Mosquito Lagoon Sight Flats Fishing Guide • Banana River • Indian River

Hello my name is Captain Drew and I want to thank you for visiting my website. I am a full time Mosquito Lagoon, Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral, Banana River and Indian River flats sight fishing guide here in the Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Titusville and Palm Bay areas. I specialize in light tackle inshore saltwater fly fishing and saltwater spin fishing on the backcountry flats of the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Banana River, Port Canaveral and Ponce Inlet waters. I also offer photography sessions, bird watching trips, fishing lessons, casting instruction and sight casting instruction.

I am a year round resident of Oak Hill and I fish these waters exclusively. I have personal private access to the Canaveral National Seashore Federal Park and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. I carry a current CUA permit with the department of interior to conduct business on park and refuge land. I am also a fully licensed, fully insured U.S. Coast Guard captain that carries all of the necessary documents, insurances and credentials to a be a for hire guide here in the United States.

Targeting red drum, spotted Florida seatrout, black drum, snook and Atlantic coastal tarpon, along with inshore backcountry tarpon on the Banana River. I am a professional expert in using live bait, artificial lures and saltwater flies. I have been a resident of east central Florida since 1980 and have long been an established central Florida saltwater sight fishing guide using light tackle for several years now. Please feel free to ask me for any references and testimonials from past clients.

I am an active professional member of the Florida Guides Association, Cocoa Beach Fishing Charters network, a New Smyrna Beach Outfitter for Central Florida's Sport Fish and Florida Saltwater Game Fish, the Coastal Conservation Association of east central Florida, Orlando Saltwater Fishing Guides, Cocoa Beach Fishing Charters program, Mosquito Lagoon Fly Fishing Guides and the International Federation of Fly Fishers Guide Association.

Photography and Videography

As well as being a professional charter boat fishing guide in the area, I also am a photographer and videographer which I incorporate into my charters, along with my daily life style. If you are on a charter trip with me you will be ensured that you are getting the highest quality of photo and video of your fishing trip as well, at no additional charge. Edited to the utmost professional standards. I use Canon gear exclusively, along with the proper post editing software. Please visit my photography website at Drew Cavanaugh Photography to see my work.

You can see my video work along with my photographs on my YouTube Channel. There is several useful tutorial videos there over many different subjects, as well as the area and the saltwater sport fishing and game fishing that is done here in east central Florida. These range from fishing knots, tackle selection, video fishing reports, firearm reviews, weather, sight fishing tactics, flats skiffs, fishing charters with my clients and so much more.

Please feel free to contact me at: (386)210-4189 or email: for booking info on a charter and photo session inquiries.