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This small Floridian city is known for its Atlantic-facing beaches, nature trails, and plentiful waterside activities – and a whole host of angling opportunities, of course. You’ll find plenty of Vero Beach fishing charters lining the shores, ready to take you exploring. With deep sea adventures and a maze of flats, inlets, creeks, and coves on offer, it’s easy to see why Vero Beach has all types of anglers truly hooked!
 
If you’re an inshore angler, prepare to have your heart stolen by the Indian River Lagoon. This waterway is home to thousands of flora and fauna varieties, and offers up scenic angling opportunities. Snook, Redfish, and Trout thrive here, and the lagoon’s many inlets are home to Permit, Cobia, Tarpon, and Trevally. The bite is consistent throughout the year, and you’ll find captains running both half and full day trips, suitable for families and experienced fishermen alike.
 
For adrenaline lovers, the fish-filled waters of the mighty Atlantic lie in wait. With an impressive scattering of reefs and wrecks located just a few miles from shore, anglers looking for tasty table fare will be able to plumb the depths for Snapper, Grouper, and Kingfish. 
 
Head further out, and it’s a big game fish bonanza – Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin and Swordfish are waiting for you. Opt for a full or extended full day adventure to make the most of this prolific fishery. Some captains even run extended or multi day trips to the Bahamas!
 

Rules & Regulations

As is the case with most Floridian fisheries, cast your line alongside an experienced Vero Beach charter captain and your license will be covered for you. Some of the area’s species are subject to strict bag and size restrictions, and your captain will be able to fill you in on all the details. 

Vero Beach
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January

You can get numerous Sailfish not that far from the coast. Inshore you’ll find Flounder, Tripletail, and Cobia, while bottom fishing produces Lane Snapper.

February

Stay inshore and bring in bags of Mangrove Snapper and try to find a keeper Snook. There are also Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, and Tripletail in the water.

March

Coming to Vero Beach now will let you avoid the summer crowds but get equally good fishing, with Mahi Mahi biting day after day, with Sailfish, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna foraging nearby.

April

You can enjoy a beautiful day on the water with the sun shining and Wahoo and Mahi biting regularly. Spring Break can get even better if you manage to reel in hard-hitting Sailfish.

May

May brings a mixed bag. King Mackerel are displaying their finest skills. Be ready for Sharks, get light tackle for Jack Crevalle and Snook, and stock up on live bait to entice Sailfish.

June

Sharks, summer Sails, Tarpon, and Snook all make the headlines of what the early summer brings. Vero Beach can offer a lot to both less experienced anglers and pro fishers.

July

Fishing is on fire. Find a spot and head out into the Atlantic to land Sailfish, King Mackerel, and Mutton Snapper. The spectacle gets even better when you see Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo take the bait.

August

The summer heat is still on. Head offshore and land Amberjack, Mahi, as well as King Mackerel and Mutton Snapper. Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Bonito, and Sharks are regular catches offshore.

September

The Labor Day bite is on fire as Redfish go up in numbers, followed by Trout and Black Drum. Tarpon are still hanging around, and if you charter a boat offshore, you can get Amberjack or Kingfish.

October

October means Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Tripletail, Ladyfish, Pompano, and Jack Crevalle, as well as Tarpon. Mangrove Snapper are here in great numbers too.

November

Spend Thanksgiving fishing for Black Drum, or have a go at Tripletail as their bite stabilizes. Pompano and Spanish Mackerel are starting their winter campaign, while you can regularly catch Sheepshead.

December

There are schools of Mangrove and Lane Snapper, as well as Grouper near the bottoms. Monster Redfish forage inshore, followed by Snook. Offshore, the Sailfish bite is epic.

Vero Beach Fishing Calendar

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Vero offers great variety for inshore fishing and has quick access to the Ft Pierce inlet for those who want to go offshore.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Vero offers great variety for inshore fishing and has quick access to the Ft Pierce inlet for those who want to go offshore.
Eric Van De Bovenkamp
Eric Van De Bovenkamp East Hampton, NY
A bit chilly due to unusual cold front in December. It’s an early start so wear layers and you’ll be fine!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
A bit chilly due to unusual cold front in December. It’s an early start so wear layers and you’ll be fine!
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Miami, Florida
I would strongly recommend using Capt. Paul services to gain knowledge of the area regarding fishing. He is a very experience fisherman with very good gear and knowledge of the area. Be prepare to see dolphins, manatee and many species of birds. Very polite and patent with his quests. I would highly recommend his services. David Hernandez
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would strongly recommend using Capt. Paul services to gain knowledge of the area regarding fishing. He is a very experience fisherman with very good gear and knowledge of the area. Be prepare to see dolphins, manatee and many species of birds. Very polite and patent with his quests. I would highly recommend his services. David Hernandez
David  H.
David H. United States

Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Booked a last minute offshore trip with Captain Jeff and Justin. Both were super knowledgeable and patient. Super friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend this charter and look forward to going again!
Braden  B.
Braden B. Fruitland Park, Florida
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Had a great afternoon trip with Captain Jeff! He worked hard to get me on fish. I recommend him and will use him again.
Donald  W.
Donald W. Columbia, MO
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Capt Jeff is a good guy. Spent half a day with him fishing in-shore, caught some good fish and had a lot of great conversation. Jeff is very knowledgeable about the area, fish behavior and what it takes to catch anything. I'll come back next time I'm in town.
Nick  W.
Nick W. Denver, CO
Just Bumminit - Ranger Boat
Just Bumminit - Ranger Boat
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
We had an excellent day fishing with Captain Paul. We caught many fish as well as seeing dolphins, leopard rays as well as many species of birds. Captain Paul is not only an expert guide but is very knowledgeable about the conservation efforts and ecosystem of the Indian River Lagoon. We highly recommend fishing and sightseeing with Captain Paul and will definitely be going out on his boat again in the future.
David  P.
David P. Pittsburgh, PA
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Had a great time with Capt. Jeff. Worked real hard to put us on great spots. He was real patient with my eight year old son.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Alafaya, FL
Night Tide Charters
Night Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
3.7 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 32 reviews
Captain Vinny knew gigging and area fish very well. He can navigate in darkness without GPS. We gigged about 30 mullet, sheephead, black drum , silver sand crabs. What is not adequate is that the biat has only light panels in the front portion, 6 panels in total. Comparing to other night gigging boat in other area I used, is not so bright.
Michael  L.
Michael L. Peachtree City, GA
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
I have been on many fishing charters in the past probably over 20. Jeff got us on the fish, he had a great boat and his equipment and knowledge were top notch. I would highly recommend this charter
Mark  F.
Mark F. Chateaugay, NY
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Excellent trip for the family. We caught about 60 fish in total between the species of snapper, catfish, and a jack. Capt. Jeff was happy to clean what we wanted to keep and offered advice on cooking techniques. Great scenic fishing trip that managed to keep the attention of two young boys ages 7 and 9. Highly recommend and will certainly get on Hook'd Up Charters again.
Derek  S.
Derek S. Russellville, KY
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
We killed it! Captain Jeff was absolutely fantastic to fish with and knows all the ins and outs of fishing the Indian River. Will definitely be back next time!
Christian  A.
Christian A. Boston, MA
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
We were blown away by this experience!! Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and had answers to all 7,567 questions that we asked during our charter. He has fishing down to an art, so he knew all of the right places. There was never a dull moment from 7am to the time we cooked our fresh caught snapper & sheepshead. Delicious and a blast! We’ll be back.
Hannah  M.
Hannah M. Vero Beach, FL
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Captain Jeff was great. He has a great knowledge of the water, target species and the local area. He talked me and my wife through every step to help us land as many fish as possible. Captain Jeff is a very personable guy. All necessary gear was on board and available. I would recommend this charter to novice or experienced anglers. We had an absolute blast.
Zak  R.
Zak R. Clio, MI
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
We had a wonderful fishing trip! Captain Jeff was very knowledgable and patient with us. He made it a wonderful experience for our family and provided great instruction. We would definitely recommend Hook'd Up Charters.
Terry  W.
Terry W. San Antonio, TX
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
We enjoyed our time on the water. Jeff was an excellent guide! We caught several different species of fish, and the ones we brought home tasted amazing. He took care of everything on the boat and fileted the fish we caught. He provided everything we needed to be able to fish and relax. Highly recommend him!
Rachael  S.
Rachael S. Kissimmee, Florida
Just Bumminit - Ranger Boat
Just Bumminit - Ranger Boat
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Great fishing with Captain Paul. Very friendly and educational. Had a great time. Can’t wait to do it again with Captain Paul.
Samuel  G.
Samuel G. Albuquerque, NM
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
We had a great time fishing with Captain Jeff. He was very knowledgeable of the whole area and had us on fish from the get go. My son and I had a blast catching a variety of fish. I’d recommend him to anyone. We will be back for sure! Thanks Jeff!
Steve  R.
Steve R. Commerce Charter Township, MI
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
The trip was out of this world. My son and I had so much fun and caught so many fish we couldn’t believe it. The captain is a true professional and made sure we had lots of fun, didn’t feel rushed and we certainly will be using him again. If you’re looking for a good time don’t consider anybody else.
David  S.
David S. Fruitland Park, Florida
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Captain Jenkins is knowledgeable about the intracoastal waterway and will put you on fish. He is a great teacher for those with limited experience.
Dan  B.
Dan B. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Jeff is awesome, he made it a great experience for my kids. Caught lots of fish and lots of fun. I would definitely recommend chartering a trip. Thanks Jeff
MATTHEW  R.
MATTHEW R. Marlboro, NJ
Just Bumminit - Pontoon Boat
Just Bumminit - Pontoon Boat
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 30 reviews
My two sons and I had a great trip with Capt Paul. He gave us lots of help with how to fish the different spots he took us to and as a result we caught a lot of fish. We caught Catfish, Snapper, Lady Fish, Puffers, and more. It was a great trip and I couldn't be happier. If you want a fun fishing trip with a fun guide, I highly recommend Capt Paul at Just Bumminit.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Hampton, NH
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 125 reviews
Captain Jeff not only had a incredible knowledge of the waters but also was very knowledgeable and helpful in helping us to catch the fish with different techniques as well as the handling of all the fish. Will definitely be booking way more trips with Captain Jeff.
John  T.
John T. Fort Pierce, FL

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Vero Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Vero Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $445, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $553. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Vero Beach is 22 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Hook'd Up Charters, Night Tide Charters, and Get Lost Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Vero Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Vero Beach.

Hook'd Up Charters, Night Tide Charters, and Get Lost Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Vero Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Vero Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Vero Beach, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and Jack Crevalle. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

There are schools of Mangrove and Lane Snapper, as well as Grouper near the bottoms. Monster Redfish forage inshore, followed by Snook. Offshore, the Sailfish bite is epic. Check availability for local fishing charters in Vero Beach.

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