The fishing near Orlando includes some great sportfish on Light Tackle, or even Fly Fishing!
We have a marvelous diversity of great fishing
eco tours near Orlando with a variety of game fish that will satisfy every angler!
Here are a few of the main species, but other types of fish are available.
Click on the fish desired to go directly to that fish:
actually Red Drum, and are our premium gamefish on the flats of central
Florida just east of Orlando. We fish the famous waters of the
the Indian River Lagoon for these great sportfish. They are challenging to catch in our
area since they are found in 1-2 feet of water and are spooky as bonefish!
copper-colored beauties can get quite large and can be caught on bait,
lures, and flies. Sight fishing for redfish on the flats is one of
angling's top challenges, so bring your "A" game!
Redfish are here
year-round, so whenever you get down to Orlando go catch a redfish!
Trout are known as the most popular fish in Florida for the locals.
They are plentiful and fun to catch. While they do not get as big
as redfish, nor do they have the same power, they are a lovely fish that
hits lures and put up a good showing when they get larger--and captain
Keith is known to catch big ones on his boat!
Sea Trout are
flats fish and again are year-round residents of our waters near
Orlando, but the big ones are more apt to show up in the winter and
spring. The types of fishing used to catch these beauties include
bait, lures, and flies.
Black Drum are
the cousin of redfish, and in many ways are very similar. They are
on our shallow-water flats and can be found nearly year-round.
They rarely take lures, but can be caught on flies and bait.
Black Drum can
be quite large, in fact, Captain Keith has had drum as large as 70 lbs
on The MTC!
are one of the ultimate game fish of the world, and many people don't
know that you can catch tarpon right here near Orlando! Tarpon are a
summertime fish migrating in when the water is warm--June and July are
peak months, but you could battle with one right through September.
These are difficult fish to find and catch, and are always a challenge!
We primarily fish for the big ocean fish nearshore out of Port
Canaveral, and the weather is a factor, limiting the days we are able to
go out on the open ocean and fish for these monsters.
kingfish, whatever you call them, king mackerel live up to their name!
They can swim 40 miles an hour, have razor-sharp teeth, and a mean
disposition. King mackerel are great battlers and are in the open
ocean near Orlando in the summer.
This speed demon is great on light gear and will give you
a screaming drag you won't soon forget! If you have never caught a
king mackerel on light gear, then you need to try it!
are caught in our coastal waters here in Central Florida primarily
during the spring and early summer, but one can pop up at anytime. They are
not related to any other fish, but are known for their fighting
strength, and are one of the best eating
fish that swims. We call them the "Brown Clowns" since they
are known for suddenly appearing at boatside, willing to grab a bait and
pick a fight.
marine scientists say that the Jack Crevalle is one of the strongest
fish in the ocean, and I believe them! This bulldog of a fish is
fast, mean, strong, and doesn't give up. They are one of my
favorite fish, and the only reason we haven't fished them into oblivion
is because they are not good table fare.
for amberjack (see one of those in the bottom fish section below), this
fish is found in our nearshore waters during the summer months,
terrorizing small baits and wearing out anglers' arms and backs.
This is a fish that is magnificent, and every angler should catch one
We all know of
this fish that scares people with its toothy mouth. It is a great
fish to catch! Cudas jump, run, and are usually available in our
summer months. It can get quite large, with fish over 30 lbs
possible. I often ask people what was their favorite fish to catch
on our trip on The MTC, and often barracuda are at the top of the list!