Captain
Fred Pharis

Member since December 2014

Titusville, United States

Background
Captain Fred has fished the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons for more than 20+ years! He enjoys putting anglers on a wide range of species in our shallow waters, from average size Reds, Trout, Black Drum and Tarpon(seasonal) to fish up to 40+lbs all in 5 or less feet of water. His number one objective is for all 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 Battles, 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 top water plugs.

Hey, I'm Captain Fred Pharis

Titusville, United States
Background
Captain Fred has fished the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons for more than 20+ years! He enjoys putting anglers on a wide range of species in our shallow waters, from average size Reds, Trout, Black Drum and Tarpon(seasonal) to fish up to 40+lbs all in 5 or less feet of water. His number one objective is for all 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 Battles, 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 top water plugs.

My Charter Listings

2 Lagoon Charters

Titusville
trips from US$ 375

Customer Reviews

4.94 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Ocala, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Great overall experience on the Mosquito Lagoon. The fish didn’t cooperate as much as we would have liked, but Capt. Fred did a great job putting us on the fish. His boat and gear were all top notch and he is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and the fishery in particular. Will definitely book with him again on our next trip to the space coast.

Fished April 2018

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Ocala, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, March 9, 2018

Yesterday we went out to Mosquito Bay with Frederick for Reds and Trout. He called the shots perfectly and put us on quality fish all day!! I’ve used a lot of guides over my tears, but my gf and I were pleased beyond expectations of Fred’‘s abilities, attention to detail and great attitude! ! We WILL book again! !!

Fished March 2018

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Fred Pharis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 10, 2018

You guys made my job easy!  It was a pleasure spending the day on the Lagoon with you both!  Good Times!


Lake Mary, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, March 24, 2017

Despite a day that was very windy, Captain Fred got us on some redfish and we had a successful outing.  Friendly, informative, and helpful, we’d go with Captain Fred again anytime!

Fished March 2017

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fished November 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Great trip. Caught fish and had a great time. Will definitely book with Captain Fred on our next trip to the area.

Fished July 2016

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Butte, Montana
Went fishing on Friday, June 24, 2016

My son and I had an good day on the water. Capt Fred coached him in with a nice red. He evaluated our experience level and allowed us to fish. I’m ready to go back for another trip.

Fished June 2016

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