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Fishing in Edgewater

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

Epic Inshore Fishing Charters

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21 ft 1 - 6 People From $325
Fishing in Edgewater

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

New Smyrna / Daytona Beach Tarpon

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Port Canaveral

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Canaveral

Morning Fishing Trip

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $300

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Fishing in Edgewater
Fishing in Edgewater
Fishing in Edgewater
trip description for Epic Inshore Fishing Charters in Edgewater

We are in full blown tarpon season now!! Book now for the fight of a life with the most powerful saltwater light tackle gamefish on earth! Captain Drew is a full time Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing guide offering light tackle charters near Orlando. 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. I do both saltwater spin fishing and saltwater fly fishing for redfish, tarpon, cobia, snapper, big jacks, shark, triple tail, snook, seatrout and black drum. 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. This is the closest light tackle saltwater flats fishing charter and nearshore beach fishing trips located east of Orlando, Kissimmee & Disney. I also offer 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, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

Epic Inshore Fishing Charters

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21 ft 1 - 6 People From $325
Fishing in Edgewater
Fishing in Edgewater
Fishing in Edgewater
trip description for New Smyrna / Daytona Beach Tarpon  in Edgewater

We are in full blown tarpon season now!! Book now for the fight of a life with the most powerful saltwater light tackle gamefish on earth! 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. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

New Smyrna / Daytona Beach Tarpon

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Port Canaveral
Fishing in Port Canaveral
Fishing in Port Canaveral
trip description for Morning fishing trip in Port Canaveral

We will be fishing in and around port canaveral targeting many different species. There are some days we will also see dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. You might catch a rocket launch or a booster returning to port. An occasional submarine will also come into port. As far as fishing most of the time we will be using live shrimp when available on light tackle. In the cooler months you can also have great luck throwing artificial lures also. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Canaveral

Morning Fishing Trip

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $300

Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Port Canaveral

What are the best fishing charters in Port Canaveral?

The best fishing charters in Port Canaveral are:

Why should I book a fishing charter in Port Canaveral with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 trips in Port Canaveral, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Inshore Fishing Charters guided by Drew, Morning fishing trip guided by Andrew, and New Smyrna / Daytona Beach Tarpon guided by Drew.

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.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Port Canaveral? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Port Canaveral.

What types of fishing charters are common in Port Canaveral?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Port Canaveral as well as river fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

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

The most common fishing techniques in Port Canaveral are live bait fishing, artificial lure fishing, and topwater fishing but sight casting and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Port Canaveral fishing charters cost?

in Port Canaveral prices can range anywhere from about $415 to $963, but the average price for a half day trip in Port Canaveral is $531. The average price for a full day trip in Port Canaveral is $860.

What month is best for fishing in Port Canaveral?

The most popular season for fishing in Port Canaveral is spring, and most anglers book their trips 6 days in advance.

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

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

What is fishing in Port Canaveral all about?

Fishing in Port Canaveral, located on Florida's Space Coast, is an exhilarating experience with a wealth of opportunities for anglers of all levels. Renowned as one of the busiest ports in the world, Port Canaveral offers access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, providing a diverse range of fishing environments. Whether fishing from the shore, a charter boat, or your own vessel, there's something for everyone in this bustling maritime hub.

One of the main attractions of fishing in Port Canaveral is the chance to target a wide variety of saltwater game fish. From prized catches like sailfish, mahi-mahi, and wahoo offshore to redfish, snook, and trout in the calmer waters of the lagoon, there's no shortage of species to pursue. Anglers can enjoy a thrilling day of trolling, bottom fishing, or sight casting, depending on their preferences and the seasonality of the fish.

Charter fishing trips are a popular choice for those looking to make the most of their time on the water in Port Canaveral. Experienced captains and crew members provide expert guidance and access to prime fishing spots, ensuring a memorable and successful outing. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, a charter trip offers the opportunity to reel in trophy-sized catches while enjoying the stunning scenery and abundant marine life of Florida's Space Coast.

What are the most popular months to fish in Port Canaveral?

Fishing in Port Canaveral, situated on Florida's Atlantic coast, offers anglers a diverse and exciting experience throughout the seasons. Springtime signals the start of prime fishing season in Port Canaveral, with the warming waters bringing an abundance of baitfish and attracting a variety of gamefish to the area. Species such as king mackerel, mahi-mahi, and cobia are commonly targeted by anglers during this season as they migrate along the coastline and gather around the inlet entrances. Anglers can enjoy success fishing from boats, piers, and jetties as they cast lures or troll offshore in search of their next big catch.

Summer in Port Canaveral brings warmer temperatures and longer days, creating ideal conditions for both inshore and offshore fishing. Anglers can target a wide range of species, including snapper, grouper, and amberjack, on the area's numerous artificial reefs and wrecks. Additionally, summer is peak season for targeting pelagic species such as sailfish, wahoo, and tuna, which are often found in deeper waters offshore. Whether fishing from a charter boat or their own vessel, anglers visiting Port Canaveral in the summer months can expect plenty of action and the opportunity to reel in some impressive catches.

As fall approaches, the fishing dynamics in Port Canaveral begin to shift. Cooling water temperatures trigger changes in fish behavior, prompting species such as redfish, snook, and tarpon to become more active in the lagoon and nearshore waters. Fall is an excellent time for inshore fishing, with anglers targeting shallow flats, mangrove shorelines, and tidal creeks in search of these prized gamefish. Additionally, fall brings the annual mullet run, a natural phenomenon that sees large schools of baitfish migrating along the coastline. This event attracts a variety of predators, including sharks, jacks, and king mackerel, providing anglers with exciting opportunities to catch a wide range of species.

What types of fishing are popular in Port Canaveral?

Fishing in Port Canaveral offers a diverse range of experiences, catering to different angling preferences and skill levels. One popular type of fishing is offshore deep-sea fishing, which provides the opportunity to target a variety of pelagic species such as mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna, and sailfish. Anglers can venture into the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean aboard charter boats equipped with state-of-the-art gear and experienced captains. Trolling with artificial lures or live bait, as well as bottom fishing over wrecks and reefs, are common techniques used to hook these prized game fish.

In addition to offshore fishing, Port Canaveral also offers excellent inshore and nearshore fishing opportunities. The nearby Indian River Lagoon and Banana River provide sheltered waters teeming with redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon. Anglers can explore the lagoon's mangrove-lined shorelines, shallow flats, and oyster bars, targeting these species using a variety of methods such as live bait fishing, fly fishing, and sight casting. Nearshore reefs and structures also attract a wide range of fish, including snapper, grouper, and kingfish, making it an ideal destination for anglers looking for a diverse and action-packed fishing experience.

For those who prefer a more relaxed and accessible fishing experience, shore fishing in Port Canaveral is a popular option. The port features several fishing piers, jetties, and shoreline areas where anglers can cast their lines without needing a boat. These spots provide opportunities to catch a variety of species, including snook, redfish, and sheepshead. Live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like jigs and spoons, can be effective for targeting these fish from the shore. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just starting out, Port Canaveral offers a wide range of fishing experiences to suit every taste and skill level.

What species are popular in Port Canaveral?

Port Canaveral, located on Florida's Space Coast, offers anglers a plethora of fishing opportunities with its diverse ecosystem. One of the most sought-after catches in Port Canaveral is the king mackerel, known for its fast-paced strikes and impressive fights. These pelagic predators are abundant in the area's offshore waters, especially during the spring and summer months. Anglers often target king mackerel by trolling with live bait or artificial lures around the inlet entrances and along the numerous artificial reefs and wrecks offshore.

Mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish, are another prized species to catch in Port Canaveral. These colorful and acrobatic fish are commonly found in the area's offshore waters, particularly around floating debris, weed lines, and temperature breaks. Mahi-mahi are highly migratory and can be caught year-round, with peak seasons typically occurring in the spring and summer months. Anglers targeting mahi-mahi in Port Canaveral often use trolling techniques with brightly colored lures or live bait to entice strikes.

In addition to king mackerel and mahi-mahi, Port Canaveral offers excellent opportunities to catch a variety of bottom-dwelling species such as grouper, snapper, and amberjack. These reef-dwelling fish are abundant on the area's numerous artificial reefs, wrecks, and ledges, providing anglers with ample opportunities to reel in some impressive catches. Whether fishing from a charter boat or their own vessel, anglers visiting Port Canaveral can expect a thrilling and rewarding fishing experience with the chance to target a wide range of species.

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