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.

My Charter Listing

2 Lagoon Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (31)
Titusville
 Last booking: 6 days ago
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trips from $300

Customer Reviews

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4.9
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Linda B.
Gurnee, IL
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3/4 day trip with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on October 12, 2021
Our 3/4th day fishing trip with Captain Fred was amazing! We caught a variety of fish, and even caught a nice sized blue crab....
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James A.
Burnsville, MN
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A Day with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 28, 2021
What a great day with a great guy! He is a very knowledgeable guide and knows these waters like the back of his hand. We were...
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Hugo R.
Miami, FL
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Fishing with Fred

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 28, 2021
Captain Fred is very friendly and works hard to try to get you on the fish. He keeps his Man O War skiff well equipped with...
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Matthew Y.
Cobbs Lake Preserve, PA
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Afternoon trip with Captain Fred.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 12, 2021
Had an awesome time with Fred. In spite of very windy conditions we caught a bunch of fish. Fred worked hard to put us on the...
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Joe R.
Fredericksburg, VA
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Excellent day on the water!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 2, 2021
Fred was pleasant and very accommodating. He knew which spots to try and what bait and tackle to use! All three of us caught...
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