2 Lagoon Charters

A. Max Brewer Memorial Pkwy
Titusville FL, United States

It’s time to bend a rod with 2 Lagoon Charters. Captain Fred Pharis has 20+ years of experience fishing the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Space Coast. The park and surrounding waters are a unique estuary system with some of the most pristine grass flats in the state!

Hop aboard his recently restored 18’ Man-O-War skiff with a 2017 90hp Suzuki where up to 3 anglers can fish comfortably. Fishing and catching is good year round! Our primary target fish are Redfish where often we find schools of tailing fish and there is always an opportunity to catch ’em in the 20 to 40lbs range, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum are always around as well!

Winter into Summer offers the opportunity to catch “Gator” Speckled Trout up to 10lbs and find large schools of Black Drum. Summer offers Tarpon and an occasional Snook! All these fish are caught in 1’ to 5’ of water and sight fishing on the right days are awesome! All fishing gear and licenses are included on the trip.

You’ll be using top of the line Penn rods and reels loaded with Spiderwire invisi-braid line. We’ll fish using a variety of methods; live and cut bait and artificial. The bite will dictate what methods are used! Everyone is welcome, especially kids! Whatever your age and experience level, you are sure to have a fantastic time in this awesome estuary! There are a variety of trips available to include Space Coast rocket launch viewing just a few miles away from the Cape Kennedy launch pads.

There’s no better time to book a trip, join 2 Lagoon Charters today for an unforgettable day! You’re sure to come back time and time again!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Departures times are flexible and tied to the season. Redfish is great year round, Speckled Trout from February to October, Sheepshead November to May, and Tarpon can be caught from May to October but is best in August and September. All of your fishing equipment is provided, as well as a fishing license and drinks. Remember to bring along your own snacks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Departure times are flexible, depending on the season. The best time to target Tarpon is August and September, although it can be caught from May to October. Redfish is great year round, Speckled Trout slows doing during winter, and Sheepshead is great from November to May – there is always something great to fish. All rods and reels are provided. Water and soda are also supplied, as well as your fishing license. You can bring snacks if you wish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 30 Apr
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Afternoon Trips are available from November through April. Redfish are excellent this time, Sheepshead are very good, and Speckled Trout picks up from February. Tarpon is not available on this trip. All fishing equipment is provided, as well as live bait and lures. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, but the drinks are supplied. Your fishing license is included.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 325
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 100
    each additional person / day
    Book this trip for back-to-back fishing at a discounted rate. You'll spend up to 6 hours fishing one day, then come back for more the next day! Lodging is not included. The captain can suggest some lodgings for you. This trip is great for hardcore fishermen that need more than just one day on the water, catching Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon (when in season). All rods and reels are provided, but please note accommodation and food are not.
  • Private trip
    NASA Rocket Launch Viewing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    Experience NASA / Space X Rocket Launches up close and personal only a few miles from the launch pad on the water! Maybe, we'll even wet a line or two while on the water! Trip to be coordinated based on rocket launch date and time. 100 per hour, Minimum 3 hours, up to 3 people. Must be on the water at least 1.5 hours in advance of launch due to local area traffic and boat ramp congestion. (Can not control launch being scrubbed). Call for more information!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Man O War (Flats boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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

About the Captain

Fred Pharis
Titusville, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
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Captain Fred has fished the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons for over 20 years! He enjoys putting anglers on a wide range of species in our shallow waters, from average size Reds, Trout, Black Drum, and Tarpon (seasonal) to fish over 40 lbs – all in 5' or less of water. His number one objective is for everybody fishing with him to enjoy their day on the water, have tight lines and enjoy this awesome estuary! Captain Fred will work hard to make your trip memorable, he's laid back with a no pressure approach toward his anglers. All anglers are welcome from novice to experienced, especially kids! You'll find Captain Fred's skiff and fishing equipment well maintained and in good working order.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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Gordon Woodrow
Philadelphia, PA
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VERIFIED   NEW  October 21, 2018
My sons and I had a great time fishing for redfish with Captain Fred.  His Man o War skiff is a great boat, able to handle...
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Robert Mclintock
Ocala, Florida
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5 hours with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   April 4, 2018
Great overall experience on the Mosquito Lagoon. The fish didn’t cooperate as much as we would have liked, but Capt. Fred...
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Rob Racer
Ocala, Florida
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AWESOME GUIDE! !!

VERIFIED   March 9, 2018
Yesterday we went out to Mosquito Bay with Frederick for Reds and Trout. He called the shots perfectly and put us on quality...
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Roger Jacobs
Lake Mary, Florida
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Three Quarter day trip with Captain Fred.

VERIFIED   March 24, 2017
Despite a day that was very windy, Captain Fred got us on some redfish and we had a successful outing.  Friendly, informative,...
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Al Brooks
Butte, Montana
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Nice trip

VERIFIED   June 24, 2016
My son and I had an good day on the water. Capt Fred coached him in with a nice red. He evaluated our experience level and...
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