Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River
Fishing with fly and light tackle on the flats
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Charter Information:

What's in store for you on your next fishing trip?
When the weather cooperates you can expect to see one of Florida's most unique and diversified estuaries. On any given days charter you could encounter many different species of fish, most abundant is the Redfish. The Indian River Lagoon system is a year round the host of one of Florida's largest population of Redfish. Spotted sea Trout are to be found year round also on the flats as well. If a trophy is to be found the Indian River will produce it. The Snook are not a dominant specie's inside on the river but can be readily found in all the inlets during the warmer months of the year. During spring, summer and fall it is not uncommon to find small schools of Tarpon in the river. These Tarpon, when found are usually on the hunt for food and will readily take the fly. During the heat of summer the tarpon are migrating north, this is prime time for near shore beach fishing. The Tarpon, King fish and Cobia are near shore feeding on the migratory bait fish. It is a time I look forward to because the bite is fast furious and the action can be intense.

What is provided ?
The boat is a Action Craft, 1600, (Kevlar/Carbon Fiber), powered by 90HP ProStaff Evinrude outboard motor. I have rigged this boat out in order put you where the fish are. The motor is mounted on a CMC jack-plate, this allows me to run on the shallow flats without hurting our prime sea grass resources. I have installed a Lowrance new LMS- 240 GPS/ sounder, this unit allows me to upload and maintain a data base on my computer. This along with a well kept fishing log helps me reveal patterns that have become very useful in locating fish year after year. I have tried to create every opportunity to site fish by installing a custom forward casting platform. This will elevate the angler allowing him to see the fish further from the boat. I have gone through a great deal of research development to ensure that the tackle used is matched perfect for the targeted species.
If any thing is left to chance, chance will take it away. I take great pride in providing the top notch equipment for all my charters. You can expect to use only the best of what the fishing industry has to offer.

What do you bring ?
The appropriate clothing, I recommend layers of clothing due Florida's constantly changing climate. Polarized sunglasses is probably the most important piece of equipment a flats fisherman can own. You should also
have non-marking soled boat shoes or equivalent tennis shoes.
Bring yourself a snack/lunch and I will provide water and soft drinks for everyone on board.

What not to bring ?
NO black soled shoes, NO fried chicken, and NO Bananas.

What is the bottom line ?
I have been fishing Mosquito and Indian River Lagoons since the early 80's and every time I go it is different for me and my guest. I will do everything possible to make your trip a memorable and enjoyable experience. I don't guarantee fish, I guarantee the fishing experience !  

Capt Mark is currently not chartering,
if you need a guide recommendation please call.

Contact information:
407-325-8707 Boat/Cell (6am-8pm)EST
e-mail Capt Mark