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Sunday September 24, 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."
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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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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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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.

My wife and I have been on several trips with Captain Richard and have always had a great time and have usually caught a lot of fish, and would have had a wonderful day on the water even if we would not have been so lucky. I would recommend Lagooner to anyone wanting a fun day out fishing.
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