Capt. Todd Fuller
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Water Fished : The Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River
|Season: All Year
|Type of Trips: Sight fishing the flats in a Maverick HPX-T Skiff.
|Primary Species Targeted: Trout, Redfish, Snook
|Other Available Species: Tarpon, Jacks, Cobia, Tripletail
|Length of Trip: 6hr, 8hr
|Equipment Provided: All Fly Fishing Gear, Flies, and Spinning Gear. Feel free to bring your own gear.
|Food/Drinks: A cooler with ice and water is provided. Bring lunch or Snacks
|Max No. of Fishermen: 2
4hrs: $ 350
6hrs: $ 400
8hrs: $ 450
Fly Fishing Instructional Charters (4hrs of instruction): $400.00
*All rates above are for two anglers. Single angler discounts are available. Call or Email for current discounts and availabilities.
About the Guide:
Capt. Todd has been fly fishing for over 30 years and is very passionate about this great sport. He guides primarily on the waters of Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River. Todd has been guiding and teaching fly anglers, from novice to expert, for over 10 years. He splits his time between guiding on the flats and his other job at Hell's Bay Boatworks where he can be found Monday through Thursday most weeks. He is typically available for trips on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Sight fishing for Mosquito Lagoon Redfish is Todd’s true passion. He is also an avid fly tier and is always tying up new fly patterns for his clients to fool these Redfish. With Capt. Todd’s coaching and that perfect cast, it is fish on! When Todd is not guiding, you can find him on the Mosquito Lagoon scouting new water, following fish behavior, and fishing with his wife, Vicki.
In Michigan, Todd's family owns and operate "Fuller’s North Branch Outing Club," a fly fishing lodge located on the North Branch of the Au Sable River. The North Branch of the Au Sable is one of the finest dry fly fisheries in the world and is home to wild Brook and Brown Trout.
Plain and simple, Capt. Todd offers fly anglers of all experience levels a great day on the water. Whether you are looking for an instructional trip or a serious day of sight fishing, Todd will do everything he can to make your day on the water a successful one!
Captain Todd is on PRO STAFF with Scott Fly Rods, Hell's Bay Boatworks, and Hatch Fly Reels.
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- 7wt to 9wt rods with high quality disk drag reels.
Lines, Leaders, Tippet:
- Weight forward floating lines are used most of the time. A sink tip line will help you catch the larger redfish and trout in deeper water.
- 9-10' tapered leaders with 8#, 10# and 12# tippets are used for redfish and trout. If we are targeting snook you will want a heavier duty leader tapered to 16# to 20# with a section of 20# to 30# flourocarbon shock tippet attached to the end.
- Any crab, shrimp or baitfish pattern that looks alive will catch redfish. Sliders, Enrico Puglisi Baitfish, realistic shrimp patterns such as Ultra Shrimp and EP shrimp, and a variety of crab patterns are good bets for reds.
- Trout can be caught with a variety of flies but baitfish patterns are first on the list. EP mullet and pinfish patterns work well as do seaducers (particularly red and white) and deceivers.
- Snook are primarily targeted with baitfish patterns but they will often respond very well to shrimp and crab patterns. Enrico Puglisi Baitfish, Seaducers, Deceivers,
Clousers and white sliders work well.
- Many of the flats we fish are shallow grass flats so a weed guard is recommended for most patterns. If you bring your own flies you should have some flies that land quietly and sink slowly and others that will get to the bottom a little more quickly.
Other Recommended Items:
- Polarized sunglasses (preferably copper or amber tinted)
- Hat with a wide brim
- Lightweight rain suit
- Warm jacket (in winter)
- Any food or drinks you would like to bring (ice and water are provided)
- A digital camera in a waterproof case or plastic bag