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 in 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 Porgy and Threadfins move inshore to the beaches between Port Canaveral and Sebastian Inlet. Run the beaches following the bait pods, and targeting Snook, Kingfish, and monster Tarpon the 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.

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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    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, Banana River Lagoon, Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, or along the beaches.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    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, Banana River Lagoon, Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, or the near coastal water just miles outside of Port Canaveral.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    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, Banana River Lagoon, Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, or the near coastal water just miles outside of Port Canaveral.
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About the Captain

Cole Mcdade
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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Member since April 2021
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

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2005. 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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

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, 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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3/4 day trip with Cole!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021…What a good weather day for fishing!! Captain Cole was very knowledgeable about all of the fish and waterways...
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Morning half day trip with Captain Cole

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2021
From arriving on the pier, Capt Cole was already waiting for us at 6:30a with boat in the water. We went out to catch...
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Nothing less than fantastic !

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on October 6, 2021
What a great trip we had .Cole is a wonderful young man with a great future in front of him . The equipment and boat was perfect...
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Best fishing charter we've ever been on!!

Half Day Trip (PM) on April 26, 2021
Cole is a great caption! We we’re very impressed with how we’ll he did, we’ve been on a dozen other charters and he by...
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3/4 Day Trip with Capitan Cole

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 1, 2021
Cole showed up on time, with an extremely clean boat, and gave us his undivided attention for the course of our trip. He was...
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FAQs about Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 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
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • 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