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
    $550
    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
    $350
    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 4:00 PM
    $350
    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
ID & License verified
46 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 Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Timothy S.
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Great day on the water and plenty of fish!

VERIFIED   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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Great trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on October 19, 2021
Creat trip and excellent captain,   My girlfriend and I went for 6 hours.  The fishing was great.  We caught 8 different...
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Concord, NC
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on October 11, 2021
Really enjoyed fishing with Matt, first time fishing a inshore charter had a blast. Matt showed me the ends and outs of back...
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Kathleen L.
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Had a great time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2021
Matt was great! Doing this again for sure! Beautiful weather and Matt took us to several spots. Very good experience. Thanks...
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Timothy K.
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Great Fun - 1st Trout

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on March 17, 2021
Great day on the water with Captain Matt. Caught my first ever trout. Slow bite for all charters but we caught a dozen or so...
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FAQs about Code Red Fishing Charters

Code Red Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Code Red Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Code Red Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (GrandSlam/Z-man baits)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Code Red Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Code Red Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Code Red Fishing Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon