Redfish Fishing Charters
in Florida

Starting at $250

Federally Permitted ● Licensed ● Insured

Redfish Fishing Charter in Florida

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Redfish Charter

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We have custom tailored a Redfish Fishing Charter just for you!

Are You Looking for a

Redfish Fishing Charter

in Florida?


We have custom tailored a Redfish Fishing Charter just for you!

Experience a fast-paced, dramatic inshore fight with our Redfish Fishing Charters in Florida. These pit-bull like fish (also referred to as Red Drum) are never say die fighters, which are common in Florida and provide a great chance for fly fishing. To book a Redfish Fishing Charter in Florida today, CALL or TEXT (305) 942-0832.

Redfish Fishing in the Keys – The Thrill of Shallow Waters

Perfect for all skill levels, our custom tailored Redfish Fishing Charters in Florida gives you the chance to lure trophy size Redfish in water barely deep enough to swim in. South Florida is considered the Redfish capital of the world, with year-round fishing allowing for endless catches of impressive sizes. From the moment we set out, you’ll experience the thrill of shallow water sight fishing. We’ll use a combination of skills and gear to hook a Redfish to boast about! During our Redfish Fishing Charters in Florida, we’ll be with you every step of the way – providing expert advice and safety, regardless of your skills. Redfish Fishing is an angler’s dream! Are you ready?

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Redfish Fishing Charter in Florida

The Redfish

Fishing Charter Guarantee
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
13:45 08 Oct 22
I have now been out with these guys on 4 different trips. That says it all right there! I have done 3 in the keys and 1 out of the Tampa area. They do both inshore/back country and offshore. I have done both and they did not disappoint.Both Captain Chris and Captain Donny are amazing and make for an unforgettable day every time I step on one of their boats. They both feel like your friends by the end of the day and truly want you to fill the cooler. They know their stuff and will put you on fish!No question of who I will use or refer friends and family to when it comes to fishing in Florida.
cindy dickerson
cindy dickerson
00:59 08 Oct 22
We had a great day! Our captain really knew his stuff and we had lots of fun bringing up big fish!
Keith Jones
Keith Jones
00:52 08 Oct 22
Best fishing experience ever! Capt Donnie, and Capt Chris are amazing! We have been out multiple times with them fishing. I refuse to go with anyone else with how awesome fishing is with them!!! You want to have a great time and catch fish contact them right away!!!
Stephen Cantelli
Stephen Cantelli
19:20 02 Aug 22
Nick was a fantastic captain. He had a great sense of humor and has a local flare. He was great at keeping the lines baited and you never had to touch a bait or touch the fish he was really good at his job. Fishing was a little slow today but I'm sure my son says they don't call it catching for a reason.
shaun mathena
shaun mathena
02:18 07 Jul 22
Chris was phenomenal. Would definitely use again. We limited out on red snapper, grouper and caught tons of mangos as well. Thank you captain Chris
John Lund
John Lund
16:37 24 Feb 22
Captain Chris responded to my my email request almost immediately and I booked an inshore trip for three. Captain Nick was our skipper for the trip and was very patient and pleasant. The fishing wasn’t very good that day but we still had a great experience. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone.
Theresa Rodden
Theresa Rodden
00:17 18 Dec 21
This was probably one of the best days that we have had in awhile. Captian Chris & first mate Nick were exceptional! Prompt in the morning, prepared, and showed us a great time. Chris knew the best spots to put us on the fish, caught our limit, did some catch and release, enjoyed a beautiful boat ride, and were quite entertained. This trip exceeded my expectations. Thank you!!!! Must do again.
Taryn Meyers
Taryn Meyers
14:48 10 Apr 21
Wow!! Booked Captain Chris for a full day deep sea fishing trip when my daughter and adult grandson came to Florida to visit. Was hoping for a great day of fishing. Weather did not cooperate - COLD and windy but Chris did not disappoint! We caught fish one after another even though we cut our time to half day due to weather. Came home with lots of fish and great fish stories of how none of us got sea sick. Great day! Sure we will book again!!
Cortni Shelton
Cortni Shelton
02:20 15 Mar 21
Chris took our family out fishing for sheepshead in Tampa, and that's most of what was reeled in (along with some snapper, grouper, and grunt – no complaints about those yummy fish)! The service and knowledge of Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing is unparalleled. Visiting Tampa and planning to fish? I wouldn't hesitate to book another charter with these guys!
Jonathan Carlton
Jonathan Carlton
21:24 24 Feb 21
Beau D
Beau D
21:50 13 Dec 20
I am making this review as an avid angler and retired Navy Veteran. Captin Chris has the ultimate local knowledge, seamanship and best equipment( all high end Shimano) on the market. Scheduling was easy and we limited out on grouper early in the day. I travel and fish a lot of charters and his was one of the best I have been on. If you want safe, fun day with great memories and laughs you should choose this charter.
Sue Galida
Sue Galida
15:49 08 Dec 20
Tanner Kielty
Tanner Kielty
12:20 08 Dec 20
Chris and the Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing team do a amazing job creating experiences that will last a lifetime. Highly recommend!
John Roach
John Roach
02:55 08 Dec 20
What an amazing captain Chris has become over the years! I have fished with him in many different waters and he always catches fish. His trustworthiness and skillful adaptation to fishing is only exceeded by his knowledge of boating safety. I highly recommend Captain Chris for any boating excursion!
Stephen Hanff
Stephen Hanff
02:35 08 Dec 20
I’ve grown up fishing in Florida but always impressed to learn and catch something new with Captain Chris. He knows the spots, the tackle, and the time to make it worthwhile. Best to go with him if you want to make a day worthwhile. Thanks for the great times!
Tiffani Shelton
Tiffani Shelton
01:42 08 Dec 20
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned fisher(man or worman), you will never find a more knowledgeable and passionate Captain than Cpt Chris. He has an incredible ability to tailor every trip to the customer and provide an incredible experience for everyone aboard. There is no one I would trust more than Cpt Chris to provide a safe and amazing day on the water!
joey gott
joey gott
01:23 08 Dec 20
Chris is awesome! He is a great guy, awesome fisherman and charter captain/guide, and an expert on all things water, boat, or fishing related. He is super laid back, fun, and just wants to make sure you have the best experience possible.JUST DO IT!
Nicholas Strobbe
Nicholas Strobbe
00:56 08 Dec 20
What can I say about this fantastic organization? I have fished with Captain Chris in the waters of the Tampa Bay Area, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. Every trip was unforgettable! What Captain Chris brings to the table in local knowledge is unrivaled. I hate waking up early, but on days I know I’m fishing with the fine people of this organization the morning can’t come fast enough! Will continue to work with this organization for all of my boating related needs! Captain Chris knows it all and does it all! You won’t be disappointed!
Ashley Spalo
Ashley Spalo
00:53 08 Dec 20
Chris took us out and filled all of our requests! We wanted to do some deep dropping and trolling. The conditions were gorgeous and chris quickly got us hooked up on various bottom fish that we wanted to target. Queen snapper and a limit of yellow eye snapper as well as some vermillion. Follow by a short run he then took us trolling and got out limit of black fin tuna. He kept us busy all day hooked up on different fish. Got a great mixed bag! We Will definitely be going back out with Chris on our next trip Islaorada! If you want a fun experience these are your guys!
Christopher Sellers
Christopher Sellers
00:52 08 Dec 20
Chris is a seasoned captain and knows where and how to catch fish!! Always a great day.
Jacob Sewell
Jacob Sewell
00:51 08 Dec 20

Don’t miss the boat, enjoy over 20 years of experience and the thrill of a lifetime on your Fishing Charter in Islamorada, Florida.

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Florida Redfish

The Bruisers – Red Drum Fishing Charter in Florida


Redfish, also called Channel Bass, Red Drum, Spottail Bass or ‘Reds’, are a game fish found throughout the Keys from Florida to Northern Mexico. Considered the bruisers of the flats, they’re relentless fighters with incredible stamina. They inhabit very shallow grass flats, where they swim fast with their tail sticking out in a performance called “Tailing Reds.” With the chance to get up close and personal, Redfish are guaranteed fun!

How to Identify Redfish?

Redfish can be easily identified thanks to a unique black ‘eyespot’ near their tail and a dark red color on their back, which blends into their white belly. They’re streamlined and have large tails that make them easy to spot, as they stick out of the water while they swim in shallow flats and near beaches. 

Redfish Behavior

Redfish are big reproducers, producing tens of millions of eggs. Their spawning season is from August through December, in passes, inlets and estuaries throughout Florida. During mating, Redfish use special muscles rubbing against their air bladder to make a “drumming” sound, which is where they get the name “Red Drum” from. This sound can also be heard when they’re spooked. They feed on fishes and invertebrates.

Redfish are known for their fierce runs and fighting spirit. It often feels like they’ll pull the rod from your hands and never give up. This is especially true when they’re large, which makes the reward of catching one even better! 

Regulations on Redfish Fishing Charters in Florida

In West Florida, we’re restricted to catching Redfish between the sizes of 18″ to 27″ and one fish per person, per day. They must remain in their whole condition until we’re ashore. It’s illegal to use spearfishing, gigging, and bow fishing or multiple hooks. But hook and lines are allowed, which makes Redfish a true challenge for anglers of all experience levels in Florida!

How Big Can Redfish in Florida get?

The average Redfish caught during our Redfish Fishing Charters in the Keys are between 12″ and 30″. However, they can grow up to 61″. While the World Record Redfish catch is 94lbs, Florida Redfish weighs around 50lbs. In the flats, they’re usually smaller but anything around this size will be a success! Redfish over 10lbs are commonly called Bull Reds of Bull Redfish.

Where to Catch Redfish in Florida?

Redfish can be caught throughout the estuaries around Islamorada and Southern Florida. During our Red Fish Fishing Charters in Florida, we’ll stay inshore to get up close with schools of Redfish – giving you a great chance for an exhilarating trip and a catch! Juvenile Redfish tend to stay in rivers, canals and boat basins. The bigger catches are often a bit further out in salt waters, especially during the fall. A good place to start looking is in and around mullet schools. Mullets jump all over the place, kicking up food that Redfish will come after. 

How Do You Catch Redfish in Florida?

Redfish love live bait. Crabs, shrimp and Cigar Minnows are the usual winning ticket for shallow waters while Pinfish, small Mullet or similar baitfish are great in deeper waters. You need to be in moving water and keep an eye out for their tails poking out of the water. Fishing during the hour before an outgoing tide is often the ideal time too.

All kinds of casting tackle, including fly, are used during our Redfish Fishing Charters in Florida. Redfish put up a great fight and will aggressively latch onto a fly – putting on a great show. They’re brave fish, so you have multiple chances to cast in the right place. Be warned, though; they pop up at close range, which will test your skills!

Are Redfish Good to Eat?

Yes! Providing they’re appropriately cooked, Redfish are good to eat and taste great. When farming was made legal in the 1980s, they became extremely popular because they make a tasty meal, especially when grilled. 

Redfish Fun Facts

  • Redfish usually have around ten spots on their body; it’s extremely rare to see one without any.
  • Redfish grow rapidly, reaching 11″ and 1lb within a year and 17-22″ and 3lbs in two years.
  • Redfish fishing in Florida is open all year.
  • Redfish are not long-distance travelers and stay relatively close to where they were born.
  • They can live for over 35 years.
  • Fertilized eggs hatch in 20 to 30 hours.
  • The largest Redfish ever recorded was 94 pounds.
  • The Florida record is 51 pounds and was caught in Sebastian Inlet in 1983.

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Redfish Fishing Charters in Islamorada, FL

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If you’re interested in booking a Red Drum or Redfish Fishing Charter in Florida, then contact us today. These famous and exciting fighters guarantee an up-close experience. We would love to welcome you onboard one of our boats to make another fishing dream come true. Let’s go fishing and experience the adventure together!

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The Tarpon are Running in the Duck Key

The Tarpon are Running in Tavernier

Two Convenient Locations

to better serve you

Forecast

for Monroe County, FL


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
4927 US-19 S Slip# 1
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 753-8883
www.fishpacso.com


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
90507 Old Hwy Slip# 1
Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 942-0832
www.flakeysfishing.com

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Two Convenient Locations

to better serve you


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
4927 US-19 S Slip# 1
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 753-8883
www.fishpacso.com


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
90507 Old Hwy Slip# 1
Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 942-0832
www.flakeysfishing.com

Forecast

for Monroe County, FL

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