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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.



Top Cape Canaveral Fishing Spots

  1. 8A REEF
    5/6/2011 11:49:24 PM - The 8A Reef is in 70-80 feet of water located approximately 14 miles from Port Canaveral. The reef has many residents including Lobster, Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass, and Lio


  2. HETZEL SHOAL LEDGE
    5/6/2011 11:49:30 PM - 28.60195 -80.3995166666667


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


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


  5. wreck-1755
    9/23/2014 9:31:39 PM - Attributes vesslterms feature_type Wrecks - Submerged, dangerous chart US,US,graph,H-11531 latdec 28.397107 londec -80.5348233 depth 9.4 sounding_type history quasou least dep


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


  7. Canaveral Ledge
    12/14/2016 12:35:08 AM - Good ledge for snapper and sometimes grouper.


  8. Missle
    6/29/2017 11:45:26 AM -


  9. SCALLOP KING WRECK
    5/6/2011 11:50:20 PM - 28.4253333333333 -80.302


  10. SCALLOP BOAT WRECK
    5/6/2011 11:53:50 PM - 28.175 -80.5435



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Cape Canaveral Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Cape Canaveral, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Crevalle Jack

  2. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 11.33% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 1377 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Cape Canaveral Crevalle Jack Counts Chart
    Crevalle

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  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 11.19% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1361 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Cape Canaveral Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

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  5. Bluegill

  6. Bluegill

    There is a 5.9% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 717 Bluegill counted.

    Cape Canaveral Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  7. Pollock

  8. Pollock

    There is a 5.84% catch rate for Pollock, based on 710 Pollock counted.

    Cape Canaveral Pollock Counts Chart
    Pollock

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  9. Sheepshead

  10. Sheepshead

    There is a 5.05% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 614 Sheepshead counted.

    Cape Canaveral Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

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  11. Bluespotted Sunfish

  12. Bluespotted Sunfish

    There is a 4.92% catch rate for Bluespotted Sunfish, based on 598 Bluespotted Sunfish counted.

    Cape Canaveral Bluespotted Sunfish Counts Chart
    Bluespotted

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  13. Bluefish

  14. Bluefish

    There is a 4.8% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 583 Bluefish counted.

    Cape Canaveral Bluefish Counts Chart
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  15. Pinfish

  16. Pinfish

    There is a 4.23% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 514 Pinfish counted.

    Cape Canaveral Pinfish Counts Chart
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  17. Gulf Kingfish

  18. Gulf Kingfish

    There is a 3.93% catch rate for Gulf Kingfish, based on 478 Gulf Kingfish counted.

    Cape Canaveral Gulf Kingfish Counts Chart
    Gulf

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  19. Whiting

  20. Whiting

    There is a 3.2% catch rate for Whiting, based on 389 Whiting counted.

    Cape Canaveral Whiting Counts Chart
    Whiting

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Recommendations above based on 94 species of fish and 12158 fish counted for February around Cape Canaveral.

To date, there are 139 species of fish and a total of 287110 fish counted for Cape Canaveral and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 5/1/1886 (137 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:01:55 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full Cape Canaveral Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Cape Canaveral Fishing Reports

  • What a Nice Week!
    1/25/2023 10:26:55 AM - Fired Up Fishing Charters What a Nice Week! What a nice week we had here at Fired Up Fishing Charters. Very happy customers and cooperative fish. We had kings and cobia with


  • fish are there!
    1/9/2023 10:53:14 AM - Fired Up Fishing Charters fish are there! Fish Are There! This is the season for the non stop action. The weather wasn't too bad last week and each day offshore proved amazin


  • The fish are there!
    1/9/2023 10:53:14 AM - Fired Up Fishing Charters The fish are there! Not a bad week at all. The fish are there! This is the season for the non stop action. The weather wasn't too bad last week and


  • Fishing to Enjoy
    1/3/2023 10:35:03 AM - Fired Up Fishing Charters Fishing to Enjoy Good fishing to enjoy. The weather wasn't the most cooperative with the fog and wind but we managed a few good days off shore Fishi


  • Good Fishing to Enjoy
    1/3/2023 10:35:03 AM - Fired Up Fishing Charters Good Fishing to Enjoy This was a good fishing week. The weather wasn't the most cooperative with the fog and wind but we managed a few good days off


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    12/19/2022 4:02:21 PM - Fired Up Fishing Charters almost christmas fishing Here we are a week till Christmas. We are lucky with the west winds now that will allow for some nearshore shark fishing an


  • almost christmas
    12/19/2022 4:02:21 PM - Fired Up Fishing Charters almost christmas Here we are a week till Christmas. We are lucky with the west winds now that will allow for some nearshore shark fishing and maybe


  • January Fishing 4-Cast & Gift Certificate Reminder
    12/15/2022 9:10:35 AM - The post January Fishing 4-Cast & Gift Certificate Reminder appeared first on Captain Jim Ross.


  • Got On The Water this Week
    12/13/2022 12:25:50 PM - Fired Up Fishing Charters Got On The Water this Week We managed to get out two times this week. Capt Tyler did well considering the muddy and crap conditions with a nice boar


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Top Cape Canaveral Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 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.

  2. Handler Fishing Supply
    As your full service fishing supply and apparel outfitter, Handler has built a reputation of excellence in custom rod building and also offers rod and reel repair. As a top shelf dealer for the Shimano product line and operating as a Costa Del Mar P

  3. Man Overboard Bait and Tackle
    Live & frozen bait, tackle, rods and reels. Rod and Reel repairs.

  4. Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Charters


  5. Palm Bay Marina


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Top Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Fired Up Charters
    Fired Up Fishing Charters was formed in 2007 and over the last four years, we've managed to gain the trust and respect of all of our guests, many of which have rebooked with us already. We invite you to browse our website and check out the many p

  5. Cocoa Beach Sportfishing
    Welcome to Cocoa Beach Sportfishing. Family Owned and Operated, we run fishing charters Offshore - Nearshore - Inshore

  6. Native Sons Fishing Charters
    Native Sons Fishing Charters features three of greater Orlando’s finest fishing guides, native Floridians Captain Roland ‘Grizz’ Jones, Captain Rocky Van Hoose, and Capt. Peter ‘Gator’ Deeks, Jr.. We guide in the shallow saltwater ‘flats’ of the Indi

  7. Art's Adventures
    Capt Art offers full and half day fish and dive adventures. His on/under water encounters are non-stop like the BLUE WATER itself. He has an extensive knowledge of the aquatic realm. In other words, he knows where the fish are; he puts YOU on the fis

  8. Fin Freak Sport Fishing Charters
    Come join us for a true Florida Sport fishing charter of a lifetime. We welcome seasoned fishermen, as well as beginners – we love to share our knowledge! It will be smooth cruising out of Port Canaveral with our U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captains, T

  9. Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide
    Sight fishing the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, and surrounding fishy waters. Capt.Scott Mac Calla

  10. Inshore Fishing Adventures
    Inshore fishing charters for seatrout, snook, redfish, tarpon, pompano, snappers and more!

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Top Cape Canaveral Marinas

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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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Bouy Conditions

Station 41009 - CANAVERAL 20 NM East of Cape Canaveral, FL
February 9, 2023 1:40 am EST
Location: 28.508N 80.185W
Wind Direction: ESE (110°)
Wind Speed: 17.5 knots
Wind Gust: 21.4 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.18 in (1022.0 mb)
Water Temperature: 76.1°F (24.5°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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