Schooled Up Redfish Charters

Schooled Up Redfish Charters offers inshore fishing trips in East Central Florida’s Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River Lagoon. Captain Mike Riccard has been fishing these waters since he was a kid and knows where the best bite is found at any time of day.

His boat is a 17’ Hewes skiff, a top of the range technical poling skiff that is perfect for tackling the world-famous fisheries of the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River. Fitted out with Garmin electronics and capable of traveling in extremely shallow waters, this boat will allow two anglers plus the captain to fish the flats in style and ease.

This area is known across Florida to be one of the finest locations for inshore fishing in the state, and for good reason. Whether it’s fishing for Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, or Black Drum, you’re in for a treat. If you’re lucky, you might even come across some Tarpon in the summer months.

All the tackle and bait you will need during your trip are included in the charter price, and fishing licenses for all anglers are also supplied by the captain. Capt. Mike will also clean and fillet your catch for you back at the dock. All you need to do is come on down and get ready for a trip to remember for years to come!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    This trip involves going after schooling Redfish, Seatrout, Black Drum, and others! Everything you need will be provided so you can fish until you drop.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    On this trip, you will target schooling Redfish, Seatrout, Black Drum, and more! The captain will supply everything you could need including a saltwater fishing license, rods and reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice and bottled water. Just bring lunch and show up ready to catch some fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    From the early morning hours, you will target prized gamefish of both Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River! These include Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    Fish the famous Haulover Canal in search of Bull Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Goliath Grouper, and much more! This trip includes all licenses along with bait and tackle for two anglers.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Redfish
Snook
Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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.
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

About the Captain

Mike Riccard
Orlando, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
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I established Schooled Up Redfish Charters in September of 2015 at 21 years old. Having been fishing the Mosquito Lagoon from the age of 4/5 years old, I have a great love and passion for being on this body of water and have no plans of leaving. Guiding others to a catch and memory of a lifetime while them sharing that experience with their loved ones is the greatest part of this "job." I have never considered one part of my career to be work. As the saying goes – if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.71
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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3\/4 day trip on Mosquito Lagoon
3\/4 day trip on Mosquito Lagoon
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Mark M.
Port Orange, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 day trip on Mosquito Lagoon

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
We had an awesome day of fishing on Mosquito Lagoon!  We have been on numerous fishing charters and Captain Mike provided...
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Kenny W.
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 4.00
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Half day with captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
.I would like to say thank you to captain mike for taking me and my son out for a night time charter. I booked his half day...
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Douglas W.
Apopka, FL
 5.00
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Half Day with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   March 23, 2018
Conditions were not the best but Capt Mike worked hard to put my son on some big reds. Great guide and good person. Look forward...
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Duane R.
Indianapolis, IN
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VERIFIED   July 19, 2018
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Randy A.
Joplin, MO
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Half day trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 17, 2018
Captain Mike was great. Fishing was not real good. They have had alot of rain and water was real dirty.
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