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Our Coastline is outlined with saltwater lagoons loaded with great fishing and loads of fun

Thursday April 19, 2018

Florida host some of the best lagoon fishing in the world. In East Central Florida anglers can fish the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon and the Mosquito Lagoon. Lagoons are bodies of water with an opening to the ocean with strong tidal movements at the opening establishing a unique ecosystem for each area. Florida's Space Coast or Brevard County has Sebastian Inlet on it's southern most boundary opening up to the Indian River Lagoon and The New Smyrna Inlet to it's north feeding the Mosquito Lagoon.

Lagoons setup special zones for fish and wildlife to live and thrive. In the ocean there's plenty of predatory fish lurking around the inlet mouth from king mackerel to sharks and in the lagoons themselves there are an abundance of inshore fish from redfish, sea trout, snook, tarpon and jacks. Spectacular fishing is often in the inlet itself where the tides change every six hours from incoming to outgoing and each tide holds unique opportunities for anglers and fish alike. There are crews of fishermen that seek out the night time fishing or early morning hardcore anglers that start long before the day break.

Sebastian Inlet is known for it's snook fishing during the warmer times of the year, especially during the fall when the snook feed strongly before going into their winter haunts deeper south and into backwater areas where they tend to sit out the winter waiting for the spring and their summer spawn on the beaches.

New Smyrna Inlet host some of the best large redfish populations and is known as a shark haven and as the world shark attack location. Connecting directly south to the Mosquito Lagoon, New Smyrna Inlet is also an inlet into the intracoastal waterway and the Indian River Lagoon.

The Indian River Lagoon stretches from North Florida to South Florida along Florida's eastern coastline. Along the way it picks up different names and looses them just as quickly, but the whole stretch of waterway lagoon is considered the Indian River Lagoon even though it changes names from Mosquito Lagoon to the Banana River as they all interconnect somewhere along the way.

Looking for information about fishing Florida's Lagoons in Central Florida? Call (321) 868-4953 and Ask for Captain Richard or his fishing mate Captain Gina. They'll be more than glad to talk to you in length about setting up a fishing trip while you're visiting the area.

When is the best time to fish in Florida?

Florida's blessed with year around good fishing depending on what species of fish you're seeking out. Central Florida's east coast has plenty of month-to-month fishing but it's most consistent inshore fishing has to be the redfish of the intracoastal waterway in the Banana, Mosquito and Indian River lagoons. The ocean has plenty to offer but the most abundant fishery is probably the King Mackerel or kingfish. Summertime fishing for kingfish along the beaches and inshore reefs and wrecks is a popular event for those seeking larger more pelagic opportunities. Cobia can be an exciting and abundant fish during certain times in the spring and summer off Florida's Space Coast too.

Where is the Best Florida Fishing Trips and Guides?

Experience, quality and safety is what anglers need when they hire a charter fishing captain for the day. Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner fishing guides boast over 35 years of fishing experience in Brevard County both inshore and offshore holding a United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine OUPV Captain's License and being trained in CPR and First Aid anually. Captain Richard also has all the Florida Wildlife Commission's fishing licensing for all saltwater species including the Federal Permits for offshore species for all his customers and crew.

When choosing a guide simply ask... "Is this your full-time job?" You'll often find a recreational angler looking to make a few extra dollars AT YOUR EXPENSE.

Of course it's subjective on whose the best, but we'd make a wager that Florida's Space Coast has the best fishing trips and guides in the state and Lagooner Fishing Guides are at the top of the list when it comes to customer satisfaction and return visits from it's customers.

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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 20 2016 19:31:34.

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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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Lagooner Fishing Guides
Cocoa Beach's premier saltwater fishing guide with over 25 years of charter fishing experience in his native waters.
Telephone: 321-868-4953

204 Garfield Avenue
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.

A very knowledgeable guide and knows the area 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. The scenery in the Lagoon is remarkable! Richard’s boat was well equipped with good equipment, he was well prepared to adapt to the different types of fishing through out the day. My primary focus was sight fishing for big reds on fly - the flies that Capt. Richard provided were right on! Booking the charter was a breeze, his wife Capt. Gina was very accommodating to work me in (thank you Capt. Gina). Capt. Richard seemed to know who was hungry at the right times – and we had some impressive catches! Well done Capt. Richard, and thanks for a great day on the water!
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