Indian River

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Indian River: 175 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
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Vero Beach
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trips from $450
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4.9 / 5
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Cocoa Beach
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trips from $400
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4.7 / 5
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Port Canaveral
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trips from $500
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5.0 / 5
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Cocoa Beach
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trips from $400
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Port Canaveral
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trips from $500
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5.0 / 5
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Sebastian
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trips from $425
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Vero Beach
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Cocoa Beach
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Stuart
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Cocoa Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Indian River

According to customer reviews, Coastal Charter Company, Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters, 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.

The average price for a private 4 hour Indian River fishing trip is $524, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $935 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Coastal Charter Company, Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters, 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, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Redfish. 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 26609 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.

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Go to Chris Hardy and group. They are professional, make sure you are having fun fantastic boats and fantastic captains. Love you guys and thanks again
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to Chris Hardy and group. They are professional, make sure you are having fun fantastic boats and fantastic captains. Love you guys and thanks again
Carolyn  L.
Carolyn L. Allenton, MI
Captain Charles King. His boat, The Sea-King had top notch equipment and he was on top of keeping our baits ready for catching the big ones!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Charles King. His boat, The Sea-King had top notch equipment and he was on top of keeping our baits ready for catching the big ones!
Teresa  S.
Teresa S. Bonney Lake, WA
It’s a fun area , beautiful sunsets and everyone is so welcoming . Come ready for some action , and enjoy every minute of it !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a fun area , beautiful sunsets and everyone is so welcoming . Come ready for some action , and enjoy every minute of it !
Margot  H.
Margot H. Jersey City, NJ
Get to catch all different kinda of fish. The people in the area were so friendly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get to catch all different kinda of fish. The people in the area were so friendly.
Linda  M.
Linda M. Sparta, MI
Remember the ocean is vast and your patience must also be, fishing is a type of hunting these animals go everywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember the ocean is vast and your patience must also be, fishing is a type of hunting these animals go everywhere.
Ethan  G.
Ethan G. Archer, FL
Book an offshore fishing trip with The Florida Offshore Fishing Company. You will have tons of fun, and later that day, fill up your stomachs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book an offshore fishing trip with The Florida Offshore Fishing Company. You will have tons of fun, and later that day, fill up your stomachs.
Jose  B.
Jose B.
Wait for calm seas if possible but you can still have a great time in the safety of the port.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait for calm seas if possible but you can still have a great time in the safety of the port.
Karl  B.
Karl B. Atlanta, Georgia
I recommend taking a charter a few times to get some tips and tricks for fishing in a new area
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend taking a charter a few times to get some tips and tricks for fishing in a new area
Anthony  B.
Anthony B. Fort Pierce, FL
Just remember if a storm comes through before your trip don’t expect them to jump in your boat with out a little work.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just remember if a storm comes through before your trip don’t expect them to jump in your boat with out a little work.
Charles  B.
Charles B. Stratford, CT
It's beautiful and great place to fish while seeing the space center and so much more.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's beautiful and great place to fish while seeing the space center and so much more.
Dale  C.
Dale C. Edgewood, FL
I would recommend that you take more than a half-day trip, time flies out there. If I could do it again I would do a longer trip ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend that you take more than a half-day trip, time flies out there. If I could do it again I would do a longer trip ?
Christofer  H.
Christofer H. Port Saint Lucie, FL
Book with Jamie at Fin and Fly. Experienced fisherman that makes customers feel like a family member is taking them out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Jamie at Fin and Fly. Experienced fisherman that makes customers feel like a family member is taking them out.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Bear Lake, MI
Be prepared to catch all day, but lose a few to the sharks. Minor inconvenience for the quality of fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to catch all day, but lose a few to the sharks. Minor inconvenience for the quality of fishing.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Newport News, VA
Pack a cooler and let go to work. Bring sunblock and let the captain go to work. You might just make a friend
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack a cooler and let go to work. Bring sunblock and let the captain go to work. You might just make a friend
Troy  G.
Troy G. Orlando, Florida
Go earlier in the day. The wind and direct sun will impact the fishing, but still a great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go earlier in the day. The wind and direct sun will impact the fishing, but still a great experience!
Elsa  N.
Elsa N. Cokato, MN
Charter fishing is great as well as pier fishing, surf fishing is a little difficult with the gradual beach. March and April seem to be good times of the year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter fishing is great as well as pier fishing, surf fishing is a little difficult with the gradual beach. March and April seem to be good times of the year.
Sheldonlaurie  W.
Sheldonlaurie W. Stanley, NY
Wear sunscreen on the beach before you go fishing the next day lol!!! I didn't and I could feel the pain and itch lol.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen on the beach before you go fishing the next day lol!!! I didn't and I could feel the pain and itch lol.
Brian  B.
Brian B. Bismarck, ND
Be prepared to fish hard and remember you and your captain are at the mercy of the ocean and in the end you can't make them bite ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to fish hard and remember you and your captain are at the mercy of the ocean and in the end you can't make them bite ?
Peter  H.
Peter H. Township Of Kenockee, MI
If it is your first time, hire a guide so you can learn about the water and the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it is your first time, hire a guide so you can learn about the water and the fish!
Michele  K.
Michele K. Frederick, Maryland
It was the best time time and I would just recommend taking and reapplying sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was the best time time and I would just recommend taking and reapplying sunscreen.
Tania  D.
Tania D. Burlington, WA

2 Lagoon Charters
2 Lagoon Charters
Fishing charter in Titusville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Capt. Fred was awesome. He was determined to find fish and he did …had a blast … I will be back….highly recommend!
Danny  V.
Danny V. West Palm Beach, FL
Oh Boy Fishing
Oh Boy Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Salerno
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had the best time on the water seeing the views and the fish! JJ was very knowledgeable and laid back the whole trip. He had great spots to visit and worked well with our schedule. We will definitely do it again on our next trip to Florida!
Jannah  S.
Jannah S. Abilene, TX
Take It Slow Sportfishing
Take It Slow Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Stuart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We started out slow to find bait. But we found the bait and started fishing. My grandson and his friend had a great time. The Captain and crew were awesome and I would recommend them anytime. We would use them again for sure.
Edward  T.
Edward T. Clermont, FL
AA Fishing Charter
AA Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Sebastian
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great morning fishing!! We will make it a point to come back! Thanks for everything!!!
Kayla  F.
Kayla F. Fairchild, WI
Hook'd Up Charters
Hook'd Up Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(233 reviews)
Jeff was great! Took my 7 year old and wife with me. Jeff was patient and kind with him. He even got my wife to through a line in water, which I have never seen her do in 12 years of marriage! He knows Ft. Pierce in and out. I already booked him for another trip. Need I say more?
Chris  C.
Chris C. West Palm Beach, Florida
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Captain Ed was fantastic! Boat was comfortable with a great selection of cruising music including Jimmy Buffett. Saw Manatee's and Dolphins, plus visited an Island, finishing off with successful fishing. Would book with him again in a heatbeat.
Richard  R.
Richard R.
All Points Guide Service – 26'
All Points Guide Service – 26'
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Lots of fishing & fun. Captain Mike is very knowledgeable. Nice boat & good equipment. Plenty of bait.
Toni  R.
Toni R. Pembroke Pines, Florida
Blue Water Fishing – Captain & Mate
Blue Water Fishing – Captain & Mate
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Everything worked out great for a trip of a lifetime. Capt Art and his deck mate, Travis, were outstanding! The weather was great with calm seas and low winds. Capt Art put us on all kinds of fish when other boats were reporting very little to no catches. I would highly recommend an outing with Arts Adventures. I really think having a deck hand was way to go as Travis was extremely helpful with everything while the captain kept us right on the fish from the flying bridge.
Charles  H.
Charles H. Cleveland, TX
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Capt. Ryan did a great job of putting me on some fish, even on what was a slow day. 4 species in total including a snook, redfish, trout and snapper. Very chilled morning and would highly recommend.
Lewis  W.
Lewis W. Orlando, Florida
Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter
Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Grant-Valkaria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Captain Shane was a great host ! He was very accommodating and had a very down to earth style. We wobbled away with lots of Red snapper and other fish. Would definitely recommend !!!! My whole family thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Thanks Captain Shane !
Kendall  C.
Kendall C. Loudon, TN
Take It Slow Sportfishing
Take It Slow Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Stuart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
My sons and I had a superb time with Captain Jim. Jimbo is a skilled waterman and he got us on the fish in no time. Literally just minutes from launching we hooked up our first east coast Mahi. The deckhand was first class I recommend this trip to everyone. It was exactly what I hoped for when I planned this vacation.
Joe  C.
Joe C. Spring Valley, CA
Bottoms Up 2
Bottoms Up 2
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
What a wonderful day fishing with Bottoms Up! We caught 2 Cobia, 1 Strawberry grouper, 9 Lane Snappers and 4 huge triggers. It honesty felt like we were fishing with family. Capt. Justin, Tami, Tawny and Dalton felt like long lost relatives. We finished the day with a great hook and cook meal at the Green Marlin.
Jason  F.
Jason F. North Las Vegas, NV
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Captin Ryan is so easy to talk to. He is very knowledgeable of the area. He is so patient, even when I got my line stuck in a tree (several times). Even though we were not able to keep our catches, because it was "off season" for all that was caught. It was a blast. As this was our first time chartering a boat, I recommend not hesitating. Captin Ryan and his boat are so worth it. We are going to be doing it again and soon, and Captin Ryan is going to be our choice.
Michelle  M.
Michelle M. Deer Island, FL
Coastal Charter Company
Coastal Charter Company
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
After getting the four of us on board, Captain Jake took us to some hot fishing spots. There was a hit on our line almost immediately at the first spot. I caught a 37 inch Snook within the first hour or so. Sadly too big to keep but got some great photos. Our group also caught a Crevaille Jack and a couple Gafftop sail catfish. Captain Jake was knowledgeable about the area and provided a great experience. 11/10 would fish again.
Jon  K.
Jon K. Leetsdale, PA
AA Fishing Charter
AA Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Sebastian
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great trip, lots of fish caught, the captain and first mate helped us with anything we needed and kept us fishing without hiccups
Kory  W.
Kory W. Melbourne, FL
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
Captain Kyler is very experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Had a great experience and would definitely do it again if we make it back to this area.
Kelly  F.
Kelly F. Highland, IN
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Captain was friendly and patient. Even though weather didn’t cooperate at end it was a great charter. Highly recommend
Joe  B.
Joe B. Atlanta, Georgia
Reel Magic Adventures
Reel Magic Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(253 reviews)
My son and I had a great time with Greg. Nice guy and he knows what he’s doing. We will use him again.
Brandon  B.
Brandon B.
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Captain Cheyne was a great guide. He had us on tarpon where we hooked a few and landed a huge one. Later we caught reds, trout and snook. We highly recommend. He made our trip a memorable one. Thanks captain.
Robert  V.
Robert V. Aloma, FL
Reel Magic Adventures
Reel Magic Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(253 reviews)
It’s fishing not catching. We were very fortunate to have this experience with Captain Greg. He is very attentive and knowledgeable about the waters we were fishing. Hooked a 32lb king. He cleaned it once we returned to the dock. We highly recommend Reel Magic Adventures.
Jason  H.
Jason H. Crystal City, MO