Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Taking A Guided Trip On The Banana River
Top Inshore Fishing Location On Florida's East Coast
Wednesday April 26, 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 Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
April - 2017 Fishing Report
April is the month of awakening as the sea trout have been chewing lately looking forward to the warmer weather of May and the hot summer ahead. The Banana River Lagoon typically quiets down and the productive waters of the Mosquito Lagoon have been the place where Captain Richard has been spending most of his time before nosing out into the ocean in pursuit of cobia on the calmer days of April.
April - 2017 Fishing Forecast
April flowers and spring fishing have taken over the Banana River Lagoon during and this month is a smorgasborg of fishing for anglers as the water temperatures are rising and spring is in the air. Look for the Banana River to produce some very nice Sea Trout and great redfish as both species are starting to move away from the deeper winter haunts and into the flats near sandbars and islands. Snook may be a great challenge for anglers that can cast accuratley against mangroves and docks.
NOTE: Cobia and Dorado are good opportunities for anglers during the this time of year in the offshore waters near the Banana River Lagoon.
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Lagooner Fishing Guides Review / Trip Advisor
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.
Great guide and lots of fun!!! - My wife and I have been fishing with Capt. Richard and Capt Gina for years. We have been out many times with them and always have a great time and catch fish. We love going to go to eat with them at a local place that will cook the fish we catch. They are super people and we try to get with them annually. Give them a try and you will be glad you did.
Written by: Scott M about Lagooner Fishing Charters on February 20, 2015
5 / 5 stars