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Taking A Guided Trip On The Banana River

Top Inshore Fishing Location On Florida's East Coast

Sunday September 24, 2017

A guided fishing trip on the Banana River Lagoon on Florida's east coast is only minutes away from many of the famous theme parks and attractions we are known for. Novice and advanced anglers will enjoy an assortment of inshore game fish from the jumping lady fish to the hard fighting redfish and snook.

Lying east of the Banana River Lagoon is Cocoa Beach with it's winding waterways in it's Thousand Island area connecting into and contributing to the lagoon's rich ecosystem and aquatic life. While most guided fishing trips start at the end of North Banana River Drive on Merritt Island at Kelly Park, you'll find us launching at some of the other more secluded and less popular ramps at Kiwanis Island and Ramp Road in Cocoa Beach.

Depending on the time of year and what the conditions are, you can expect to catch red fish and sea trout almost all year around with the best time of the year being the fall thru spring for those two species. Snook can be caught in the mid to late spring and on to the summer in some of the natural and man-made canals and shorelines in the many parts of the lagoon. If the fall cooperates, some of the Banana's best snook are caught when the water is high and the fall is mild in the earlies part of the morning or late evening as snook are nocturnal in nature.

Need a professional Banana River Fishing Guide Service when visiting Central Florida? Call (321) 868-4953 and Ask for Captain Richard or his fishing mate Captain Gina. They'll be more than glad to talk to you in length about setting up a guide trip for redfish and other saltwater game fish species while you're visiting the area.

There's not a better way to spend a day than on the Banana River Lagoon chasing after elusive redfish. Some days the reds are schooling up and easy to find, but often you'll have to do some work and apply tactics for each situation and conditions as needed to hookup with red fish in the Banana River.

Sightfishing is by far the most rewarding way to catch red fish on the Banana River. Having your guide push you along the shallow water grass flats looking for tailing or moving redfish is as exciting as it gets when the wind conditions allow you to. But often you'll have to resort to either plugging away in areas your guide has confidence in or live baiting to produce even more if the bait is available.

Banana River redfish are some of the biggest inshore red fish in the world. In the north part of the Banana River is a restricted area where access is by canoe or kayak as there is no motorized vessels allowed. Further north is the fully restricted waterways near Kennedy Space Center which is a breeding ground for redfish where they can spawn and feed without any human activity whatsoever. These areas are one of the reasons why the Banana River has so many red fish.

"Our guide took us in some backwater for snook and tarpon. He hooked us up with a snook and showed us alligators and manatees, we'll be back for more fishing fun in the summer."
-The fishing boys from Chicago
Nowell, Sam & Anthony

Who Does Guided Fishing Trips on the Banana River?

Standard charter fishing typically involves loading up to six passengers on a boat and taking them out in the ocean to drink beers and wait for a bite. Guiding anglers in light-tackle fishing is about small personal service for up-to three anglers where each angler is offered opportunities to share in the experience on a more intimate level.

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.

Guide Fishing Trips on the Banana River Lagoon.

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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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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Cocoa Beach's premier saltwater fishing guide with over 25 years of charter fishing experience in his native 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.

We had a great time with Captain Richard.
It was great to catch Kings, Spanish Mackerel and Bonitas.
We also saw a huge Hammerhead Shark and Barracuda.
We will definitely go again!

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