Inland Fishing Charters invites you to step onboard and explore the rich waterways of the Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River. Here you will find the inshore’s nicest species, that are not only incredibly tasty, but also fight fiercely.

The captain has extensive experience in putting his customers on a fish of a lifetime. His trips run year-round are suitable for novice anglers. The captain will also teach you about fishing. Kids are most welcome to come onboard and the captain will supply the vests.

You will be fishing from a 20’ Xtreme20 flats boat built in 2011. The boat is powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine and can easily maneuver around the inshore waterways. She is fitted with GPS and a fishfinder, has a casting platform that is perfect for sight fishing, a trolling motor and all the fishing gear. There is some bottled water onboard and the captain will also provide ice for your fish. The boat can take up to six people, but if you have a larger party, the captain may accommodate you as well.

The fishing around the Mosquito and Indian River lagoons take place in shallow waters, some 3 foot deep, so no need to worry much about sea sickness. Of course, if you feel you might get affected, it’s best to take some meds before the trip.

These fisheries are abundant in nice sport fish. You can get some impressive Redfish, as well as Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, but also Flounder, Ladyfish, and Mangrove Snapper. Snook and Tarpon bite the best during spring, summer and into the fall, while Reds and Trout can be readily caught any day of the year. The trips mostly include jigs and topwater bait.

You should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. The captain will supply live bait before the trip. Please note that kids under six need to have vests on all the time. And it would be good to bring a cooler along so you can return your freshly caught fish back home. Invite your friends and come along!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - 5 Hours
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    On this 5 hour trip, you will be fishing around the beautiful lagoon and go targeting some juicy tablefare, including Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, Ladyfish, and maybe even some Mangrove Snapper. The trip runs for approximately five hours. We usually begin our trips in the early morning with the first light to make the most out of your trip. The captain will get the gear, bait, license, but you should bring food, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Get your buddies and come!
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About the Charter Operator

Inland Fishing Charters
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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54 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2017
'I have fished all my life all around the world. I enjoy being on the water & sharing my experience with others.' Captain John has the extensive fishing experience and has been running charter trips for the past two decades. His crew specializes in inshore fishing and will show you the rich and stunning scenery of the Mosquito and Indian River lagoons.

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Xtreme 20 (Day 5) (Flats boat) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Albert P.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Captain John, he’s our Man!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - 5 Hours on June 8, 2021
Well it was a very difficult day with all the wind. But Captain John put us on some fish,  but the most fun part of the trip...
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Chattanooga, TN
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5 hour trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - 5 Hours on May 22, 2021
Considering the weather elements like sprinkling, windy, etc., Captain John made sure we all had a catch that was a keeper....
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Half Day Trip with Capt. John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - 5 Hours on June 1, 2021
Capt John was great. Had us on fish within 20 minutes and was very patient with my two 14-year-old girls.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - 5 Hours on August 7, 2021
The family had a great time out on the water. We caught our limit of trout.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - 5 Hours on June 30, 2021
We had a great time on our fishing trip with Captain Mike will do it again.
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FAQs about Inland Fishing Charters - JBs

Inland Fishing Charters - JBs offers the following trip to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - 5 Hours (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Inland Fishing Charters - JBs, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Inland Fishing Charters - JBs include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Inland Fishing Charters - JBs offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Indian River Lagoon)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Inland Fishing Charters - JBs offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Inland Fishing Charters - JBs include:
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon