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!



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    Departure times are flexible, depending on the time of year. Redfish, Seatrout, and Black Drum are good year-round. From Late July/August, and well into October, you can experience the local Redfish spawn and catch fish up to 40 lbs on light tackle in large schools of fish. The Trout, Snook and Black Drum bite can be exceptional as well. All tackle, fishing licenses, and water are provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Departure times are flexible, depending on time of year. Redfish, Seatrout, and Black Drum are good year-round. From Late July/August, and well into October, you can experience the local Redfish spawn and catch fish up to 40 lbs on light tackle in large schools of fish. The Trout, Snook and Black Drum bite can be exceptional as well. All tackle, fishing licenses, and water are provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 30
    $400
    Afternoon trips are available from October through April for Redfish, Seatrout, and Black Drum. All tackle, fishing licenses, and water are provided. You're welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $350
    Book this trip for back-to-back days at a discounted rate. You'll spend 6+ hours fishing each day, targeting Redfish, Sheepshead, Seatrout, and Snook/Tarpon (when in season). All tackle and fishing licenses provided. Lodging is not included. The captain can provide local lodging.
  • Private trip
    NASA Rocket Launch Viewing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    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!
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About the Captain

Fred Pharis
Titusville, Florida, United States
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since December 2014
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, Snook and Tarpon (seasonal) to fish over 40 lbs – all in 6' 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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.

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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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3/4 day trip with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on October 12, 2021
Our 3/4th day fishing trip with Captain Fred was amazing! We caught a variety of fish, and even caught a nice sized blue crab....
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A Day with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 28, 2021
What a great day with a great guy! He is a very knowledgeable guide and knows these waters like the back of his hand. We were...
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Fishing with Fred

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 28, 2021
Captain Fred is very friendly and works hard to try to get you on the fish. He keeps his Man O War skiff well equipped with...
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Cobbs Lake Preserve, PA
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Afternoon trip with Captain Fred.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 12, 2021
Had an awesome time with Fred. In spite of very windy conditions we caught a bunch of fish. Fred worked hard to put us on the...
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Excellent day on the water!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 2, 2021
Fred was pleasant and very accommodating. He knew which spots to try and what bait and tackle to use! All three of us caught...
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FAQs about 2 Lagoon Charters

2 Lagoon Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - NASA Rocket Launch Viewing (3 hours)
  • $350 per day per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 2 Day Trip (2 days)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with 2 Lagoon Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with 2 Lagoon Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Provide Water and Soda)
  • Fishing License

2 Lagoon Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

2 Lagoon Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with 2 Lagoon Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon