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.
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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
The Bull Ledge
3/23/2017 8:40:40 PM - The Bull Ledge
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
Thousand Island Ledge
12/14/2016 12:40:58 AM -
Good ledge for snapper.
6/29/2017 11:45:26 AM -
SCALLOP KING WRECK
5/6/2011 11:50:20 PM - 28.4253333333333 -80.302
12/14/2016 12:35:08 AM -
Good ledge for snapper and sometimes grouper.
SCALLOP BOAT WRECK
5/6/2011 11:53:50 PM - 28.175 -80.5435
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There is a 25.57% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 3175 Spotted Seatrout counted.
There is a 7.93% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 985 Hardhead Catfish counted.
There is a 6.75% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 838 Pinfish counted.
There is a 6.32% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 785 Mahi-mahi counted.
There is a 3.97% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 493 Gray Snapper counted.
There is a 3.95% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 491 Red Drum counted.
There is a 3.63% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 451 Ladyfish counted.
There is a 3.61% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 448 Vermilion Snapper counted.
There is a 3.34% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 415 Black Sea Bass counted.
There is a 3.08% catch rate for King Mackerel, based on 383 King Mackerel counted.
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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 1939..
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