Fishing in Orlando

4756 Saw Mill Lane
Mims FL, United States

Many visitors arrive in Orlando, Florida, exclusively to visit the Disney World theme parks, barely aware of the fact that some of the best inshore fishing in the world is just around the corner. Located just 15 minutes from Orlando city is the Mosquito Lagoon, a unique saltwater estuary that houses manatees, dolphins, many species of birds and, of course, plenty of great tasting and hard fighting game fish. Captain Mark has been guiding these waters for over twenty years, and has extensive experience of helping novice anglers and keen fishermen alike catch their dream Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, or Shark.

Captain Mark fishes aboard a 19 ft Sterling flats boat that is powered by a 115 HP 4 stroke Yamaha engine. This fast-travelling vessel features a Minn Kota trolling motor to allow you a stealthy approach towards your target fish, and has an anchoring system to keep you in position. With a poling platform as well as a front casting platform, this is an excellent boat for sight fishing, which is one of Captain Mark’s favorite, and most effective, techniques in the Mosquito Lagoon.

Fishing in Orlando gives anglers of all ability levels the chance to catch fish. Beginners can try their hand at catching Redfish and Snook with bait, while more experienced anglers will appreciate the chance to experience what it feels like to have a leaping and bounding Tarpon on the end of the line.  Children are especially welcome on board: Captain Mark has plenty of experience taking young anglers out onto the Lagoon thanks to the fact that his own five year old son is an avid fan of catching Redfish with his Dad.

All the necessary licensing and equipment is provided by the captain - all you need to bring is snacks and drinks, a camera, and polarized sunglasses for the best sight fishing opportunities.

Many visitors arrive in Orlando, Florida, exclusively to visit the Disney World theme parks, barely aware of the fact that some of the best inshore fishing in the world is just around the corner. Located just 15 minutes from Orlando city is the Mosqu


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Boat Specs

Sterling (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Grouper (Goliath)

 
Jack Crevalle
 
Ladyfish

 
Permit
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Tope)
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snook
 
Spotted Seatrout

 
Tarpon
 
Tripletail
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Mark .
Mims, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
I've been a local of the Mosquito Lagoon area and fishing mosquito Lagoon for almost 25 years now. I've been a full-time guide for the past 20 years. And the thing I learned that's most important is making sure clients have a good time first and catching fish second. I enjoy the work I do and enjoy the happiness of seeing others catch fish and I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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The captain worked hard and did his best to make sure we had a successful trip but the fish were being quite skiddish due to how many other boats were also fishing at the same time. Totally out of his control but he didnt give up until we each caught a red. We were hoping to catch a few more than we did but once again, he did his best. He sincerely cared that we caught at least a fish.

Fished July 15, 2017
Mark . (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 15, 2017

Thanks for the great review I also added some images of the trip I hope you enjoy

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Fished July 14, 2017
Mark . (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 15, 2017

Thanks for the great review here are some pictures from the trip

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Had a great time. Hed did all he could to get us on the red fish and he got it.

Fished June 1, 2017
Mark . (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 1, 2017

Thanks for the great review I hope you guys had a good time also thanks for hanging in there I know the first few hours were very slow but boy did that last hour really pay off

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