Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters

Shore fishing, without a boat!

Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters is where the fun happens! Their experienced guides are ready to take you on a fishing trip, no matter how (in)experienced you are. These trips are completely customizable and you can adjust them to fit your needs.

The crew likes to say that the experience they offer is multigenerational. This is because oftentimes, they have 3 generations of families fishing together. Since all trips take place at the beach, there’s enough space for everyone, and you can easily engage in other activities too. The kids can play in the sand and the elders can lay back in the shade. Fish as much as you want.

Fishing without a boat also means that there’s no seasickness in sight. With both feet standing firmly on the soft sand, you can easily focus on the fish and mastering new techniques. The beaches also have wheelchair-accessible ramps, restrooms, and bars. You don’t have to worry if you forget to bring snacks or drinks, the shops are close.

Even though you won’t change your fishing spot, there’s a variety of fish you can catch from here. Go after Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and a variety of Shark species.

Your guide will prepare all fishing equipment and bottled water. After the trip, he’ll clean your catch too.

Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters lets you have a perfect day at the beach with the entire family or group of friends. Just choose your date and see you at the beach!

Named 2021 TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $349
    Shark fishing along these sandy beaches combine your beach fishing package with extra equipment for targeting Sharks in the surf. This combination package will have you and the family reeling in multiple species of fish and sharks at the same time.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $349
    Shore based Shark fishing charters provide unlimited excitement and fun for all. Bring the entire family along to join in on this catch and release fishery. With no experience necessary, your guide provides the equipment and expertise to land your trophy catch.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Beach Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $299
    Target Whiting, Pompano, Snook, Sharks, and many more on this morning adventure! The captain provides customizable options including location, time, and number of guests. With all the conveniences of a shore-based fishing trip including, restrooms, showers, and no seasickness, the whole family can join the fishing fun.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Beach Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $299
    This 4-hour beach fishing trip has it all! Regardless of your age or experience level, your guide provides the equipment and expertise to have everyone catching fish! Snook, Pompano, Whiting, and Sharks to name a few of the species you may catch, but there’s dozens more.
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About the Captain

Lukas Brickweg
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
22 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
35 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since November 2020
I became a fisherman because it’s been I my blood since birth. The earliest pictures of me are with a fishing rod in hand. Fortunate to grow up along the Space Coast of Florida where I spent every day of my youth fishing or surfing. I continued to excel in school while managing my full-time fishing lifestyle and graduated with a degree in financial investments. I put my best foot forward in the financial world for almost two years before I headed back to the ocean. Some people just aren’t built for an office life. So now I spend my fall through spring months fishing here along the Central East Coast of Florida. I transition to charter fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska for the summer months for halibut, salmon, and lingcod. I love both fisheries and areas of the world immensely and this is why I share my time accordingly. If you book a trip with me you're guaranteed to get a passionate and hardworking guide that excels in delivering lifetime experiences on the water.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark
Shark (Nurse) Nurse Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Whiting Whiting

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

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December 29, 2021
Family fishing charters have anglers of all ages embracing the holiday spirit with catches of pompano, whiting, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and sharks. Celebrating the gathering of friends and family with absolute pristine weather conditions had our clients looking to find surf fishing success on these beautiful December days. Each species had ups and downs with the daily rotation of the week, but the bluefish, mackerel and sharks stood out above the rest. Shark fishing trips produced great results of blacktip sharks on fresh chunked bait and some whole baits as well. The surf fishing near Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral continued to see more of the puppy black drum caught than many other regions in Brevard County. Also larger pompano were caught in these same areas along with the whiting and bluefish. Shark fishing in these areas weren’t as productive though as they were in the central and southern beaches. Depending on the day and your intended species, it was quite the crapshoot staying on top of a good bite in one location. Kids fishing trips were an absolute blast this week, though, with nonstop action on bluefish, small jack crevalle and Spanish mackerel kept the kids reeling them in one after another. This bite remained red hot for the remainder of the week and fun was had by all who took part. Even when the pompano weren't in full force like the weeks prior, these rod-bending and acrobatic bluefish and mackerel made up the ground for a fun time fishing. Green floats with chunked baits did the trick for the most part. And as usual, the Gotcha lures and spoons were utilized for select species. With all the life boiling under the surface along the Brevard County beaches, it made for shark fishing charters to find optimal conditions. Bait definitely played a role as the sharks seemed to either want your live fish that was being retrieved on a pompano rig or a freshly cut chunked bait. With that being said, we caught lots of large sharks from the shore using entire fish carcasses for bait. So make sure you’re varying your methods as even these toothy predators seem to have specific preferences on a day-to-day basis. As for the premier target species of pompano and whiting, it seems to have dipped a bit for the week prior. Surf fishing anglers are still catching large keeper size pompano but just not seeing the numbers they were in the first two weeks of the month. Most fish caught had been enticed with live or blanched sand fleas or fresh clam on the standard pompano rig with the floats performing well. With the outlook for stellar weather and schools of pompano and whiting continue to move up and down the coast, it’s just a matter of putting yourself in the right position with the selected baits to see success. Enjoy the holiday break and hit the surf for family fun in the sun!

Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   4 Hour Beach Fishing (AM) on October 31, 2021
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Family Surf Fishing Evening

VERIFIED   4 Hour Shark Trip (PM) on August 24, 2021
Capt. Eric was awesome!  He was able to handle our group of 9 with easy and got us set up super quick and easy.  We got hits...
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Multi-species shark combo with Lucas.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Beach Fishing (PM) on May 24, 2021
This trip got off to a rough start with high winds blowing in seaweed just days before. We had to push back the date while...
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Beach Fishing (AM) on April 15, 2021
If you have never been surf fishing, this is a great first experience!! My boyfriend is an avid fisher but I’ve only been...
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Great Shore Fishing w/Lukas

VERIFIED   4 Hour Shark Trip (PM) on March 29, 2021
We were in town for a wedding so decided to have an impromptu bachelor shark fishing party.  Found Lukas online and within...
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FAQs about Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters

Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $299 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Beach Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $299 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Beach Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $349 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Shark Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $349 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Shark Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Bathroom facilities are located on-site. )
  • Live Bait Well (Live bait are provided for seasonal species. )
  • Ice Box (We provide coolers for drinks, food, and fish.)

Trips booked with Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (We provide all the equipment. No experience needed)
  • Live Bait (Live bait will be used for many species. )
  • Lures (Lures for different species are provided. )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We help you catch and then clean all fish for you.)
  • Drinks (We provide bottled water for beach fishing trips. )

Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Shore based charters along the beach. )

Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Light tackle equipment for jigging or live bait. )
  • Heavy Tackle (Heavy tackle equipment for shark fishing charters.)
  • Spinning (Spinning reels equipped for all species. )
  • Jigging (Jigging gear used to catch mackerel and bluefish. )

Top targeted fish species with Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Whiting