Capt. Robert Jaspers
Capt. Robert Jaspers is a USCG licensed & fully
insured fulltime, professional sightfishing guide and
third generation native with over 40 years of local
on-the-water experience, specializing in sightfishing
the shallow grassflats in the northern areas of the
Indian River Lagoon System. His hometown is Indian River
City, which is now the southern-Titusville.
He spent his early years exploring the unspoiled wilderness
that once surrounded northern Brevard County; the St.
Johns River, the upper Indian River's three lagoons,
Playalinda Beach, the Merritt Island National Wildlife
Refuge, and the southern end of Mosquito Lagoon were,
more than anywhere else, where he could be found and
loved to be.
Capt. Bob is very conservation-minded and knowledgeable
about east central Florida's coastal fish, flora, and
fauna; his knowledge of local history, plants, and wildlife
makes for very interesting tales which he is always
willing to share with anyone who's interested in what
it was like in East Central Florida Brevard County before
the Space Race and Disney World came to Florida.
He became an angler, and later a fishing guide, because
of his love & respect for the Indian River Lagoons,
and he believes very strongly in the ecological preservation
Capt. Jaspers has spent decades perfecting his own style
of flatsfishing, simplifying the art of sightfishing
to its basic terms.
No one who fishes by fly or with artificials will becomes
a sightfishing expert overnight, but he can teach you
the where the fish and bait are, when & why, and
other shallow water sightfishing skills which would
normally take anglers years to learn on there own.
The only thing you may need to do before a trip with
us is work on your casting skills! Accuracy/presentation
is what makes the difference between seeing the fish
and catching them.
He is a member of the Indian River Guides Association,
the Coastal Conservation Assn. of Florida, and the Brevard
County Chapter of the Backcountry Fly Fishing Assn.,
and the Florida Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers,
and many other conservation associations. Besides fishing,
his hobbies are horticulture and photography.
* The fishery comes first! We encourage all anglers
to practice CPR (catch, photograph, and release) when
possible to preserve the lagoon's resources & angling
heritage for future generations.
Capt. Robert A. Jaspers ~ USCG #955013 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org