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Cocoa Beach Redfish
Cocoa Beach's Most Popular Inshore Fishery for Puppy Drum or Reds
Thursday August 17, 2017
One of the most exciting inshore fisheries in the world is on Florida's east coast near Cocoa Beach for world class redfish. Shallow water fishing has exploded in popularity over the years and Cocoa Beach host some of the best grass flats fishing for hard fighting red fish or as they are known to many... the channel bass or red drum
Reds can range in size from small hand sized fish up to and exceeding fifty pounds in Florida. The state record is over fifty pounds and many have caught redfish exceeding the State record, but because of some technicality it seems very difficult to achieve a new Florida record.
If you're looking to catch redfish, the cooler or transitional months are most favorable. With the exception of September and October, you can expect to catch normal slot sized or keeper sized redfish on a regular basis, but during those two months the big breeding red fish are most abundant and can be targeted as long as the weather cooperates and the water is clear. Big reds will often school in the early fall and continue spawning into early November if the water temperatures stay favorable.
Breeding red fish can be an excellent way for anglers to achieve a fish with a weight over thirty pounds. Large reds congregate into schools and form tight packs of hungry fish that readily take lures, baits and just about anything you throw at them.
How Can I Connect to a Cocoa Beach Fishing Guide?
Call a few days or preferably a few weeks prior to planning your trip and set a date with Captain Gina of Lagooner Fishing Guides if you have an exact time you will be arriving in the Cocoa Beach or Orlando area. Once the day is set, just relax and we'll take care of the rest... Cocoa Beach style.
"Captain Richard hooked us up with some monster redfish near Cocoa Beach and we had a blast hooking up on giant pods of Channel Bass schooling and spawning."
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Known as a fish that will not quit, redfish can be absolute brutes. And as such, they have become one of the most sought after fish in the shallows of Florida. Since their protection in the mid 1980's redfish numbers have proliferated and are especially abundant and large on the east central Florida coastline. Redfish have a coppery bronze color with a tinge of red, color will vary depending on water clarity. Normally redfish have one spot on the base of their tails but often there are several or many spots. Take a look at these spots caught by a lagooner fisherman. [LOOK]
East Central Florida boast some of the best inshore and estuary fishing for redfish in the world. Our redfish are renown for both quantity and quality. They are found in the lagoon systems all around the coast of Florida and some are even found offshore. This species is often found feeding in less than one foot of water while foraging for crustaceans, fish and small mollusk. Often they are in such shallow water that you can see their tales and backs protruding from the water, hence the term "tailing redfish".
Best Redfish Locations
Sightfishing Mecca from Oakhill to Playlinda Beach. World famous fishing waters in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Northern Brevard County. Mosquito Lagoon can have crystal clear water allowing flyfisherman and light-tackle fisherman great opportunities to sight fish for tailing redfish and other species.
Northern Indian River Lagoon
Banana Creek, Titusville, Carbide Flats, Haulover Canal, Dummit Cove, Scottsmore are only some of the known redfish haunts in this area.
The Banana River has a NMZ or No Motorized Zone in the very north adjacent to Canaveral Airforce Base and NASA property. This are can be extremely productive for big schooling redfish as they are not subjected to motor boats and fishing pressure.
Not less than 18" or more than 27" and only 1 fish per harvester per day.
51 lbs., 8 ozs.
Redfish Guide in Cocoa Beach, Florida
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: May 15 2017 16:26:11.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
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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.
Having been fishing a number of times over the years with Captain Richard I can highly recommend Lagooner Charters. We have always had a great time and he puts you on the fish. Richard and Gina have not only been our charter captains but have become our friends. Give them a try you won't be disappointed.
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