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
19 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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.

Melbourne Beach Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Beach fishing at its finest!
Beach fishing at its finest!
November 27, 2021
Surf fishing conditions continue to be a roller coaster ride for the month of November. Without any consistent patterns holding true it’s been challenging for beach fishing to take place with much efficacy. Wind, waves and dirty water clarity have been factors thwarting the beach fishing scene along the Space Coast. Front after front with prevailing North and Northeast winds tampered with ever developing a stable surf fishery. For those who persisted the rewards were sharks, whiting, croakers, catfish, bluefish, pompano and Jack crevalle. Fishing near Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral provided more ideal fishing conditions in the early part of the week. Catches of pompano and whiting along with bluefish and Jack Crevalle were caught. Pleasantly surprised to not have to deal with seaweed during the first part of the week before the winds cranked up. The bluefish were chewing heavy on shrimp and cut bait, along with the occasional Jack crevalle and ladyfish. Pompano fishing still isn’t happening to the dissatisfaction of most. With the unruly conditions ans current location of the major schools it’s been like watching paint dry in anticipation. The warmer weather from the prior week actually stabilized ocean temperatures halting the flooding migration of fish south. These fish are currently being caught in numbers from Daytona to Jacksonville so the times coming even though we probably still have a week or two before the floodgates open up. Without the pompano fishing to take the cake, we’ve relied on shark fishing trips to excite surf fishing clients looking to bend the rod. This fishery still hasn’t disappointed with multiple hookups possible in a four hour fishing trip. The key is the fresh cut bait with mullet being particularly successful this week along with croakers. There’s been a surplus of croakers when fishing the first or second trough so don’t be worried about the capacity to acquire fresh bait. As mentioned before this week hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns in the surf fishing world. Dirty water conditions infiltrated the central and southern beaches bringing with it heaps of catfish. As any experienced surf fishing angler knows this can be discouraging and down right exhausting catching one after another. Even though our beach fishing charters have been catching pompano, sheepshead, whiting and bluefish, it hasn’t been without sifting through the high numbers of kitty cats. Looking forward to this Thanksgiving weekend as the conditions towards the weekend began to improve. Be the first one to know if the Pompano have arrived by being persistent and getting your lines wet over the holiday weekend. If bending the rod is your goal keep half your gear fishing chunked bait in close for bluefish, Jack crevalle and sharks. Take the other half of the gear and dial it up for pompano, sheepshead, whiting and black drum using Fishbites with sandfleas, shrimp or clams. Enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and hit the sand for some fun in the sun!
Holiday fun surf fishing Florida
Holiday fun surf fishing Florida
November 21, 2021
Surf fishing charters were put on hold for a few days last week due to the wave heights, wind and king tides. While the surfing was exceptional and enjoyed by us locals, the conditions for fishing left little to be desired. Improvements in the fishery came towards the latter part of the week when anglers had an effective opportunity to hit the sand. Pompano, whiting, bluefish, blacktip sharks and black drum made an impressive showing once the ocean settled. As forecasted, these cold fronts are dropping the water temperature in a hurry. Throughout the week each day had a little more chill on the water, and now we’re reaching the ideal temperatures to see the real action. Pompano continued to be caught in both northern and southern regions of the county, but without the big numbers. If you have the patience, it surely will pay off with single-digit keeper pompano while releasing the numerous smalls. With this being said, the pompano that do measure are real winners and a satisfying achievement with current fishing conditions. The top baits of choice have been clams, sand fleas and shrimp. Specifically the clams have performed very well in contrast to the shrimp and sand fleas. Not to mention, any of these scents can be utilized with Fishbites product to substitute for the scent profile you may be missing with your bait of choice. Pompano rigs with white and chartreuse floats seem to be particularly effective as of late. With the northerly winds forecasted for the early part of the week, expect water clarity conditions to continue to improve and adjust the color combinations as correlated. This method will be the most productive for pompano, whiting and black drum. While the above mentioned tactics prove best for the higher pedigree table fare species, there’s plenty of opportunities for bluefish and mackerel as well. These toothy critters have been a constant available option no matter the surf size or winds present. Chunked baits or rapidly retrieved spoons will be the ticket to hook into bluefish and mackerel in the surf. First trough and slightly beyond seem to be holding the steady numbers with ladyfish and jack crevalle in the mix also. The shark fishing has yet to diminish, and I don’t see an immediate end in sight. Multiple species of sharks with black tips being the main attraction have bent rods producing blistering runs for shark fishing enthusiasts. The transition period as the water temperatures drop have left vibrant waters teeming with sharks and fish alike. Beef up your tackle or expect plenty of breakoffs while targeting other species. The surf fishing waters encompassing the Space Coast are a competitive arena currently with a high probability of opportunistic sharks taking advantage of a hooked fish. So get out there, bait them up and reel them in quick!

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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Beach Fishing (AM) on October 31, 2021
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Beach Fishing (AM) on November 3, 2021
This was a bucket list item for me!  This trip was awesome.  Lucas was prepared, informed, and awesome.  Most importantly...
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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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VERIFIED   4 Hour Beach Fishing (AM) on June 2, 2021
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Beach Fishing (PM) on May 24, 2021
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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