Cape Canaveral, or Cabo Canaveral as named by Ponce de Leon, has some of the most productive fishing grounds on the east coast. With excellent inshore spots in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River, the area is known as the Redfish Capital of the World. From the many reefs near the beach to the Gulf Stream, Cape Canaveral offers outstanding bottom fishing and trolling opportunities.
Fishing the inshore waters around Cape Canaveral provides excellent Redfish fishing year round. Schools of over 100 fish are commonly found. There are also Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, Sheepshead, and many other species of fish found in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River .
Nearshore fishing Cape Canaveral on the many reefs, wrecks, and ledges offers excellent Barracuda , Jacks, Red Snapper, Mutton Snapper, King Mackerel, Sharks, and many species of Grouper. With many reefs within sight of land, you don’t have to go far to get a bite.
Offshore fishing Cape Canaveral can produce Blackfin, Bonito, and Yellowfin Tuna. Dolphin (Mahi-mahi) are found year round. Blue Marlin can be caught most of the year, but late Spring and Summer months are best. There is also lots of Sailfish and Wahoo in the waters during the Winter.
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March Fishing Madness near Orlando and Cocoa Beach
3/31/2018 12:16:11 AM - Well March has come and the fishing this year hasn’t changed a bit from the past few. It’s either really good or pathetic. Yep that’s right I actually had something happen
Fishing report 02-19-18 by Captain Jim Ross
2/26/2018 8:06:25 AM - Black drum have invaded the upper Indian River Lagoon between Daytona and Cocoa Beach near the town of Titusville over the past two weeks. Schooling activity has been very g
Orlando area cold water temps make for a hot drum bite!
1/14/2018 4:16:25 AM - It’s that time of the year again gang. The winter temperatures are cooling our lagoon waters down into the mid 50-degree range. This has the redfish and black drum firing o
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