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 2 - 6 PM on Thursday.

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 34 local reports and 14 species of fish for March in Cape Canaveral.

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Latest Cape Canaveral Fishing Reports

Cocoa Beach Fishing Charters
3/19/2017 9:16:19 AM - It's been a little bit windy but we are looking forward to the weather laying down soon. We are continuing to limit out on #kingfish and have a great time with new clients. Ta


Port Canaveral Offshore Fishing Report
3/11/2017 7:11:11 PM - Crude Intentions had a great catch today!!! Finally was able to beat the wind and get out there for our clients to pull on some great eating fish! Triggers bee liners and a n


March Fishing 4-cast by Captain Jim Ross
3/11/2017 12:56:11 AM - It has been a crazy year so far with the extremely warm temperatures here in the Orlando Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach areas.  This has the fish in a late spring pattern alre


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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.

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

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

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Latest Fishing Spots

Port Canaveral Florida US GPS Fishing Spots (2850+)
12/24/2016 12:14:46 AM - Download over 2850+ fishing spots in Port Canaveral, Florida, US. We have the best Port Canaveral fishing spots. Tired of fishing the same spots? Our files contain art



12/20/2016 12:26:25 AM - November has arrived with a brand new crop of predators . Bonnethead sharks  black drum bluefish Spanish mackerel  and sheepshead. As the weather changes to a more dominate fa


Thousand Island Ledge
12/14/2016 12:40:58 AM - Good ledge for snapper.


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Weather Forecast

92°F
Celsius: 33°C
Condition: Partly cloudy
Humidity: 4%
Wind: ESE 6 mph

Weather Forecast
DateWeatherHiLoWind
Wed81°F66°FSSW 7 mph
Thu74°F67°FE 11 mph
Fri74°F69°FE 20 mph
Sat76°F69°FESE 16 mph
Sun79°F69°FESE 11 mph


Bouy Conditions

Station 41113 - Cape Canaveral Nearshore, FL (143)
March 22, 2017 4:51 pm EDT
Location: 28.4N 80.533W
Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 11 sec
Average Period: 6.6 sec
Mean Wave Direction: E (80°)
Water Temperature: 71.4°F (21.9°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent Moon
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