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Wednesday April 26, 2017
Cocoa Beach has some spectacular fishing off it's coastline during the spring and summer for large roaming cobia. Sight fishing is the most fun for anglers as they get to see the fish before casting toward them offering bait and artificials.
During the months of March and April during Spring Break and when the temperatures are starting to warm up is the very best time to target migrating cobia on Florida's coastlines. You can find cobia simply swimming along the surface basking in the sun, making wrecks and reefs home or following large marine life like turtles, manta rays, sharks and the likes. It's not uncommon to find cobia swimming around flotsam or buoys, chances are good in Florida, if you see something floating in the ocean, you just might find a curious cobia.
How do I connect with a Cobia Fishing Charter Captain and Guide?
Port Canaveral host every last one of the best cobia fishing charter boats for Cocoa Beach visitors and residents. Don't bother with some wanna-be charter captain from more than 25 miles away, the port host a small fishing fleet of advanced and expert fishing charter Captains. Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides lives adjacent to the City of Cape Canaveral and is five minutes away from marinas and launches at Port Canaveral. He's lived here his entire life and hasn't missed a cobia season in over 20 years.
Port Canaveral is directly adjacent to Cocoa Beach and is the very best place to go find cobia during the right time of the year. Cobia are warmer, tropical and sub-tropical fish and can be found where the water is at least 68 degrees. Typically cobia will migrate up to the Chesapeake during the summer and then go south for the winter to Florida. There are cobia that are residents and will not migrate, but move further out on the continental shelf when the cooler water comes to take advantage of the gulf stream water. Look for cobia during the spring and summer off Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach and a sprinkling of cobia during warmer days in the winter/fall.
"I've fished with Captain Richard off Cocoa Beach for years and we've always had fun and landed some great cobia too."
Merritt Island, FL
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Florida has an abundant number of shark species along it's coastline including the Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Great Hammerhead Shark, Lemon Shark, Nurse Shark and Tiger Shark. Each shark is unique in it's habits, territory and feeding activities.
Coastal Sharks are generally found on the continental shelf along Florida's coastlines. Central Florida's east coast has a broad shelf extending out as far as 32 miles offshore from Port Canaveral where the depths of over 300 feet generally mark the boundries of coastal sharks in the scope of this article.
Most of these sharks can also be found along the beaches and inshore or possibly in the freshwater tributaries that trickle into the Indian River Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway. Both Inlets in Brevard County can be home to a large host of coastal sharks and are traversed by almost all species of these sharks that are unique to Florida.
Unlike most bony fish, shark's eggs are fertilized inside the female's body. The male shark has "claspers," extensions of the pelvic fins that are used to transfer sperm to the female and fertilize her eggs. Most sharks give birth to live young, but some release eggs that hatch later.
Harvestable Sharks fall into the following two groups of species:
Group One: Atlantic Sharpnose, Blacknose, Blacktip, Bonnethead, Finetooth, All species of dogfish and smoothounds within the Genus Mustelus
Group Two: Bull, Nurse, Spinner, Blue, Oceanic whitetip, Porbeagle, Shortfin mako,Thresher
Non- Harvestable Sharks fall into the following:
Group Three: Atlantic angel, Basking, Bigeye sand tiger, Bigeye sixgill, Bigeye thresher, Bignose, Caribbean reef, Dusky, Galapagos, Great hammerhead, Lemon shark, Longfin mako, Narrowtooth, Night, Sandbar, Sand tiger, Scalloped hammerhead, Sevengill, Silky, Sixgill shark, Smalltail, Smooth hammerhead, Tiger shark, Whale, White
Each species of shark have their own IGFA record.
Cocoa Beach Shark Fishing
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: March 13 2017 21:36:38.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
April - 2017 Fishing Report
April - 2017 Fishing Forecast
April of 2017 should be a great spring for fishing in both inshore and offshore coastal waters of Central Florida. Look to the Mosquito Lagoon and Banana Rivers to produce redfish and sea trout consistently and then look toward the ocean and depending on the water temps, clear skies and wind the cobia will be on their way north and migrating past Canaveral towards their northern grounds on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. Central Florida's weather during the spring is usually no less than spectacular as the college spring breakers are winding up the end of their vacation and heading back to campus to finish up before summer break. Daytona Beach host several spring events from NASCAR Races, Bike Week and Spring Break activities while Cocoa Beach and it's Space Coast offer a much less crowded alternative for vacationers to seek a more secluded and restful Holiday. The temperatures are rising and the fishing should be heating up too in East Central Florida's Cocoa Beach.
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