on this unforgettable fishing adventure in the pristine waters of the Sebastian Inlet and the Indian River Lagoon! With Captain Greg at the helm, you'll experience the thrill of reeling in trophy catches while surrounded by breathtaking scenery. With years of local knowledge and expertise, Captain Greg is the ideal captain for an inshore fishing adventure. He will take you to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the area, where you'll have the opportunity to target a wide variety of species, including Redfish, Permit, Snook, Tarpon, Tripletail, and more! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, Captain Greg will provide the guidance and equipment you need to make the most of your time on the water. His 22' Parker bay boat has a shallow draft to get into the "skinny" backcountry waters, and includes comfortable seating, a T-top to get you out of the sun, plus all the latest fishing technology. On board, you'll have everything you need to make this a trip of a lifetime! Book your fishing charter on the Sebastian Inlet with Captain Greg today and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Sebastian Inlet On Light Tackle

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Melbourne

What are the best fishing charters in Melbourne?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 10 trip in Melbourne: Melbourne Inshore Assault guided by Owen.

Our guides in Melbourne are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2203 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Another popular city nearby for booking a charter is Melbourne Beach.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Melbourne? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Melbourne.

What types of fishing charters are common in Melbourne?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Melbourne as well as nearshore fishing, flats fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Melbourne are: 1. redfish, 2. snook, 3. jack crevalle, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Melbourne are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but heavy tackle fishing and cut bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Melbourne fishing charters cost?

in Melbourne prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $1,250, but the average price for a half day trip in Melbourne is $517. The average price for a full day trip in Melbourne is $798.

What month is best for fishing in Melbourne?

The most popular season for fishing in Melbourne is fall, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

Do I need a Melbourne fishing license and what are the bag limits in Melbourne?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Melbourne don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Melbourne.

Melbourne, FL Fishing Overview

Melbourne, FL is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts due to its proximity to the Banana and Indian Rivers, as well as the St. Johns River. The area offers a variety of fresh and saltwater angling opportunities suitable for visitors of all skill levels.

For freshwater fishing, the ""Stick Marsh"" in St. Johns River is a bountiful fishery packed full of Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, and several Catfish species. Half-day trips are perfect for family outings, while full-day trips offer a Bass bonanza. Evening trips are especially fruitful.

For saltwater fishing, half-day trips along the shorelines of the Banana or Indian Rivers offer the chance to catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Snook, and Black Drum. Longer trips can combine both locations. Offshore fishing is also available in nearby Port Canaveral, where Mahi Mahi and Sailfish can be caught on extended full day trips.

All anglers age 16 and above require a valid license to fish in these waters. Fishing with a saltwater charter captain covers the license. A freshwater fishing license is required for St. Johns River. Some species are subject to seasonal regulations, which your captain can inform you of. Charters are available throughout Melbourne, with the Indian and Banana Rivers being popular locations.

Freshwater Fishing in Melbourne

Nearby is Stick Marsh (also known as Farm 13)—a world-class bass fishery. The massive impoundment is one of the best sports for trophy bass in Florida and is strictly catch and release. Guides are recommended in this area because the same underwater structure that makes it such a good bass fishery also makes it dangerous to navigate on your own.

Inshore Fishing Melbourne

In terms of saltwater, the lagoons and isles create the perfect cover for a ton of inshore fish. The Space Coast has over 500 species of fish that call the waters home, but Mosquito Lagoon is known universally as the redfish capital. The Melbourne area is also great for spotted sea trout, tarpon, jack crevalle, and mangrove snapper, and is just about the northernmost boundary for snook. Book a fishing trip in Melbourne to target any of these species and you are sure to have the fishing experience of a lifetime.

The entire Indian River lagoon system (a combination of the Banana, Indian, and Mosquito Rivers) provides plenty of small mangrove islands that the redfish love. Whether you fish conventional tackle or on the fly, the sight-fishing is next level. The Melbourne area is also great for spotted sea trout, tarpon, jack crevalle, and mangrove snapper, and is just about the northernmost boundary for snook.

Melbourne Offshore Fishing

Fishing offshore from Melbourne offers the chance to catch high-quality sportfish that put up a fight and you may even land some sharks. Head out into the Atlantic to deep drop various species of snapper and grouper. If fast-paced fishing is more your speed, go trolling for Spanish mackerel, kingfish, tripletail, mahi-mahi, marlin, and sailfish. The variety of offshore fishing from Melbourne makes it a perfect destination for any angler to find their perfect trip.

Popular Types of Fishing In Melbourne

Melbourne fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Melbourne, Florida include inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch redfish, trout, and snook in the Indian River Lagoon. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea to catch kingfish, mahi-mahi, and sailfish. Deep-sea fishing charters are for the most adventurous anglers who want to catch big game fish like marlin and tuna.

If you're looking for a specific type of fish, Melbourne fishing charters can help you target them. Inshore fishing is great for catching redfish, trout, and snook. Offshore fishing is perfect for catching kingfish, mahi-mahi, and sailfish. Deep-sea fishing is the best way to catch big game fish like marlin and tuna. Some of the landmarks that Melbourne fishing charters visit include Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, and the Indian River Lagoon.

The Best Places To Fish In Melbourne

Melbourne, Florida is a great destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its numerous waterways and diverse fish species, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a big one. Here are some of the best places to fish in Melbourne, Florida:

1. Sebastian Inlet State Park - This popular fishing spot offers access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, making it a prime location for catching a variety of fish species.

2. Melbourne Beach Pier - This historic pier is a great spot for fishing, with plenty of space for anglers and a variety of fish species to catch.

3. Banana River Lagoon - This shallow lagoon is home to a variety of fish species, including redfish, snook, and trout. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the area with a guide.

4. Indian River Lagoon - This vast estuary is home to a diverse range of fish species, including tarpon, snook, and redfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the area with a guide.

5. Mosquito Lagoon - This shallow lagoon is known for its excellent redfish and trout fishing. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the area with a guide.

6. Port Canaveral - This busy port is also a great spot for fishing, with a variety of fish species to catch. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the area with a guide.

7. Viera Wetlands - This man-made wetland is a popular spot for bass fishing, with plenty of opportunities to catch a big one.

Other Things To Do In Melbourne

While Melbourne fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant Florida city. Take a stroll through the Brevard Zoo, where you can see over 900 animals from around the world. For a unique experience, visit the Andretti Thrill Park, where you can race go-karts, play mini-golf, and even ride a zip line. If you're looking for a more relaxing activity, head to the beautiful beaches of Melbourne, such as Paradise Beach or Indialantic Beach. For a taste of history, visit the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, which showcases the life of a prominent Melbourne family from the late 1800s. And don't forget to check out the vibrant downtown area, where you can find delicious restaurants, unique shops, and live music.

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