Fishing The Inshore Flats

Fishing Guide Customer With Nice Black Drum Caught On Indian RiverJoin Captain Mark Wright for a fun filled day of fishing the shallow waters on the east coast of Florida. The Indian River Lagoon is “the most diverse estuary in our country”. Truly a light tackle angling adventure! You will fish in the shadows of the Kennedy Space Center near Titusville, Florida.

Imagine if you will the serenity of the placid waters, the cry of an airborne Osprey as she hunts for her meal and then… the answer of its mate. Capt. Mark is gently moving the Banshee with the push-pole, the vessel slowly gliding across the shallow flat. A ripple on the water catches the Captain’s eye: “Tail at one o’clock, sixty feet”! The angler (you perhaps) makes the perfect cast and the artificial crab gently “plops” into the water not three feet past the unsuspecting redfish. The fish is still tailing hard, diligently rooting for the shrimp or crab it’s working to extract from the grass bed. The angler inches his lure within a foot of our target and the redfish suddenly lights up! A sharp thump on the line is felt as the fish inhales the piece of plastic and the angler lowers the rod tip and tightens the line then comes up quickly with the rod and says “Fish On”. I bid you welcome; to my world and to my office!

A Day Off Of Cocoa Beach

Cobia caught on guided fishing trip off of Cocoa Beach, FLCapt. Mark Wright will guide you on an action packed trip just off the beaches of east central Florida. You’ll be fishing in site of the beautiful sandy white beaches of Cocoa Beach for highly sought after species such as tarpon, kingfish, cobia, and triple tail as well as jacks, spanish mackeral, sharks, Atlantic bonita, and much more.

You and your party will cruise the beautiful blue near shore waters searching for signs of the many varieties of game fish that pass through the area in search of the bait fish that congregate in large schools just off shore. You’ll look for tell-tale signs, such as pelicans or seabirds diving on the bait schools. Or perhaps you’ll find a pod of dolphins splashing about as they work to coral a school into an easy meal. Maybe you’ll spot a large tarpon rolling at the surface or a cobia’s fin cutting through the waves. As you approach and present your bait, hold on tight and be prepared for some serious action. When these fish hit a bait they mean business! The adrenaline will be flowing as your bait is hammered and line begins to peel off your reel. Welcome to the action packed world of sport fishing off the shores of Cocoa Beach, Florida!

What I Provide & What To Bring

Satisfied customer with redfish caught on guided trip in Mosquito LagoonEach vessel is fully rigged with virtually everything needed to fish effectively in the shallow waters of the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon as well as near shore, including a Humminbird GPS and Minn Kota trolling motor. The flats boat also has a powerpole, jackplate and pushpole.

Capt. Mark also supplies quality tackle for your convenience. Spinning gear is normally used, but push button or fly fishing gear can be provided upon request. No fishing licenses are required as the vessel is licensed for your convenience. Bottled water and ice are also provided. The client can virtually step on and off the vessel with no more than a few personal items such as weather appropriate attire a hat, polarized sunglasses and possibly lunch if you are fishing a full day.

How To Book Your Trip

Refish caught on cut bait in the Indian RiverCapt. Mark is committed to making the entire fishing experience easy and enjoyable for you, and that starts with the reservation process. If you go to the reservations section of this site you can easily check Capt. Mark’s availability. You can book your trip and pay your deposit or the full cost online using a credit or debit card. On the day you book you’ll receive an email from Capt. Mark confirming your reservation.

Approximately 48 hours prior to your trip Capt. Mark will contact you personally with details as to the exact starting time and boat launch location for your great day of fishing. If, at any time, you have questions just give Capt. Mark a call or send an email. He’ll be happy to speak with you.

Boat Ramps

Bair’s Cove Boat Ramp / Haulover Canal
Merritt Island Natl. Wildlife Refuge
Titusville, FL 32780

Freddie Patrick Park
9050 Flounder St.
Port Canaveral, FL 32920

Marina Park
501 Marina Road
Titusville, FL 32796

Port St. John Boat Ramp
6550 US Hwy 1
Port St. John, FL

Parrish Park
1 Max Brewer Causeway-SR 402
Titusville, FL 32796

Kennedy Point Park
4915 South Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780

Mosquito Lagoon Bait &Tackle
515 Garden St.
Titusville, FL 32796