Spot Stalker Charters - Mosquito Lagoon

Spot Stalker Charters invites you to an exciting fishing trip in the backwater areas and flats of Mosquito Lagoon. Mosquito Lagoon is located primarily in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and will allow for some great scenery and an occasional rocket launch from the NASA complex which is located on Merritt Island. Captain Todd Vivian will have you fishing the mangrove-lined shorelines of the lagoon and around the spoil islands of the Indian River, showing you the best fishing spots.

You will be fishing aboard a Spyder FX19 Vapor TRC that’s powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine and a Minn Kota trolling motor that helps it navigate shallow waters with ease. It comes with a GPS, fishfinder, and all the necessary essentials for a fun and productive trip.

Todd has decades of experience fishing in the eastern part of Florida and can accommodate beginners and veteran anglers alike. Some of the fish species you are likely to encounter on a trip are Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and Black Drum. Those who like to catch their fish on the fly should let Todd know so he can furnish them with fly fishing gear if necessary (2 person max).

The price of any trip will include rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the necessary fishing licenses and water. Make sure to bring your own lunch if you’re up for a snack during the trip, along with a pair of sunglasses and a hat so you can fish in comfort.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1/2 Day AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    For parties of 1 or 2, we will prowl backcountry and flats in search of Redfish & Trout. Parties of 3 we will utilize the trolling motor. We fish areas like Hong Kong Flats, Georges Bar, Shotgun, Slippery, Orange Island, Eldora, or the east wall. The captain will provide water, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent. Also provided will be all tackle, rods & reels, bait, and your saltwater fishing license. Start times change with sunrise times, summer will be around 6:00 AM and in the winter it may be 7:00 AM.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    For parties of 1 or 2, we will prowl backcountry and flats in search of Redfish & Trout. Parties of 3 we will utilize the trolling motor. We fish areas like Hong Kong Flats, Georges Bar, Shotgun, Slippery, Orange Island, Eldora, or the east wall. The captain will provide water, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent. Also provided will be all tackle, rods & reels, bait, and your saltwater fishing license. Start times change with sunrise times, summer will be around 6:00 AM and in the winter it may be 7:00 AM.

About the Captain

Todd Vivian
Mims, Florida, United States
28 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
64 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2016
I began fishing the flats and backwaters of Florida over 20 years ago. I have lived in Florida now since 2008 and spend over 200 days a year on the water in the Mosquito Lagoon and North Indian River areas. I grew up in the Pacific NW and fishing is some of my earliest memories. After college I went to work for Lamiglas, Inc. as a rod/blank designer. Lamiglas is one of the NW's largest Fishing Rod Manufacturers. After 20 years designing rods for Lamiglas I moved to Florida where I have been designing rod building components and equipment along with rod blanks for Mud Hole Custom Tackle.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Spyder (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift 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
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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3/4 Day Trip (AM) Beach on June 20, 2018
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3/4 day veterans trip with Captain Todd

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Veterans on March 9, 2018
There was a cold front and it was windy. We told him we wanted some big fish. Over 20 lbs. We caught about 10 fish all under...
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FAQs about Spot Stalker Charters - Mosquito Lagoon

Spot Stalker Charters - Mosquito Lagoon offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 1/2 Day AM (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 1/2 Day PM (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Spot Stalker Charters - Mosquito Lagoon, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (MinnKota iPilot)
  • Ice Box (2 Engel Coolers)

Trips booked with Spot Stalker Charters - Mosquito Lagoon include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (MHX Spinning & Casting Rods & Shimano Reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water.)
  • Fishing License (Saltwater)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon request.)

Spot Stalker Charters - Mosquito Lagoon offers the following types of fishing:
  • Flats Fishing (Mosquito Lagoon / Indian River)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Mosquito Lagoon)

Spot Stalker Charters - Mosquito Lagoon offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning (Light Spinning)
  • Fly Fishing (Upon Request)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spot Stalker Charters - Mosquito Lagoon include:
  • Black Drum
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout