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Monday June 18, 2018

Travelers often ask me "Why a fishing trip when I come to Florida?" Besides our beautiful beaches, ocean wildlife and sunshine, Florida has some awesome enjoyment and relief from the theme parks and tourist attractions that it's known for. When we are children, we look forward to our parents taking us on a summer vacation to some unknown pleasures where imaginary characters take life in an artificial environment that leaves much to the imagination. As we grow older, the curiosity and imagery of stuffed animals coming to life starts to give way to reality and that's when we often look toward the outdoors to fulfill our next ambitions. Life in the sea where sea turtles lounge on the surface and manatees play in the lagoons is where all these stories started anyways. Who would have thought that the original voyagers of Columbus would have mistaken a manatee or dugong as a mermaid, or whales conjuring up thoughts of sea monsters? Taking a fishing trip to Florida gives you the opportunity to imagine for yourself how you want to interpret your day while relaxing on the sub-tropical waterways where Ponce DeLeon and Pirates once explored.

As the years go by, one things for sure... our outdoors are shrinking and giving way to concrete malls and parking lots at an extraordinary rate. The popularity of nature tours, kayaking, hunting and fishing is growing each year as the habitat rapidly gives way to development. Fishing is one of the best ways to experience the outdoors and enjoy some companionship along the way with a friend or fishing guide.

What's Fishing About...?

One of the false pretenses of going charter fishing is that you need to know how. A good charter fishing captain will be astute enough to recognize your skill level, if any and attempt to meet or exceed your expectations. Fishing is supposed to be enjoyable and whether the fish are biting or not, the experience is about having fun trying. Catching fish is an added bonus and when it happens, it's a celebration that can be recorded on the camera or brought home to the dinner table. Most experienced anglers have had bad days of catching, but very rarely does anyone have bad days of fishing. It's difficult to have a bad day of fishing when there's so much to see and do while you're out on the water.

Hello Florida Visitors and Fishing Enthusiast,
Orlando Fishing GuideTaking a day with me in the warm Florida sunshine to go fishing can be an extraordinary exclamation point to any vacation. Over the past 20 years I've taken experience anglers, husbands and wifes, parents and children and every imaginable combination of passengers on my boats and they all say the same thing. "What a great way to spend a day!"

As a father of two daughters and being raised in central Florida, I remember my dad taking me out for a day in the ocean looking for that dinner table fish to bring home. My kids are reliving the same experiences with their dad and have embraced the outdoors while living adjacent to the most popular theme parks and shopping in the world. There's nothing more exciting to me than to get my family or friends out in the boat relaxing and pulling on a few fish. The conversations are priceless and the good times are memories that will not be forgotten. Why go fishing? To refresh, renew and enjoy a day on the water by yourself or with a loved... and who knows? You might make a friend with a little mermaid too ;-)

Captain Richard Bradley
Lagooner Fishing Charter Captain

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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 20 2016 16:49:09.

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June - 2018 Fishing Forecast

June of 2018 is looking to be a hot summer with hot fishing off of East Central Florida near Cocoa Beach. Orlando visitors should anticipate the warm weather and great fishing that coastal and offshore fishing provides in the warm Atlantic Ocean this time of year. Last year in 2017 we saw many tarpon exceeding 100 pounds caught off the Brevard County beaches along with a good amount of sharks, king mackerel and really big Jack Crevelle that kept things interesting. Looking forward to this year's forecast on the Space Coast remember that the coastal waters along the Atlantic seaboard and Ocean will probably be the most productive fishing during the month of June and as we look in to August the ocean will look to be the most inviting destination for anglers in the heat of the Central Florida Summer.

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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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