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 7 - 11 AM 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 44 local reports and 18 species of fish for December in Cape Canaveral.

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Latest Cape Canaveral Fishing Reports

Nov. 2018
12/5/2018 5:45:01 PM - The weather is starting to settle into a pattern where we are seeing a few good days a week. There is a good mixed bag of fish out there right now with some fat black fin tun


Orlando and Cocoa Beach area November fishing report by Captain Jim Ross
12/5/2018 3:11:31 PM - The fall weather has started to cool things down around the Cocoa Beach and Orlando areas.  This has made our bite continue to be  pretty good when the weather allows us to g


Orlando and Cocoa Beach area saltwater fishing action remains steady this October
11/14/2018 5:46:56 PM - The waters east of the Orlando area near cocoa beach continue to to produce fairly consistent fishing action this month.  Black Drum Speckled Trout and Bluefish are the top th


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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

Big Debris Trail
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The Rock
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Good Bottom
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Weather Forecast

61.2°F
Celsius: 16.2°C
Condition: Clear
Humidity: 38%%
Wind: NNW 0.9 mph

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