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Monday May 29, 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

May - 2017 Fishing Report

Captain Richard has been spending most days on the Ocean during the month of May only to retreat into the Banana River Lagoon on windier days when the Atlantic is too rough. There's been some redfish and sea trout caught in the shallow waters of the Banana, but the real action has been in the ocean.

Fishing Forecast

May - 2017 Fishing Forecast

May is one of the last month's of good fishing in the Banana River Lagoon until the summer months are over and the temperatures start to fall again in late September and October. May is awesome backwater snook time for Banana River anglers. Look for the early morning bite to produce great numbers of these hard hitting game fish. Fly fisherman only need to bring white mangrove flies in an assortment of sizes, but most snook will be in the single digit size so don't go past a 10 weight. Redfish will be plentiful and healthy sized in many areas of the Banana River and the sea trout will be staging around bait along sandbars and islands. Look for sea trout to slow down late in the month and as the summer temps rise the sea trout fishing will all but disappear excepting the smaller ones in the deeper water. Sebastian and the Mosquito Lagoon will be better sea trout areas in late May and into the summer.

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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.

Having been fishing a number of times over the years with Captain Richard I can highly recommend Lagooner Charters. We have always had a great time and he puts you on the fish. Richard and Gina have not only been our charter captains but have become our friends. Give them a try you won't be disappointed.
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