If you’re looking to fish the Indian River lagoon for the first time, or step up your game and start catching bigger fish we highly recommend you book one of our seasoned captains to take you on a guided fishing charter.

Here are our top 5 reasons you should book a guided fishing charter on the Indian River Lagoon!

1. Learn the best spots to fish in the Indian River Lagoon.

The Indian River Lagoon is filled with fishing hotspots but you’ve got to know where they are and how to get there. The best way to learn is through experience and our captains got decades of it. No matter the season, our captains are out daily and are tuned into what’s popping off!

2. Go to the right place at the right time.

Due to tides, wind direction, water temperature, salinity, and many other environmental factors, you’ve got to be intentional when deciding what time to go fishing in the Indian River Lagoon. Ideally you’ll go early in the morning, but where you spend valuable early morning hours on the lagoon will have a huge impact on your overall experience. Our guides here at Vero Tackle and Water Sports have a sixth sense you could say when it comes to adding up all the factors and making the best decisions for catching your ideal fish!

3. Work with the weather.

Welcome to Florida, where it’s storming for 10 minutes and then sunny without clouds the next. Our guides are amazing at predicting the weather and seem to be more accurate than the radar! This allows you to maximize your time on the water and fish smarter not harder for the big fish you’re looking to land.

4. Learn the best bait and tackle for the time of year.

The Indian River Lagoon basin is “home to more than 2,200 animal species – the most of any North American estuary” learn more about the lagoon here. Having said that, it’s important to target the type of fish you’re looking to catch to avoid catching species that may be facing ecological pressure and to not waste your time! This is where experience and spending time on the water is irreplaceable. Fish smarter, not harder. For more information on FWC rules and regulations for Indian River Lagoon click here.

5. Relax a little, let us handle the planning.

Fishing is how many of us choose to nurture our connection to the outdoors. Wouldn’t it be nice to give someone else the responsibility of putting you in the right place at the right time with the right bait and tackle? The best part about fishing with our captains is that you get to enjoy the fishing while they manage the rest. Share the workload, and enjoy being treated like the president on a Vero Tackle fishing charter!