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.



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    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
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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
12 Fishing Reports
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39 Customer Reviews
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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 Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon 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

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Visa
Mastercard

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Timothy S.
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Great day on the water and plenty of fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on February 12, 2021
We had a great time fishing with Captain Matt! Everything was good with this experience including communication, meeting up,...
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5 hour trip with Capt Matt

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on February 23, 2021
Big fish bite wasn’t on today but had a great day catching the little ones. Great conversation with Matt. Will definitely...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 30, 2020
The outing was a lot of fun, we caught lady fish and Sea trout. We had a great time talking and joking around with Capt. Matt....
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Half Day Intercoastal trip with Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 30, 2020
Nice boat and captain. Very helpful to my children. My boys had agreaat time!
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Kevin F.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
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Half day trip, great experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 3, 2020
Great experience all around, Captain was on time and ready to go at specified location. Caught some great trout at the Captain...
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