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Wednesday April 26, 2017

On the East Coast of Florida near Kennedy Space Center and adjacent to Orlando is a vast lagoon bordered by Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island that holds an abundant amount of gamefish for the sportsfisherman and avid anglers.

The Banana River boast several well known and popular fish species including the coveted snook, redfish, tarpon and spotted sea trout. During the year and it's seasonal changes you can pursue each gamefish as the opportunity arises. Sea trout are almost always available, but snook and tarpon are most often during the warmer times of the year. Redfish are always on the menu for those in the know and there's an abundant amount of ladyfish, jacks and a sprinking of other lesser known species for the fishing enthusiast.

Varieties of Gamefish on Central Florida's Banana River.

Snook - One of the most prestigious and also the most difficult species to pursue in the Banana River Lagoon. Snook are caught along or near structure and have habits that often mimick the largemouth bass. Look for snook in the fall to be the best bet in the Banana River Lagoon.

Redfish - Redfish are a popular inshore gamefish in all of Florida and are very abundant at times in the Banana River Lagoon. Look for reds near sandbars, oyster beds and along shorelines with bait and other heathy lagoon food like crabs and shrimp.

Spotted Sea Trout - A favorite and popular inshore species that are abundant around grassbeds and shallow water lagoons in the Banana River. Look for bait and healthy sea grass.

Tarpon - A summertime species that can exceed 100 pounds. Tarpon are the often found in deep water when there's plenty of baitfish in the late summer and early fall in the lagoon.

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: December 10 2015 17:57:32.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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Fishing Reports

April - 2017 Fishing Report

April is the month of awakening as the sea trout have been chewing lately looking forward to the warmer weather of May and the hot summer ahead. The Banana River Lagoon typically quiets down and the productive waters of the Mosquito Lagoon have been the place where Captain Richard has been spending most of his time before nosing out into the ocean in pursuit of cobia on the calmer days of April.

Fishing Forecast

April - 2017 Fishing Forecast

April flowers and spring fishing have taken over the Banana River Lagoon during and this month is a smorgasborg of fishing for anglers as the water temperatures are rising and spring is in the air. Look for the Banana River to produce some very nice Sea Trout and great redfish as both species are starting to move away from the deeper winter haunts and into the flats near sandbars and islands. Snook may be a great challenge for anglers that can cast accuratley against mangroves and docks.

NOTE: Cobia and Dorado are good opportunities for anglers during the this time of year in the offshore waters near the Banana River Lagoon.

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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.

Excellent day with Captain Richard. Enjoyable day and a great spot to have the catch cooked up afterward!
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