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Look no further than Capt. John Kumiski’s Spotted Tail Orlando Fishing Charters for thrilling guided fishing trips in both salt- and freshwater. We’re only one hour’s drive from Orlando! We fish on the Mosquito Lagoon, the Indian River Lagoon, the Banana River Lagoon, the near-coastal Atlantic waters, and the St. Johns River. Capt. John has passionately helped anglers to catch fish on central Florida waters for over 25 years!

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Redfish of all sizes are available here.

In-Shore Light Tackle

Fly fish or use light tackle for redfish, seatrout, snook, tarpon, black drum, and more on the waters of the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River Lagoon, and Banana River Lagoon.

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You may prefer to fish nearshore for tripletail, cobia, king mackerel, tarpon, sharks, or other ocean denizens.

Near-Shore Options

Or you may prefer to fish the near coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean for tarpon, snook, cobia, king mackerel, sharks, and many other species. Or maybe a day of fishing for bass and bream is more your style.

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Wade fishing for big seatrout is a challenge!

Spotted Tail Orlando Fishing Charters supplies all fishing tackle for both fly and light tackle. We also supply the flies, lures, or bait, and all necessary licenses* and permits.

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Fish with fly or spinning tackle.

Fish from our skiff, or by kayak or canoe.

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Those willing to paddle may find big rewards.

We love experienced fly anglers, but are equally happy taking beginners or children. Everyone should be able to enjoy a day on the water!

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Do what thousands of other happy fishermen have done and make your next Orlando fishing trip one to remember with Spotted Tail Orlando Fishing Charters, the most enjoyable and educational fishing trips in Orlando.

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Big tarpon, one of angling’s prizes.

*Kayak fishermen and freshwater fishermen must have their own fishing license. Sorry, state law!

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We have some excellent bass fishing in central Florida.


Orlando Fishing NEWS and Upcoming events-


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Just your basic central Florida fishing report- Basic Central Florida Fishing Report ...

2) Capt. John’s new book now available!

Indian River Lagoon Chronicles

Visit this link for more information!

3) Paddle Fishing Seminar at Kayaks by Bo on March 17, 5 PM!

4) Mosquito Lagoon On-the-Water Show and Tell Seminar March 18! See this link…


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Call 407.977.5207 now for more information about Orlando Fishing Charters!


Some Orlando Fishing Testimonials-

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John, we had a great time! All anyone could possibly ask for. We had plenty of shots at trophy fish, Steve caught a personal all-tackle record trout. Fishing is about quality time spent with congenial souls, and I don’t know what would have made that trip any better. Well, maybe a few more, just a few, of those humongous trout on the rod; but if it were about numbers I’d leave the fly rod home.” – Aubrey Thompson

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“I enjoyed fishing with you yesterday – great to talk with someone who knows their stuff. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Kayak Fishing Association of New York and will definitely recommend you for anyone traveling down to this area in my club. I will be back again someday, and hope to meet up with you again.” -Patrick Gallagher

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“My brother and I really enjoyed fishing with you today. It was cool to be able to fish in a new location with someone who is so obviously knowledgable of the fishery and of fishing in general.  I’d love to get those photos of the black drum today when you get a chance. That was a pretty cool experience to see all those huge fish schooled up like that. I’ve never seen anything like that before and probably won’t again for a while!  Thanks again!” -Kevin Gardner

“I cannot thank you enough for yesterday. I had one of the best days of my life and I enjoyed every minute. And of course, I can’t stop thinking about: ‘Lane, have you ever tried tarpon fishing? You’d be really good at that.’dodge outfit copy

“Yes, I need to try that.

“But I’ll be back for reds, too. That’s some awesome stuff. I’ll send others your way, as well. Thanks again.”    -Lane Thurgood

“They were so pleased with the fishing and had a wonderful time. They raved about you and how it was such a great fishing trip. As well as the bonus of seeing a good variety of wildlife!  They felt you were a great and knowledgeable guide and would love to go fishing with you again when time and finances permit. 

Thank you again for making it a special birthday gift for Benjamin and Chely. All the best in your fishing adventures,
   -Joy Ashlock

“I would like to thank you for a great trip. My son and I will treasure this trip for some time. We have never been on a guided fishing trip like this one. This trip was fantastic, your personality and demeanor is perfect for your job. Your courtesy on the water was exemplary.” -Randy Sorbi

“Big John-
You are a very good fishing guide. Your work is professional. I hope to fish with you soon and talk more about good Brazilian music. Thank you!”
-Kelven Lopes, Brazilian fisheries biologist
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“Just a note to thank you for the outstanding day Laura and I spent with you. It may have been one of the most enjoyable days I have ever had fishing. I have been recommending you highly.” -Gene McDonough

toprated copy“Thank you for giving me a dream trip. You have no idea what a time I had. You worked hard, were knowledgeable, and most of all were a person I liked spending a day in a small boat with.” -John Kohler

“Thought you’d like the photo of the first tarpon of the day! Thanks again for the Very Memorable – World Class – Once in a Lifetime -fishing outing!” -Mac and Sherry Dye

“I have fished all over the world with dozens of different guides, and Capt. John Kumiski would have to rate as one of the best. He is knowledgeable, patient, and skillful. My son and I will never forget catching in one morning on fly rods two redfish weighing a total of 40 pounds.” -Michael Barnett

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Breaking fish off Cape Canaveral, always exciting!


What We Do: Spotted Tail Orlando Fishing Charter Service provides expert fishing charter services and fishing instruction. We specialize in shallow water sight fishing with fly and light spinning tackle. We fish on the Mosquito Lagoon, the Indian River Lagoon, the Banana River Lagoon, and near coastal Atlantic Ocean, for redfish, tarpon, seatrout, snook, and many other species of fish. The cities we service include Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, and the rest of the central Florida area and attractions.

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The redbreast sunfish, one of the most beautiful fish you will ever catch.

Call 407.977.5207 now for more information on Orlando Fishing Charters!

Visit our sister sites!  johnkumiski.com for presentations, writing, and photography, and rentafishingbuddy.com for the best fishing buddy you’ve never had!

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