WHAT IS THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON SYSTEM?
Located just minutes east of Orlando, south of Daytona Beach, and north of Cocoa Beach, Florida, the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon offer a wide range of fishing opportunities. The Indian River Lagoon System extends from Ponce Inlet all the down to Jupiter, Florida. The Indian River is made up of 3 lagoons. The Indian River is the largest followed by the Banana River and the Mosquito Lagoon. The Indian River Lagoon system is the most biodiverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere.
COMMON FISH OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON
Also called Red Drum, Redfish are one of the most popular sport fish in Florida. Redfish are prodigious spawners that produce tens of millions of eggs. The spawning season for redfish is from about August through December. They are normally located in the grassy or sandy flats and shallows of the river usually near oyster bars and creeks.
The spotted seatrout is found inshore and nearshore in and around seagrass meadows, mangroves, holes and channels. Trout are a very delicate species and need to be handled with care and returned to the water quickly. Spotted seatrout are a good eating fish.
Getting its name from its dark and hint of blue color and hitting a world record of 90 pounds. The black drum is cousin to the redfish (red drum). Black drum are usually found in or near brackish waters. They are bottom feeders, so they are most commonly caught with bait either on the bottom or suspended within a couple feet off the bottom.
Also known as the Silver King, found in habitats characteristically warm shallow dark bodies of water with Sandy muddy bottoms.
Most commonly Ascend Rivers into freshwater as they progressed from juvenile stage to adulthood, and move back into open Waters of the ocean so many do remain in freshwater habitats. Get ready to bow to the king, with long and Powerful fights.
Also known as Skip Jack’s, or poor man’s Tarpon. The ladyfish are a coastal-dwelling fish found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions, occasionally venturing into temperate waters. Spawning takes place at sea, and the fish larvae migrate inland entering brackish waters. Their food is smaller fish and crustaceans (shrimp).
Snook are found from central Florida south, usually inshore in coastal and brackish waters. They are also common along mangrove shorelines, seawalls, and bridges. Snook are also on reefs and around pilings nearshore. Behavior: They congregate in large schools during summer in deep passes and inlets to spawn. Snook begin life as males, but between 18 and 22 inches long, some become females. Spawning occurs primarily in summer. Snook school along the shore and in passes during spawning season. They feed on fish and large crustaceans. Additional Information State Record: 44 lb 3 oz, caught near Ft. Myers.
Policies & Procedures
- A $100 deposit is required to book a charter.
- Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to scheduled trip in order to receive a refund of the deposit, otherwise, the deposit will be forfeited.
- The captain may postpone trip due to poor weather conditions or other reasons at his discretion.
- The captain will contact client 2 to 3 days before trip is scheduled to take place.