Welcome to my guide page! I'm not into tooting my own horn but here's a little information about myself and my services.
First and foremost, when it comes to fishing, it's my livelihood and also my hobby. If I'm not guiding , you'll most likely see me out there on the lagoon fishing and or scouting, making sure I'm on fish, for you.
This area became my home in the early 60's when my Dad retired from the Air Force and started his second career at the space center. His love for fishing had a long-lasting effect on me. Luckily I've been able to fish in a wide range of areas, Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, Bahamas(Andros), Mexico(Yucatan, Mazatlan) Turks and Caicos, to name a few. As good as some of those places are, it makes me appreciate what a special place the Mosquito Lagoon is.
Tommy Richardson of Greensboro, NC
And the Mosquito Lagoon is special! The area gets a lot attention from the fishing community. I've been fortunate to get mentions in publications such as Florida Sportsman, SportFishing Magazine and Fly-fishing in Saltwaters and over the years did a few TV shows including Public Television, SportFishing Magazine, Shallow Water Angler, Fins and Skins, and Tarpon Bay Tales. All fun stuff, but the best part of my job is seeing my anglers catch fish and enjoy the Mosquito Lagoon.
I'm proud to say I donate to Coastal Conservation Association an organization that's done much for our sportfishing and am Tournament Director for the Redbone Celebrity Tournament held right here at the Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp, which raises money for finding the cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
There is only one place I fish professionally and that's right here in the Mosquito Lagoon. My daily contact with these waters allows me to help my clients fish in a variety of ways using fly, live bait and artificials.
Capt. Brian Clancy
You'll be guided out of a flats skiff, a 18' Hells Bay Waterman set up with comfortable seating. For poling and sight fishing in the shallows here in the north end of the Mosquito Lagoon it's the perfect hull, very quiet and with an extremely shallow draft. Light spinning tackle consists of Loomis rods and Shimano reels. Fly rods are Loomis rods and Abel reels.
1 or 2 persons, $400.00 includes bait, license and tackle for 5-6 hours.
* Additional time is $50.00 per hour.
For larger groups, a 20' Pathfinder is available for up to four persons.
Please call for rates.
Call me to arrange extra guides/boats to accommodate you and party! I will be happy to do so at no extra charge.
To reserve your dates a $100.00 deposit is required. I take care to make sure your day is secured with no foul ups, the deposit ensures your day on the water is guaranteed. Your deposit will be refunded or used for another day, your choice, if I have to cancel for weather reasons.
What is included:
All tackle. Bait, license, ice and cold drinks (water, diet and regular colas).
What you should bring:
Remember it's always cooler in the winter and hotter in the summer when on the water. Dress accordingly for maximum comfort. Polarized sunglasses will help you see redfish while we sight-fish. I use Costa Del Mars but in a pinch you can get inexpensive brown tinted polarized sunglasses at most tackle shops, drugstores, etc. Soft soled shoes are a must.
You must possess a current signed Refuge Sports Fishing Permit at all times while fishing on the Refuge. The permit is self-issuing and assures you have read and understand Merritt Island NWR's fishing regulations.
Please call 386-566-6303 cell or 386-409-7380 business or email
me at email@example.com for more information.