Fishing in Orlando
Complete Guide to Fishing in Orlando Florida
Orlando provides endless fishing tours surrounding the countless theme parks. Whether you’re in Orlando, Kissimmee, St Cloud, or any of the suburbs they all are surrounded by great Orlando bass fishing opportunities for you. Start your weekend get-a-way, maybe a vacation in Orlando, and end it with a guided fishing trip. Maybe it’s just a morning break from the theme parks to enjoy the whole Orlando experience including the great outdoors. See eagles, get up close and personal with the Florida Alligator, and of course, catch lots of Big Florida largemouth bass. We also supply everything for your big day, little to no experience needed…no problem. We provide instructional tips for the beginner or expert looking to learn new techniques. We highlight boating safety and are US Coast Guard certified.
Below you can read more on the hottest Orlando fishing lakes, research our great Orlando fishing guides, view the high-performance boats and most important read the current fishing reports and see what’s being caught today.
Orlando bass fishing charters are just as much of an attraction as any theme parks in the area. So take a break from the waterparks and get the family outdoors on a boat.
About Fishing in Orlando
Are you looking for some great fishing? Well, you have found the right place! When in Orlando, Florida, people often put the spotlight on Disney World and other theme parks. Despite not knowing that many of the world’s best lakes are here in Orlando with bass fishing charters. Just minutes in Uber from the theme park capital, fantastic bass fishing, and a short drive from some of the world’s best saltwater fishing charters.
Whether you are dedicating your entire trip to Orlando to the theme parks or just a trophy bass fishing charters. Maybe you do some ziplining and catch an airboat tour; we can assist you with an excellent recommendation for your Florida adventure.
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What we Want you to Know
We know you will enjoy getting outdoors and bending a rod with us as much as we do. As soon as we hit the water, you’ll rekindle that outdoor spirit and understand why Orlando fishing is a hidden secret the theme parks don’t want you to know about! We don’t have animated characters to entertain you, although some of our guys are pretty funny. But our magic starts the minute you step off the dock on to our boat.
Orlando lakes are abundant with fish and hold a variety of Florida fish species. The lake’s king is the largemouth bass; we have plenty of crappie, bluegill, shellcrackers, and catfish to catch. The bass fishing in Orlando attracts fishermen from across the globe, who says, “you won’t believe how great of an experience this is until you try it for yourself.”
Areas Outdoor Activities surrounding fishing
In between your Orlando fishing, you should take in some local activity in Central Florida. We all know the exciting theme parks, the area has come to live with an additional option.
If a boat is not your thing, there are a few great Kayak tours, less expensive and still gets you on the water and outdoors. Alternatively, local bungee jumping and ziplining, two of many options to get you outside. If traveling east for your inshore or offshore charter, you might consider the Kennedy Space Center. It’s one of a kind and a place everyone should go once.
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An alternative to Theme Parks
These lakes are less than a half-hour drive from the I-Drive resorts, but they seem to be a world away at times, but not with Uber.
Bass fishing in Orlando is the closest fishing activity to theme parks. Suppose you’re looking to ditch the theme park crowds. In that case, Lake Toho is the closest to Disney World in Kissimmee, and the Butler Chain of lakes is closest to I-Drive and Universal Studios.
We service more lakes than any other guide service globally, so it’s not all about Lake Tohopekaliga, Butler Chain of Lakes. We will take you to any lake in the state because we employ the best Orlando fishing guides.
Because of this abundance of options, there’s no one place where you’ll find our captains; we are very experienced. Our guides will help you decide if you want them too, depending on the bite and weather condition, they’ll suggest the places for you to have the best success!
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Charter Rules & Regulations
In Florida, the fishing license is regulated by the Fish and Wildlife Department, which for some stupid reason, has different rules in freshwater vs. saltwater, below we explain.
All licensed saltwater captains in Florida have fishing permits, which include everyone on their charter.
This license is not available in freshwater, so when fishing with a freshwater captain, each angler onboard needs to purchase their own permit, $17 plus taxes, under $20 each.
Regarding live bait, in freshwater, it is purchased from the local tackle shops. So the captain should discuss your options and additional cost ahead of time or only use an artificial lure included in your charter’s price.
The bait is netted by the captain in the saltwater, not costing any additional as it’s only the captain’s time it takes to catch it. Saltwater captains will charge for specialty bait in some rea cases, which is seasonal; again, they should discuss this in advance and all the additional costs.
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Alternatives to Orlando Bass Fishing
Maybe bass fishing, not your taste; perhaps you’re looking for something saltier. If planning an entire vacation and you need more options were happy to assist you with those.
Saltwater fishing is just as unique in Orlando and on both the east and west coasts of Florida. For most customers, the east coast is the closest to Orlando and Kissimmee. It offers some outstanding fishing, both deepsea and inshore fishing charters. Our sister company specializes in saltwater fishing charters 365 Days a year.
We teach everyone onboard our technique to catch more fish; the inshore trips provide excellent wildlife viewing, like Dolphins and Manatees. These are very family-friendly charters for kids of all ages and adults alike.
Large Family Groups & Corporate Groups of Any Size
We serve large groups of any size; as we employ the largest staff in Florida, so we don’t hire random guides and friends to be your professional captain. We can accommodate but can’t guarantee that everyone will land a trophy bass. Still, rest assure everyone will catch fish and have a fantastic time.
We can provide transportation as well as sit down lunches or box lunches. We have full-size event trailers that are self-contained, PA systems, lights, and generators; we can operate in any location. We have the most extensive referrals in this space and have recommendations from fortune 500 companies and organizations like NASCAR.
Reach out, let chat and talk about what you would like to accomplish, and we can help you find the perfect location with the best options for you!
The East Coast Fishing Options
A fan favorite is Mosquito Lagoon near Cocoa Beach, and just south of Daytona Beach is the main. It’s only 60 minutes from Walt Disney World Resorts and Universal Studios. Cape Canaveral is another excellent and trendy location, which is about 55 minutes form the same theme parks and provides excellent offshore fishing because of its port. We cover all that and more below.
Types of Fishing
The inshore saltwater fishing charters most customers adapt to quickly, as it’s similar to bass fishing in ways. They generally have no chance of getting seasick. You can expect to catch a Sea Trout, Tarpon, Snapper, Redfish, and Pompano. On the inshore trips, the boat generally accommodate 3 to 4 people max; we have a few that can accommodate 5 or 6 depending on your group’s size.
When jumping aboard a deep-sea fishing charter, they offer standard 8 hour, 6 hour and 4-day private deep sea fishing trips. As well as specialty trips where you can target specific species. Common to catch on the offshore charters are Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and bottom fish, like yellowfin tuna, snapper and grouper, and the occasional shark. Remember, in offshore or deep sea fishing, not all species are available, as most are seasonal.
No matter the Orlando fishing charter you choose, we provide everything you’ll need for your fishing trip. Boat, Gear, Fuel, Captain, Cooler, Drinks.
If we can assist with your planning or booking, we have the answers to your questions. About other things to do for the rest of the family or group while in Orlando, please contact us.
Where can I go fishing in Orlando?
Is there fishing in Orlando?
Orlando, Kissimmee and St. Cloud are well known for huge trophy Black Bass. One very well known Bass fishing spot is Tohopekaliga and another great fresh water fishing spot is Lake Kissimmee. However, the saltwater fishing is just as amazing and on both the east and west coasts of Florida.
What is the best month to fish in Florida?
This is because summer is when the sea abounds in aquatic creatures like crabs, squids, and anchovies, which are what many deep-sea fish feed on. More specifically, the months from June to September (and, some years, even October) are when you can strike gold as you go fishing in the deeper waters of the ocean.
How much does it cost to go fishing in Florida?
The shoreline saltwater fishing license is available to Florida residents only. Nonresident saltwater anglers must purchase a regular nonresident saltwater fishing license at $17 for three days, $30 for seven days or $47 for one year, regardless of whether they fish from shore or a vessel.
Can you fish in Disney World?
Family fishing fun can be had by all at either of the dockside fishing locations at Walt Disney World Resort! Head on over to Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground if you would like to fish using a good old rod and reel, which is available to rent at the Bike Barn.
What is fish bank?
Bank fishing is when you fish by land, you access and fish around a lake with no boat access. This can be done on lakes, rivers, and in saltwater Intracoastal as well as inlets.
Are there peacock bass in Orlando?
Even though there is no peacock bass in Orlando, you can enjoy catching fish in south Florida. Most of the canal and freshwater systems in this region hold exceptional bass fishing. You have two options when it comes to catching peacock bass: you can fish for them by boat or by land.
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