Capt. Billy offers a variety of trips depending on what style of fishing you prefer. Trips are available for everyone from the seasoned fly fishermen to the novice spin fisherman. No matter what type of fishing you like to do, Capt. Billy can put you on fish. Everyone loves flats fishing for its exciting action with big fish in shallow water. Its hard to beat seeing a big redfish eat your fly just a few feet from the boat. When fishing Mosquito Lagoon with Capt. Billy, expect to see almost every fish you catch before you hook them. Most fish will be landed in less that a foot of water, some much shallower. reds, trout, and black drum will be the targets on these trips.
Sightfishing will be the main technique used to land these fish. In other words, this technique requires you to spot the fish before you cast to it and catch it. The goal is to spot the fish before it spots you, then quietly make an accurate cast in front of it and present the fly to the fish as it approaches. Accuracy is extremely important in this style of fishing, and Capt. Billy will make it as easy as possible by getting you as close to the fish as possible and positioning the skiff so you have the easiest cast angle. Patience is a must as sometimes you will see multiple fish before you catch one fish, but when you do land that fish, it is all the more rewarding.
We can accommodate up to 2 anglers on this boat.
Full Day - 8 Hours $600.00
3/4 Day - 6 Hours $550.00
Half Day - 4 Hours $500.00
Deposit: A $100.00 deposit is required to reserve dates. Checks, Venmo or Pay Pal are all accepted.
Peak dates for big redfish and other productive months sometimes book quickly, so anyone planning on booking a trip should do so as early as possible to secure the date desired.
Top months for big redfish and black drum are December through May in the lagoon, and June through November in the inlet and nearshore. Juvenile reds up to 8lbs and trout are available year-round, with the winter months being particularly productive. Cobia is a limited season in spring and is dependent on temperatures and weather patterns. Nearshore fishing can be good all summer for most of the targeted species. One thing is for sure, regardless what time of year you book your trip, Capt. Billy will have you catching something good!
What to Bring
Capt. Billy provides all licenses, tackle, photography and equipment you need. Water will be provided, but if you want to bring lunch, some snacks, or drinks of your own, you are more than welcome to. Do not worry about bringing a cooler, Capt. Billy has a 65q Yeti that can fit anything you may bring. If you wish to use your own tackle, please contact Capt. Billy to see if it is appropriate for the type of fishing you will be doing on your trip.
The must-have equipment is a hat and your favorite pair of polarized glasses. These two items are essential for sight fishing so if you do not have any, Capt. Billy will provide them for you. In the summer months, wear light, sun protective clothing. Capt. Billy does provide rain gear in case of a sudden shower. In the winter months, dress in layers and wear a good wind breaker. It usually warms up in the afternoon, even in the winter, but mornings can be chilly!