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Banana River Fishing Guide
Fishing Charters on Florida's East Coast Lagoons
Saturday February 24, 2018
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."
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.
What Is A Fishing Guide Service?
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.
Guided Fishing Trips on the Banana River
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: December 10 2015 17:57:31.
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.
Excellent day on the water with Captain Richard - We were fortunate to get a good day off shore, trolling for bigger fish. We caught Crevelle Jack, Bonito and King Mackerel. Richard was a blast to fish with and knew his stuff. He made our day lots of fun and productive. Would definitely go out with him again!
Written by: jnlswain about Lagooner Fishing Charters on May 17, 2015
5 / 5 stars