Indian River Lagoon Fishing Charters

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

Sebastian Inlet On Light Tackle

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person
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Inshore Fishing Charter in Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass Inshore Action

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach Evening Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $113 / person

Flats Fishing Charter in Oak Hill

1/2 Day From River Breeze

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $150 / person

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

Epic Inshore Fishing Charters

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21 ft 1 - 6 People From $88 / person

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

New Smyrna Beach - Mosquito Lagoon

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $225 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Indian River Lagoon

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Fishing Charters Near Indian River Lagoon

Captain Michael does not run your ordinary fishing charter. He runs nighttime spearing and bow-fishing trips! The trip starts when you board his 21’ custom skiff. This flats boat is perfect for shallow waters, backcountry, and nearshore spots you’ll be visiting. She’s refurbished for nighttime fishing and has custom lighting, a trolling motor, and a quiet inverter generator. The boat accommodates up to 4 guests, so you can share this trip with your friends and loved ones. You’ll go after Flounder, Sheepshead, and Black Drum, as they are the best night targets. Since it’s impossible to leave the fish unharmed using a gig, you’ll get to keep the catch. There’s no cleaning service that late at the marina, so it’s best to bring your cooler and clean the fish the day after. Captain Michael will arm you with Cosson stainless gigs with hardened cobalt tips and bows designed for fishing. You can also feel free to bring some other beverages and your favorite snacks! Dress properly, as it can get chilly out there during the fall and winter. Book your trip now and see why so many people get hooked on nighttime fishing! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal River Bowfishing Trip

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21 ft 1 - 5 People From $120 / person

You will be sight fishing from the bow of a flats skiff in the Mosquito Lagoon or Indian River Lagoon. Despite the scary name, there are no mosquitoes on the water. With clear skies and water, you can see fish within casting distance. In addition, we look for tails, fins, and wakes from single fish, groups or schools. Year round targets include redfish (red drum), spotted seatrout, and black drum. Seasonal catches may include tarpon and snook. Your captain has nearly 20 years of guiding experience specializing in sight fishing these waters. Capt. Chris is a certified fly casting instructor with the FFI for those wanting to improve their cast. Fly fishing in this area is primarily sight fishing which means you are casting at specific targets. 7 weight rods are used most often with 5, 9, and 12 wt rods for specific species. This trip is not for beginner level fly anglers due to the need for speed and accuracy in casting. I can provide all tackle and flies at no additional charge, or you may bring your own. In the event conditions for fly fishing are not optimal, spinning tackle will also be available on board. Fly fishing trips are usually started at first light unless otherwise dictated by weather or other factors discussed in advance. All trips are catch, photo, release only. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Allenhurst

Saltwater Fly Fishing Near Orlando & Disney

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16 ft 1 - 2 People From $238 / person

You will be sight fishing from the bow of a flats skiff in the Mosquito Lagoon or Indian River Lagoon. Despite the scary name, mosquitoes are not a problem on the water. With clear skies and clean water, you can see fish within casting distance. In addition, we look for tails, fins, and wakes from single fish, groups or schools. Year round targets include redfish (red drum), spotted seatrout, and black drum. Seasonal catches may include tarpon and snook. Your captain has nearly 20 years of guiding experience specializing in sight fishing these waters. This fishing can be done by people of all skill levels but is best suited for adults and those with prior casting experience. For trips with kids and less experienced anglers, look for my "Daytona Beach/New Smyrna Easy Catching Trip". You may request spinning tackle or fly fishing. Capt. Chris is a certified fly casting instructor with the FFI for those wanting to improve their cast. Top quality tackle is provided with your trip. Anglers bring their own food and drink. Sight fishing trips are usually started at first light unless otherwise dictated by weather or other factors discussed in advance. All trips are catch, photo, release only. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Allenhurst

Saltwater Backcountry Sight Fishing The Flats

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16 ft 1 - 2 People From $238 / person
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Fly fishing the lagoon and backwaters of East Central Florida Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in New Smyrna Beach

Fly Fishing Mosquito Lagoon

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19 ft 1 - 2 People From $200 / person

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

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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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $225 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Indian River Lagoon

What are the best fishing charters in Indian River Lagoon?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 12 trips in Indian River Lagoon, and the most popular trips in the area are Sebastian Inlet on Light Tackle guided by Greg, Aransas Pass Inshore Action guided by Jeremy, and New Smyrna Beach Evening Fishing guided by Todd.

Our guides in Indian River Lagoon are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2207 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.

The most popular cities to book a charter in are Fort Pierce, Melbourne Beach and Vero Beach.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Indian River Lagoon? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Indian River Lagoon.

What types of fishing charters are common in Indian River Lagoon?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Indian River Lagoon as well as flats fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Indian River Lagoon are: 1. redfish, 2. snook, 3. speckled trout, and 4. tarpon.

The most common fishing techniques in Indian River Lagoon are sight casting, artificial lure fishing, and light tackle fishing but live bait fishing and fly fishing are popular as well.

How much do Indian River Lagoon fishing charters cost?

in Indian River Lagoon prices can range anywhere from an affordable $275 to $1,075, but the average price for a half day trip in Indian River Lagoon is $486. The average price for a full day trip in Indian River Lagoon is $746.

What month is best for fishing in Indian River Lagoon?

The most popular season for fishing in Indian River Lagoon is summer, and most anglers book their trips 26 days in advance.

Do I need a Indian River Lagoon fishing license and what are the bag limits in Indian River Lagoon?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Indian River Lagoon, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Indian River Lagoon. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Indian River Lagoon.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing day with Captain Greg fishing out of Florida! Caught quite a few nice sized snook, and a few other smaller species. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back to fish with him.

    Dawn T. with Greg B. of Melbourne Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was amazing Greg made everything easy and fun will definitely do it again

    Jose P. with Greg B. of Melbourne Beach, Florida

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    Had a blast with Captain Jeremy. He put us on trout with the first cast and never let up finding the reds for us. He is a hundred percent in on finding the fish for you and knows the waters and methods for catching them. I would recommend his service for new comers and experienced anglers. We will definitely use him again.

    Levi C. with Jeremy G. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jeremy was awesome! Super friendly and very hospitable. Put us on the fish until we limited out!

    Gary R. with Jeremy G. of Aransas Pass, Texas

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