Indian River

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Indian River Fishing Charters

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Indian River: 155 fishing charters available

Hook'd Up Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(174 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $425

Coastal Charter Company

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $400

Fin Addict Il Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(211 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $500

Patriot Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(102 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $500

Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Melbourne
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trips from $350

Captain Goop Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $450

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Cocoa Beach
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trips from $400

Reaper Fishing Charters Florida

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $700

Night Tide Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $500

Apex Predator Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Fort Pierce
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trips from $1,100

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Indian River

The average price for a private 4 hour Indian River fishing trip is $511, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $914 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Hook'd Up Charters, Coastal Charter Company, and Fin Addict Il Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Indian River. Full list of top fishing charters in Indian River.

Hook'd Up Charters, Coastal Charter Company, and Fin Addict Il Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Indian River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Cobia, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and trolling. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re looking to experience some of the best inshore and backcountry angling action on the planet, hop aboard an Indian River fishing charter. A whole variety of world-famous species rule over this fishery, which is known as the lagoon fishing capital of the world. Come cast your line in these plentiful waters!
 
Lined with mangroves, grass flats, and underwater structure, the Indian River is the perfect habitat for some of the world’s most sought-after game fish, including hard-fighting Snook, the Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and even Shark varieties. You can target popular “Bull Redfish” in the river’s northernmost parts – record-breaking varieties have been hooked here before, so bring plenty of fighting spirit!
 
Indian River fishing trips run anywhere from 4–8 hours. Newer anglers and families looking to soak up the Floridian sun will find that even a shorter trip provides plenty of angling action. A full day adventure will allow you to cover more ground and target a wider variety of fish. If you’ve always dreamed of battling Snook or “bowing down” to the “Silver King”, many captains offer species-specific trips that’ll suit you perfectly.
 
There are plenty of departure points dotted along the banks of the Indian River. Its starting point, Ponce Inlet, is the perfect location for anglers looking to explore the marshier waters for huge Redfish. Travel south along the river where Titusville, Port Canaveral, and Port Pierce boast an impressive variety of fishing charters. 
 
Whether you’re a brand new angler or a seasoned fisherman, you’ll be able to explore the Indian River your way!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re age 16 or above, you’ll need a valid fishing license to cast a line here. Fortunately, if you’re fishing aboard a charter, this will be covered for you. Many of the Indian River’s species have strict slot and bag limits, so casting off alongside a licensed captain will ensure you’re fishing legally.
Indian River
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The cold weather will be warmed up by explosive topwater action with Spotted Seatrout! You can also go after Pompano, Black Drum, and Sheepshead around ports. Snook cannot be harvested.

February

Cool nights and windy days may keep tourists indoors, but not the dedicated angler! Spotted Seatrout are hot around Fort Pierce. Monster Reds can be found around mangroves and shallow flats.

March

As the sun warms the water up fish start feeding quite a bit in the shallows. Trout continues to be one of the main targets, usually found deeper grass flats. Snook can be found around piers and structures.

April

Sheepshead, Jacks, Bluefish, and Snook action continues around bridges and piers. In the shallows, Redfish and Seatrout action is still red-hot on the flats. 

May

The winds die down in May and the calm summer weather sets in. Redfish are the main targets in May, followed closely by Snook. Tarpon start appearing around St. Lucie River.

June

Snook harvesting is forbidden from June 1st until the end of August. Kingfish start moving in closer to shore in the Atlantic. Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, and Shark fisheries are red-hot in June and Tarpon are getting better.

July

Coastal action is where it’s all at in July. Tarpon, Kingfish, Blacktip Shark, Jack Crevalle, and Snook all bite well. Redfish, Seatrout, and large Tarpon can be found in inlets.

August

This is the month to go sight fishing the lagoons! You can spot Redfish, Seatrout, and Tarpon in the calm morning water of the shallows from far away. Baitfish are plentiful and the fishing is amazing, both inshore and nearshore.

September

You can harvest Snook again, starting from September 1st. A mixed bag of Ladyfish, Tarpon, and Jacks stalk the edges of grass flats. The best action happens at low light with live bait – make sure to prepare ahead of time.

October

The fall mullet run is in full swing in October and the Redfish, Seatrout, and other species bite like crazy. Fishing with live bait is a must. Night fishing for Snook is a great way to test your angling skills.

November

The mainstay of Indian River fishing in November is Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Black Drum. Live bait works extremely well as the fish are feeding ahead of winter.

December

Snook harvesting is closed from December 15th until the end of January. The weather may not cooperate but when it’s calm expect crystal-clear waters and amazing sight fishing on the flats for Redfish and Spotted Seatrout.

Indian River Fishing Calendar

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Fishing Stuart in June I would look for snapper and snook. Not season for snook, but the river is holding and they and great hook ups.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing Stuart in June I would look for snapper and snook. Not season for snook, but the river is holding and they and great hook ups.
Nicholas  G.
Nicholas G. Loxahatchee Groves, Florida
Just have a good time. The Captains will put you on fish. I wanted to catch Mahi Mahi and we did. The captain did a great job.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just have a good time. The Captains will put you on fish. I wanted to catch Mahi Mahi and we did. The captain did a great job.
Brian  R.
Brian R. Fredericksburg, VA
Go with an experienced Captain who has the right equipment and boat and who has fished the waters in Stuart.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go with an experienced Captain who has the right equipment and boat and who has fished the waters in Stuart.
Frank  L.
Frank L. PRNC FREDERCK, MD
I hear that March is not the best time, but you still caught a lot of fish, just not the big ones unless you go out 150 miles or so.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I hear that March is not the best time, but you still caught a lot of fish, just not the big ones unless you go out 150 miles or so.
Robert  B.
Robert B. CANAVERAL AS, FL
Waters can be a bit choppy. A bit better in April/May. But the fish still bite well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Waters can be a bit choppy. A bit better in April/May. But the fish still bite well.
Greg  M.
Greg M. Midland, MI
I did not attend the trip - it was a surprise Birthday gift for my Brother. He and his friends said they had a great day although the waters were choppy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I did not attend the trip - it was a surprise Birthday gift for my Brother. He and his friends said they had a great day although the waters were choppy.
Michelle  J.
Michelle J. Windermere, Florida
Book Captain Joey, be flexible and listen to what the captains suggest. They know the waters and truly desire for you to enjoy your experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Captain Joey, be flexible and listen to what the captains suggest. They know the waters and truly desire for you to enjoy your experience.
Joe  D.
Joe D. Roanoke, TX
It’s a great area to fish, you never know what is on the other end of your line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great area to fish, you never know what is on the other end of your line.
Clark  M.
Clark M. Marshall, MN
It was easy to find and park and a lot of stuff to see when you where out fishing like dolphins pelicans cruise ships
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was easy to find and park and a lot of stuff to see when you where out fishing like dolphins pelicans cruise ships
Marc  S.
Marc S. CEDAR E BETHL, MN
It’s best if you can find a calm day, but there are usually options if you can’t.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s best if you can find a calm day, but there are usually options if you can’t.
Adam  F.
Adam F. Carlisle, MN
We fished in choppy weathers due to high winds, but the shark fishing was excellent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished in choppy weathers due to high winds, but the shark fishing was excellent
Luke  N.
Luke N. Benton, AR
Captain definitely made the trip worth while. He made sure that we caught enough fish to satisfy our urge to reel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain definitely made the trip worth while. He made sure that we caught enough fish to satisfy our urge to reel
Douglas  H.
Douglas H. Alachua, FL
Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
Lori  S.
Lori S. St. Cloud, MN
the capt. had his " spots " and kept us moving to new ones . cleaned the fish for us which was a plus
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the capt. had his " spots " and kept us moving to new ones . cleaned the fish for us which was a plus
Michel & Debbie  Dervaes
Michel & Debbie Dervaes Punta Gorda, FL
Absolutely! Our team of anglers had a great time. The crew was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Absolutely! Our team of anglers had a great time. The crew was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Ken  P.
Ken P. UNIVERSITY PA, MD
I recommend fishing at Port Canaveral because there is plenty to do in the area and well suited for adults and kids. The people here are friendly and conveniently located close to cocoa beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend fishing at Port Canaveral because there is plenty to do in the area and well suited for adults and kids. The people here are friendly and conveniently located close to cocoa beach
Joe  B.
Joe B. Woodlawn, TN
It was pretty choppy and they had just had a tropical storm so the water was pretty murky and the fish were having a hard time seeing the line. Other than that, we had a good experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was pretty choppy and they had just had a tropical storm so the water was pretty murky and the fish were having a hard time seeing the line. Other than that, we had a good experience.
Jennie  K.
Jennie K. Cocoa Beach, Florida
July isn't the best month, but Captain Eric made it an enjoyable half-day searching for signs of fish and learning about the area's eco issues and treasure-hunting history.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July isn't the best month, but Captain Eric made it an enjoyable half-day searching for signs of fish and learning about the area's eco issues and treasure-hunting history.
Jean  C.
Jean C. Melbourne, FL
Lots and lots of sunscreen! Long sleeve breathable shirt and a hat for sure!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots and lots of sunscreen! Long sleeve breathable shirt and a hat for sure!
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P. Palm Bay, FL
Look for a boat that is big enough to handle big water. Pat's boat was very comfortable and handles big water great. Fishing isn't always successful every time but Pat and Chris worked hard and kept moving to get us on some fish. Highly recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for a boat that is big enough to handle big water. Pat's boat was very comfortable and handles big water great. Fishing isn't always successful every time but Pat and Chris worked hard and kept moving to get us on some fish. Highly recommend.
Josh  M.
Josh M. Lincoln, NE

Fair N' Square Charters
Fair N' Square Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(138 reviews)
Crew was super friendly and helpful. Unfortunately didn’t catch anything big enough to keep but not for lack of trying that’s for sure. Will definitely book again!!
Joe  R.
Joe R. Lansing, MI
Night Tide Charters
Night Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We arrived a few minutes earlier than stated when we booked the trip. Captain Vincent was kind enough to let us board early. We were able to harvest 9-10 fish with opportunities at plenty of more, but we couldn’t seal the deal. We also seen a group of dolphins about 10 yards off the boat and a few manta ray’s swimming past as well. Would highly recommend this trip with captain Vincent. We will be back to spear some more fish with captain Vincent the next time we are in Florida.
Austin  P.
Austin P. Cross Plains, TN
Port Fishing Charters
Port Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Guide did well judging conditions and bait availability. We had fun and would go back again.
Stephen  K.
Stephen K. Cocoa Beach, Florida
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
I took my 3 teenage sons on their first deep sea fishing experience. Capt Nate didn’t disappoint. The boys thought the 5 hours we spent reeling in one giant fish after another was the BEST part of our 5 day vacation.
David  M.
David M. Lakeville, MN
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
I wanted a partial day of education and adventure for my daughter who just finished college and is starting her teaching career (and who is just a big kid at heart). I wanted to fish. I got exactly what I wanted. Cap’n Ed reminds me of my goofy family at a reunion. We laughed, learned and had a great day. He’s a national treasure!
Ronnie  C.
Ronnie C. Avon, IN
Fin Addict Il Fishing
Fin Addict Il Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(211 reviews)
I brought my 2 young sons (10 and 12), and Capt Mike and David were so accommodating. We all had a blast and couldn’t have asked for a better crew. Would highly recommend !!!!
Jennifer  D.
Jennifer D. Orlando, Florida
Denise Marie Charters
Denise Marie Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(211 reviews)
We had a great half day fishing trip. We caught two fish on a difficult day. The Capt and first mate gave a great effort and tried several areas. My daughter got her first barracuda on her first deep sea fishing trip. Great boat plenty of room.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Sanctuary, TX
Fin Addict Il Fishing
Fin Addict Il Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(211 reviews)
We did a half day trip and none of us were very experienced fishermen. We all had a great time. Captain Mike was very nice and helpful.
Stephen  P.
Stephen P. North Wilkesboro, NC
Captain Charlie Jones Fishing
Captain Charlie Jones Fishing
Fishing charter in Fort Pierce
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Awesome time with Captain Charlie! He has extensive knowledge of the area and did everything he could to get us on solid numbers of fish when others were not catching any. He is a genuinely great guy who we enjoyed getting to know during the trip. Highly recommend fishing with Captain Charlie. You will not be disappointed!
Jamie  A.
Jamie A. Garner, NC
2 Lagoon Charters
2 Lagoon Charters
Fishing charter in Titusville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Despite only catching a few fish it was a good experience and would go again. Capt Fred works hard to put you on fish and has the area knowledge to make it a great fishing experience
Scott  S.
Scott S. Jasper, TN
Catch of the Day
Catch of the Day
Fishing charter in Stuart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Bump trolled for most of the day boated 2 sails and 2 Kings. One of the Kings was 36 pounds. Action was steady for the first half of the trip with bonito filling the time between quality fish. Missed a few in the second half of the day, including a Cobia that spit the bait just as it was at the side of boat. Captain Trent and mate worked hard all day. No quit! Everyone enjoyed their company and conversation. Good people!
Ben  F.
Ben F. Ormond Beach, FL
Reel Natives Sportfishing
Reel Natives Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Sebastian
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We had a blast! Great weather, great captain and great fish. We also have a couple reasons to go back again. The ones that got away!! Big fish Captain Taylor was great. He was a great host and put us on fish!
Brian  C.
Brian C. Sebastian, Florida
Reel Magic Adventures
Reel Magic Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
Top notch service! Captain Greg was great! Boat and equipment worked flawlessly. We caught fish the entire trip. My wife got sea sick and he gave her some meds that got he back good. Very good with kids. Thanks you for the great time capt Greg
Bobby  W.
Bobby W. Thomasville, NC
Reel Natives Sportfishing
Reel Natives Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Sebastian
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Had a great time! Captain and first mate were very knowledgeable on the waters and put us in the bottom fish.
Deb  P.
Deb P. Vero Beach, FL
Sweet Relief Charters
Sweet Relief Charters
Fishing charter in Stuart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Great time on the water with Captain Chris! I would highly recommend using Sweet Relief Charters! The kids and I had a blast.
Tom  K.
Tom K. Overland Park, KS
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Our captain Nate made sure that we had everything needed for our trip. My inexperience was no issue and we had a great time. Once back to shore he cut up the few King Fish we caught and recommended how to best cook it as well as a restaurant nearby that you can bring fillets to for them to cook for you.
Jennifer  A.
Jennifer A. Milwaukee, WI
Capt Geoff Horowitz Inshore Fishing
Capt Geoff Horowitz Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Fort Pierce
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
What a wonderful day! I have a cooler full of Lane snapper for dinner and a freezer full.Boat was very clean and organized. Captain set day up perfectly . Excellent experience. Exactly what the Dr. ordered. Great deck hand. Perfect!! I will be using again, regularly!! A real deal for the price.
Rani  B.
Rani B. Fort Pierce, FL
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
We enjoyed a nice few hours fishing. First Cole caught the bait which took a little while. Then we tried to find some Tarpon and Snook. We saw a few and ended up hooking into a big one only to lose it to a dock. Each of us caught some large catfish and had a good time. Cole is a gracious guide and his boat was clean fast and steady. We recommend him for your fishing trip.
Ken  B.
Ken B. Swansea, IL
Harrison’s Chew Charters “Dirty 30”
Harrison’s Chew Charters “Dirty 30”
Fishing charter in Stuart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
BEST BY FAR! We have gone on quite a few fishing charters but this was hands down the most fun, best captain and 1st mate, knew where to go to find them and their passion for fishing is evident! Got to try them!!
Kathleen  H.
Kathleen H. Punta Gorda, FL
Spot Stalker LLC – Titusville
Spot Stalker LLC – Titusville
Fishing charter in Titusville
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain Todd worked very hard to put us on fish. The weather was not cooperating. Summer in Florida... Great boat and a very knowledgeable Captain. Will go again.
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Cocoa, FL