Tailhunter Outdoor Adventures – Edgewater

Central Florida is home to many amazing fish species that reside in both fresh and salt water. The many Inlets to the east provide excellent grounds for fish to group, combined with the estuaries and hidden bays to the west make Edgewater a unique fishing location – its name well deserved. Tailhunter Outdoor Adventures have their finger on the pulse of the fish in this vibrant area and will put you on the hottest bite around!

Join Captain John Tarr on board their Gordon Boatworks Waterman, a flats boat that’s perfectly suited for these waters. She’s designed to get you anywhere in the shallows that permeate the area – she’s stable, dry, and quiet. Bring your fishing friends, as she can hold up to 3 anglers in comfort.

The fish you will target on this charter are gorgeous species such as Redfish, Snooks, Tarpon, Snappers, Spotted Seatrouts, Tilapia, Bass, and others. Captain John will assist and instruct you in catching these beasties while spinning with light tackle, fly fishing, or take to the prow of the boat and bow fish! You will be provided with high-quality equipment, so you can fully focus on the bite. Custom rods with Shimano reels for spinning, as well as Nautilus fly rods, and Sage fly reels are all available for use.

All required equipment is supplied by the charter operator. Live bait is available if requested and comes included in the trip price. Customers should remember to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Aug 1
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    If you're looking to spend an entire day fishing the gorgeous waters of Edgewater, this trip is right up your alley! You can go fishing in salty or fresh water on this trip. Departure times are very flexible, contact the captain prior booking to work out the details.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bow Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Aug 1
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    Bow fishing combines fishing and hunting elements into the ultimate outdoor experience. While these trips are available all year, April through June is the best time. The day is spent stalking Tilapia along the St. John's River. These fish are very big and extremely tasty (they aren't your farm-raised, store-bought fish). Right-handed bows are available.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Aug 1
    $425
    up to 3 persons
    This trip is perfect for those seeking to chase various species, without having to endure a full day. Starting times can vary for desired fishing techniques and targets. All gear is supplied for the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bow Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    up to 3 persons
    This is a 6-hour bow fishing trip targeting Florida Tilapia. You'll be wading and stalking them on their beds and feeding grounds. This trip is available year round, but the best time is March through May, during spawning season. Please note that high water conditions during the rainy season may affect availability.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (Night Time)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    These trips are designed for those who want to try some night fishing. Fishing takes place around lighted structures, where fish like to congregate and ambush prey. Target species include Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, Ladyfish, Jacks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bow Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    A half-day of bow fishing for Tilapia in Florida. This is a wading trip, where you'll stalk Tilapia on their beds and feeding grounds. The trips are available year-round, but the best time is March through May, during their spawning season. Please note, high water conditions in the wet season may affect availability.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Aug 1
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    Half-day trips are perfect for those seeking an introduction to flats fishing, or just want to get out for a few hours. These trips are available in freshwater or saltwater. Departure times can be set and varied. All required equipment is supplied by the charter operator.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Aug 1
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    If you're new to flats fishing or just want to enjoy nature for a few hours, this trip is a fantastic choice. You'll be fishing in salt or fresh water, targeting a range of species, including Tilapia, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and more. Departure times are flexible. The captain will supply you with all required equipment.

About the Captain

John Tarr
Edgewater, Florida, Estados Unidos
31 Fishing Reports
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4 Customer Reviews
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Member since Abril 2018
Fishing has always been a part of my life. From the age of 3, when I caught my first Largemouth Bass in Arkansas, the water and fishing is where I wanted to spend the majority of my time. When I moved to Florida in 1983, my grandfather took me under his wing and introduced me to saltwater fishing on the flats. It didn't take long before I knew I had discovered my new passion in life. I was blessed to get a boat at the age of 9 and to live in an area and time when I could explore and fish on my own. It may have only been a 14' skiff, but I felt like a world explorer. I finally had the opportunity to turn my passion into my job. I love sharing my experience, expertise, and love of the outdoors with others. For me, there is nothing better than watching someone's tension melt away as we push away from the dock and head out to the adventure that awaits. Whether the fish cooperate or not, the friendships and memories make this job the best in the world! Beginner or expert, I'm here.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Crappie
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon
Tilapia

Boat Specs

Gordon Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 50HP Tohatsu engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Mosquito Lagoon Red on Fly
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Bob C.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Great trip with Captain John Tarr

Abril 5, 2018
I had a great time fishing with Captain John!  He generously shared knowledge about the Mosquito Lagoon fishery, which...
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Newark, New Jersey
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Fly fishing Mosquito lagoon with Capt. John is always fun, infromative and productive.  For those who are receptive of...
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Missoula, Montana
 5.00
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Pro and a half

Julio 29, 2018
I have fished with John a few times and he never disappoints. Even in the dog days of summer we had shots at tailing redfish,...
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Shane H.
Edgewater, Florida
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Bowfishing

Abril 18, 2018
Although the season is short Captain John Tarr puts in the time and knows were the Talipia are. When most people think of bow...
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