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Top Fishing Charters in Orlando

Kissimmee, FL


AJ's Bass Guides - Lake Toho fishing guides

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St. Cloud, FL


Great boat for Reds, Snook, Sea Trout and Bass

1-2 passengers Captain Included

Your Guide to Orlando's Best Fishing Charters

The next time you visit Florida, use your Orlando fishing charter to explore the many rivers and lakes in the area. Take advantage of the ideal weather to enjoy all of the other local attractions while you are on the water.

After cruising along the waters of Lake Monroe all day on your Orlando fishing charter, drop anchor near Sanford and discover some of the tasty local seafood.

Fishing in Orlando

Orlando has so many bodies of water that can be fruitful places to fish. Here are three of the best ones.

Tibet-Butler Preserve

The Tibet-Butler Preserve can be a good place to start your fishing adventures. Visit the Vera Carter Environmental Center, which has several exhibits and displays that help you enjoy and understand the area's natural beauty, before setting sail through the park on your Orlando fishing charter.

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Wekiwa Springs State Park

Wekiwa Springs State Park is a good place to bike, camp, or ride horses. The park is part of the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail, so there are many miles of trails and water activities such as swimming, canoeing, and, of course, fishing. There is a playground near the picnic area, and snorkeling is allowed in the shallows of the lake.

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Merritt Island

The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset. There is a huge variety of birds and fish in this park. You’ll also find bobcats, otters, manatee, deer, alligators, and even sea turtles on the beach. You can fish, birdwatch, or simply stroll along six maintained hiking trails.

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Best Places to Fish in Orlando

Lake fishing is very popular in Orlando. Sail your Orlando fishing charter to all of these lakes and fish around them.

Lake Monroe

Lake Monroe is one of the largest lakes in the Orlando metropolitan area. Dock your Orlando fishing charter at Monroe Harbour Marina. Explore historic downtown Sanford just a few blocks away. The RiverWalk meanders along the lakeshore on both sides of the marina so it is easy to explore Sanford on foot after a long day of fishing on the boat.

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Lake Jesup

All kinds of creatures live in Lake Jesup and it is considered to support one of Florida's densest populations of alligators. You can often see eagles (osprey and bald eagles) watching for fish, so pay close attention to where the birds are if you cast a few lines from your Orlando fishing charter.

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Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is right in the middle of downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake for one mile and convenient fishing areas. Rent a swan-shaped paddle boat and enjoy the spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline.

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How to Fish in Orlando, Florida

Here are some valuable tips to get you started on your Orlando fishing charter.


Special Licenses

You can explore the many rivers and lakes in the area on your Orlando fishing charter. If you are trying to catch a specific species, get a freshwater license so that you don't need to worry about pulling in any saltwater fish.


Fishing Style

Think about the type of fishing you will be doing. If you are mostly fishing from the shoreline, the kind of bait and tackle to buy will depend on the types of fish you can find in those areas.


Type of Fishing Areas

Think about the types of fishing areas that will be the most convenient for your trip on your Orlando fishing charter. Then, simply enjoy the Florida climate and get ready to pull in a whole lot of fish.

Types of Fish in Orlando

When you take a fishing trip to Orlando, these are a few of the fish you can catch.

Largemouth Bass

Lake Baldwin is good for largemouth bass, and there is plenty of bank fishing. The lake also has a public park and boat ramp. The boat ramp area, which can be fished from the bank, is a really good place to catch bass.


These fish thrive in lakes, ponds, and rivers. They eat mostly insects and their larvae, but worms are the best bait, either for bottom fishing or suspended below a float. Bream spawn throughout the summer, and there are plenty of these fish around.


Catfish are scaleless fish with “whiskers” (or barbels) that come in all shapes and sizes. These fish can be tasty, but they also have dorsal and pectoral fin spines that can produce a painful sting.

Top Types of Fishing in Orlando, Florida

When you charter a fishing boat in Orlando, here are some different kinds of fishing you can do.

Pier Fishing

You can go fishing around the pier at Bill Frederick Park, a 187-acre park on Turkey Lake. Cast straight from your boat or off the banks. It is possible to catch crappies, bass, and a few other types of fish here.

Fly Fishing

Take a fly fishing charter in the saltwater flats of Mosquito Lagoon for redfish, seatrout, black drum, or even tarpon. Other options include the Indian River Lagoon and the Banana River Lagoon.

Lake Fishing

It is really easy to drop anchor into a lake from your Orlando fishing charter. When you fish the many lakes in the Orlando area, you'll never know what kinds of fish you might discover at the end of your line.

Orlando, Florida Fishing Seasons

Fishing in the colder months in Florida can be a little hard, but here are some tips to get you started.



If you are fishing during a cold front, you have to make sure the bait is right in front of the fish and they will hopefully bite. They don't digest food as quickly in the cold, so they don’t need to eat as often.



Drop anchor from your Orlando fishing charter on the lake and look for the deeper areas. Lots of fish will swim deeper to find warmer water.



The water temperatures slowly start rising in March and more fish start filling up the lakes in Orlando.



The weather is still quite cool and mild, and as the waters warm up, lots of the fish start shifting into their feeding mood.



On the lagoon flats, fish in the early morning and late evening with your favorite topwater plugs to pull in trout and redfish.



Water levels on the Mosquito Lagoon usually remain low with clear conditions. Redfish and black drum fishing are good choices during June.



Look for schooling bass in some of the lakes. A good way to find these schooling fish is to look for white pelicans and other wading birds along the shore.



High temperatures, both in and out of the water, are common during August. The key is to be on the water early, before daybreak.



The majority of the fish can still be found offshore as the water temperatures have not yet cooled down enough for the fish to start moving shallower.



October is one of the best times to sail your Orlando fishing charter and simply enjoy the amazing weather.



The fall patterns are starting up in the lakes and the bass are feeding heavily on spawning shad and other species.



Temperatures can get quite cold during the mornings and evenings, but late afternoon trips are still possible during December.

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