Amelia Angler

Captain Terry Lacoss has operated the Amelia Angler since 1978 and organized the Amelia Island Charter Boat Association in 1991. Captain Lacoss specializes in freshwater and saltwater fishing from bass to billfish. Sailing and sightseeing charters are also organized by Captain Terry Lacoss and his staff including Mary Lee Forehand, Kara Riggs, Mary Lacoss and Lisa Mills.  Captain Lacoss is the only local angler to win money on the B.A.S.S. tour, IFA Redfish Tour, ESPN Redfish Tour, SKA Kingfish Tour and also first place honors outdoor writing by the Florida Press Association.

Florida Sportsman TV recently noted that, “Captain Terry Lacoss is one of the most knowledgeable and at the same time nicest fishing experts you’ll ever find. He’s the total fishing man. He runs Amelia Angler Outfitters, and also is an accomplished outdoor writer, having authored the books Sportsman’s Best: Redfish and the Southern Kingfish Association-produced Kingfish book. Captains Terry & his son Terry David Lacoss are one of the most successful father / son fishing teams in the country, having won national bass, kingfish and redfish events including the ESPN Cocodrie, Redfish Cup, Johns Pass Kingfish and Florida Bass Trails.”

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April 19, 2021

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Love working with Captain Terry and his team! I send out many corporate groups on fishing excursions with Amelia Angler and they always have a fantastic time. The captains are experienced, with nice boats and equipment. Check out the retail shop for some fun gear as well!

April 15, 2021


I enjoyed my third trip on a fishing charter with Mr Terry Lacoss. Mr Lacoss is very educated and knowledgable in the fishing world. Legend of Amelia Island. This is a family owned business with sporting store in downtown historical Amelia Island. We caught three Red fish one huge and trout. Very memorable day. 🏝🎣🐟 🐠🥰

December 31, 2019


Amelia Angler is by far the best!! I've gone out with Terry Lacoss numerous times with much success, clean boats, very educated about the fish world and how to catch certain fish. Friendliness made for a fun and exciting day.

November 23, 2019

Amelia Angler- T. D. and Terry Lacoss

I have known and fished both of them for years and have never been disappointed.
Both of them are very reputable and deliver a quality product at a good price.

December 31, 2018

Captain TD fishing trip!

This was easily the best fishing of my life. Not only were we put on the fish but we had a good time. I understand that every time you go out you will not experience the same fishing but I can guarantee anytime you go out with captain TD Lacoss you will have an amazing time and catch many fish. We took a 4 hour inshore fishing trip in late December. It was very foggy and muggy. It seemed as if we might not have a great trip but we ended up catching over 50 fish. Pulling them out left and right. Captain TD was right there too to bait our hooks or tie hooks on if something happened. He was full of information and knew exactly what he was doing. He cares very much about his job and did anything he could to get in as many fish possible. We only had to go to two locations for the fish and tore them up in both spots. If I could I would give this charter even more stars. It was absolutely exceptional.