Orlando Fishing

It might best be known as the entertainment capital of Florida, but the Orlando fisherfolk know all too well that the real magic starts at the docks. About an hour away from some of the most productive saltwater grounds in the Sunshine State, it doesn't get much better than sight casting for monster Reds along the prolific Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon, all in the shadows of the famous Kennedy Space Center. Currently considered the only place in the world where Redfish spend their entire lives inshore, the Lagoon is one of those rare havens where landing a Bull Red or Speckled Seatrout is a real possibility virtually any day of the year. A myriad of seasonal game fish joins the party as well, such as the likes of Tarpon, Snook, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle and many others. And just in case that's not enough nature for you, a variety of local wildlife frequently stops by to say hello, including inquisitive dolphins, manatees, aligators, bobcats, eagles, ospreys and more!

Known For

Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Discovery Cove, Orlando Science Center, Warbird Adventures, Islands of Adventure, Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba, Gatorland, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, the Orlando Magic, Wet n’ Wild, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Harry P. Leu Gardens

Rules & Regulations

You do not need a license if you are fishing from a for-hire vessel (guided charter, party boat) that has a valid charter boat license or charter captain license.

Orlando Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.