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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."
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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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June - 2018 Fishing Report

The summer is upon us and June is the beginning of the hottest time of the year. Typically Captain Richard is fishing the ocean during this month so his reports are not as fulfilling about the Banana River but some of my friends have been doing fine with small sea trout, jacks and ladyfish around the spoil islands and deeper dropoffs.

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June - 2018 Fishing Forecast

Forecasting the Banana River in the month of June is challenging as the water temperatures rise the bite tends to go down so that's why you'll find many anglers pursuing other places like Port Canaveral or Sebastian Inlet area where there's tidal flow and water exchange. The Banana is a unique estuary because of it's distance from any open ocean inlets and bays. Because of this it's important to realize that the temps can often get into the mid 80's and higher causing the fish to be less receptive to feeding and more likely to seek cooler places under docks or simply migrate into more comfortable waters.

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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 worked hard to put fish in the boat. We were able to bring in a few big Reds and some trout, and a couple keepers to take home for dinner. It's always the hope to be able to catch lots of fish, but fishing is fishing and there are no guarantees; the time of the year we travel to Florida also has an impact on our fshing success. This last trip out with Captain Richard my wife came along and thorougly enjoyed the experience and catching the big Reds. She is looking forward to our next trip to Florida and another fishing trip with Captain Richard.
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