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

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


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


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



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Latest Cape Canaveral Fishing Reports

Kings are firing hard
7/24/2021 12:40:00 PM - Fired Up Fishing Charters Kings are firing hard 10/10 week. Yup it’s been a while since that happened. Great water conditions clarity warm calm and just pretty. Kings are fir


Fishing was 8/10 this week
7/11/2021 12:38:00 PM - Fired Up Fishing Charters Fishing was 8/10 this week Fishing was 8/10 this week. Did we all catch our red snapper? Yes and i’m not even gonna talk about the stupidity of the


Not a bad week.
7/7/2021 11:22:45 AM - Fired Up Fishing Charters Not a bad week. Not a bad week. Weather kinda killed a few days but we made it work. Wrecks had a few muttons and grovers. Chum and float lines out.


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Cape Canaveral Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 8 - 0 PM 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:
  1. Cobia - 25% Catch Rate
    Cobia

  2. Red Snapper - 16.67% Catch Rate
    Red Snapper

  3. Red Drum - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  4. Spotted Seatrout - 8.33% Catch Rate
    Spotted Seatrout

  5. Atlantic Tarpon - 8.33% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Tarpon

  6. Snook - 4.17% Catch Rate
    Snook

  7. Recommedations above based on 22 local reports and 12 species of fish for July in Cape Canaveral.

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Top Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters & Guides

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

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

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.

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

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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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Snail bullhead

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Bouy Conditions

Station 41009 - CANAVERAL 20 NM East of Cape Canaveral, FL
July 27, 2021 9:40 pm EDT
Location: 28.508N 80.185W
Wind Direction: SSW (200°)
Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
Wind Gust: 13.6 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.97 in (1014.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 82.9°F (28.3°C)
Dew Point: 79.0°F (26.1°C)
Water Temperature: 83.3°F (28.5°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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