The average cost for a four hour trip in Satellite Beach is $682, while the average cost for an 8 hour trip is $1278. Prices can vary based on trip duration, boat size and amenities, and the type of fishing your group is looking to do. View all Satellite Beach Charters here.
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The average charter boat size in Satellite Beach is 29 feet.
The Banana River and the more famous Indian River come together at Satellite Beach, part of a barrier island on Florida's east side that stretches for miles along the Atlantic Coast. As the name suggests, Satellite Beach has plenty of white sandy shoreline facing the Atlantic Ocean. On the west side, bays and tidal creeks are the norm. Satellite Beach is close to the Gulf Stream, a warm-water current that sweeps from the south up the US coast into Europe. This flow of water carries billions of tons of plankton, the basis for life in the ocean. Where there is food, there is something to eat it. That means the Gulf Stream is a giant buffet for tiny fish like sardines to 1,000-plus-pound behemoths. Whether you want to catch a cooler of fillets or try to get into the 1,000 pounder club, we can help you connect with Satellite Beach fishing charters to make it happen. For those family members less interested in chasing memories and supper with a rod and reel, the area offers plenty to do, says Trip 101.
Inshore fishing from Satellite Beach is in two parts. Indian River and Banana River, both saltwater, form half of the fishing. Fishing the beaches on the Atlantic is the other half. Indian River is famous for gator trout. These giant speckled trout are good at avoiding fishermen's hooks. Fluorocarbon leaders greatly improve your chance of getting a bite from a big one. Use live fingerling mullet as bait. You can freeline it if the water is very clear or use a popping cork in murky water. Redfish hang out in the tidal creeks and canals. An excellent place to find reds is in the mouths of the tidal creeks on Samson's Island Nature Park. Several of the creeks lead to saltwater tidal ponds. When the tide goes out, these ponds empty and the current carries small fish and invertebrates out. Redfish know this and hover in the current to feed. Spanish mackerel is one fish you can catch inshore, nearshore and sometimes offshore. These smaller cousins of the king mackerel are constantly moving. They hit anything silver; smart anglers used black swivels to avoid having a Spanish cut their line. Spoons, white bucktails and chrome crankbaits and jerkbaits will draw strikes. Black drum is an often overlooked inshore fish that fights just as hard as reds and tastes as good too. A true inshore monster, the current world record is 113 pounds. Drum are very much scent-oriented fish so live and cut bait are hands-down the best way to catch them. Sharks are another fish found just about everywhere, but the bigger ones are offshore. For sheer excitement, hit the surf zone and look for blacktip and spinner sharks. Live bait and cut bait fished shallow are excellent ways to catch these sharks. For the ultimate thrill, throw big topwater jerkbaits. These sharks slam the lure. Sometimes they miss, knocking the lure dozens of feet into the air. If that happens, let the lure land, rest a moment and then twitch like a stunned fish. The shark will be back.
Head into the Atlantic to find grouper, snapper, amberjack, tuna, king mackerel, wahoo, mahi mahi, sailfish, marlin and many more species. For some of these fish, you need to look for structure, underwater reefs or debris on the surface. Even a floating wooden pallet deserves a once-over when you are a few miles from the beach. Mahi mahi swim in schools and love anything floating. Throw white bucktails, silver jerkbaits and crankbaits or troll past with spoons or chuggers and dusters tipped with ballyhoo or cigar minnows. Trolling dusters and chuggers also works on mackerel, wahoo, tuna and billfish. A structure-loving fish that is found nearshore to offshore is the cobia. These fish have bony plates instead of teeth. They are also very curious and will often come to the boat easily when hooked. Do not boat the fish. If you try to boat a just-hooked cobia, it will thrash on the deck and can break rods, slam into anglers and generally create havoc. Spook it. When it is worn out, then put it in the boat. They hit just about anything that moves with crabs, big pinfish and eels being top producers. Reef fish stick close to structure. That can be natural or artificial reefs at just about any depth. Since you are fishing straight over the edge of the boat, you need live and cut bait and enough weight on the line to get it to the bottom and hold it there. Being right on the reef is critical for grouper and snapper. If you want a workout, trying dropping jigging spoons to catch amberjack.
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