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Banana River Gamefish Charters
Popular Gamefish for Fishing Enthusiast in Florida
Saturday February 24, 2018
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 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.
Captain Richard was great company on the boat. He's a blast to hang out with and will glady joke around with everyone. When it came to the fishing it was a tough day to start but we were able to find a school of drummer fish. He was able to spot a school of fish from his boat which was pretty cool. We caught a good 20-25 lb black drumfish which made the whole trip worth it. For sure recommend captain Richard.
Written by: Sam Teitelbaum about Lagooner Fishing Charters on January 22, 2015
5 / 5 stars