Inshore Charter Fishing
Orlando Florida's Best Inshore Charter Fishing near Cocoa Beach
Inshore Charter Fishing Cocoa Beach and Orlando Florida Fishing
Orlando has excellent saltwater inshore charter fishing immediately east near Cocoa Beach. Anglers from all over the world converge on the world famous backcountry fishing destinations, the Mosquito and Indian River Lagoons to pursue game fish like the red drum and spotted sea trout.
"It's a unique fishery in itself," explains Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides. "Shallow enough to wade, far enough from development and isolated in many areas from man's encroachment, the Mosquito Lagoon and the northern end of the Indian River are national treasures."
Often considered a backcountry fishing charter, the shallow estuaries are nestled in and around the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, hosting Kennedy Space Center, and it's launch facilities. Fishing Guides need specialized "flats fishing" boats that travel at high speed across the shallow water. In the last few decades, our inshore fishing has been renamed backcountry charter fishing or simply flats fishing charters. If you take a look at the fishing charts and maps of the area, you'll see how vast and numerous the bays and tributaries are near Cocoa Beach.
A shallow water fishing charter (flats fishing charter) is a must for outdoor enthusiast and anglers looking for a variety of fishing sportfish when visiting Cocoa Beach's beautiful sandy beaches or Orlando's area attractions.
Inshore Gamefish and Sports Fish
Spotted Sea Trout Florida Sports Fish and Gamefish Sea trout are very abundant Florida sports fish in the Cocoa Beach area. Anglers from all over the United States and world come to Orlando to engage with our inshore gamefish anticipating a great time in...read more
Red Drum, Puppy Drum, Channel Bass Known as a fish that will not quit, redfish can be absolute brutes. And as such, they have become one of the most sought after fish in the shallows of Florida. Since their protection in the mid-1980's redfish numbers have...read more
Common Snook, Fat Snook, Tarpon Snook, SwordSpine Snook Snook are inshore fish with an attitude. They are generally a golden yellow in color with a dark black lateral line (stripe) running the length of their body. Their mouth is similar to a largemouth...read more
Tarpon, Sabalo, Silver King Tarpon have one single dorsal fin (the fin on the top) that extends into long filament. A tarpon's back is dark blue to green or greenish black, shading into bright silver on the side. Their color may vary and be brownish gold...read more
Black Drum Black Drum, Drum Fish, Drum Drum can be caught both inshore and offshore around Florida's east coast. The black drum is close to it's cousin the red drum but it's feeding habits are much less predatory as it's often too lazy to chase...read more
Jack Crevalle Jack, Jack Fish Jack Crevalle are a beautiful color of bluish-green to greenish-gold on their backs and have silvery or yellowish bellies. The Jack's soft dorsal and anal fins are almost identical in size and they have a prominent black spot...read more
Pompano Florida Pompano or Trachinotus Carolinus Greenish-gray on the back, shading to silvery sides Fish in dark waters showing gold on throat, pelvic, and anal fins Deep flattened body with small mouth No scutes 22 to 27 soft dorsal rays; 20 to 23 soft...read more
Mangrove Snapper Gray Snapper Mangrove Snapper have dark brown or gray with reddish or orange spots in rows along the sides and a dark horizontal band from snout through the eye on young fish; two prominent canine teeth at the front of the upper jaw and...read more
Lady Fish Poor Man's Tarpon Ladyfish are cousins to the larger (much larger) tarpon. They have some similarities to the tarpon but less exaggerated and smaller. I'm not sure what a terminal mouth means but the Florida Wildlife Commission biologist says...read more
One of Florida’s oldest watershed estuaries on the east coast. The Banana River’s development has continued and the fishing has too.read more
Without a doubt one of the world's most beautiful fishing destinations, Sebastian Inlet is where America's most diverse estuary ecosystems, the Indian River Lagoon meet the Atlantic Ocean. Our inlet is an example of nature's tidal harmonics working in tandem with...read more
World famous for its large sea trout and waterside citrus, the Indian River Lagoon is a saltwater estuary on Florida’s east coast.read more
World Famous Mosquito Lagoon, known for sight fishing and inshore redfish. Captain Gina displays a nice black drum before releasing it to be caught again and again.read more
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Cocoa Beach, FL 32931