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Thursday April 19, 2018

Fishing enthusiast often come to Florida to get their saltwater fix with a charter fishing trip in the inshore, offshore and coastal waters bordering Florida's beautiful shorelines.

Whether you're visiting Florida for the first time or traveling the Sunshine State regularly it's time to treat yourself to one of Florida's finest activities and see what all the hoopla's about in the Florida Sportsman magazine and all the fishing shows you see on TV. Florida has it all for the vacationer from it's theme parks, it's natual inland beauty to it's presteen clear waters in the inshore lagoons. Ocean fishing on a calm summer afternoon and soaking up some extra sun before heading back home to show your tan and the photographs of an awesome fishing adventure on Florida's Atlantic Ocean or Indian River Lagoon.

Saltwater Inshore Lagoon Fishing

During the cooler months of October thru May anglers can expect to have some world class sea trout and redfishing in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons near Kennedy Space Center. A wonderful diversion for the traveling business person is a quiet day of watching wildlife while pulling in some of Florida's gamefish. East of Orlando and north of Miami and the crowded south Florida is the sleepy cottage community of Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island where the Banana River and Indian River Lagoons meet at Dragon Point and flow from Sebastian Inlet and north to New Smyrna and Ponce Inlet.

Inshore fishing is accomplished in our shallow water lagoons with specialized boats called "Flats Boats" which are named for their ability to traverse the very shallow or skinny water lagoons and stalk the fish that are typically holding in less than three feet of water on the beautiful grass beds. Anglers will use light tackle to pursue on a combination of artificial and live baits. Many people enjoy the calmer inshore fishing during the winter than the rough cold winter water offshore.

Offshore Big Game and Ocean Fishing

Warm summer months produce some mighty fine fishing off Florida's east coast for anglers wanting to expand their fishing adventure to an offshore trip for larger big game like tarpon, cobia, mackerel and mahi-mahi. We're not known for our billfish, but we do have an occassional sailfish lightup in the prop wash when fishing the deeper waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Larger vessels are typically used for offshore ocean fishing and our fishing guides use 24 foot coastal boats with towers and ample cooler space for anglers wanting to keep their limit in saltwater game fish. If the ocean is unfishable due to high winds and seas we often switch our crew to inshore waters where anglers can enjoy saltwater fishing on lighter tackle and remain safe and comfortable. Look for great summertime fishing in Florida during the warmer months and check out what's biting with our fishing report below.

Hello Florida Visitors and Fishing Enthusiast,

Orlando Fishing Guide

Florida holds some of the world's finest fishing and thanks to improved management our fishing here is better than it's been in decades. We've been having some of the best inshore and offshore fishing that many of us has seen in a lifetime and it's never been a better time to go fishing than now.

If you're visiting the Florida area in the next few months or year, please look us up and give us a call for some of the world's finest saltwater inshore and offshore fishing. Whether it's a family vacation or a business trip a Florida fishing adventure is always a good time that everyone will have fun and enjoy.

Captain Richard Bradley
Lagooner Fishing Charter Captain

Looking for information about fishing in Florida and it's inshore and offshore angling opportunities? Call (321) 868-4953 and Ask for Captain Gina. She'll be more than glad to talk to you in length about setting up a fishing trip while you're visiting the southeast United States.

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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 21 2016 19:35:03.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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April - 2018 Fishing Forecast

April of 2018 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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Cocoa Beach, FL

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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...
about Lagooner Fishing Charters on January 20, 2015

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