fishing charter

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Fishing Charters

    Below you will find some frequently asked questions concerning booking a trip with us. If we have missed something please feel free to telephone us with your query on either of the following numbers 386 527 6561

    Weather Conditions

    Weather conditions are important when deciding to go on a fishing trip. 

    If you would like to check out the Coastal Waters Forecast for East Central Florida this can be found by clicking on the following link.  You will be taken to the National Weather Service from Melbourne, Florida.  Go to the Coastal Waters Forecast

    This forecast is updated daily and provides accurate information relating to the east coast and is checked to ensure the safety of life and protection of property at all times on our charters. In the event of bad weather, we will re-schedule your trip if so desired.  We usually make the decision at, or near to, the time of departure based on the individual group involved.  In most cases, if you are not uneasy about conditions we will attempt to go. Captain John will always consider safety as the most important factor.  If he is happy with that and the group are happy then the trip will not be cancelled.

    Where in Florida are your trips located?

    The Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons are located in East Central Florida about an hour from Orlando and the Walt Disney area. 

    What should I bring with me?

    All fishing tackle and licenses are provided by the Captain.  This is some of the finest fishing equipment around.  Captain John will provide coolers for the fish and you have no need to worry about extra clothes or deck shoes either. 

    During the summer especially you should make sure you bring plenty of liquids, your sunscreen and sunglasses. 

    What kind of fish will we catch?

    A charter on the Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoons will mean you will see large numbers of Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook and Tarpon.  Other species you may catch include Flounder, Ladyfish, and Mangrove Snapper.  Depending on the time of year some species are more abundant than others.  Tarpon and Snook are more plentiful during Spring, Summer and Fall whilst Redfish and Spotted Sea Trout etc. can be caught all year round.  See our Mosquito Lagoon Page and the Indian River Lagoon Page for more details about the area and the types of fish that populate it.

    How many people can come along?

    Captain John's boat is allowed six people by its USCG License.  However, if your party is larger than that then contact us because, with a little organization, we can accommodate larger or corporate charters.  Many of the local charter companies will join forces to accommodate trips like these.  So, the answer to the question is "as many as you would like".  Just recently we organized a charter that involved 17 boats!

    Do we need a fishing license?

    Whilst fishing with Captain John he will provide all the required fishing licenses.  If you venture out on your own, however, you are required to have a saltwater license if fishing from a boat.

    What about sea-sickness?

    Sea-sickness is rarely a problem as all the charters are inland.  Also the waters are only about 3ft deep at Mosquito and the Indian River lagoons!

    In windy weather conditions you could experience some slight motion sickness.  If you are likely to be affected in this way we recommend you purchase a good brand of travel sickness tablet.  There is also a patch that can be applied behind the ear. 

    What happens to our catch?

    We clean and bag your catch for you.  It might be helpful to bring along a cooler of your own in order to take your fish home.  We will also suggest ways for you to enjoy your freshly caught fish. 

    What type of boat is used?

    Captain John owns one of the finest custom built Hell's Bay boats.  This wonderful boat will keep you comfortable and dry whilst taking you to some of the most beautiful backwaters of the intracoastal areas.

    Where do we launch?

    Captain John launches from Volusia County's Riverbreeze Park.  See our Schedule and Rates page for more detailed information.

     

    Capt. John Frazier 386-426-6330

  • About Mosquito Lagoon.

    You could be forgiven when first hearing the name "Mosquito Lagoon" for thinking it was just a place that is alive with those annoying summer insects that we get here in Florida.  Of course there are some but once you are offshore they rarely bother you.

    Don't let the name put you off. Mosquito Lagoon is a non tidal body of salt water separated from the Atlantic by a small strip of land. The land surrounding the lagoon has not been developed and therefore you get some of the highest water quality on the east coast.  This clean water allows sea grass beds to flourish and these are the home to many small creatures. 

    Where is Mosquito Lagoon?

    Mosquito Lagoon is part of the Indian River Lagoon system and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.  It extends from Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida to the north end of Merritt Island.  The Lagoon connects to the Indian River via the Haulover Canal.  It also runs next to the Canaveral National Seashore on Cape Canaveral/Cape Kennedy and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.  The Kennedy Space Center is located on the Lagoon as well in Titusville, Florida.

    Mosquito Lagoon Fishing CharterEstuaries, like Mosquito Lagoon, occur in areas where fresh water meets and mixes with salty ocean waters. The whole area is beautiful and has been described as "The Cradle of the Ocean" by the National Seashore National Park Service, who ask anyone visiting the area to treat it gently!  

    Mosquito Lagoon also has a bit of a colorful history.  It is reported that bootleggers smuggled whiskey and spirits right through the heart of Mosquito Lagoon in attempts to evade the law.  Legend has it too that Confederate soldiers found Shipyard Island an ideal place to make repairs to damaged vessels during the Civil War and Orange Island once was home to a magnificent plantation.  As much as Mosquito Lagoon is filled with history it is just as rich with Redfish you'll love catching with Inland Fishing Charter,

    Abundant with inshore flats favorite - Redfish!

    Mosquito Lagoon is the premier destination for sight fishing Redfish in shallow, clean waters.  Because of the absence of measurable tides the lagoon water levels are more dependent on wind than anything else and this enables day long flats fishing. 

    Mosquito Lagoon is a home base for Redfish all year long and no offshore migration occurs for spawning fish.  Studies show that most Redfish spend their entire lifespan within a few miles of their birthplace.  Maybe this accounts for the fact that Mosquito Lagoon has some of the biggest Redfish in the world.   It has also been said that there are more Redfish concentrated in Mosquito Lagoon than in any other place in Florida.

    Enjoying a day of fishing can be anytime of the year with Inland Fishing Charter.

    Inland Fishing Charter will take you there to fish and enjoy Mosquito Lagoon. Captain John is available to talk to you personally about your proposed trip. Give him a call 

    Capt. John Frazier 386-426-6330or Contact Us using the form provided on the right..

     

  • Inland Fishing Charter Schedules & Rates

    Enjoy the beautiful lagoon in the area as we make our way to our fishing destination.

    Most of our charters last for approximately 5 hours.  We usually begin our trips in the early morning. 

    Inland Fishing Charter boat is licensed for 4 passengers but if there are more in your party please give us a call on 386-527-6561 and we will be happy to arrange for extra boats with quality licensed captains to charter your party together.

    You will be supplied with all the fishing equipment you will need including bait and safety equipment. When booking your charter please mention any children or young adults.

    All you need to bring with you is sunglasses, head gear protection, sun skin protection, towels and refreshments for everyone. Everything else will be supplied by Inland Fishing Charter.

    We are situated about an hour's drive from Orlando and Disney World so if you would like a day away from the theme parks this may be just the thing for you.  We normally launch from Riverbreeze Park in Volusia County

    Our Daily Rates Are As Follows.

    Passengers

    Cost

    1- person - 5 hours $350.00
    2 - people - 5 hours $400.00
    3 - people - 5 hours $450.00
    4 - people - 5 hours $500.00

     

    Capt. John Frazier 386-426-6330

    Inland Fishing Charter will take you there to fish and enjoy Mosquito Lagoon. Captain John is available to talk to you personally about your proposed trip. Call or Contact Us using the form provided on the right.

    Maps and Directions

    Captain John Frazier usually launches from Volusia County's Riverbreeze Park. It's the closest launch for access to the dozens of islands that fill the waterway from Oak Hill northward to the New Smyrna Beach Causeway and beyond. 

    Riverbreeze Park

    Riverbreeze ParkRiverbreeze Park is in Volusia County and to reach it you would drive north on US 1, two miles from the yellow caution light in Oak Hill.  Look for a brown sign identifying the park.  Go east to the park entrance on the left. 

    Canaveral National Seashore

    The boat ramp immediately past the north entrance of Canaveral National Seashore is another great place from which to launch into Mosquito Lagoon.  To reach the north entrance of Canaveral National Seashore take SR 44 east to A1A from the I-95 or US1 in New Smyrna Beach.  Go south approximately seven miles on A1A. 

     

    An area of abundant fish and wildlife....

    We are sure that you will enjoy the trip and catch plenty of fish. The waters are clear and shallow and when you look down you may see horseshoe crabs, redfish, mullet and stingrays.  The deeper waters between the boat launch and Shipyard Island are a good place to see manatees and bottle-nosed dolphins. It really is a wonderful place to fish.