Info* Our sport charters are sightfishing shallow grassflats
at depths of 1 to 4 ft. The most commonly caught species
on our grassflats year-round are redfish and spotted-sea
trout. Black drum, jack crevalle, tarpon, and snook
are seasonally available as well. Along with our normal
fly fishing trips, we also offer spinning reel charters.
* We don’t use monofilament line or live bait.
Spinning charters are sightfishing with fly fishing
or with spinning reels spooled with braided line, using
artificial plastics, topwater, and other artificial
lures. This is Florida inshore sportfishing for the
pure fun of the hunt; we purposely don’t chum
or make it a habit of soaking baits, and we never purposely
fish in crowds or with groups of other recreational
anglers or guides.
“Our Charters Are Fly Fishing Or Spinning
Reels With Artificials, We don’t Use Bait”
* We provide fishing licenses, tackle, lures, flies,
rods, reels, bottled drinking water, and a cooler &
clean ice. Boat space is limited.
* We have current licenses & permits to legally
guide in Mosquito Lagoon and the surrounding waters
of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which
includes the upper Indian River, the Banana River, and
the Banana River no motor zone.
* You may bring a beer or two for the end of the trip,
but I do not allow large amounts of alcoholic beverages,
intoxicated anglers, or illegal drugs on my boats. If
it becomes apparent that an angler is intoxicated or
out of control I will return to the boat ramp, post-haste.
* For beginning sightfishing anglers who would like
in-depth instruction or casting lessons, consecutive
charter dates are encouraged, and normally should be
scheduled in advance to insure availability.
* We never book back-to-back 1⁄2 day charters
on the same day, and we’re not clock- watchers;
we will go back to the dock when you are ready to go!
* Flats skiff trips are 2 anglers maximum.
* Canoe trips are one guide and one angler per canoe.
* Charter rates are the same for trips in the flats
skiff or the canoe.
Rates are for
5-6 hours $350.00
8+ hours $400.00
(Skiff trips add $50.00 for second angler)
*Trips reserved more than 21 days in
advance require a refundable deposit of $75.00 per day
reserved, per person. Refunds are not given if cancellation
is within 48 hours of a pre-scheduled trip. Exceptions
may be made for some situations. The captain reserves
the right to cancel trips due to unsafe or inclimate
* Please realize that we cannot control the weather,
the wind, or the fish.
* Ask about discounts for active duty military personnel
and combat veterans.
* We accept payment in cash, money order, or traveler’s
checks. New clients paying with personal checks must
prepay at least three weeks in advance. Credit Card
payment isn’t available at this time.
* If you a using a Gift Certificate for the trip please
tell us in advance, and give the name & address
of the person or business that gave you the certificate
* When contacting FlatsTime Charters via mail or e-mail
to schedule a trip/reserve a date please provide us
Address - (city, state)
The number & ages of anglers
Approximate Skill levels - (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced)
Preferred fishing Date(s)
* Please share your expectations:
For example, would you like to fish the nmz from a canoe
or in one of our lagoons from a flats skiff?
Are you interested in a non-fishing nature tour?
Do you want to fly fish or use spinning gear?
Do you expect to use bait?
Are you willing to blind-cast?
Which species are you most interested in catching -
(redfish, trout, black drum, tarpon, snook)?
And any specific location you expect to fish –
(Upper Indian River, Banana River, the Banana River
no-motor-zone, Mosquito Lagoon)
We want to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.
Share as much info as you can, and please don’t
hesitate to provide any other info that will help us
plan your trip, such as health concerns, special needs,
or physical conditions such as knee, hip, or back problems.
Your comfort and enjoyment is our priority, and we don’t
want to put you through any unnecessary pain or stress.Check
back with us, we plan to offer freshwater fly fishing
charters in the St. Johns River soon!* Please also check
out our Equipment page!
Capt. Robert A. Jaspers ~ USCG #955013 ~ email@example.com