Florida Redfish Fishing Charters

Florida Redfish Fishing Charters

Top Florida Redfish Fishing Destinations

Best Redfish Fishing Charters in Florida

Redfish Fishing in Florida

Redfish
  • Size 3 to 12lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Sciaenops ocellatus)

Redfish are the most highly sought after inshore catch in the waters of Florida. Look for them in the bays and passes on the Gulf side, where they'll mostly be younger and easier to catch, or on the Atlantic side in rivers, estuaries and flats, if you're looking for a real fight.

They range anywhere from 15 and 34'' and from grunts weighing a couple of lbs to bulls exceeding the 20lbs mark. Anglers are allowed to keep one or two per person, depending on the zone caught.

Florida Redfish Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Redfish fishing in Florida varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to July. Low season is January and November to December. There is no closed season.
Florida
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27,943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Redfish Fishing in Florida

It was a little choppy but I don’t imagine that had to deal with it being December. Sergio said the wind change didn’t help that so it’s tough to say. But it wasn’t too hot and it was so pretty.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little choppy but I don’t imagine that had to deal with it being December. Sergio said the wind change didn’t help that so it’s tough to say. But it wasn’t too hot and it was so pretty.
Dillon  P.
Dillon P.
Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.
Belinda  L.
Belinda L.
Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish
Domenic  C.
Domenic C.
Check with the captain in a private message or go to their Facebook and locate their phone number and talk with them directly to find out if the conditions are looking good enough to go out (offshore specifically otherwise they may talk you into an inshore trip). Don’t get me wrong inshore fishing can get you some great fishing and if you only have a certain amount of time to be in the area go fish on!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check with the captain in a private message or go to their Facebook and locate their phone number and talk with them directly to find out if the conditions are looking good enough to go out (offshore specifically otherwise they may talk you into an inshore trip). Don’t get me wrong inshore fishing can get you some great fishing and if you only have a certain amount of time to be in the area go fish on!
Brian  C.
Brian C.
Bring a jacket and sunscreen. Florida weather can be unpredictable during winter. Make sure you have something if you are prone to seasickness it will make or break your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a jacket and sunscreen. Florida weather can be unpredictable during winter. Make sure you have something if you are prone to seasickness it will make or break your trip.
Connie  W.
Connie W.
Don't worry about the weather or time of the year, you will have a great time regardless of conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't worry about the weather or time of the year, you will have a great time regardless of conditions.
Kasey  Y.
Kasey Y.
It’s a great destination for fishing. There’s a lot of variety to catch and you don’t need to travel far from shore. There’s less time traveling and more time fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great destination for fishing. There’s a lot of variety to catch and you don’t need to travel far from shore. There’s less time traveling and more time fishing.
Ryan  R.
Ryan R.
Skill and experience matters, Captain Davy is the best choice. Great conversation, laughter, and a real knowledge of the waterways of New Symnra. He was faced with tricky weather conditions and we still caught fish. Thank you Captain!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Skill and experience matters, Captain Davy is the best choice. Great conversation, laughter, and a real knowledge of the waterways of New Symnra. He was faced with tricky weather conditions and we still caught fish. Thank you Captain!!
William  J.
William J.
Take Dramamine just in case so you don’t waste a second of your trip. We caught fish as fast as we could get our hooks in the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take Dramamine just in case so you don’t waste a second of your trip. We caught fish as fast as we could get our hooks in the water!
Kimberly  M.
Kimberly M.
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Brian  J.
Brian J.
To book with your company cause your mates that run the boats are very friendly & now the area very well
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To book with your company cause your mates that run the boats are very friendly & now the area very well
Richard  L.
Richard L.
It's fishing. The captain was knowledge about some great locations to land fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's fishing. The captain was knowledge about some great locations to land fish.
Christopher  K.
Christopher K.
Excellent opportunity to catch fish in early fall. Temps are pleasant and any day on the water is better than a lot of other things you could be doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent opportunity to catch fish in early fall. Temps are pleasant and any day on the water is better than a lot of other things you could be doing.
Scott  H.
Scott H.
It was a little chilly and threatening rain, I suspect there are better times to be out on the water, but this happened to be the time we were in the area on vacation. No regrets!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was a little chilly and threatening rain, I suspect there are better times to be out on the water, but this happened to be the time we were in the area on vacation. No regrets!
Michael  R.
Michael R.
Be sure you know what you're getting into. These fish are big and take work.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure you know what you're getting into. These fish are big and take work.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S.
If you want to make sure you get fish, book with a charter boat that take multiple people and has a variety of hours to go out. Check the ratings and read the reviews.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to make sure you get fish, book with a charter boat that take multiple people and has a variety of hours to go out. Check the ratings and read the reviews.
Julie  M.
Julie M.
Bring a cooler for drinks and snacks. However, you may not be able to enjoy because you will be too busy catching fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a cooler for drinks and snacks. However, you may not be able to enjoy because you will be too busy catching fish
Joseph  R.
Joseph R.
To those fishing in Fort Lauderdale for the first time I think the kind of trip you choose is a determining factor in what a successful outing will be. Are you going for volume or big game? Naturally big game is probably going to be less volume and require a longer trip most likely but if the conditions are right strategically speaking the bottom year is round in Florida from a volume/action perspective.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To those fishing in Fort Lauderdale for the first time I think the kind of trip you choose is a determining factor in what a successful outing will be. Are you going for volume or big game? Naturally big game is probably going to be less volume and require a longer trip most likely but if the conditions are right strategically speaking the bottom year is round in Florida from a volume/action perspective.
Mitchell  A.
Mitchell A.
Weather was good for November but will probably do this again in the spring /summer when the ocean is a little calmer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was good for November but will probably do this again in the spring /summer when the ocean is a little calmer.
Mike  C.
Mike C.
Great if you’re not looking to target a big fish but want to catch a lot everyone caught 10+ fish in our short 4 hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great if you’re not looking to target a big fish but want to catch a lot everyone caught 10+ fish in our short 4 hour trip.
Tyler  H.
Tyler H.

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