FISHING CHARTERS

FISHING CHARTERS IN VERO BEACH

If you’re looking to experience fishing the Indian River Lagoon or near shore ocean fishing you’ve come to the best place in town. Our captains are seasoned and have been fishing nearly their whole lives. They know the water better than the land! You can choose how long you’d like to spend on the water, as well as who you’d like to captain your charter! IF you have any questions feel free to give us a call, otherwise you can book your charter at the bottom of this page.

If you’re looking to experience fishing the Indian River Lagoon or near shore ocean fishing you’ve come to the best place in town. Our captains are seasoned and have been fishing nearly their whole lives. They know the water better than the land! You can choose how long you’d like to spend on the water, as well as who you’d like to captain your charter! IF you have any questions feel free to give us a call, otherwise you can book your charter at the bottom of this page.

Inshore Fishing Charter Rates

Beach and Inlet Charter Rates

Offshore Fishing Charter Rates:

Please call us for pricing and availability.

BOOKING

If you’re interested in a charter, then the most immediate way to ensure accommodations is to book online below. If you have any questions, or prefer to speak with someone before booking, call by phone at 772-234-9585.

Coast Guard Licensed and Insured – We meet all safety requirements

Inshore Lagoon Fishing: Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Redfish

Nearshore Beaches and Inlets: Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Permit, Kingfish

Our Inshore Flats Boats cater to 1-4 anglers 

Have 6 Captians that can each take 1-4 angers, great for private fishing tournements or corperate retreats.

Have a 28′ pontoon boat perfect for groups of 4-6 people

Booking and Cancellation Policy

  • All Fishing Charters require a credit card to reserve the Charter.
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours will be charged 1/2 of the Charter rate.
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours will be charged the full charter rate.

OUR CAPTAINS

Brian Williamson

Type and size of boat : 24ft Islamorada

How many people fit on your boat? 4 anglers

What type of captains’ license do you hold? 100 ton masters

How long have you been a captain? 27 yrs

How long have you been fishing? Over 45 yrs

How long have you been a fishing guide? 26yrs

What locations will you fish on a charter? Inshore

Can you charter fly fishing trips?  Yes

What are the relevant boating/ fishing certifications that you hold? USCG license and certified EMT

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What awards/recognition do you hold for boating or fishing? Multiple offshore tournament wins

Favorite fish to catch: Permit

Favorite fish to eat: Hog snapper

What is the best or strangest catch you’ve ever had? Grouper with no tail

What do you want to catch, but you have not yet? Striper

Where do you want to fish, but have not yet? Alaska

Favorite place to travel? Bahamas

Where are you when you’re not on the water? Hunting

Other favorite hobbies? Golf. Cooking

What else should we know about you? I have fished the local waters since childhood from the shallows to the deep sea. I also fished offshore charters locally including the Bahamas,and have captained boats from the Virgin Islands up to Maine

Tim Ward

Type and size of boat : 21 Maverick

How many people fit on your boat? up to 3 and me

What type of captains’ license do you hold? OUPV

How long have you been a captain? 29 years

How long have you been fishing? 54 years

How long have you been a fishing guide? 29 years

What locations will you fish on a charter?
Inshore, Beach, Inlet

Can you charter fly fishing trips? No

What are the relevant boating/ fishing certifications that you hold? OUPV licensed fishing guide

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What awards/recognition do you hold for boating or fishing? many tournament wins

Favorite fish to catch : river slam – snook, trout, redfish, tarpon and more

Favorite fish to eat : snapper, pompano, snook and more

What is the best or strangest catch you’ve ever had? Sawfish

Where are you when you’re not on the water? I’m most likely at home getting my boat and fishing gear ready for tomorrow!

What else should we know about you? Come fish with me! I have lots of knowledge of our Indian River waterways and the fish within. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and look forward to sharing the experience with you!

Joel Selph

Type and size of boat : Maverick 18’ Master Angler

How many people fit on your boat? 4

What type of captains’ license do you hold?  US COAST GUARD

How long have you been a captain?  23 years

How long have you been fishing?  55 years

How long have you been a fishing guide?  23 years

What locations will you fish on a charter? Inshore

Can you charter fly fishing trips? No

What are the relevant boating/ fishing certifications that you hold? US COAST GUARD CAPT. License

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What awards/recognition do you hold for boating or fishing? Coast Guard Capt. License

Favorite fish to catch : Red

Favorite fish to eat: Snook

What is the best or strangest catch you’ve ever had? Kids love the blowfish

What do you want to catch, but you have not yet? Big tuna

Where do you want to fish, but have not yet? Belize

Favorite place to travel? Mountains

Where are you when you’re not on the water? Sleeping

Other favorite hobbies? Travel, hiking and a lot of others when I was younger

What else should we know about you? 4th generation Vero Beach native, retired firefighter

Billy Davenport Sr.

 
Type and size of boat: Hewes 19 Redfish

How many people fit on your boat? 3

What type of captains’ license do you hold? OUPV 6 pack

How long have you been a captain? 10 years

How long have you been fishing? Lifetime

How long have you been a fishing guide? 10 years

What locations will you fish on a charter? Inshore

Can you charter fly fishing trips? Yes

What are the relevant boating/ fishing certifications that you hold? OUPV 6 pack

What awards/recognition do you hold for boating or fishing? Local tournaments wins

Favorite fish to catch: Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon

Tom Fredrickson

Type and size of boat : 18′ Maverick Master Angler flats boat

How many people fit on your boat? 4

What type of captains’ license do you hold? Coast Guard OUPV or 6 pack

How long have you been a captain? 9 years

How long have you been fishing? 50 years

How long have you been a fishing guide? 9 years

What locations will you fish on a charter? Inshore

Can you charter fly fishing trips? Yes

What are the relevant boating/ fishing certifications that you hold? CPR/First Aid

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What awards/recognition do you hold for boating or fishing? Tournaments

Favorite fish to catch : Redfish

Favorite fish to eat : Tile fish / Grouper

What is the best or strangest catch you’ve ever had? Sailfish on top water lure 1 mile off the beach

What do you want to catch, but you have not yet? Blue marlin

Where do you want to fish, but have not yet? Dominican Republic

Favorite place to travel? Europe / Costa Rica

Where are you when you’re not on the water? Spending time with our twin baby grandsons

Other favorite hobbies? Building furniture / woodworking / tying flies / rod building

What else should we know about you? I grew up fishing in south Florida with my family. My Mom won the1965 Fort Lauderdale Blue Marlin Tournament. I am happily married with 3 kids and twin grandsons. I love to fish and get as much enjoyment out of watching clients catch fish as catching them myself. But best of all, it is always a pleasure to take a client out that has never caught a fish before, watch them catch that first fish and be hooked for life!

Bruddy Tyson

Type and size of boat : 21′ Maverick Master Angler

How many people fit on your boat? 3

What type of captains’ license do you hold? OUPV

How long have you been a captain? 20 years

How long have you been fishing? Since childhood

How long have you been a fishing guide? 20 years

What locations will you fish on a charter? Inshore

Can you charter fly fishing trips? Yes

What are the relevant boating/ fishing certifications that you hold? Coast Guard Licensed

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What awards/recognition do you hold for boating or fishing? Best new guide/most releases in the Islamorada All Tackle Bonefish World Championship

Favorite fish to catch : Tarpon

Favorite fish to eat : Triple Tail

What is the best or strangest catch you’ve ever had? Guided an angler to a 13lb 2oz Bonefish on fly in the Florida Keys.

Where do you want to fish, but have not yet? Bahamas

Favorite place to travel? Louisiana

Where are you when you’re not on the water? At home hanging out with my wife and our 3 rescue Boxers or on the golf course.

Other favorite hobbies? Golf and cooking.

What else should we know about you? I’m native to the area. 3rd generation fisherman.

Andrew Flaig

Type and size of boat : 20′ Shearwater Bay Boat

How many people fit on your boat? 4

What type of captains’ license do you hold? 6 pack

How long have you been a captain? 2 years

How long have you been fishing? 22 years

How long have you been a fishing guide? 1.5 years

What locations will you fish on a charter? Inshore/ Beach/ Inlet

Can you charter fly fishing trips? No

What are the relevant boating/ fishing certifications that you hold? Captains license

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What awards/recognition do you hold for boating or fishing? None

Favorite fish to catch :Snook

Favorite fish to eat : Hog fish

What is the best or strangest catch you’ve ever had? Best: sail fish, strangest:17 foot saw fish

What do you want to catch, but you have not yet? Swordfish

Where do you want to fish, but have not yet? Louisiana offshore oil rigs

Favorite place to travel? Bahamas and the keys

Where are you when you’re not on the water? At the house thinking about being on the water

Other favorite hobbies? Hunting

What else should we know about you? I love my job!

Billy Davenport Jr.

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TESTIMONIALS

“I think we’ve been visiting for at least 15 years before they were even in this location.  Good location, with a nearby spot under the bridge with good fish. But for us the guided trips with Tim Ward have been the best.  He has unparalleled vision of fish. I honestly think he is more excited to catch the fish than we are. Very prepared and never a bad day on the water.  Can’t say enough good things about Tim. The store itself has everything we’ve needed plus good advice on where to go. The restaurant there is also a nice bonus.”

– Paul & Lillian Bruns

“Very knowledgeable staff here who will help with all your fishing needs. They have a wide assortment of fishing gear and live bait all at average prices compared to other tackle shops. They also offer rod repairs at a great price too. They’re also in a great location right under the bridge and next to a boat launch which makes it convenient.”

– David McClung

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Vero Tackle & Watersports
3321 Bridge Plaza Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Open: 
Mon 7am-6pm
Tues 7am-6pm
Wed 7am-6pm
Thur 7am-6pm
Fri 7am-6pm
Sat 6am-6pm
Sun 6am-6pm
772-234-9585

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