Best Redfish Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Redfish Fishing Charters in Florida



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

Redfish Fishing in Florida

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.



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

Florida Redfish Fishing Seasons

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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.

Reviews of Fishing in Redfish Fishing in Florida

"Great Time catching RedFish"

John Sciarabba fished with Out-Cast Fishing Charters LLC on September 11, 2020

From greeting us at the dock, to making sure we had enough bait, throughout the day until we returned, Cap’n Josh did everything he could to ensure we had a great trip. The Redfish wore us out before we exhausted the bait but we got the best of them with some cooking tips from Cap’n Josh.

"Half Day with Capt Eric"

Chris Brown fished with Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters on August 14, 2020

Great morning of back country fishing that produced Snook, Redfish and Trout. We will be back!

"Great trip"

Bill Weller fished with Ivory Keys Charters on August 9, 2020

Capt Gary brought us to some great spots. Caught Rexdfish, Snook and Mangrove Snapper. Saw schools of Redfish and Snook. What a great day. He even put up with our occasional mangrove bush catch.

"4 hours chasing bull reds!"

Joe O’donald fished with Capt. Sully Charters on July 31, 2020

Capt. Sully put us on big Redfish and in the matter of an hour we had caught 3 bulls totaling over 100 pounds! The bite died but he continued to try. We had a blast catching the biggest fish we’ve ever caught.

"Full Day"

Jose Santos fished with Native Sons Fishing Charters, LLC on July 11, 2020

Great experience !!! Best fishing trip EVER!! Definitely coming back 👍🏻 My first Snook,and first Tarpon caught on this trip... My PB Redfish was caught on the same trip. Thank you,Captain

"Half day trip with Captain Jim"

Christopher Prather fished with Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands on June 24, 2020

Had a great time fishing with Captain Jim. Very knowledgeable of area and just a great guide. Caught two Drums around 15 to 20 lbs., Redfish 5 to 10 lbs and overall in a 3 to 4 hour period caught over 30 fish. Seen gator and even a very nice looking black bear. Thank you, Jim for a great time.

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