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Popular Gamefish for Fishing Enthusiast in Florida

Sunday September 24, 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

September - 2017 Fishing Report

Big bull reds are showing up on the calmer days in the Banana River and elsewhere in the Lagoon system. Look for these large breeding fish to continue thru September and into the month of October if calm days continue. If the days appear to be windy and you are unable to spot the breeding fish, you should consider the Indian and Mosquito Lagoons as a better alternative to more traditional fishing.

Fishing Forecast

September - 2017 Fishing Forecast

Here we go! It's September and the Banana River is cooling down and the fall mullet run will start. It's a great time to fish the Banana because the fish are looking to get those extra calories before the winter sets in. Food is plentiful and so ar the gamefish during September so count on good numbers of fish and a mix of several species. Redfish, snook, sea trout and tarpon along with jacks, ladyfish and sharks on the Banana River Lagoon as we approach start the fall. The winds tend to try and pickup in September, but it's often mild and calm for days and sometimes longer. Look for the early morning and late evening bite to be the best and then things to be slower in the mid-day.

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