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Thursday July 27, 2017

Some of Florida's most experienced fishing guides and east coast Charter Captains seek out the Banana River Lagoon to cast their lines and try their luck at the excellent angling opportunities on the east coast.

The four main inshore fish species in central Florida are redfish, trout, snook and tarpon with emphasis on redfish as they have become the southeast inshore species of choice for many anglers. Red fish in the Banana River can be found on all the shallow water grass flats, sandbars and oyster beds. Reds will often share a mangrove shoreline with snook and sea trout too during much of the year.

Snook are one of the most coveted fish species in Florida and Central America. Hard fighting and very tricky the snook can test the skills of advanced anglers and show novice anglers where they need to improve. If you're lucky you can find snook in the warmer months along shorelines, around docks and structure where they can wrap you up and snap off all but the strongest leaders. A snook is ALWAYS looking for a fight when hooked up and many experts agree that they are the hardest fighting gamefish pound-for-pound.

One of the most spectacular game fish is the jumping and leaping tarpon, better known as the silver king of the flats. While our part of Florida is not know for holding tarpon like the Florida Keys or the west coast's Boca Grande, it can still provide a challenge for the angler as an opportunity fish when they arrive on the scene. Large tarpon can be found on the beaches and inlets and smaller tarpon can be found in the lagoon and even smaller versions in the ditches and backwaters or canals in Merritt Island.

"Incredible day on the water today!!! We'll be back for more fishing sooner than later I hope. Thanks again for a great day of fishing."
-Jeremy Osmond
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One of our more renowned fish is the spotted sea trout on the Banana River. Our native sea trout can exceed ten pounds and commonly better the five pound mark on this waterway. Early morning topwaters in both the spring and fall will produce good numbers and quality trout, but live bait will make the mark for the larger trout. Look to the winters for shear numbers and the summer needs to be fished extremely early or just prior to sunset as the water is simply too warm in that part of the year.

If we haven't convinced you about our fantastic fishing on the Banana River Lagoon, you might also consider that the lagoon is bordered by and adjacent to many famous waterways including the Indian River Lagoon, The world famous Banana River No Motor Zone, The Mosquito Lagoon with the snook infested waters of the Sebastian Inlet in the south feeding fresh sea water at tide intervals daily.

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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.

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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: December 10 2015 17:57:31.

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July - 2017 Fishing Report

One of the hottest months of the years is also one of the poorest months on the Banana River as the boat traffic and blazing temperatures have water in the high 80° Mark. Look for a mixed bag of gamefish and if you're serious about redfish or larger sea trout start your outing well before daybreak.

Fishing Forecast

July - 2017 Fishing Forecast

It's hot and July proves to turn the temperatures up to firecracker levels as the Daytona 500 approaches and so does our nation's independence day. You won't find many cooperative fish on the Banana River Lagoon during July unless it's during the early morning hours or late evening. The lagoon's lack of tidal flow is it's downfall during the warmer months and extremely hot summers can almost stop the fish bite altogether during the daylight hours. Look northward toward the Mosquito Lagoon or south at Sebastian Inlet for better redfish and sea trout results. Snook can make a pretty good showing during the cooler mornings, but after the sun comes up to mid-morning strength look for the fishing to slow down quickly. You'll find excellent fishing out of Port Canaveral and on the beaches during July so ask your guide about fishing close to the beach during July and you won't be disapointed.

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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.

Great Day of Fishing - My husband and grandson went out fishing with Captain Richard after his wife, Captain Gina was kind enough to pick them up at out hotel in Cocoa Beach. They had a great time even though it was cut just a bit short by a storm. My 15 year old grandson was worn out after fighting a huge amber jack for hours. He loved it! The only bad thing I can say is that they never sent us the photographs they promised, even after I checked back with them.
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