Indian River Lagoon

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Location:
Titusville, FL
United States United States
Coordinates:
28.5556, -80.7578
Depth (average):
2 Feet
Depth (max):
20 Feet
Distance:
0.0 Acres
Description:

The two most sought after gamefish in the Titusville area of the Indian River Lagoon are the redfish and sea trout. Sometimes snook and tarpon are caught as well. If you're new to fishing the Titusville area, A guide will likely put you on more fish in one day than you will probably find in several weeks of fishing on your own. However, some people (myself included) enjoy the challenge and excitement of fishing new waters for themselves.The Indian River Lagoon is a series of lagoons and inlets making up a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the U.S. state of Florida. Its full length extends from Ponce de León Inlet in Volusia County, Florida to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County, Florida, and includes Cape Canaveral.

The Indian River Lagoon is North America’s most diverse estuary with more than 2,200 different species of animals and 2,100 species of plants. The Lagoon varies in width from ½ mile to 5 miles and averages only 3 feet in depth. It serves as a spawning and nursery ground for many different species of oceanic and lagoon fish and shellfish. The lagoon also has one of the most diverse bird populations anywhere in America. Nearly 1/3 of the nation’s manatee population lives here or migrates through the Lagoon seasonally. In addition, its ocean beaches provide one of the densest sea turtle nesting areas found in the Western Hemisphere.Portions of the Lagoon, from north to south:

Mosquito Lagoon, from Ponce de Leon Inlet to the north end of Merritt Island, connected to Indian River by Haulover Canal.

Indian River, the main body of water, from the north border between Volusia and Brevard Counties along the western shore of Merritt Island, southward to St. Lucie Inlet.

Banana River, an offshoot of the Indian River, northward making up the eastern shore of Merritt Island.

Hobe Sound, the portion of the lagoon from St. Lucie Inlet to Jupiter Inlet.

Cover/Structure:

Flats and canals.

Tips/Tactics:

Gold spoons. The principal habitat used by reds and trout for feeding in this area are the expansive shallow seagrass flats that cover the shallows of the Indian River Lagoon. These grass beds form the basis of the ecological food chain in the Lagoon. The algae that forms on these grasses provide food for young fish, shrimp, crabs, and other invertebrates that gamefish feed on.

In addition, the grasses also provide cover for these creatures to hide in as they try to avoid being eaten, therefore it is on these grassflats that the drama of life in the lagoon takes place and also the best fishing. The principle forage species for reds and trout are shrimp and mullet, a vegetarian fish that feeds on the algae mentioned before as well as the grasses themselves. These are also the two most widely used baits used for reds and trout. Live shrimp are readily available in most local bait and tackle shops while the "finger mullet", (young mullet 3-6' long) are sometimes available but usually caught by the angler using a cast net. If you're new to the area, live shrimp are the best bet.

This portion of the lagoon system is pretty much isolated from oceanic tidal influences due to the fact that the nearest inlet is over 40 miles away. Therefore the fishing here is not influenced by tides as it is in other estuaries. It is more governed by temperature. During the heat of the summer the fishing slows down a bit and the best chances for success are early mornings and late afternoons, with the early mornings better in my opinion. The summertime here is also the rainy season where afternoon thundershowers occurr almost daily in normal years. I've had very good success going out in the early evenings after the storms have come through and cooled things down a bit.

In the spring and fall, I still like to be fishing at first light because it's when the fish are more active, however the fishing does last later into the day and action can be found all day.

In the winter when we have an occasional cold spell I like to find deeper holes and canals as the fish tend to congregate in these deeper areas seeking warmth. The fishing can be great at this time for seatrout. Again, early and late are the better times.

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February 19, 2012 Inshore: The mild days continue along the Treasure Coast this week.  Winds have picked up now, but most days allow you to get out in the river.  The ocean has been another story with one or two days a week that anglers can venture out.  The water temperatures are still mild around the area and that means the fish are on the flats and feeding.  We had some good days this week. Bob and Chris were back out on a windy day, but managed trout, she...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.17.12

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, February 16, 2012 By Captain Tom Van Horn Upcoming Events and Seminars February 2012 Saturday, February 25th - 11:00 to 2:00 p.m., Free Shad Rally at the Jolly Gator Fish Camp, phone (407) 349-5554, on Hwy 46 adjacent to CS Lee Park in Geneva, Florida. Visit: www.thejollygator.com. "Free Seminars" instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers and Charlie McCullough, "Shad Fishing Tactics&q...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.13.12

February 12, 2012 Inshore: We finally had a cold front come through the area that cooled things off a bit, but not the fishing!  Water temperatures will cool off a bit, but you can bet they will warm up quickly again.  Fishing has been wonderful out on the river.  A little wind and cold can't stop us from having fun out on the water! Ron, Mike and Timberly were one on a day of trout, bluefish and other species in spite of a windy day out on the river...
Capt. Tom Van Horn
about 5 years ago (02/06/2012)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.06.12

Greetings! Ever wanted to learn more about saltwater flats fishing on the Indian River Lagoon system?  Want to improve your angling skills and be a more successful angler?  Well here is your chance.  The Anglers Improvement Clinic is a free 8 class seminar series designed to teach you the basic skills needed to be more successful on the water.  More fish means a more...
Capt. Tom Van Horn
about 5 years ago (01/16/2012)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.16.12

Upcoming Seminars and Events Thursday January 19th 6:30 P.m. to 8:30 p.m. "Free Seminars" "Windy Winter Lagoon Tactics" instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers, located in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., Apopka Florida, www.mosquitocreek.com. Thursday, January 26th - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Free Shad and Crappie Fly Tying Eventat Orlando Outfitters, 2814 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32808, phone (407) 896-8220. Visit: www.orland...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.16.12

January is usually the heart of the winter fishing season in East Central Florida. Water temperatures will be in the 60’s if all is normal, with cold snaps driving them as low as the upper 40’s and occasional warm spells lifting them into the upper 70’s. The changing temps will move the fish around more than at other times of the year, but by using a bit of common sense you can find some excellent inshore opportunities. I’ll break it down area by area and you can cho...
Capt. Tom Van Horn
over 5 years ago (12/12/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.12.11

Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL Upcoming Seminars and Events Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby Dates Thursday December 15th, Shad and Crappie Derby Anglers Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Mosquito Creek Outdoor, 170 South Washington Avenue in Apopka. Saturday December 17th, Shad and Crappie Derby begins at safe light. Saturday January 14th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Crappie Rally and Seminar at Boat Tree Marina at the Port of Sanford. Thursda...
Spotted Tail Charter Service John Kumiski
over 5 years ago (12/12/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.12.11

The Mailbox- -Got this email from Rick Roberts: “This University of Florida Fisheries Management Grad Student Project is gathering information with the goal of developing new strategies for the management of of the Florida Gulf Coast snook fishery. Your participation in the following survey is requested. Here’s the chance to take part in the future of fisheries management click this link to answer these important questions.” http://www.snookfoundation.org/news/resear...
Capt. Tom Van Horn
over 5 years ago (12/02/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.02.11

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report By Captain Tom Van Horn   Upcoming Seminars and Events   Saturday December 3rd, Kel's Rod and Reel 2nd Annual Parking Lot Swap Meet. Located at 430 Hwy 436 Casselberry, Florida - 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. Call Terri at 407-834-3008 for more details.   Thursday December 8th - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Free Round Table Shad and Crappie Seminar at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 S. Washington Ave. Apop...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.29.11

Inshore: December Fishing Forecast: Here it is December already and the Holidays are almost upon us. Where has this year gone? I must say it has been a great year for fishing all along the Treasure Coast. Both inshore and offshore have provided anglers with many great fishing adventures. Hopefully, this winter will be milder and the fishing great for everyone. December brings on the winter months and changes fishing tactics on the river. The water temperatures continue to fall a...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.15.11

  Inshore: Another windy week passes along the Treasure Coast.  It's that normal November that brings good fishing and challenging weather to get out there.  The fish are biting as long as the winds don't keep you from it.  Offshore has been rough most days and fewer boats are heading out on the ocean.  I have seen a lot of the offshore boats doing inshore fishing this week.  We will get a few days a week that present good conditions, but expect...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.07.11

Inshore:     Just as October proved to be a windy month, you can expect that November will also continue on that same windy note. We are in the middle of our winter transition and you can also count on cooler temperatures that will start the thermometer sliding when it comes to the water temps as well. The days will remain nice and warm, but the nights will become cooler this month. It’s time to change your fishing tactics out on the water.   Trout will continue to be...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.17.11

I am very happy to report that it looks like the Central Indian River Lagoon Area is having a “Normal” fall season for the first time in about five years. As of mid-October we have already seen some morning temperatures in the mid-sixties and water temps throughout the lagoon are in the upper 70’s. My clients have enjoyed exceptional success with redfish, and seatrout since late September. Mullet schools are everywhere and the predators are right in with them like they should be. Spanish ma...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.19.11

Inshore:     It was another fun week out on the water. Wonderful weather and lots of exciting action for us. We should continue to have nice conditions for anglers to enjoy the fishing around the Treasure Coast this month. Have some fun soon and get out fishing!   Redfish continue to feed on the shallow flats. The fish we have caught have been in the upper slot range and some going up to 30" lately. DOA shrimp, live shrimp or cut baits have all been working at get...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.14.11

October is the top all-around month to fish the central Indian River Lagoon Area. Water temperatures are dropping back into the optimum range for most of the resident and migratory species and air temps begin to cool into the preferred range for anglers as well. Baitfish numbers are at a peak and the predators are sure to be close by. High water levels are also a positive aspect of the early fall season. The high water allows anglers and fish to reach backwater areas that in some cases are ina...
Pattern Setter Charters Capt.Gus Brugger
over 5 years ago (08/23/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.23.11

I don’t know how to react to this past summer season. The thing that stands out for me in hindsight is the lack of a consistent near-shore bite, especially in the case of king mackerel. The lack of favorable small boat friendly sea conditions can take some of the blame, but commercial and recreational anglers I’ve talked to from the Keys to North Carolina have made the same observation. Let’s hope it is a cycle and it will correct itself by next summer. On the other hand, the inshore fishin...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.29.11

The summer weather pattern was a bit late coming to the treasure coast this year. Consistent east winds through the first part of June allowed for some good dolphin catches by the bigger boats offshore, but small boaters couldn’t get beyond the jetties until later in the month. All the things that make Sebastian a great summer fishery are still possible. July should be an explosive month.     Sebastian River – The top of the list in the Sebastian River in mid-summer is tarpon...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
almost 6 years ago (05/17/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.17.11

Fishing Report   May 14, 2011 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL       Upcoming Seminars and Events   Saturday, May 21st Near-shore Tarpon Fishing   10: 00 - 12:00 "Free Seminars", instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, John Kumiski," Summer Tarpon, Fly Fishing and Beach Fishing Tactics ", located in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., Apopka Florida, www.mosquitocreek.com &#...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.03.11

May 2011         By Captain Tom Van Horn       Upcoming Seminars and Events       Saturday, May 21st Near-shore Tarpon Fishing       10: 00 - 12:00 "Free Seminars", instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers, and John Kumiski," Summer Tarpon and Beach Fishing Tactics Spin & Fly Fishing ", located in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., A...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
almost 6 years ago (04/28/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.28.11

Fishing Report   April 26, 2011 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL       Upcoming Seminars and Events   Saturday April 30th Free Hook Kids on Fishing Program   10:00 - 12 Noon Hook Kids on Fishing Program   Mosquito Creek Outdoors and Anglers for Conservation presents a free fishing kids seminar. After completing five learning stations all kids will receive a free fishing rod and tackle box (limited to the first 100 k...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.25.11

Upcoming Events- -Space Shuttle Endeavour is targeted to launch 3:47 p.m. EDT, April 29.   I am actively soliciting a charter for this date. Rumor has it that this will be the final Space Shuttle flight EVER. Watch the launch and fish, simultaneously! -   On May 7 I'll be giving free fly tying lessons at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka, starting at noon. We'll be tying Clouser Minnows. Come out and see us, and walk out with some new flies! -   On May 21 I'll be...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 6 years ago (04/18/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.18.11

Upcoming Seminars and Events         Saturday April 23rd Free Parking Lot Marine and Tackle Swap Meet       9 am - 3 pm Kel's Rod and Reel, free marine and fishing tackle swap meet. Located at 430 SR 436 in Casselberry, Florida contact Terri at 407-834-3005 for more details.       Saturday April 30th Free Hook Kids on Fishing Program       10:00 - 12 Noon Hook Kids on Fishing Program   &...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.15.11

I am looking forward to May and June because I can target larger species of fish in every venue available in the Sebastian area. I can break free of the inland waters regularly to seek out the big boys migrating up the coast, target big snook around shoreline structure and confidently pursue tarpon throughout the Sebastian River system. All fishing methods, from live bait to fly rod are also at home in each of these situations, thus making it possible for anglers of all experience levels to sc...
Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters Captain Charlie Conner
almost 6 years ago (04/12/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.12.11

Inshore:     April has continued to bring some fantastic weather for us. Calm winds have been the norm lately and we have certainly taken advantage of it to enjoy the fishing out there. The temperatures have been warming up....but I love this weather! We have a lot of fun out on the river this past week.   The river was flooded with mullet over the weekend. Everywhere we looked you could see school after school of finger mullet entering the river. It's gonna be some go...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.05.11

Inshore:     April has arrived bringing in much needed rain to the area and some windy days to deal with. We did manage to get out on the better days and stay home on those nasty ones. Fishing has continued to be good as long as you can get to the area that are productive. Expect more of this kind of weather this month as the transition into summer continues.....   Walter and his grandson, Bill, joined me on one of those windy days. We finished off fishing in one spot...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 6 years ago (04/04/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.04.11

Upcoming Seminars and Events         SaturdayApril 9th Free Fly Fishing Class       10:00 - 12 Noon, Free Introduction to Fly Fishing Class instructed by FFF Certified Instructor and veteran Mosquito lagoon Fishing Guide Captain Chris Myers. Located in the Outback section of Mosquito Creek Outdoor, 170 South Washington Ave. Apopka Florida www.mosquitocreek.com       Saturday, April 16th       10:...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.30.11

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast         April 2011       By Captain Tom Van Horn       Upcoming Seminars and Events       April 9th Free Fly Fishing Class       Saturday, April 16th Free Freshwater Bluegill and Panfish       10: 00 - 12:00 Freshwater Bluegill and Panfish   "Free Seminars" instructe...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 6 years ago (03/28/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.28.11

Fishing Report   March 22, 2011 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL       Upcoming Seminars and Events   SaturdayApril 9th Free Fly Fishing Class   10:00 - 12 Noon, Free Introduction to Fly Fishing Class instructed by FFF Certified Instructor and veteran Mosquito lagoon Fishing Guide Captain Chris Myers. Located in the Outback section of Mosquito Creek Outdoor, 170 South Washington Ave. Apopka Florida www.mosquitocreek.com &#...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.23.11

The waters of the Sebastian area are a prime location for light tackle anglers once spring has gained a foothold. From here on in the temperature gauge will only move in an upward direction and this will bring most of the gamefish species into their comfort zone. This is the time of year when I have been most successful at getting my clients the East Central Florida slam, which consists of redfish, seatrout and tarpon. Finding a snook to make a grand slam still seems to be tough even though it...
Pattern Setter Charters Capt. Gus Brugger
about 6 years ago (03/22/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.22.11

Capt. Gus Brugger brings viewers up to date on whats new with the fishing in the Sebastian Area, as well as what new with Pattern Setter Charters.        ...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
about 6 years ago (03/22/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.22.11

Bob Stearns Comments on Fishing the Full Moon         Bob responded to my last fishing report-     “You commented about the possibility of the full moon having an affect on fishing. There is no doubt in my mind that it does, both inshore & offshore. Probably too much night feeding activity. There are always exceptions, such as those full moon nights with a night-long heavy overcast. But other than the affect on tides, I cannot see any reason w...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 6 years ago (03/18/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.18.11

Okay folks, as anglers living in Central Florida, we are very fortunate to enjoy the vast resources available to us. Now is your turn to pay it forward by volunteering to assist Anglers for Conservation (AFC) and Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando with three Hook Kids on Fishing Programs. After completing five hands on learning stations each kid receives a new rod, reel and tackle box, and they catch a memory for life.     Friday April 15th Sponsored by Mud Hole Custom Tackle,...
Doug Kelly
about 6 years ago (03/17/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.17.11

After nearly three years, Florida's Fishing Legends and Pioneers finally made it from my computer to the publisher to the printer and to the republic for which it stands. I hope you read further, and apologies if you receive this more than once.         A FEW TESTIMONIALS       “Doug Kelly skillfully traces the history of sport fishing inFlorida in great detail with fascinating stories, tales and anecdotes focusing on legendary anglers and...
Pattern Setter Charters Capt. Gus Brugger
about 6 years ago (03/15/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.15.11

The waters of the Sebastian area are a prime location for light tackle anglers once spring has gained a foothold. From here on in the temperature gauge will only move in an upward direction and this will bring most of the gamefish species into their comfort zone. This is the time of year when I have been most successful at getting my clients the East Central Florida slam, which consists of redfish, seatrout and tarpon. Finding a snook to make a grand slam still seems to be tough even though it...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 6 years ago (03/09/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.09.11

Upcoming Seminars and Events         Saturday March 12th 10:00 - 12 Noon, Free Introduction to Fly Fishing Class       Class instructed by FFF Certified Instructor and veteran Mosquito lagoon Fishing Guide Captain Chris Myers. Located in the Outback section of Mosquito Creek Outdoor, 170 South Washington Ave. Apopka Florida www.mosquitocreek.com       Saturday, March 12th -12 Noon, Second Annual Central Florida Shad an...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 6 years ago (02/25/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.25.11

Upcoming Seminars and Events         Saturday March 5th 10 am - 3 pm, Women in the Outdoors Fly Fishing Event       Hosted by Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 S. Washington Ave, Apopka, Florida. This is a ladies only Introduction to Fly Fishing event. For more details, visit www.wekivaspringsstrutters.com       Saturday March 12th 10:00 - 12 Noon, Free Introduction to Fly Fishing     10: 00 - 12:00 Class in...
AAA Hawgwild Saltwater Charters Captain David Rogers
about 6 years ago (02/23/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.23.11

The fishing on the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon has been great. The last 4 trips we boated over 100 redfish. The fish have been eating MirrOdine 27MR, Gulp on a 1/8 ounce jig head and Bitter's Naked Swimmer rigged on an offset 1/16 ounce hook. The fish have been between 22 and 28 inches. The schools have been very large and it has been a blast. The key is finding the areas with large mullet populations. We are also catching black drum suing a 4 inch Gulp Shrimp. Check out the websit...
Pattern Setter Charters Captain Gus Brugger
about 6 years ago (02/14/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.14.11

The warming waters of spring will bring the lagoon to life. Baitfish numbers and varieties will increase and the predators won’t be far behind. The list of available game fish species will also expand with the warmth. Tarpon will top the list of new arrivals, while I am sure that the resurgence of the grass beds at this time of year will also attract more trout and redfish. Now let me give you an idea of what to expect in the early spring in the Sebastian area.     Sebastian R...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.14.11

Upcoming Events     On February 22 I’ll be speaking to the Florida Fly Fishing Association in Cocoa.   February 19- Hook Kids on Fishing program at Kiwanis Island Park from 9-11am. Kiwanis Island Park is located directly on Sykes Creek immediately north of State Road 520 (951 Kiwanis Island Park Road Merritt Island). Volunteers should show up no later than 8:00 am.   February 26- Beachside Hook Kids on Fishing program in Satellite Beach from 9-11am. The progr...
Native Sons Fishing Guides Capt. Rocky Van Hoose
about 6 years ago (02/02/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.02.11

  The monthly calendar may have changed but the red-hot redfish action has not. February started the same way January ended with a great day on the Indian River Lagoon chasing tailing redfish for the guests of Native Sons Fishing guides (www.nativesonsfishing.com). The following are accounts of individual angling performances over the last week.       February began with a bang for Andrew and Rebecca Partridge from Dallas, TX who had a blast on their half-da...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 6 years ago (02/01/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.01.11

Upcoming Seminars and Events     Shad and Crappie Derby registration materials are available at all sign-up locations, so visit http:www.cfshadderby.com for details on the nearest sign-up location to you. Also, be sure to sign up for the free 2 months of Sea Tow, courtesy of Sea Tow Central Florida Lakes.   Saturday, February 5th, "Free Seminars" instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers, "Winter Tactics for Redfish, Black Drum and Sea Trout"...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.26.11

January can offer some of the best redfish action of the year. Between the arrival of cold fronts, typically every five days or so, the temperatures climb and the winds subside sending hordes of ravenous reds onto the shallow grass flats to forge for food. Since food on the flats is significantly scarcer during the winter months, our redfish will aggressively attack most bait with abandon. This leads to big numbers of big fish on our charters. The only catch, pardon the pun, is timing the cold...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 6 years ago (01/24/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.24.11

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, January 23, 2011     By Captain Tom Van Horn   Upcoming Seminars and Events   Shad and Crappie Derby registration materials are available at all sign-up locations, so visit http:www.cfshadderby.com for details on the nearest sign-up location to you. Also, be sure to sign up for the free 2 months of Sea Tow, courtesy of Sea Tow Central Florida Lakes.   Saturday, February 5th, 10: 00 - 12...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.24.11

The Report from Spotted Tail 1/23/11     Upcoming Events   On February 3 I start teaching the course, “Fundamentals of Flats Fishing” at Brevard Community College. Read more here…   On February 22 I’ll be speaking to the Florida Fly Fishing Association in Cocoa.   ******************************************* Between King Day, computer work, a speaking engagement, and some nasty, rainy weather, I only got out one afternoon all this week.  ...
Pattern Setter Charters Capt. Gus Brugger
about 6 years ago (01/20/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.20.11

Winter in Central Florida is the most dynamic period as far as weather is concerned. This makes accurately forecasting what the fishing is going to be like a month from now more difficult than at any other time of year. That being the case I am going to give two forecasts, one based on continuing cold weather, and the other based on a more mild, “normal” winter.     Cold Weather Forecast Cold weather in central Florida, in my opinion, is when overnight lows are below 45 deg...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
about 6 years ago (01/11/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.11.11

The question frequently comes at me, especially while giving slide shows, “What kind of camera do you use?” This answers the question, and gives some tips on how to use the stuff besides.     I carry two Canon Rebel XTi bodies. One is fixed with a wide angle Canon 10-22 mm zoom lens, an awesome piece of equipment, used for things I can get close to.   The wide angle lens adds a new twist to the grip and grin!         The other carries a...
Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters Captain Charlie Conner
about 6 years ago (01/10/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.10.11

Inshore Fishing Report:     Well, we have another new year just started and at least it began much better than last years freezing weather. Nice mild, but windy days have allowed anglers to get out fishing on the river most days. We have even enjoyed a few calm days out there and the fishing has been good so far this month. Water temps have warmed up into the mid 60's and you can find lots of hungry fish around the river.   Channel edges and drop offs around the flats...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
about 6 years ago (01/06/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.06.11

  Lucky anglers get that way because they operate efficiently. They recognize opportunities and act decisively when one presents itself. Let’s take a look at 13 tips that when incorporated into you everyday angling routine will make you one of the lucky ones.     1. Keep your spool full with fresh line. You can cast farther when the spool is full. Fresh line is stronger than old line.   2. Don’t use swivels, snaps, or other similar hardware. These devices h...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 6 years ago (01/04/2011)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.04.11

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, January 2011       by Captain Tom Van Horn       Upcoming Seminars and Events   January 1, 2011 Shad and Crappie Derby starts at safe light. (Both shad and crappie derbies)     Saturday, January 22nd 11:00 - 2:00 PM, Free Crappie Rally at Boat Tree Marina Sanford, "Free Seminar" Instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers and Charlie McCullou...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 6 years ago (12/28/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.28.10

Fishing Report   December 26, 2010 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL   Upcoming Seminars and Events   Shad and Crappie Derby registration materials should be available at sign-up locations by Wednesday, December 29th, visit http://www.cfshadderby.com for details on the nearest sign-up location. Also, be sure to sign up for the free 2 months of Sea Tow, courtesy of Sea Tow Central Florida Lakes.   January 1, 2011 Derby starts at safe light....
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 6 years ago (12/22/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.22.10

Upcoming Seminars and Events       January 1, 2011 Derby starts at safe light. (Both shad and crappie derbies)   Saturday, December 11th - 10: 00 - 12:00 PM, Shad & Crappie Derby Anglers Registration Meeting at Mosquito Creek Outdoors. "Free Seminars" instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers and Charlie McCullough, "Preparing for the Shad Run & Crappie Season", anglers giveaways and more, located in the Outback at Mosquito Cre...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
over 6 years ago (11/29/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.29.10

The Report from Spotted Tail 11/28/10     in this issue:   Shuttle gremlins again Thanksgiving wrap-up fishing report Monthly Contest   Shuttle Gremlins The gremlins have been loosed again. NASA announced this week that the Shuttle launch so eagerly awaited by so many has been again postponed, this time until December 17. Darn those Klingons! There is another launch of a different vehicle scheduled for December 7. For those who would like to see a laun...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 6 years ago (11/22/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.22.10

Second Annual Central Florida American Shad and Crappie Derby     For Immediate Release   Date: November 21, 2010   Contact: Captain Tom Van Horn, Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando   mosquitocoast@cfl.rr.com, (407) 416-1187   Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando, Fishing Florida Radio and our event sponsors proudly present the second annual, Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby to be held during the months of January and February 2011 in the Great...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
over 6 years ago (11/15/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.15.10

the Mosquito Lagoon Special         The Report from Spotted Tail 11/14/10     in this issue   more on winter fishing a deadly approach to kayak fishing mosquito lagoon special Castalia flyrods bonefish census more on smoking fish   The Trolling Motor is Off the Boat Yesterday son Alex helped me get the trolling motor off the bow of the Mitzi (the fasteners were a little corroded). It will stay off until about May 1st....
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
over 6 years ago (11/08/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.08.10

Seminars and Events       Tuesday, November 9th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Orlando Kayak Fishing Club Meeting (open to all) in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoor in Apopka Florida.       Saturday, November 20th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn and Chris Myers, Basic fishing open forum, followed by "Preparing for the Shad Run & Crappie Season & Shad Derby Meeting" 10:30 -...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
over 6 years ago (10/19/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.19.10

Upcoming Seminars and Events       Saturday, October 23rd, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn and Chris Myers, Basic fishing open forum, followed by "Fall Fishing Tactics Redfish, Trout and Flounder" 10:30 - 11:30 AM in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., Apopka Florida.       Tuesday, November 9th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Orlando Kayak Fishing Club Me...
Pattern Setter Charters Capt. Gus Brugger
over 6 years ago (10/15/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.15.10

I am very happy to report that it looks like the Central Indian River Lagoon Area is having a “Normal” fall season for the first time in about five years. As of mid-October we have already seen some morning temperatures in the mid-sixties and water temps throughout the lagoon are in the upper 70’s. My clients have enjoyed exceptional success with redfish, and seatrout since late September. Mullet schools are everywhere and the predators are right in with them like they should be. Spanish ma...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
over 6 years ago (10/12/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.12.10

  Upcoming Events     -MINWR Show and Tell Fishing Seminar, October 23 You’ve heard about the Show and Tell Seminars. This is your big chance to attend. We tour the national wildlife refuge and discuss how and where to fish for reds, trout, and more in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons. It’s an all day event that costs $50. For more information see this link http://www.spottedtail.com/show&tell.htm or sign up here: http://www.spottedtail.com/shop/index.p...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
over 6 years ago (10/11/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.11.10

Upcomming Seminars and Events       Saturday, October 23rd, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn and Chris Myers, Basic fishing open forum, followed by "Fall Fishing Tactics Redfish, Trout and Flounder" 10:30 - 11:30 AM in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., Apopka Florida.       Tuesday, November 9th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Orlando Kayak Fishing Club M...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.09.10

October is here and the fall weather pattern is starting to sink in here in East Central Florida. The past couple of weeks we have a sudden rise in water levels inside the Lagoon's due to the hurricanes that skirted us well offshore left us with some rain and large sea swell's causing the water to rise. The redfish school's and sea trout inside the Mosquito Lagoon have split up in search of new grounds to forage in area's that have been dry all summer. The high winds have made sight fishin...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
over 6 years ago (09/30/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.30.10

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, September 30, 2010   by Captain Tom Van Horn     Upcomming Seminars and Events   Saturday October 2nd     10 AM - 5 PM, "Discover Fly Fishing Day" in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka Florida. Guides, Professionals and Factory representatives will be on hand all day to introduce new comers to fly fishing and discuss casting, destinations, tactics, and...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
over 6 years ago (09/23/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.23.10

Upcoming Classes, Seminars and Events     Saturday October 2nd   10 AM - 5 PM, "Discover Fly Fishing Day" in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka Florida. Guides, Professionals and Factory representatives will be on hand all day to introduce new comers to fly fishing and discuss casting, destinations, tactics, and equipment.     Saturday, October 23rd, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Ca...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.21.10

October is the top all-around month to fish the central Indian River Lagoon Area. Water temperatures are dropping back into the optimum range for most of the resident and migratory species and air temps begin to cool into the preferred range for anglers as well. Baitfish numbers are at a peak and the predators are sure to be close by. High water levels are also a positive aspect of the early fall season. The high water allows anglers and fish to reach backwater areas that in some cases are ina...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 6 years ago (09/21/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.21.10

Fishing Report   September 13, 2010 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL   Upcoming Classes, Seminars and Events   Saturday, September 18th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn and Chris Myers, Basic fishing open forum, followed by "Fishing the Fall Mullet Run" 10:30 - 11:30 AM in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., Apopka Florida. Saturday Octob...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.07.10

Upcoming Classes, Seminars and Events Wednesday September 8th, Seminar on the "Fishing Fall Mullet Run" at the Backcountry Flyfishing Association meeting, 6:30 PM, Harmoni Market, 2305 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804       Saturday, September 18th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn and Chris Myers, Basic fishing open forum, followed by "Fishing the Fall Mullet Run" 10:30 - 11...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
over 6 years ago (08/30/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.30.10

Upcoming Classes, Seminars and Events       Wednesday September 8th, Seminar on the "Fishing Fall Mullet Run" at the Backcountry Flyfishing Association meeting, 6:30 PM, Harmoni Market, 2305 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804       Saturday, September 18th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn and Chris Myers, Basic fishing open forum, followed by "Fishing the Fall...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
over 6 years ago (08/26/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.26.10

Upcoming Classes, Seminars and Events       Wednesday September 8th, Seminar on the "Fishing Fall Mullet Run" at the Backcountry Flyfishing Association meeting, 6:30 PM, Harmoni Market, 2305 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804       Saturday, September 18th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn and Chris Myers, Basic fishing open forum, followed by "Fishing the Fall...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.18.10

It has been a while since our last fishing reports were posted as vacations and moving college-age children have crowded our schedules. There have been, however, a number of terrific recent fishing recent which need to be broadcast across the worldwide web so let’s get started. Scott Martin celebrated his twelfth birthday in grand fashion this weekend with a spectacular performance in the tenth annual SISA ‘Red Eye’ Inshore Classic. Competing along with his dad, Gary Martin of Satellit...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.17.10

The bite in the north end of the Indian River is getting better by the day. I've been primarily fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon and Banana Rivers over the past few months but yesterday I decided to try the Indian River. This is the first time I've fished here in the past two months. The black drum schools were plentiful and we landed five on live shrimp and one on a live croaker. This was sort of odd because black drum aren't known for striking live baitfish like craoker, but that 13 pou...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
over 6 years ago (08/16/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.16.10

Upcoming Classes, Seminars and Events       Wednesday September 8th, Seminar on the "Fishing Fall Mullet Run" at the Backcountry Flyfishing Association meeting, 6:30 PM, Harmoni Market, 2305 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804       Saturday, September 18th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, "Free Seminar" Fishing with the Pros instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn and Chris Myers, Basic fishing open forum, followed by "Fishing the Fall...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.12.10

It has been a long hot summer for the central Indian River Lagoon area this year. Due to an abundance of calm, clear days and very little rain this summer, water temperatures reached the low 90’s in the lagoon on a daily basis. This really kept the inshore fishing to a minimum in the Sebastian area, but further south around Ft. Pierce with their large inlet and good tidal exchange, the inshore bite carried on through the dog days. As I have always said about the Sebastian area, when one type...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 6 years ago (08/06/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.06.10

Mosquito Creek Outdoor's Indian River Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, August 5, 2010     By Captain Tom Van Horn     Upcoming Classes, Seminars and Events     Saturday August 7th 9 a. m. to noon at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 S. Washington Ave. in Apopka Florida. Free seminar on "Snook Fishing Tactics" instructed by Captains Chris Myers and Tom Van Horn. Special guest instructor Steve Chapman from Fishing Florida Radio. Com...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 6 years ago (08/01/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.01.10

Upcoming Classes, Seminars and Events         Saturday August 7th 9 a. m. to noon at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 S. Washington Ave. in Apopka Florida. Free seminar on "Snook Fishing Tactics" instructed by Captains Chris Myers and Tom Van Horn. Special guest instructor Steve Chapman from Fishing Florida Radio. Come learn the secrets to catching snook, and become a more successful angler.     First half hour is basic instruction and after...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 07.30.10

The fishing in the Sebastian area in the mid-summer can be some of the best of the year. In past years, August has seen large increases of redfish and trout on the flats of the central lagoon. Hopefully this will be the case this year, because so far this year has been very lack-luster in the case of inshore fishing in the region. The freeze and resulting fish kill back in January has to be somewhat to blame. Remember, IF snook season opens on the 1st of September the limit will be one fish be...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.30.10

The mid summer doldrums are currently upon us and there is no mistaking, summer has arrived on the Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida. July is also the time of year when summer squalls (tropical weather systems) and offshore water temperatures are unpredictable. Just when the bite is on and you think you've got things figured out, a summer squall will blow in and kick up the seas, or the cold water Labrador Current will move in and shut down the seaward bite. Setting these possibilities asid...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.18.10

By Captain Tom Van Horn         This Week's Report     As anglers, we are always dreaming of adventures where the fish are both happy and hungry, and for the most part these dreams are only expectations of grander and if we only catch a few quality fish, we are happy. Well, on all of my charters this past week, we experienced memorable adventures where it was tough to keep more than one bait in the water at a time, which is a good problem to have...
Pattern Setter Charters Capt.Gus Brugger
almost 7 years ago (06/16/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.16.10

The mid-summer season in the Sebastian area is one of stable weather and predictable fishing. This year is right in line with what I would normally expect in the early summer season. The wind stopped blowing about the first of June and plenty of bait pods have been just off the beaches to lure in predators like tarpon, kingfish, cobia, big jack crevalle. Inshore anglers have struggled, possibly due to some record heat; I personally read water temps over 93 degrees in open water areas of the la...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 7 years ago (06/14/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.14.10

This Week's Report         Although the weather was gorgeous this week, the bite was a bit slow both inshore and near-shore along the beach. It may have had something to do with the new moon phase, but early in the week we experienced a few tough days, but the catches have been improving. Ocean conditions and the weather booth look very good for the weekend with a sea state of less than 2 feet being predicted.   Most of my fishing this time of year is ne...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 7 years ago (06/07/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.07.10

Fishing Report   June 4, 2010 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL   This Week's Report   Although the weather has been absolutely gorgeous in the mornings this week, a squally summer weather pattern has settled in along the Lagoon Coast of Florida. This doesn't imply that the fishing isn't good; it just means you need to get started early and keep a close eye on developing weather systems, especially if you're fishing offshore. Several anglers I kno...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
almost 7 years ago (05/31/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.31.10

Upcoming Events:   Coastal Angler magazine Boating and Fishing Expo June 12, 9 AM - 6PM Boaters Exchange, 2145 US 1, Rockledge FL   Speakers include Keith Kalbfleisch, Chris Myers, Rodney Smith, Ron Presley, Tommy Smith, Jerry Butz, Rich Lasby, and me. We hope to see you there!   Last week I stated that responsibility for the Gulf oil spill rested on all of us. Todd Fleming said, "As much as I hate to admit, we are all to blame for the Gulf oil disaster...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 7 years ago (05/28/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.28.10

First and foremost, let me start this editorial with a quote for those who gave their lives for our freedom:         "These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in t...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
almost 7 years ago (05/24/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.24.10

This Week's Report       Again, gorgeous weather has set the stage for some outstanding fishing this past week, and although the seas will pick up some this weekend, it's a great time to hit the water and enjoy Florida for all its riches.   In the lagoons, the larger redfish have begun to form up into the summer breeder schools. In their traditional locations, groups of 15 to 20 breeder fish are developing some consistency if you know where to look. These breede...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.18.10

The fishing the past couple of weeks has taken off fantastically. No doubt that it is here to stay for the long haul. From here on out it will continue to just get better and better as the warm summer days approach. Next thing you know it is July. Just awesome! There is nothing better than fishing in the summer in Florida. A few tarpon have been seen here and there in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River which is a great sign. If these tarpon are seen in the lagoon and river they will be along...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
almost 7 years ago (05/14/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.14.10

This Week's Report       Although it was windy again this past week, I still managed to squeeze in several outstanding adventures on the water. On my first trip I was excited about fishing with three young anglers and their Papa. I always enjoy fishing with kids as it usually equates to an easy day on the water, which proved to be the case as I was joined by Sam Bradshaw (Papa) and his three grandchildren, Brooke, Jamie and Reese. Our main objective was to catch fish, bu...
Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 7 years ago (05/12/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.12.10

The longer days of summer allow enthusiastic anglers along Florida's Space Coast to take pleasure in spending their afternoons after work relaxing on the water. Warming coastal waters draw streams of baitfish north followed by warm water predators, as our prevailing easterly winds give way to summers genially shifting sea breezes.         On the Lagoon flats, redfish and spotted sea trout will provide the majority of action for light tackle and fly anglers. The wa...
Pattern Setter Charters Capt. Gus Brugger
almost 7 years ago (05/12/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.12.10

Summer brings several things that improve the fishing in the central lagoon area, some of which include stable weather, light winds and increased variety and numbers of baitfish. The stable weather allows anglers to be able to count on that what happened today will most likely happen again tomorrow because water temperatures haven’t dropped 10 degrees overnight due to some cold front passing through. The light winds open new territory to small boat anglers (i.e. the ocean). This allows angler...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
almost 7 years ago (05/03/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.03.10

The longer days of summer allow enthusiastic anglers along Florida's Space Coast to take pleasure in spending their afternoons after work relaxing on the water. Warming coastal waters draw streams of baitfish north followed by warm water predators, as our prevailing easterly winds give way to summers genially shifting sea breezes.         On the Lagoon flats, redfish and spotted sea trout will provide the majority of action for light tackle and fly anglers. The wa...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 7 years ago (04/16/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.16.10

Up Coming Events         April 24th, Free Hook Kids on Fishing Program: 10 a. m. to noon at the Apopka Foliage Festival. After completing the five learning stations, each child will receive a free fishing rod, reel and tackle box. To register your children, visit or call Mosquito Creek Outdoorsin Apopka Florida at 170 South Washington Avenue or contact them at (407) 464-2000.     Volunteers are needed to assist with the Hook Kids on Fishing Program...
Capt. Gus Brugger Pattern Setter Charters
almost 7 years ago (04/14/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.14.10

I am looking forward to May and June because I can target larger species of fish in every venue available in the Sebastian area. I can break free of the inland waters regularly to seek out the big boys migrating up the coast, target big snook around shoreline structure without worrying if last nights cold front turned them off, and confidently pursue tarpon throughout the Sebastian River system. All fishing methods, from live bait to fly rod are also at home in each of these situations, thus m...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 7 years ago (04/12/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 04.12.10

April 9, 2010   Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL   Up Coming Events   April 24th, Free Hook Kids on Fishing Program: 10 a. m. to noon at the Apopka Foliage Festival. After completing the five learning stations, each child will receive a free fishing rod, reel and tackle box. To register your children, visit or call Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka Florida at 170 South Washington Avenue or contact them at (407) 464-2000 .   Volunteers are n...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
almost 7 years ago (03/29/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.29.10

Up Coming Events     April 24th, Free Hook Kids on Fishing Program from 10 am to noon at the Apopka Foliage Festival. After completing the five learning stations, each child will receive a free fishing rod, reel and tackle box. To preregister your children, visit Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka Florida at 170 South Washington Avenue or contact them at (407) 464-2000 ** Fishing Line Sale at Mosquito Creek Outdoors   Attention all offshore and inshore anglers. For the...
Capt. Gus Brugger Pattern Setter Charters
about 7 years ago (03/23/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.23.10

The waters of the Sebastian area are a prime location for light tackle anglers once spring has gained a foothold. From here on in the temperature gauge will only move in an upward direction and this will bring most of the gamefish species into their comfort zone. This is the time of year when I have been most successful at getting my clients the East Central Florida slam, which consists of redfish, seatrout and tarpon. We usually don’t have any trouble throwing in a snook as well to make it a...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
about 7 years ago (03/19/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.19.10

Reflecting back on my past years here on the Space Coast, I can't remember a colder winter and as I sit here composing the forecast another cold front is passing through Central Florida. Although it's been a challenging winter for anglers, March is around the corner and with warmer weather comes improved fishing on all fronts along the Lagoon Coast.     As the days grow longer and the ocean begins its continuing warming phase, 68 to 72 degree range, the spring fishing bonanza o...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
about 7 years ago (03/19/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.19.10

Up Coming Events       March 27th, Free Cobia and Tripletail seminar from 10 am to noon at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka Florida, 170 South Washington Avenue. For more details visit www.mosquitocreek.com/fishing.     April 24th, Free Hook Kids on Fishing Program from 10 am to noon at the Apopka Foliage Festival. After completing the five learning stations, each child will receive a free fishing rod, reel and tackle box. To preregister your children, v...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 7 years ago (03/15/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.15.10

Hook Kids on Fishing Volunteers Needed     Volunteers are needed to assist with the Hook Kids on Fishing event to be held in conjunction with the Mosquito Creek Outdoors Family Outdoor Day and the Apopka Foliage Festival held on April 24th and 25th in Apopka. The HKOF event will be on Saturday, April 24th, from 10 am to noon and is free to all kids. After completing the five learning stations, each child will receive a free rod, reel and tackle box. We are anticipating over 100...
Capt. Gus Brugger, Pattern Setter Charters
about 7 years ago (03/09/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.09.10

A recap of the winter season shows extremes in weather and fishing in the central Indian River Lagoon. What seemed like a never ending summer held on until Christmas. This was unusual and the fishing suffered some because the cold fronts that spark feeding activity in the fall never pushed through. When the first cold front made its way through it came with a fury. Air temperatures went from daily highs around 80 to daily temps during the next 4 weeks that never got out of the 50’s. This caus...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
about 7 years ago (03/08/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.08.10

Upcoming Events-     March 20 and 21, On-the-Water Show and Tell Seminar on the Mosquito Lagoon. During this four hour seminar we will tour the lagoon in my Mitzi, stopping to discuss fishing locations and tactics. We will not be doing any actual fishing. I have one space open for the afternoon session on 3/20, and will open new sessions of 3/21 if the demand is there. To sign up for this seminar, please visit this link: http://www.spottedtail.com/shop/index.php?cat=1...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
about 7 years ago (03/08/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.08.10

Hook Kids on Fishing Volunteers Needed     Volunteers are needed to assist with the Hook Kids on Fishing event to be held in conjunction with the Mosquito Creek Outdoors Family Outdoor Day and the Apopka Foliage Festival held on April 24th and 25th in Apopka. The HKOF event will be on Saturday, April 24th, from 10 am to noon and is free to all kids. After completing the five learning stations, each child will receive a free rod, reel and tackle box. We are anticipating over 100...
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters Captain Drew Cavanaugh
about 7 years ago (03/04/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.04.10

Well here we are almost to the end of the month and we are starting to warm things up some. There was a few days there where it was cold. Just not right for central Florida to say the least. Just not right at all. Now with air temperatures climbing back into the 60's and hopefully reaching a prime of the upper 70's not too far out this will continue to bring the water temperature up along with it. At least here in Florida more than the rest of the upper states it is really turning out to be ju...
Spotted Tail Fishing Charters John Kumiski
about 7 years ago (03/01/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.01.10

I don't usually do things like this but it seemed a good cause- JK     I have been on a long journey these past two years and I have met many new friends and renewed acquaintances with old ones. I have been very humbled by their concern, prayers and generous donations in these hard economic times. I have been blessed with 3 people who have come forward as potential donors of kidneys. Their promise has given me hope and a gratitude I can not express in these simple words...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters Captain Tom Van Horn
about 7 years ago (02/26/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.26.10

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Hook Kids on Fishing event to be held in conjunction with the Mosquito Creek Outdoors Family Outdoor Day and the Apopka Foliage Festival held on April 24th and 25th in Apopka. The HKOF event will be on Saturday, April 24th, from 10 am to noon and is free to all kids. After completing the five learning stations, each child will receive a free rod, reel and tackle box. We are anticipating over 100 kids and their parents to attend, so you assistance would...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Creek Outdoors
about 7 years ago (02/15/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.15.10

Mosquito Creek Outdoor's Indian River Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, February 12, 2010 By Captain Tom Van Horn As in my last report, foul weather has been our dominant concern this past week on the Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida, and the week ahead looks even colder. Although not freezing, back to back passing cold fronts have generated windy, cloudy and cold conditions, and as I sit here composing this report, snow flurries are predicted in north Florida. The good news is...
Capt. Gus Brugger / Pattern Setter Charters
about 7 years ago (02/11/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.11.10

The Central Indian River Lagoon / Sebastian Inlet - Early Spring Forecast A recap of the winter season shows extremes in weather and fishing in the central Indian River Lagoon. What seemed like a never ending summer held on until Christmas. This was unusual and the fishing suffered some because the cold fronts that spark feeding activity in the fall never pushed through. When the first cold front made its way through it came with a fury. Air temperatures went from daily highs around 80 to da...
Capt.Gus Brugger Pattern Setter Charters
about 7 years ago (01/25/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.25.10

THE CENTRAL INDIAN RIVER LAGOON MIDDLE TO LATE WINTER FISHING FORECAST It seems as if we may have dodged the bullet here in the Sebastian area. After a substantial fish kill due to prolonged near freezing temperatures it seems as if the lagoons core species, seatrout and redfish have come out relatively unscathed. My biggest fear was an algae bloom caused by the rotting carcasses of tons of fish that didn’t make it through the cold. Thank goodness the putrid water lasted only a f...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
about 7 years ago (01/22/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.22.10

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing January 22, 2010 By Captain Tom Van Horn   Up Coming Free Seminars and Events On January 23, 2010, 10 am Captains Chris Myers, Tom Van Horn and Charlie McCullough, Editor of Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando will be teaching anglers how to target and catch crappie and American shad. There will also be a Shad Derby meeting after the class for those angler wishing to register. For more details and directions to Mosquito Creek O...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
about 7 years ago (01/18/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.18.10

Fishing Report January 16, 2010 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL Up Coming Seminars and Events On January 23, 2010, 10 am Captains Chris Myers, Tom Van Horn and Charlie McCullough, Editor of Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando will be teaching anglers how to target and catch crappie and American shad. There will also be a Shad Derby meeting after the class for those angler wishing to register. For more details and directions to Mosquito Creek Outdoors, visit their website...
Captain Tom Van Horn Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
about 7 years ago (01/12/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.12.10

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, January 11, 2010 By Captain Tom Van Horn The Resurgence of the Shad Derby As most of you have heard it’s freezing down in paradise which is bad news for our fishery all the way around, so instead of covering the bad new first, I would like to start this report on a happy note. As a lifelong Central Florida angler, I’ve learned to enjoy and look forward to the American shad run each spring. American shad are a sal...
John Kumiski / Spotted Tail Fishing Charters
about 7 years ago (01/12/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.12.10

Greetings from sunny central Florida! The rain was bouncing off my car just now because it was frozen. I have lived here for 25 years and it’s the first time I’ve seen that. The temperature right now in Oviedo is 34 degrees, rainy and breezy.  It feels like a nasty summer’s day in southeast Alaska. The air temperature did not hit 60 here this past week. Water temperatures in the lagoons are in the 40s. I haven’t heard about any dead manatees yet but we will. De...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
about 7 years ago (01/04/2010)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.04.10

Fishing Report January 1, 2010 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL Reflecting back on 2009, recreational anglers across America have been faced with challenges threatening to limit or even shut down our fisheries. Snapper, grouper and amberjack closures in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic, new marine protection areas or no take zones on both coasts on America, and in Florida, sea grass protection areas for manatees just to name a few. The troops are mustering and the battle...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Creek Outdoors
over 7 years ago (12/21/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.21.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing December 18, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn   Up Coming Seminars and Events On December 22, 2009 Captain Ron Presley author of "Secrets of Florida's Master Anglers" will be available to autograph books from 10 am - 5 pm at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka Florida. The Secrets of Florida's Master Anglers is an excellent book for anglers of all skill levels, and it would make a great holiday girt for those anglers cl...
Capt. Gus Brugger / Pattern Setter Charters
over 7 years ago (12/17/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.17.09

THE CENTRAL INDIAN RIVER LAGOON AND SEBASTIAN INLET - EARLY WINTER FORCAST January is usually the heart of the winter fishing season in East Central Florida. Water temperatures will be in the 60’s if all is normal, with cold snaps driving them as low as the upper 40’s and occasional warm spells lifting them into the upper 70’s. The changing temps will move the fish around more than at other times of the year, but by using a bit of common sense you can find some excellent...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL
over 7 years ago (12/10/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.10.09

Fishing Report December 10, 2009 Complements of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Apopka, FL Up Coming Seminars and Events On December 12th, Anglers for Conservation (AFC) will be conducting the Conservation Angler Certification Class at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Avenue in Apopka, Florida. This free event is class 8 of our 8 series Fundamentals of Flats Fishing and runs from 10am - noon and the instructors are Captains Rodney Smith, Chris Myers, Ron Presley, Keith Kalbfleisc...
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters / Captain Drew Cavanaugh
over 7 years ago (12/09/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.09.09

December 8th, 2009 - Mosquito Lagoon & Indian River Fishing Report Well first off I would like to say happy holiday season to every one out there. Hope it will be a safe one for all and next year will be fantastic for every body as well! It has been a tough year for quite a bit of people but as many times I have heard we will make it through this. Things will improve. Fish on! With that said let's talk a little bit of fishing. By a little bit I mean just a bit. The weather the past sev...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (12/01/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 12.01.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoor's Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Outlook, December 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn   Old man winter is once again knocking at the door here in Central Florida with the passing of the first set of cool fronts this season. Cooler conditions will force anglers to dig out their winter shorts in preparation for their day on the water. Like November, December is loaded with outstanding fishing opportunities, with the only difference being the impact of cold fron...
HotFish Charters - Captain Michael Bales
over 7 years ago (11/30/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.30.09

Fall conditions have returned to the Mosquito Lagoon this week. The weather has been somewhat moderate allowing for some great days on the water. Cooler temperatures are forecast for the next few days so this should really start to heat up the fishing. Water levels remain a bit little higher than average, especially with the recent rains. All of this change will make for some excellent red-fishing action! Several large schools of redfish are started to be seen roaming the flats in the...
Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters / Captain Charlie Conner
over 7 years ago (11/30/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.30.09

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!! December Fishing Forecast: Here it is December already and the Holidays are almost upon us. Where has this year gone? I must say it has been a great year for fishing all along the Treasure Coast. Both inshore and offshore has provided anglers with many great fishing adventures. Hopefully, this winter will be milder and the fishing great for everyone. December brings on the winter months and changes fishing tactics on the river. The water temperatures continue to...
Capt. Drew Cavanaugh / Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (11/23/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.23.09

Capt. Drew Cavanaugh Mosquito Lagoon - New Smyrna Beach/Daytona November 20th, 2009 - Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report The past few days here in east central Florida the weather on the Mosquito & Indian River Lagoons have been just outstanding! Awesome to be a matter of fact. Water temps are just hanging in there and the air temp is right there in the passenger side for the beautiful ride. For a while there we had extremely high winds day after day and now this, just perfect. Looks as if t...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (11/23/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.23.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, November 21, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn   First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone a joyful Thanksgiving holiday. Although times are tough, I have many blessing to be thankful for, great family, good friends, and fun jobs, and let us not forget those brave men and woman here and abroad, protecting our freedoms, God Bless. Up Coming Events:   The First Annual Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando's Fish...
Capt. Gus Brugger / Pattern Setter Charters
over 7 years ago (11/17/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.17.09

THE CENTRAL INDIAN RIVER DECEMBER 2009 I can only hope that by the time you find yourself reading this article, the weather in central Florida is that of early winter rather than the unending summer we have been experiencing so far this year. Water temperatures in the Indian River Lagoon are still over 80 and I’m writing this in mid-November. Due to the fact that the weather is going to play such a large part in this month’s fishing forecast I’m going to keep it brief and u...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (11/16/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.16.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, November 13, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn As you step outside here in Orlando, you will clearly notice winter is in the air. Earlier this week, squally conditions brought on by a late season tropical blow, Ida, settled in across Florida and the southeast states and was eventually pushed out into the Atlantic by a cold front. Although Central Florida did not experience a significant rain event, clashing barometric pressure sy...
Captain Tom Van Horn
over 7 years ago (11/06/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.06.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, November 6, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn I wish I could tell you fishing has been great this week along the Indian River Lagoon Coast, but that would be stretching the truth instead of stretching a line. Fall weather has settled in with windy conditions predicted for the next five days. High north an easterly winds, 15 to 20 knots, have blown out any chances of safely fishing offshore where 6 foot seas were registering at...
John Kumiski / Spotted Tail
over 7 years ago (11/03/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.03.09

Fishing Report from Spotted Tail 11/1/09 Upcoming Events Mosquito Lagoon Show and Tell Seminar, November 7. http://www.spottedtail.com/shop/?cart=145129&cat=13 I got out four days this week. The fish weren’t terribly cooperative. Monday Noel Keyes joined me for a days fishing on the Mosquito Lagoon. We searched high and low, from Tiger Shoal to Max Hoeck Creek. Visibility was poor, with lots of clouds. Fishing was real slow. We had three shots at redfish all day, and only got...
Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters / Captain Charlie Conner
over 7 years ago (11/02/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.02.09

October 31, 2009 INSHORE: Warm fall weather has been the norm lately along the Treasure Coast. Light winds have allowed anglers to enjoy the great fishing action around the Indian River. Lots of baitfish all over the river this time of year makes it a fantastic time to fish. There is some great action all over the area, so plan on a fishing adventure soon! Trout fishing continues to be the best bite all along the river. Jim Kosko, son, Brennan, and his friend, Grey was out with me earlie...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (11/02/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 11.02.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoor's Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, November 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn   First and foremost, on November 28th, Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando presents the CAM Orlando Fishing, Boating and Outdoor Fall Festival to be held at the Barn in Sanford. The event features food, music, retail booths, seminars by leading local fishing experts, games, boat displays and much more, and the event is a fund raiser for our Hook Kids On Fishing Program. So...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters / Captain Tom Van Horn
over 7 years ago (10/26/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.26.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report 10-23-09 By Captain Tom Van Horn   It's 21 days into my recovery from abdominal surgery and I'm feeling stronger and better each day. I've finally recovered to the point where I can start fishing again, but I still need another week or two before I start doing charters again. With that said, most of the information this week comes to you from my good friends on the water. Big Econ Gator On Monday, several o...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Creek Outdoors
over 7 years ago (10/19/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.19.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, October 16, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn By the time you read this report, our first significant cold front of the year will be upon us, and changing weather conditions will have an impact on fishing next week. You my recall from my last report, I'm currently off of the water recovering from abdominal surgery, so the information within this report has been provided by several close fishing friends and will serve as a...
Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters / Captain Charlie Conner
over 7 years ago (10/19/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.19.09

Fishing Report Fort Pierce - Port St Lucie - Vero Beach - Jensen Beach October 16, 2009 INSHORE: We have enjoyed lots of great fishing around the Treasure Coast this week. Maybe not a lot of big fish, but plenty of action to keep rods bending in all directions. Hoards of baitfish around the river has the fish gorging themselves on the easy meals. We have caught a variety of species and have lots of fun out there! While trout have continued to bite well on the flats, the big news has be...
Captain Tom Van Horn / Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (10/09/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.09.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, October 9, 2009 Let me start by apologize for my lack of reports last week. I'm currently landlocked recovering from major surgery I received last week. Nonetheless, I'll be off of the water for the next several weeks, so the material within this report is generalized information provided by my good friends on the water. Before we get into the meat of this report, I would like to remind everyone about the free fishing se...
Captain Drew Cavanaugh / Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (10/09/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.09.09

October 8th, 2009/Mosquito Lagoon/Indian River Fishing Report Well what can I say. We have gone back a few months in time to July it seems or even August. What do I mean? It is HOT! Humid and Hot! Record high temps here the past few days are not the usual for this time of year but dealing with them is a must. The weather two weeks ago seemed to be at the time a prelude for the fall/winter approach! Just an awesome feeling in the air. The winter is coming and will be here before we know it. H...
Native Sons Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (10/06/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.06.09

Indian River Lagoon System Report October 4, 2009 – Fantastic Fall Mullet Run Action The fall mullet migration continues along our coast and the game fish are absolutely gorging themselves as a result. The fantastic fishing action is spread pretty much everywhere now, especially around Sebastian Inlet and Port Canaveral. Read on for reports of individual charters from last week. Our first report features Chris DeMasi and Ashley from Virginia Beach, Virginia. This cute couple came t...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.02.09

October 1, 2009 INSHORE: Mild weather has made fishing along the Treasure Coast a joy! Gone were the 90+ days for a while and cool breezes made for wonderful fishing weather. We have enjoyed some really good fishing on the river and client have caught a lot of fish this week. Jeff and Jane Hearn joined me early in the week and they caught trout after trout, including one redfish and each a snook to their catch. John Dadak and Johanna Grauer was out with me later this week and we got into...
Captain Tom Van Horn
over 7 years ago (09/30/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.30.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoor's Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, October 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn For starters, I just wanted to inform everyone that I will limited to desk duty for most of October due to a medical procedure, so I will be compiling next months reports from information generated by my readers and friends. So, if your out on the water, shoot me an email about your results, and I'll include it in my next report. Shorter days and cooler nights are a sure sign fall...
Saltwater Adventures of Central Florida
over 7 years ago (09/28/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.28.09

Indian River Lagoon - Just East of Orlando Report Small tarpon have been showing up in good numbers the past couple of weeks as they prepare to move south for the winter. Even though our days are still warm, I can see the fall changes starting to occur with baitfish schooling up, and fish feeding well. We caught some nice redfish the past few weeks despite the high water we have been experiencing. Our high water is due to a combination of slow northerly flow from the Gulf Stream, an earlie...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.28.09

September 27, 2009 INSHORE East winds kept most boaters off the ocean this week. It didn't affect the river as much, but we have found the water on the dirty side both north and south of Fort Pierce. The fall equinox has bought higher tides to the area and made it possible to fish some usually shallow areas. It has made it harder to find the redfish for us lately. The fishing on the river has been very good for us. Trout has been the mainstay on the river. Lots of trout are on the flats an...
Captain Henry Cross Cscharters/ Cross Streams Charters
over 7 years ago (09/25/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.25.09

Indian River Lagoon Report Slot size Redfish Trout in the keeper size range Tarpon some black drum. Live bait and some lures. Preferably soft plastick Gulp, Slurp, Salt water bass assasin. gold spoons. Cross Streams Charters Captain Henry Cross Phone#: - 321-537-8486  Email: - cscharter@bellsouth.net www.cscharters.com...
Captain Tom Van Horn
over 7 years ago (09/15/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.15.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, September 15, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn   As we begin our transition into fall, the weather will become more of a factor as it has done over the last few days. Stalling cold fronts settling in over Florida can make fishing conditions difficult, but no worries. The weather is clearing up and the moon is reaching its new phase, so make your plans now to fish this weekend. The combination of the new moon, the m...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters / Captain Tom Van Horn
over 7 years ago (09/08/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 09.08.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, September 3, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn   Classes and Events: Angling Tactics for Success September 19, 2009 10 am - 12 noon at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Avenue in Apopka, Florida October 10, 2009 1 PM - 3 PM Captain Mark Nichols from DOA Lures and Jerry McBride editor of Florida Sportsman Magazine at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Avenue in Apopka, Florida First, let me...
Captain Tom Van Horn
over 7 years ago (08/31/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.31.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoor's Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, September 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn Special Announcement: On October 10th, Captain Mark Nichols of DOA and Jerry McBride of Florida Sportsman Magazine will be conducting a FREE fishing seminar from 1 -3 PM at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka Florida. As hurricane season progresses and the summer squalls try to develop and move north in the Atlantic, our prevailing summer breezes begin to switch from the southe...
Captain Tom Van Horn
over 7 years ago (08/25/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.25.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, August 22, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn   As hurricane season progresses, conditions on the Lagoon Coast of Florida begin to shift which was the case last week. For the past month the summer doldrums have dominated our near-shore waters and the consistent southerly fetch combined with Coriolis Effect pulled the warm surface water off of the ocean and the lagoon out to sea creating an upwelling of cold water near-shore...
Captain Mark Wright
over 7 years ago (08/25/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.25.09

Late-summer report 8/25/09 Hot it has been and fishing early in the day has been necessary for man and fish alike. With water temperatures starting at 80+ degrees at sunrise and reaching 90 degrees by mid-day it’s imperative we start our day in the wee hours of the morning. Most mornings we are leaving the dock before the rooster crows and before the false dawn has any hope of offing a flicker of morning glow. Many mornings the Bio-luminescence is in full effect and our boat’s...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.17.09

Fishing Report Fort Pierce - Port St Lucie - Vero Beach - Jensen Beach August 12, 2009 INSHORE: The Treasure Coast has once again enjoyed beautiful....but HOT weather this week. We have stuck with our plans of leaving at 6 am so we can get back off the water before the afternoon heat and rain arrive. It has worked in our favor and we have enjoyed lots of fantastic fishing on the river. As long as the bait schools are on the flats, the fish will continue to feed. Trout and snapper are...
Captain Tom Van Horn - Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (07/28/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 07.28.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River lagoon Coast Fishing Report, June 21, 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn The doldrums have settled into Central Florida right in time for the first day of summer with average high temperatures reaching the 95 degree mark. Hot is the key word here, because hot is the term best describing our catching this past week. The summer doldrums are a short period of time when the sea breezes control our weather, just before the influence of our tropics take effect and...
Capt. Rocky Van Hoose/Native Sons Fishing Charters
over 7 years ago (06/30/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.30.09

One of the great things about the summer inshore fishing along the Space Coast is the wide variety of species roaming in our shallow-water lagoon system. So much variety, in fact, sometimes it is hard to narrow down our targets during the half-day and full day charters. We had a number of trips this past week where we set out to target one species and wound up catching several others instead. Our first report reflects such an experience. Fishing with very old and dear friends from Saraso...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.19.09

Fri, Jun 19, 2009 - Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters South Indian River Fishing Report June 18, 2009 INSHORE: Summertime has arrived here on the Treasure Coast, bringing warm weather and calm winds to the area. A fantastic time to fish! The bite has been improving each day this week. The best fishing has been just off the beach lately. Cobia, snook, permit and assorted other species have been cruising the beach feeding on the baitfish. It has been one of the best cobia runs...
Capt. Rocky Van Hoose
almost 8 years ago (06/16/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.16.09

Mon, Jun 15, 2009 - Capt. Rocky Van Hoose of Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC Snook and Slams – It Must Be Summertime Spring slammed into summer this week along the Space and Treasure Coasts of east central Florida, and the fishing action has continued at a frenzied pace. We have had grand slams and giant snook coming out of the Indian River Lagoon this past week from Melbourne Beach to Vero Beach and Ft. Pierce. The action has been simply amazing. We start our individual...
Capt. Rocky Van Hoose A.K.A. Native Sons Fishing Charters
almost 8 years ago (06/11/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.11.09

Wed, Jun 10, 2009-Indian River Lagoon-Capt. Rocky Van Hoose The inshore fishing continues on a torrid pace along the Space and Treasure Coasts of central Florida as a late spring explosion of finger mullet have ignited a feeding frenzy in our salt-water rivers and back-water estuaries. This has resulted in a series of great guide trips for the guides of Native Sons Fishing Charters (www.nativesonsfishing.com) as giant snook, tarpon, bull sharks, and jack Crevalle have joined our more fam...
Capt. Rocky Van Hoose, Native Sons Fishing Charters
almost 8 years ago (06/03/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 06.03.09

May 31, 2009 - Late May Mayhem The inshore fishing continues on a torrid pace along the Space and Treasure Coasts of central Florida as a late spring explosion of finger mullet have ignited a feeding frenzy in our salt-water rivers and back-water estuaries. This has resulted in a series of great guide trips for the guides of Native Sons Fishing Charters as giant snook, tarpon, bull sharks, jack Crevalle have joined our more familiar predatory species of redfish and gator trout. Read on f...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.29.09

South Indian River Fishing Report:May 28, 2009 Aside from the usual rainy weather we have had lately, the mornings have provided some great fishing opportunities for anglers throughout the Treasure Coast. As the close of snook season fast approaches, you can find lots of fishermen out trying for that last chance at a slot snook. It has been a fantastic week for fishing around the area. The redfish bite picked up this week with some nice sized fish being taken on the flats. Mike Lasorik and his...
John Kumiski-Spotted Tail
almost 8 years ago (05/20/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.20.09

Fishing Report from Spotted Tail 5/19/09 We had the strangest weather today, but I get ahead of myself. I also saw my first tarpon this year, a good-sized roller in the Haulover Canal.Wednesday last week son Maxx and I went canoe fishing on the Indian River Lagoon. We found a bunch of tailing fish. I thought they were reds but they were black drum. We wasted 30 minutes throwing the wrong fly. When we switched to the redfish worm Maxx got bit right away but missed it. He got the crawler red tha...
Capt. Mike Bales
almost 8 years ago (05/11/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.11.09

Windy Days have dominated the weather this past month. Summer Like temperatures have the bait-fish returning in massive numbers.. Its almost like summer started overnight. Several interesting trips this month include a few days fishing the Cobia migration along the beaches with some rather successful results. Here is a photo of a day we were able to get out and sight fish the manta rays, what an awesome spectacle! Anybody who loves to fish should get out there when possible to try and catch on...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.08.09

South Indian River Fishing Report: May 7, 2009 INSHORE: This week has a significant meaning for me, since it happens that my birthday is this coming Saturday and it's one of those we refer to as the Big One.......60th. I can still remember digging up a can of worms to go on that first fishing trip with my dad, so many years ago. It has been lots of fun years fishing and I still get excited at each trip on the water. It's been great! It's the time of the year to be out fishing....
John Kumiski-Spotted Tail
almost 8 years ago (05/05/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.05.09

Fishing Report from Spotted Tail 5/4/09 Tarpon Fishing! I’m trying to fill holes in my calendar for tarpon dates. I’ve got May 20-24, 28 and 29 open, as well as June 3-11 and 13-16. So let’s hear that phone ring! Book now before it’s too late!Upcoming Events- May 16 I'll be doing a book signing and fly tying demonstration at Andy Thornall Outfitters in Winter Haven. Call Allen Wyatt at (800) 499-9890 for more information. I fished three days last week, all by kayak.Tuesday I scouted along...

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 05.04.09

South Indian River Fishing Report: May 1, 2009 INSHORE: April turned out to be one of the windiest months I can remember. We had some calm days, but most of the time it blew unending day after day. This week was no exception. I finally was able to get out with Mark Amorello for a fun day with a good friend. Even though the winds continued to blow, we had a good day on the water. The bait schools are thick around the river and that means lots of the predator fish are out there fee...
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
almost 8 years ago (03/24/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.24.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, March 21, 2009By Captain Tom Van HornSpring has arrived here on Florida’s Space Coast and as always, fishing opportunities are heating up. As water temperatures increase, tropical fish species are beginning to return to the Lagoon coast of Florida.Inshore, the silver mullet are beginning to show up in good number along the outside deeper edges of the float and their arrival marks the transition of feeding predators from shrimp...
Capt John Kumiski
about 8 years ago (03/16/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 03.16.09

Lagoons Fishing Report from Spotted Tail 3/14/09 We had great weather again this week. I had a Banana River Lagoon skiff charter scheduled for Wednesday. Since I had been there exactly once since August I thought maybe I should go look around. I did that on Monday, launching at Kelly Park at about 9 AM. First I went to the westside flat, south of KARS Park. It was devoid of life. Next I went over to the locks. There were some 4-5 pound crevalle there. I got two on a jig, then left. I tried jig...
Capt. Gus Brugger
about 8 years ago (02/11/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.11.09

THE CENTRAL INDIAN RIVER LAGOON - FEBRUARYBy Capt. Gus BruggerFebruary with its low water temperatures and brisk winds can be a daunting time for inshore anglers in the Sebastian Area. The glamour species, snook and tarpon, are memories of the past and hopes of the future. The near coastal Atlantic and Sebastian Inlet, where a month or two before large predators roamed, now seem to lay dormant with bluefish and bottom dwellers such as sheepshead and black drum providing the bites. The Sebastia...
Captain Tom Van Horn
about 8 years ago (02/02/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 02.02.09

Mosquito Creek Outdoor’s Indian River Lagoon Fishing Forecast, February 2009 By Captain Tom Van Horn.As winter seasons go here in Central Florida, we certainly can’t complain about the cards dealt to us thus far. With the exception of a few really cold days, I mean really cold, gorgeous fishing condition has prevailed and we experienced so excellent fishing as well. Inshore on the flats, water levels have fallen to levels lower than I have ever seen. These low water levels have forced the re...
Capt. Joe Ward
about 8 years ago (01/23/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.23.09

JANURARY 22, 2009 INSHORE - The weather conditions this week haven't been that great with a lot of wind and plenty of cold temps! I did get reports of scattered trout, catch and release snook and some redfish around the flats from Round Island south to the North Bridge. A soft plastic bait like a D.O.A. shrimp or a Cotee jig will get the job done. Remember, fish your bait slow -- with the water temps down the fish will move slower. Along the channel edges look for snapper, sheepshead and black...
capt. john kumiski
about 8 years ago (01/05/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.05.09

Fishing Report from Spotted Tail 1/4/09 Upcoming Events: January 23, 24, 25, Fly Fishing Show, Somerset, NJ. I’ll be tying flies, signing books, and giving a program or two. If you plan on attending the show, please stop by and say hello! A new year is upon us. My resolutions are to lose ten pounds and ride my bike more, as well as learning to use Lightroom in an expert fashion. That ought to be enough for a few months, anyway! On Monday long time friend Rick DePaiva and his friend (my new fr...
Capt. Rocky Van Hoose - Native Sons Fishing Charters
about 8 years ago (01/05/2009)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 01.05.09

December is the month where autumn gives way to winter in central Florida. With the arrival of a series of cold fronts we are compelled to shift fishing locations and tactics in order to be successful. Sometimes it is as simple as shifting from the shallow shoreline to the three to four foot grass flats and potholes fifty yards away. Other times we are forced to flee into the canals and creeks to avoid the strong winds accompanying the fronts. This month is not as hot fishing-wise as others bu...
John Kumiski
over 8 years ago (10/06/2008)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 10.06.08

This week’s fishing report from Capt. John Kumiski 10/5/08At the end of my last report, two weeks ago, I asked this question- If you could take any fishing trip for any species anywhere in Florida, with money not being an object, where would you go and what would you fish for? Why? I’ll share the best answers with all my readers, and send out a Spotted Tail prize pack or two. Let me know! Thanks! My email address is john@spottedtail.com.I only got two responses. Thank you, gentlemen! Paul Mc...
Captain Rocky Van Hoose - Native Sons Fishing Charters
over 8 years ago (08/12/2008)

Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report 08.12.08

Each year in Pamplona, Spain there is a famous festival which features crazed thrill-seekers running with snorting bulls through the narrow streets of the ancient city. Each summer, in the Indian River, we experience a similar adrenaline rush with our own brand of bulls – bull reds and bull sharks. Yesterday, joining Capt. Peter and me were Rob and Rick, two veteran anglers from the Orlando area. They sought the thrill of tangling with the ill-tempered bull reds resident on the shallow flats...

Fish

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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

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Croaker, Atlantic (Micropogonias undulatus)

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Drum, Black (Pogonias cromis)

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Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

466
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Grouper, Black (Mycteroperca bonaci)

153
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Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)

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Grouper, Goliath (Epinephelus itajara)

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Grouper, Warsaw (Epinephelus nigritus)

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Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)

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Mackerel, Spanish (Scomberomorous maculatus)

249
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Permit (Trachinotus falcatus)

49
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Pompano, Florida (Trachinotus carolinus)

67
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Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)

216
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Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

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Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

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Tripletail (Lebotes surinamensis)

53

Guides

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AAA Hawgwild Saltwater Charters

he fishing? Want to know more about the fishing with Captain David? The Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River are home to some of the largest Redfish and Gator Trout that you can hardly imagine. Yo...
Winter Springs, FL, United States United States
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Ace Bass Guide Service

Serving the Central Florida Area For Reservations please call (321) 695-5042 Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, if you love to fish for bass, you've come to the right place!...
Orlando, FL, United States United States
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A Ultimate Professional Guide Service

Welcome to Harrison Fishing Lodge and guided fishing holidays provided by Harrison Bay Guided Services. Our full service sport fishing resort is located in south western British Columbia only 1.5 ho...
Kissimmee, FL, United States United States
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Awesome Sight Fishing with Capt. Jay McGowen

The Indian River Lagoon, Banana River, and Sebastian inlet all offer extraordinary opportunities for fly fishing. The Maverick Mirage is specifically designed for gliding above the flats for sight f...
Satellite Beach, FL, United States United States
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'Backcountry on Fly' Mosquito Lagoon Guide

Backcountry Fly fishing and Light Tackle Sport Fishing "Specializing in Fly Fishing for Redfish on the Mosquito Lagoon" Full-Time Guide USCG Licensed Master / Lifetime Waters All Inclusive / Per...
Titusville, FL, United States United States

Bag'Em Fishing Charters

Shallow water flats fishing on the world famous Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River for Giant bull reds and trout.
Orlando, FL, United States United States
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Captain Charlie's Fish Tales Charters

Guided Fishing Charters on the Indian River Lagoon, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, Port St Lucie and Stuart, Florida. For your next fishing adventure, come along on a fishing charter wi...
Port St. Lucie, FL, United States United States
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Captain Melly B's Buck's Tale Charters

Welcome... To the home of Buck's Tale Charters and Captain Melly B's website. C ome fish with her aboard her fully loaded 22' Pathfinder with a 200 HP Yamaha HPDI. Fishing Stuart, Florida and the...
Port Saint Lucie, FL, United States United States
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CAPTAIN MIKE'S Charter Service

For the past 17 years Captain Mike has fished the waters of Mosquito Lagoon and the Northern Indian River near where he resides in East-Central Florida. Sharing his expertise with other anglers has...
Port Orange, FL, United States United States
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Captain Neal Fishing Guide

We want to offer you a look at a day filled with natural beauty and the excitment of catching redfish or speckled trout. Captain Neal has a lifetime of experience on the Indian River Lagoon and h...
Oak Hill, FL, United States United States
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Capt. Chris Myers

Central Florida Sight Fishing Charters offers light tackle and fly fishig trips in Mosquito Lagoon for redfish, trout, drum, and more. Cast to fish you can see as your guide pushes the boat across t...
Orlando, FL, United States United States
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Capt. Joe Ward's River Charters

Fishing Charters on the Indian River Lagoon in Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, Port Saint Lucie and Stuart, Florida. The Indian River Lagoon is home to some of the finest and most diverse...
Fort Pierce, FL, United States United States
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Central Florida Sight Fishing Charters

Rates : Charter rates include up to 2 anglers. If you have more anglers in your party, I can arrange for additional boats with quality licensed captains. Although I do not guarantee you w...
Longwood, FL, United States United States
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Cocoa Beach Fishing Charter Capt. Doug Blanton

Open year 'round, Wind Drift Resort is the only resort on the Michigan side of Lac Vieux Desert. Our resort offers eight modern, fully-equipped, super clean, 1 to 4 bedroom cabins. Some cabins are...
Sharpes, FL, United States United States
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Cross Streams Charters

Central Florida Space Coast Fishing ! Sport fishing -- Light Tackle -- Spin -- Fly Trips designed for you!! Imagine yourself back in time in a prehistoric place. The sun is peaking its way over...
Cocoa, FL, United States United States
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Easy Days Charters

The pristine waters of Cocoa Beach, Vero beach, and Sebastian Inlet offers miles of grass flats, mangrove lined shorelines and surrounding boat docks that offers cover for a variety of popular speci...
Vero Beach, FL, United States United States
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Edgewater River Guide

FLORIDA SALTWATER INDIAN RIVER & MOSQUITO LAGOON BACKCOUNTRY FISHING TRIPS Also offering Indian River Backcountry Sightseeing Tours Hello, I am Capt. Michael Savedow. I invite you to join me on...
Edgewater, FL, United States United States
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Fineline Fishing Charters

These Missouri River hills and the rolling prairie are the heart of some of the best hunting, fishing, and river recreation areas along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Scenic roads mark where Lewis and C...
Rockledge, FL, United States United States
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First Strike Guide Services

Lodging on Big Sissabagama Lake (Class A Muskie Lake) providing: * Opportunities to fish for Muskie, Walleye, Bass, Perch, Pike & Panfish. * Opportunities to Ice Fish or Snowmobile right out t...
Kissimmee, FL, United States United States
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FISHIN BUDDY CHARTERS

We live in Merritt Island, Florida, which means big redfish aren't far away! I am originally from Pocomoke City, Maryland where I learned to fish with my dad on the Eastern Shore. My love for fishin...
Merritt Island, FL, United States United States
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Fishing-Guy.com

Experience the thrill and excitement of cacthing trophy fish in and around the waters of Ponce Inlet, florida. Located on the east coast between Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach we are just one...
Daytona Beach, FL, United States United States
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Fish Vero Beach Charters

Fish Vero Beach Charters is a fishing guide service for the Indian River Lagoon and coastal waters of Vero Beach, Fort Pierce and Sebastian. The Indian River Lagoon is one of the most diverse estua...
Vero Beach, FL, United States United States
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Flataddicted Fishing Charters

Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Fishing Guide, Captain Tom Carver. Fly Fishing and light tackle Central Florida fishing for Redfish, Sea Trout, Tarpon, Snook and more. Orlando inshore saltwater fi...
Orlando, FL, United States United States
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Flatlined Charters

Charter boat fishing the Indian River Lagoon will be an adventure you will not soon forget. Experience the thrill of game fishing with Capt. George Gozdz, your United States Coast Guard Licensed Mas...
Jensen Beach, FL, United States United States
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Flats Action

What's in store for you on your next fishing trip? When the weather cooperates you can expect to see one of Florida's most unique and diversified estuaries. On any given days charter you could enco...
Casselberry, FL, United States United States
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FlatsTime Lagoon Charters

Experience the best in sightfishing the shallow flats of East Central Florida's Space Coast with one of the most experienced guides in the area. If you're looking for big redfish this if the place t...
Cocoa, FL, United States United States
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Florida East Coast Fishing Adventures

Have a love affair with the tailing redfish by joining Captain Mark in his fully loaded 2004 Ranger 169 Ghost flats boat poling quietly on the shallow flats, sight fishing for redfish and trout. Sno...
Titusville, FL, United States United States
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Florida Inshore Fishing Charters

Welcome to the Web site of Florida Inshore Fishing Charters. A Mosquito Lagoon fishing guide charter on light tackle - fly or spin. We would like to invite you to fish The World Famous Mosquito Lago...
Edgewater, FL, United States United States
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Florida Sightfishing with Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon

Fishing the inshore waters of East-Central Florida for trophy Redfish, Seatrout and more
Edgewater, FL, United States United States
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Greenwater Charters

Charter Fishing in Stuart/Jensen Beach Florida Fly and light tackle fishing inshore and near shore on Florida's Treasure Coast The diversity is astounding! Whether fishing the flats, the channels or...
Stuart, FL, United States United States
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HotFish Charters

Come spend a day with HotFish Charters Captain Michael Bales on a variety of waters in beautiful and sunny Central Florida. Only an hour’s drive from Orlando is some of the best Redfish and Ta...
Leesburg, FL, United States United States
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Inshore Fishing Adventures

In addition to fishing, you can also expect to see some of the fantastic marine life available in the Cocoa Beach area. From manatees to dolphins, from egrets to osprey, there are many varieties of...
Cocoa Beach, FL, United States United States
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Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters

I'm Captain Tom Van Horn, and if it's a Central Florida fishing charter or outdoor camping adventure you are seeking, you've come to the right site. Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters prides itself in...
Chuluota, FL, United States United States
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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide

As a part of the 156-mile long Indian River Lagoon Estuary, the Mosquito Lagoon lies within the Meritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and offers excellent Fishing opportunities. These pristine wate...
Rockledge, FL, United States United States
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Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Guide Service

Fish Florida's famous Spacecoast, Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon With Capt. Larry L. Fowler. Enjoy the finest in custom tackle, fine quality Ranger Banshee Extreme Flats Boat, and the experience...
Titusville, FL, United States United States
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My Bonnie Charters

Experienced light tackle specialist. Long Island Sound April through November. Family-friendly captain and mate. Striped bass, bluefish, porgies, fluke, sea bass. Fishing in Florida December thro...
Norwalk, CT, United States United States
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Native Sons Fishing Guides

We are glad you stopped by for a visit. Take your time, enjoy the adventure, and dream a little about Orlando fishing… and when you are ready for the dream to become a reality, give us a shout. C...
Merritt Island, FL, United States United States
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Pattern Setter Charters

Capt. Gus Brugger - Sebastians #1 Inshore Guide Service Guaranteed Catch!! Pattern Setter Charters is a full-time inshore guide service owned and operated by Capt. Gus Brugger of Sebastian Florid...
Vero Beach, FL, United States United States
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Phlats Guide Services

Light Tackle inshore fishing guide for snook, tarpon, trout, reds, peacock bass, largemouth bass. Live bait, fly fishing, artificial lures.
West Palm Beach, FL, United States United States
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Redfishing.Com

Mosquito Lagoon Charter fishing Guide for Central Florida East coast Inshore Light Tackle Flats Fishing and Saltwater Fly fishing Charters. Located just 45 min. from Orlando hotels, the Orange Count...
Orlando, FL, United States United States
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Red Zone Charters

Capt Shawn is licensed by the U.S.C.G, and a licensed Florida Fishing Guide by the Canaveral National Seashore. All of his trips are fully insured.
Titusville, FL, United States United States
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Saltwater Adventures of Central Florida

Imagine beautiful clear water, with a redfish tailing in only a foot of water ahead of you. Knowing how spooky the fish is, you sneak up to it, cast your lure, and watch him suck it down! You set...
Winter Park, FL, United States United States
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Skinny H20 Charters

Capt.Tony is a professional, full-time angler that has fished in East-Central Florida and the Mosquito Lagoon since 1990. For twenty years my passion has been sight fishing the shallow pristine flat...
New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States United States

Space Coast Fishing Charters

Welcome to Space Coast Fishing Charters. We are in what is arguably the Red fish & Speckled trout capital of the world. We offer customized inshore and offshore fishing and shark fishing trips. W...
Indian Harbour Beach, FL, United States United States
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Spotted Tail Fishing Charters

Specializing in shallow water sightfishing with fly and light tackle for redfish, seatrout, tarpon, snook, black drum, and more in the Mosquito Lagoon, north Indian River, and Banana River (includin...
Chuluota, FL, United States United States
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Stormy Petrel Fishing Charter

The inland and near shore waters of the Treasure Coast include the famed Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie River Estuary. These diverse and productive waterways are home to Snook, Tarpon, Seatr...
Jensen Beach, FL, United States United States

The Reel Fishgyde

Capt. Eric Taylor is a true native of Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island borders the world famous Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian and Banana Rivers. Climb aboard a Triton with a Merritt Islan...
Merritt Island, FL, United States United States
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Tide Runner Guide Service

Light Tackle Sportfishing off the Treasure Coast, located in Stuart, FL. Full or half day Inshore & Offshore charters available. Shimano Tackle, Bait, and License supplied. Inshore: Snook, Pomp...
Stuart, FL, United States United States
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Tom and Jerrys Guide Service

Tom and Jerry's Pro Guide Services is located in Kissimmee. We offer trophy bass fishing for armatures and professional anglers alike on many of the best bass fishing lakes in Central Florida. We ca...
Kissimmee, FL, United States United States
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Vero Tackle & Marina & Fishing Guide Service

Chapman' Mille Lacs Resort & Guide Service is a Minnesota resort, with lodging open May thru October and is located on the southeast corner of famous Mille Lacs Lake. Now offering winter ice fishing...
Vero Beach, FL, United States United States

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