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Monday May 29, 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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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: December 10 2015 17:57:31.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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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.

Excellent experience with Captain Richard! He made it fun for the whole family even though my wife had a bit of the demon. She still had a blast and Capt. Richard put us right on the fish even when the other fishing charters were struggling to catch fish.
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