Cape Canaveral Fishing

Cape Canaveral Fishing

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.

Cape Canaveral Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Cape Canaveral, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 41 local reports and 16 species of fish for May in Cape Canaveral.

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Latest Cape Canaveral Fishing Reports

Cocoa Beach and Orlando fishing report from Fineline Fishing Charters by Captain Jim Ross
5/19/2017 4:36:07 PM -   PORT CANAVERAL-COCOA BEACH-ORLANDO ORLANDO AND COCOA BEACH-OFFSHORE-The spring run of dolphin is beginning to get better here as well. Anglers are finding fish in the 10 to


Cocoa Beach top water lure action is working best by Captain Jim Ross
5/19/2017 4:36:06 PM - COCOA BEACH INSHORE-Redfish and trout action in the Indian and Banana River lagoons near Cocoa Beach has been a little slow this week. One of the best ways to find some of th


Surf Fishing Classes are offered at the facilities noted below between October and May yearly. Schedules will be posted on this page in September
5/4/2017 11:11:06 AM -


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Top Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters & Guides

Relentless Offshore Adventures
My name is Captain Scott Bussen, and much like when you fish with me, I will be your captain and tour guide throughout this adventure. The Relentless II is a 36′ Torres rigged and ready to fish for whatever swims in the deep blue sea off the East Cen

Fineline Fishing Charters
Full time fishing charter service near Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Fishing on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Banana Rivers, and the world famous Mosquito Lagoon for just about every species of gamefish available wi

OFishal Business Charters
Fun, friendly, and relaxing offshore fishing is the specialty of OFishal Business Charters. We offer a wide variety of fishing excursions, for a wide range of hefty, hard fighting, ocean sport fish. We fully cater to corporate clientele, experienced

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Top Cape Canaveral Bait & Tackle Stores

Sunrise Marina
We have safe and convenient rack storage for boats up to 45′ in length. Sunrise Marina is the closest marina to the Atlantic Ocean. We like to fish, so our hours of operation are kept with fishermen in mind.

Fisherman's World of PC
When you've come up with a strategy to land the big one, put your plan in action with fishing supplies from Fisherman's World of PC.

Fishing & Dive Center
We have frozen and live bait, Frozen-Squid, shrimp, mullet, clams, sardines, chum, cigar minnows, and ballyhoo. Live- Shrimp and when available: sand fleas, fiddler crabs, and clams.

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Top Cape Canaveral Marinas

Sunrise Marina
We have safe and convenient rack storage for boats up to 45′ in length. Sunrise Marina is the closest marina to the Atlantic Ocean. We like to fish, so our hours of operation are kept with fishermen in mind.

Cape Marina
We offer wet and dry slips for boats from 15 feet to over 140 feet, all with 24 hour security and video monitoring. We offer wet slips, with 24 hour easy ocean and intracoastal access just moments away. Also dry storage with fast in and out service 7

Bluepoints Marina
Bluepoints Marina is designed to provide a safe, secure home for your boat, whether it’s a family day cruiser, an inshore fishing vessel or an offshore fishing machine. Our fully enclosed dry storage facility has a wind load rating of 150mph, as we

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Latest Fishing Spots

The Bull Ledge
3/23/2017 8:40:40 PM - The Bull Ledge


Capt Harolds Ledge
3/23/2017 8:39:24 PM - Capt Harolds Ledge


Capt Harolds Hump
3/23/2017 8:38:11 PM - Capt Harolds Hump


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Weather Forecast

79°F
Celsius: 26°C
Condition: Partly cloudy
Humidity: 74%
Wind: SSW 16 mph

Weather Forecast
DateWeatherHiLoWind
Tue86°F74°FSSW 12 mph
Wed83°F72°FSW 12 mph
Thu81°F70°FWSW 14 mph
Fri83°F70°FSSW 8 mph
Sat85°F72°FSE 7 mph


Bouy Conditions

Station 41113 - Cape Canaveral Nearshore, FL (143)
May 23, 2017 7:21 am EDT
Location: 28.4N 80.533W
Significant Wave Height: 2.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 4 sec
Water Temperature: 79.0°F (26.1°C)


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