Captain
Fred Pharis

Member since December 2014 Titusville, United States
Background
Captain Fred has fished the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons for over 20 years! He enjoys putting anglers on a wide range of species in our shallow waters, from average size Reds, Trout, Black Drum, Snook and Tarpon (seasonal) to fish over 40 lbs – all in 6' or less of water. His number one objective is for everybody fishing with him to enjoy their day on the water, have tight lines and enjoy this awesome estuary! Captain Fred will work hard to make your trip memorable, he's laid back with a no pressure approach toward his anglers. All anglers are welcome from novice to experienced, especially kids! You'll find Captain Fred's skiff and fishing equipment well maintained and in good working order.
Techniques
Primarily use spinning reels: Penn Reels, Rods: 7' Fenwick or Custom Get Bit Rods. Use Spiderwire Invisi-braid line and Owner hooks. Fishing baits range from live, cut and artificial lures: jerk worms (flukes), Spoons and topwater plugs.

Hey, I'm Captain Fred Pharis

Titusville, United States
Background
Captain Fred has fished the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons for over 20 years! He enjoys putting anglers on a wide range of species in our shallow waters, from average size Reds, Trout, Black Drum, Snook and Tarpon (seasonal) to fish over 40 lbs – all in 6' or less of water. His number one objective is for everybody fishing with him to enjoy their day on the water, have tight lines and enjoy this awesome estuary! Captain Fred will work hard to make your trip memorable, he's laid back with a no pressure approach toward his anglers. All anglers are welcome from novice to experienced, especially kids! You'll find Captain Fred's skiff and fishing equipment well maintained and in good working order.
Techniques
Primarily use spinning reels: Penn Reels, Rods: 7' Fenwick or Custom Get Bit Rods. Use Spiderwire Invisi-braid line and Owner hooks. Fishing baits range from live, cut and artificial lures: jerk worms (flukes), Spoons and topwater plugs.
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My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Titusville
 Last booking: 6 days ago
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trips from $300

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (88)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
91%
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Randy W.
Longmont, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Life time memories, Thanks Captain Fred!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 3, 2023
My wife and I took our 13 year old grandson on a trip to Florida. We did as much as we could with him, Space Center , surfing...
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Jocelyn R.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day Trip with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 15, 2023
It was so much fun! It was super cold and we didn’t come prepared enough, and Captain Fred was kind enough to give us some...
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Francis T.
Greencastle, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon trip with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 4, 2023
My wife and I are very new to this type of fishing and Captain Fred was very patient and instructional on the best places to...
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Anthony K.
Apopka, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day on the water fishing!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 11, 2023
Capt. Fred is the best!  Great communication and planning.  He gave me a good rundown on the weather and current conditions...
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Jim L.
Iron Mountain, MI
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day w captain Fred.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 13, 2023
Fred knows his area well. Got us into fish fast and kept us safe on what could have been a dangerous day. Strong storm rolled...
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