Code Red Fishing Charters

Whether it’s a full day trip with a serious angler or a shorter family trip, Code Red Fishing Charters is up to the challenge. Captain Matt knows the famous Mosquito Lagoon inside and out and will be happy to share that knowledge with any prospective angler, regardless of their experience and skillset.

One thing that sets Code Red Fishing Charters apart from most other charters is their 24/7 availability policy. Whether it’s at sunrise or in the evening, Captain Matt will do his utmost to accommodate your individual needs.

Captain Matt’s main boat is an 18’ Bossman skiff, equipped with a 60 HP Suzuki engine. This type of boat is exactly what you need when fishing on shallow waters in and around the Mosquito Lagoon. The boat is equipped with all the necessary equipment for inshore and flats fishing, including a wireless trolling motor as well as rods, Penn reels, tackle, and GrandSlam/Z-man lures. Enjoyers of fly fishing should, however, bring their own fly fishing gear.

Mosquito Lagoon is known amongst fishermen as The Redfish Capital of the World for good reason. Along with the Speckled Trout, Redfish is the reason why the Lagoon is such a popular place for so many anglers. Of course, those two are not the only thing that can be seen in these waters. Tarpon and Snook have also been known to make appearances once every so often. Fish aren’t the only thing there is to see, though. If you’re lucky, you might also see mammals such as Dolphins and Manatees.

Captain Matt has the licensing and insurance sorted and will be happy to fillet and package any caught fish for you to enjoy afterward. All you would need to bring is a pair of sunglasses, some snacks if you’re so inclined, and a camera to take those quality wildlife shots. All that’s left is to have as much fun as possible.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $425
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    For those looking for something a bit longer, a 3/4 day trip might be just the thing. This gives you more time to explore the lagoon should you like, or just focus on those fish instead. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $325
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    A quick morning trip - you would be fishing for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and other fish as well, depending on the season and weather conditions. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $325
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're looking for a quick trip in the afternoon, we've got you covered. Be on the lookout for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and variety of other fish depending on the season. Departure times are flexible.
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About the Captain

Matt Lee
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2015
I have been fishing the lagoon since I was a little boy and have won plenty of red fish tournaments through the years. I promise to work my butt off to give you the experience you expect.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Bossman (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 70HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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Dave\u2019s Bull Red with Captain Matt
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Andrew W.
San Juan
 5.00
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Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
We had a great time fishing with Captain Matt.  He put us on great fish and everyone had a blast.  The scenery and...
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Jonathan M.
Charleston, SC
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October Morning with CAPT Matt and Code Red

VERIFIED   October 26, 2019
Matt was able to pull off a pretty neat trick capturing a monster bull red for both of my colleagues who fished the Lagoon...
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Michael S.
San Juan
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Half day with Capt Matt

VERIFIED   September 8, 2019
Great morning with Capt Matt.  We were fishing with pig fish which were really hard to find.  He put us on alot of...
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Gary F.
The Villages, Florida
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3/4 Day trip with Capt. Matt Lee

VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
Capt. Matt knows his stuff! Caught our limit of trout in no time and then it was just pure fishing joy! Would recommend Code...
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Greg B.
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Great morning trip with Captain Matt.

VERIFIED   February 26, 2019
Had a great trip with Matt.  He is professional, knowledgeable, patient and just plain fun to be with.  Had great...
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