Captain Lukas is a lifelong fisherman and waterman spending his youth dedicated to all the activities the Atlantic Ocean provides in fishing, surfing, shrimping, diving, sailing, and much more, but more specifically, the Space Coast beaches, rivers, lagoons, and inlets that provide an extravagant opportunity to perfect one’s skills in a diversified setting. Captain Lukas’ understanding of the ocean has translated to fisheries around the world. Possessing a 50-ton United States Coast Guard captain’s license, he spends the summer season capitalizing on the plethora of species that merge into the abundant Alaskan waterways at Baranof Fishing Excursions, including monster halibut, king salmon, and lingcod by chartering up to six passengers on 25-foot aluminum fishing vessels out to the deep sea to fish for their trophy catch. Sensing the pulse of the ever-changing seasonal swing, the fall signals a change in migrations. It’s back to Florida’s Space Coast to follow the annual fall mullet run from Cocoa Beach to Sebastian Inlet and surf fishing everywhere in-between. This seasonal influence provides an incredible opportunity for an extremely accessible resource for residents and visitors to Floridas coastline.
Late summer through fall, Captain Lukas and clients stalk the oceans edge enticing giant snook, redfish, and flounder on live bait and artificial lure. The pompano migrate along Florida’s central east coast from late fall through spring along with black drum, redfish, mackerel, and bluefish. With each season, Captain Lukas uses a match-the-hatch system by mimicking the natural patterns of bait the ocean provides with each swing of the temperature and tide.
Captain Lukas is one of only a few professional fishermen whose guided service is exclusively dedicated to surf fishing along the central east coast of Florida. Not only is Captain Lukas passionate about fishing, but has taken up the art of teaching this skill with an immense pursuit. The love of sharing his knowledge with others and empowering them to experience successful results consistently is what drives him to teach anglers. Whether it’s a novice angler yearning to fish like a pro or an experienced angler interested in learning more advanced techniques, Captain Lukas has you covered and will bring your fishing game up to par in no time. Book Captain Lukas now for a private charter to learn the art of surf fishing and walk away with all the how-to knowledge that will embolden you through countless future surf fishing memories that you can share with friends and loved ones!
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"What a great experience! To be taught how to Beach Fish the real local way from a professional that grew up on the coast. Luke runs his business like an orchestra the music is heavenly. Professional, honest, integrity and personable throughout the whole process. After we caught all the fish (pompano, whiting, ladyfish and bluefish) he showed us how to cook it and cooked it for us. It was amazing! I would recommend this to all families, business retreats and commercial fisherman."
"Lukas was outstanding in our Surf Fishing experience. He showed me Surf Casting, bait selection, and gear prep. We spent hours fishing for multiple types of shore fish. Very good to experience the local methods of fishing here. Lukas took his time and we just enjoyed the morning while reviewing fishing techniques. He works w multiple groups as well."
"My wife and I used Lucas to learn how to surf fish. What a great experience! He was great, very patient and got us up and fishing. He supplied all the gear, we only needed our coffee and fishing licenses. We even went home with fish! He was so easy going and patient by the end of the morning my wife and I felt confident enough to go out on our own. He helped us pick some basic gear so we could do it ourselves. He has encouraged us to text him with questions that come up. If you want to learn the basics of surf fishing he’s the man."
"My husband and I have recently retired to Florida. We had lots of experience fishing on the North Coast, but knew we had a lot to learn about Florida fishing. We met Lukas at a surf fishing seminar he gave at Sebastian Inlet State Park. We booked a Surf Fishing Charter and learned to Surf Fish in one morning. He was the best teacher ever...very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. He provided everything we needed for a successful fishing trip including comforts like chairs and water. He shared all the tricks of the trade. We caught several fish, which Lukas cleaned for us and we enjoyed them for dinner tonight. Best trip ever!"
"A memorable morning with Captain Lukas! Not only is he knowledgeable, friendly and professional, but helpful with a personal touch. The highlight of my trip was spending the morning surf fishing with family and friends enjoying the natural elements of the beach setting. Dolphins, birds, and plenty of fish accompanied by a clear blue sky made this a five star experience!! I highly recommend you share this adventure with family and friends of all ages. You won’t be disappointed!!"