Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

A day on the water with Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters has endless opportunities. Depending on the season, weather conditions, and what species you would like to focus on targeting, Captain Cole can put you on fish from up to five miles out of Port Canaveral to deep in the Thousand Islands area of Cocoa Beach.

One of the things that are unique about this charter service is the versatility in locations to fish. Places you can go fishing in include the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, and the beaches in between.

Here on the Space Coast, each season presents new and exciting opportunities. It’s great to pitch live and artificial baits to mangroves, docks, and other structures within the river. This tactic typically provides trophy Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon year-round. This way of fishing also comes with the excitement of the unknown. You never know when a huge Snook or Redfish is going to come blowing out of a mangrove and explode on your bait!

In the wintertime and springtime, the water quality in both lagoons typically improves, which allows for some exciting sight fishing for monster reds in the Cocoa Beach area. Sight fish Tripletail and Cobia, or go after Snook.

Over the summer months, massive bait pods of pogies and Threadfins move inshore to the beaches between Port Canaveral and Sebastian Inlet. I run the beaches following the bait pods, and targeting Snook, Kingfish, and monster Tarpon that reach weights well over 100 pounds! During the summer months, monster Snook also moves into the Sebastian Inlet, and along the beaches to breed. It is not uncommon to catch multiple fish in the 40-inch range during this time of the year. Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters practices catch and release, with the slight seasonal exception of keeping mangrove snapper and sheepshead.

With Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters, something’s always biting. The only question is – when are you coming?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $250
    If you are on a time crunch and looking to spend a couple hours fishing the beautiful waters of the Indian or Banana River, this is the trip for you! Enjoy a peaceful sunrise, targeting species such as redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon. The best part about a 2 hour trip is that you will be back to the ramp before the Florida heat starts to beat down. This trip is perfect for those who have limited time on their vacation, but are looking to get on the water and see what the Space Coast has to offer!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Experience the beautiful sunrises the Space Coast has to offer, and have the chance to land trophy Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon. The best part is, you will be back at the dock before lunchtime. Depending on the species of fish you would like to target, and the methods you prefer to use, you can fish spots in the Indian River Lagoon or Banana River Lagoon.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $450
    If you want to pull on trophy fish while the sunset glistens in the background, our afternoon trip is for you! On this 4-hour trip, you can expect to target Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Snook. Depending on the species of fish you would like to target, and the methods you prefer to use, you can fish spots in the Indian River Lagoon or Banana River Lagoon.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    If you're not looking to spend your entire day on the water, but would like to increase your odds of catching a variety of quality fish, the 3/4 day trip is for you! This 6-hour trip gives us time to hit multiple spots and target multiple species of fish such as Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and Redfish. Your fishing spot depends on the fish you want to target.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    If you are looking for an action-filled day here on the Space Coast, the full day charter is designed for you! This 8-hour fishing trip provides you with the most time on the water, and therefore the best chance of catching multiple species of fish, typically ranging from Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Tarpon. Depending on the species of fish you would like to target, you can fish spots in the Indian River Lagoon or Banana River Lagoon.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
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FAQs about Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 2 hour Inshore Trip (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Cole Mcdade
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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201 Customer reviews
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Member since April 2021
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Ever since I was a young boy I have been fascinated by the pursuit of fish of all kinds. I was fortunate to have a father that has always had the same passion for fishing that I have, and he has passed on a wealth of knowledge that I look forward to passing on to other young anglers. Growing up in the space coast area, I have always had a plethora of opportunities to fish. Whether it be riding my bike to nearby ponds, having my parents drop me off with my skiff in the lagoon, fishing offshore for pelagic fish with my father, or fishing at the Sebastian Inlet with my friends, I would capitalize on any opportunity I had to fish. I have spent much of my childhood learning about the diverse fishery the Indian River Lagoon and Banana River Lagoon have to offer. As my skills and knowledge about the sport grew, I realized that I would love to pass on my knowledge to others, and show them the amazing inshore fishery the Space Coast has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip
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Angler rating
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
94%
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Brady S.
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Captain Cole doesn’t disappoint

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 30, 2023
This was our second trip with Southern Mayhem in the last 2 years. When I knew we were heading to Orlando over Christmas the...
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Blake P.
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A Great Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 13, 2024
Cole was very personable and super easy to converse with! My wife and I had a fantastic time! Although we didn’t catch as...
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Jason S.
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Four hour with my boys and Captain Cole

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2023
Took my two boys (20 & 15) for a 4 hours adventure with Captain Cole today. Was so much fun. Right out the gate my oldest landed...
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Cole F.
Uniontown, OH
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4 hour AM fishing trip with captain Cole

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2023
Captain Cole was a perfect captain. He was personable, knowledgeable and tailored our trip specifically for us. His communication...
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Wade P.
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 29, 2024
Great day fishing. We caught every species of fish we had hoped to. Even hooked and landed two Tarpon. Captain Cole is very...
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