Get ready to fish the Indian River Lagoon and its diverse estuaries with Dirty Bird Charters! Captain Vaughn Wooldridge, a local Floridian and expert inshore fisherman, will take you to some of the most secluded spots and put you on giant fish. Your experience will be customized based on your preferences and you’ll be provided with everything you need and more.

You’ll be fishing on a 21’ Egret bay boat, ideal for lagoons, flats, and other shallow bodies of water. Her hull provides a smooth and stable ride and she can accommodate up to 4 guests comfortably. She comes decked out with top-quality navigational electronics, safety gear, and state-of-the-art fishing tackle to top off the perfect fishing experience.

Your main targets will include Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Permit, and more. The Indian River Lagoon is one of the most diverse estuaries on the Atlantic Ocean, so you can expect a trip full of surprises. Your vessel’s elevated casting platform makes her the perfect boat for sight fishing, and her wireless trolling motor gives you the ultimate advantage when approaching fish from any direction

Capt. Vaughn specializes in a wide range of techniques, including fly fishing. If you’d like to challenge yourself to this skillful tradition, let your guide know and he’ll scout some of the best spots for your trip. If you’d like to fly fish, please bring or rent out your own gear and the rest will be taken care of.

You’ll be provided with top-notch rods and reels made by Shimano, and live bait is also included in the price. Your fishing license is covered by the boat, and the captain will also offer to clean and fillet your catch after the trip.

All you need to bring are snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and a camera. Capt. Vaughn will make sure you have everything you need and that you are entertained for the whole ride. Book your next fishing adventure with Dirty Bird Charters and get ready for an incredible journey!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    6 hours is the ideal amount of time to relax, take some pictures, and fill the freezer up with delicious fish to take home for dinner. You'll spend the day targeting Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Permit, and more! Your captain will provide all the necessary tackle, as well as your fishing licenses. Just be sure to bring some food, beverages, sunglasses, a hat, and a camera and the rest will be taken care of.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This 4-hour trip will see you targeting a number of Sebastian A-listers, including Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Goliath Grouper, and many more. Rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses are all included. Just bring some snacks and drinks for the ride and be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Get ready for a fun afternoon fishing trip where you'll target a range of nearshore and inshore favorites. The list includes Goliath Grouper, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, and many more. Your bait, tackle, and fishing licenses are included in the trip. Just take care of your snacks and drinks, and don't forget to bring some protection against the sun!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Night Snook Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Experience a cooler and much quieter way of fishing and get ready to target Snook at night. You'll be provided with rods, reels, tackle, and a fishing license. Just bring some snacks and drinks and the rest will be taken care of. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Come enjoy 3 hours of fishing with Dirty Bird Charters and enjoy the sunset over the Indian River Lagoon. This is a great after-work trip for you and your buddies looking to relax after a long day in the office. You'll stay in inshore and nearshore waters to target Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Bluefish, Permit, Jack Crevalle and more. Everything you need is included, aso just bring some snacks and drinks and get ready to fish! Capt. Vaughn is flexible on departure, just contact him in advance to coordinate.
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About the Captain

Vaughn Wooldridge
Sebastian, Florida, United States
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2019
Captain Vaughn Wooldridge grew up fishing the Indian River Lagoon and has explored just about every nook and cranny along the coast of eastern Florida. He specializes in inshore and nearshore fishing and is a master Snook fisherman. Over the years, he’s also become an expert in targeting Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon, and he knows all the best honey holes on the Indian River Lagoon to get you hooked in no time. Capt. Vaughn invites you on an exclusive journey through the estuaries and flats of Sebastian, FL. You’ll have an expert guide and excellent teacher to take you to some of the most prolific fishing locations. Book your trip today and get ready for an incredible adventure with Dirty Bird Charters!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Egret (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Awesome guide personal, knowledge about the area, and put me on fish all day. I have fished all around from Maine, New Hampshire, tulum Mexico And the DR . Vaughn was great he told me want the bite was and we caught it. Awesome young Captain knows his stu
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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Big Fish!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 16, 2020
Great Day with Dirty Bird Charters !
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Awesome morning

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 15, 2020
Great captain and great customer service
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 16, 2020
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Springfield, IL
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Fishing with Vaughn

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 20, 2020
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