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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2 Lagoon Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(50 reviews)
Titusville
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (61)
Awesome - no drama - fun
Awesome - no drama - fun
July fishing trip
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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
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Cassie G.
Osteen, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 21, 2022
We had an amazing experience- Fred was very personable and knew exactly what he was doing. He was very patient with me and...
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Rupert B.
Surf City, NC
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 trip.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 23, 2022
The Capt had told us the night before that we would be chasing big black drum.  I feel an the Capt said later that he spent...
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Scott S.
Jasper, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Capt Fred

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 27, 2022
Despite only catching a few fish it was a good experience and would go again. Capt Fred works hard to put you on fish and has...
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Linda B.
Gurnee, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 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 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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Jeffry S.
Monticello, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome - no drama - fun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 16, 2022
Captain Fred is a really cool and patient guy. If the fish are biting he will put you on them. If they aren’t he will make...
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