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Friday April 28, 2017

During the right time of year, trolling for saltwater fish off Florida's coastline can be an enjoyable and productive technique for species like Dorado, sailfish, barracuda and loads of other game fish. Trolling has it's appeal in the ease of putting a spread of lures or an assortment of fresh baits both live or dead behind the boat, sitting back and waiting for the action to begin.

Most knowledgeable anglers know that trolling is only as effective as the location, season and presentation for the species they're trying to pursue. Off Port Canaveral in the spring and early summer, Dorado or mahi-mahi are relatively abundant in the cobalt blue waters adjacent to the gulf stream almost 30 miles offshore. But winters can be challenging and the dead summer doldrums are often not as productive for these highly migratory fish. You might consider chasing other species during those seasons or simply trying different methods or techniques.

Remember that presentation is key to success when trolling. A well rigged ballyhoo or strip bait will run true and fool the fish, while a poorly deployed one will rarely get the strike. Keep in mind that you need to test your trolled bait before you deploy to make sure it looks realistic. Fresh well brined baits will last longer, look better and smell attractive to game-fish too.

Considering a fishing trip when you visit Florida? Look us up at Lagooner Fishing Guides and we'll get you hooked up for a day of spectacular fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: February 21 2017 12:06:41.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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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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Inshore Charter Fishing in the Banana River Lagoon near 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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