Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC

When they need to sum up the fishing trips Native Sons Fishing Charters offers, their guides say “Big fish in skinny water”. Join the crew that specializes in fishing the shallow flats of the Indian River Lagoon system. They’ll take you on a trip from the Mosquito Lagoon and Titusville area to Vero Beach and Ft. Pierce, including Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, and Sebastian Inlet.

Captain Rocky welcomes you on his 18’ Key West flats boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. She’s powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine, has the latest Garmin navigational electronics, and features 3 live bait wells. Light and steady, this boat is just what you need for your day here.

You’ll explore the shallow grass flats and sandbars of the pristine water using the poling platform. Originally a dyed in the wool artificial angler, Capt. Rocky has developed a passion for using live baits for big fish, especially those baits that swim near the surface like finger Mullet and Pilchards. Go after Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, and Spotted Trout and keep everything you catch.

Your Captain covers your fishing license and brings all of the equipment. After the trip, he’ll clean your catch free of charge. You only need to bring your sun protection, some drinks, and snacks.

The adrenaline rush of a giant fish crushing those top-water baits is a heart-stopping adventure. Native Sons Fishing Charters is sharing it with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Fort Pierce - Elite Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    This trip is your captain's favorite, as it takes place on some of the finest fishing waters in Florida - the Indian River Lagoon near Fort Pierce. The waters are pristine, clear, and, in a word, gorgeous. You'll fish lush grass flats, sandbars, and the mangrove backwaters for giant gator Trout, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Bluefish, Jacks, and more. These waters are loaded with fish. The price quoted is for up to three anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Titusville - Big Red
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    This trip will focus on the giant Redfish roaming the shallow flats adjacent to the NASA property on the Indian River Lagoon near Titusville, Florida (only 45 minutes from downtown Orlando). Besides the Bull Reds, you'll also find gator Trout, Snook and Tarpon on these flats. There is also plenty of other wildlife in these waters including manatees, dolphins, alligators, and many varieties of wading birds. The quoted is for up to 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Titusville - Big Red
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    Half day meeting at a ramp along the Indian River Lagoon near Titusville, Florida (45 minutes from Orlando). You'll fish the shallow pristine waters adjacent to NASA property and focus on the giant Redfish. You may also encounter gator Trout, Snook, and Tarpon. These waters are frequented by manatees, alligators, dolphins, and many varieties of wading birds.
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About the Captain

Rocky Van Hoose
Cocoa, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since June 2020
Capt. Rocky grew up in Sarasota Bay before the building booms of the 1960s and 1970s. He found his passion fishing in the clear, shallow saltwater grass flats. He loved all about it - the stillness, the natural beauty of God’s creation, and the lure of the water and the hunt. Capt. Rocky learned everything he could, mostly by his own experience. He experimented with everything. Now 40 years later, he shares this life-long passion on the central east coast of Florida as a professional guide. He's partnered with two of his best friends, Roland Jones and Peter Deeks.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Key West (Flats boat) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2009. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Full Day - Fort Pierce - Elite Trip on June 7, 2021
Fishing w/ Native Sons’ Captain Rocky was a blast!  It was the first time my wife & son had ever saltwater fished and he...
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VERIFIED   Full Day - Titusville - Big Red on April 6, 2021
Had a great time with my two boys fishing the Indian River Lagoon. Captain Rocky worked hard to put us on some nice upper slot...
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VERIFIED   Full Day - Titusville - Big Red on July 11, 2020
Great experience !!! Best fishing trip EVER!!  Definitely coming back 👍🏻 My first Snook,and first Tarpon...
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FAQs about Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC

Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day - Titusville - Big Red (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Full Day - Titusville - Big Red (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day - Fort Pierce - Elite Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (latest Garmin)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Three live wells used)

Trips booked with Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (only elite tackle used)
  • Live Bait (often using premium baits)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License (my guide license covers everyone in the boat)

Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Saltwater rivers, also called 'lagoons')
  • Inshore Fishing (shallow saltwater flats and sandbars)
  • Flats Fishing (grass and sand flats, typically two to three feet)
  • Backcountry Fishing (uninhabited mangrove isalnds, cuts and channels)

Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (eight foot St. Croix rods - medium to medium light)
  • Spinning (Penn Slammer III Reels, 3500, 20# Cortland Braid )

Top targeted fish species with Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC include:
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon