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Saturday October 21, 2017

Interstate 95 blossoms with “Visit Cocoa Beach” and “Ron Jons Surf Shop” billboards from Maine and southward towards Florida. You’ll have no problem finding your destination in Florida from it’s northern Beaches in Jacksonville and Panama City and following southward toward Tampa " St Pete. East of Orlando and less than an hour from it’s attractions lies a tangle of inshore fishing lagoons and vast offshore waters of Canaveral and it’s shoals. We’ve taken time to list some of our favorite fishing destinations and types of fishing that correspond to them. We’ll start with the beautiful inshore fishing for Florida’s shallower water game fish and travel outward to the cobalt blue Atlantic ocean in search of big sports fish. But in no particular order here’s our attempt to do a fishing roundup for Cocoa Beach, Florida’s best Fishing Charters opportunities.

Inshore Fishing

When the weather’s unpredictable in the Winter months and inshore fishing charter is a perfect alternative to the windy-rough days on the the Ocean. Cocoa Beach’s inshore fishing includes renowned fishing destinations like the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River Lagoon and Sebastian Inlet.

The Mosquito Lagoon is renowned for sight fishing with it’s shallow clear waters for redfish, spotted sea trout and black drum. Surrounded by the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and the Canaveral National Seashore the Mosquito Lagoon offers seclusion and comfort as it’s sheltered from the harsh ocean environments during windier seasons and produces great fishing too.

Nearshore Fishing

Along the beaches of the Space Coast or Brevard County are almost eighty miles of coastline offering summertime and calm condition fishing for the angling enthusiast. Different seasons will engage anglers with a large variety of fish species to target. Large Jack and Tarpon roam within sight of sunbathers and beachgoers on Cocoa Beach while huge schools of bonito can provide entertainment almost constantly. When the bait is thick and the ocean is calm and clear the summer months can explode with King Mackerel and Sharks. Nearshore fishing can be a great alternative to going miles offshore and keep anglers busy. Oh! Did we mention the Giant Black Drum and Redfish that seem to popping up in massive schools off the beaches? There’s too much fishing to mention in one or two paragraphs for Nearshore Fishing off Cocoa Beach, so you’ll just have to try it for yourself and bring plenty of sunscreen.

Offshore Fishing

Venture offshore early for an offshore ocean adventure where salt spray, sunshine and fresh air will deepen your appreciation for Florida’s incredible Atlantic Ocean fishing. Seasonal fishing will change species due to migrations and conditions but Florida’s best fishing is often within miles of Cocoa Beach and it’s shoreline. Wreck fishing, reef fishing, trolling, live bait, dead bait and bottom fishing are all part of the offshore fishing mix and you’ll find a treasure trove of species waiting to be found. Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia and Amberjack are the just some of the popular gamefish that Cocoa Beach has to offer. Conditions during the winter may make this fishing difficult or impractical but there’s always alternative fishing near Cocoa Beach, Florida.

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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: March 12 2017 18:10:55.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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October - 2017 Fishing Report

The summer is over and the autumn winds are starting to prevail as we head toward the holidays and winter. With water temperatures on the fall and water levels above average you can find good numbers of fish very close to the shoreline and against the mangroves. Mullet are in their peak run and will start to subside as we enter November, but bait, comfort and the end of the redfish spawn should keep anglers busy during the month of October. Lie mullet will trump any given bait during the fall on most days and if you're lucky enough to run into a school of big breeding redfish, it typically doesn't matter what you throw at them, just be ready for these fish that often exceed forty pounds.

Wrapping up the October report, we have been catching snook along the deeper shorelines with the seasonally high water, breeding redfish are coming to an end, but you have a chance to catch them and the fall mullet fun will keep the gamefish interesting into November.

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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.

BIG fish - Capt. Richard knows how to put you on the fish!! He is a very knowledgeable guide and knows the waters well. We were on big reds and trout within minutes of the leaving the dock and ventured about the lagoon to catch different species. It was fun and exciting. The scenery in the Lagoon is remarkable! Richard’s boat was well...
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