Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Charter Fishing on the Banana River Lagoon
Florida's Finest Inshore Shallow Water Fishing
Saturday February 24, 2018
We often get anglers from the Central Part of Florida coming over and spending a day charter fishing, relaxing while catching a few fish in the Banana River Lagoon. After all it's some of the best angling opportunities in the nation and you stand a chance of catching some awesome game fish when you're visiting Florida's Space Coast and it's inshore waterways.
Cocoa Beach's Banana River Lagoon area near the Thousand Islands offers an easy area to access for a charter fishing trip. You can expect to catch red fish and trout almost year around and snook and tarpon when the weather warms. Our winters are known for being mild and attractive to the visiting northerners with the average temperature being in the 70°'s.
"These guys came over from Bithlow, Florida to go fishing off our coast only to find the ocean too rough. They quickly called Captain Gina and switched to the inshore waters of the Banana River Lagoon and caught some really nice snook and redfish."
-Capt Richard Bradley
Lagooner Fishing Charters
If you're wanting to go on a saltwater fishing charter in Central Florida, consider the Banana River and it's natural bays and wonders from Newfound Harbor and Sykes Creek to Cocoa Beach's Thousand Islands and the world famous No Motor Zone in it's northern end near Kennedy Space Center.
Whether it's live baiting, sight fishing, fly fishing or spin casting, you'll have a blast on a fishing charter in this rich natural ecosystem and saltwater estuary on Florida's east coast.
"I took some of my family to Cocoa Beach to go offshore fishing and we quickly turned it into an inshore fishing trip when the seas were too rough. Boy did we make the right decision. Snook, red fish and sea trout in the late morning with time left over for a drink that evening. Thanks for a great fishing trip!"
-The Bithlow Crew
What Is A Banana River Fishing Charter?
An inshore fishing charter usually involves one or two anglers and with an occasional third angler for companionship or interval fishing. It's very difficult to fish a third person on a small shallow water skiff, so consider this as a warning. The performance of an inshore fish goes down exponentially after two passengers.
The Banana River Lagoon offers a great opportunity for anglers to hone their skills under the watchful eye of an experienced, seasoned fishing guide with a lifetime of knowledge to offer. Fishing guides offer the one-on-one service needed to get anglers to the next level in their fishing skills and endeavors.
Guided Fishing Trips on the Banana River
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: December 10 2015 17:57:30.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
February - 2018 Fishing Report
Florida's weather up-and-downs will determine if February will continue on as a typical winter month or warm into March toward spring. The Banana River has been a mixed bag of fishing with good days and fair days of fishing this year and depending on water temperatures and coldfronts the banana has been good during the colder days and so-so on the warmer days where Captain Richard has leaned toward the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon for a more productive fishing day.
February - 2018 Fishing Forecast
Valentine fishing in February is one sweetheart of a fishing trip on the Banana River as temperatures and coldfronts make fish predictable as the weather. Coldfronts will send the sea trout to the holes and the warmth between fronts will cause them to enter the shallow water in numbers. The redfish are ever-present and there may be mixed opportunities with them, but they should be consistant. If we have a mild winter, the fishing for reds will probably be better but a harsh winter will be more challenging. On the Banana River look for redfish and large spotted sea trout and a smattering of black drum for fun. Typically the snook are a no-show and the tarpon can be in a couple of backwater locations if they feel up to it.
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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.
Had the best day fishing off Cocoa Beach with Capt. Richard while we were docked in Port Canaveral for the day from the Norwegian Gem. Capt. Gina was so helpful in planning our trip months ahead and even came right to the boat and picked us up when we pulled into Port! We caught some beautiful King Mackerel and had many laughs. I would recommend Lagooner to EVERYONE. If we ever get back down there, we'll definitely go again.
Written by: Shanee Thomas Taylor about Lagooner Fishing Charters on March 1, 2015
5 / 5 stars