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Saltwater Backcountry Sight Fishing The Flats

NEW 1 - 2 People 4 - 8 Hours From $475

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8 Hours 6 Hours 4 Hours
2 People
$750.00
$575.00
$475.00
1 Person
$750.00
$575.00
$475.00
Pay $150 as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

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...

About Your Trip

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.
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 10 days before the trip.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

Live bait is not used on this trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

Captain Chris

Independent Guide 19 yrs of exp.
Capt. Chris has nearly 20 years of experience guiding the waters of the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon. He is a sight fishing specialist who enjoys stalking fish in shallow water with artificial lures or fly. His is also a FFI certified fly casting instructor for those looking to improve their fly fishing casts.

About Your Guide

Captain Chris

Independent Guide 19 yrs of exp.
Capt. Chris has nearly 20 years of experience guiding the waters of the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon. He is a sight fishing specialist who enjoys stalking fish in shallow water with artificial lures or fly. His is also a FFI certified fly casting instructor for those looking to improve their fly fishing casts.
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Start Location

Courtenay Pkwy N, Florida, USA
Areas Fished
  • Mosquito Lagoon
  • Indian River Lagoon
  • Banana River
  • Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve
  • Turnbull Creek
  • Indian River
  • Indian River Lagoon Park
  • Cape Canaveral
  • New Smyrna Beach

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Hewes
Boat Length
16'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Hewes
Boat Length
16'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
90
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
I fish out of a well maintained 16ft Hewes flats skiff. This boat is extremely stable and rides through rough water easily while still able to get onto the shallow flats to stalk redfish. The boat is equipped with a push pole, Minn Kota Terrova trolling motor, a gps, and power pole. It is powered by a 90hp Yamaha motor. I have been the sole owner of this vessel. It is able to quetly fish the flats but can also cross rough water bays on windy days and get to areas many lightweight skiffs cannot go.
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 10 days before the trip.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

Live bait is not used on this trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Sight Casting

Everything Else to Know

•Sunscreen
•Food and drink
•Appropriate clothing (rain or cold)
•Polarized sunglasses
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 10 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!