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Sunday June 24, 2018

Let's face it... Fooling a fish with an artificial lure has some intrinsic satisfaction. Many anglers boast "I'm a Purist" in my fishing endeavors and I never use natural baits, I only use artificials. Fly fishing aficionados are at the top of the pecking order when it comes to artificials and often snear and look down upon mere fisherman that use natural baits and refer to their collection of flies as the "Real" natural baits while many fly fishing enthusiast go as far as saying their fly imitations should only be insects and larvae. I don't know about you but I just like catching fish and whatever works is fine with me... LOL!

Growing up on the saltwater canals off of the Banana River Lagoon in Central Florida I was given a simple balsa wood diving Rapala plug to fish around the mangroves and docks with. I quickly studied varieties of Mirrolures and other hard twitching and diving wood and hard plastic lures for their effectiveness when I earned the ability to buy my own collection of lures.

I had an infatuation with hard lures or baits from the time I was a boy till present day as manufacturers have spawned large varieties from shallow diving lipped & unlipped, suspending plugs, deep diving crank baits, hard jerk baits or twitch baits in an assortment of materials from wood, plastic and even Kevlar.

Hard baits can be trolled, casted and can be armed with an arsenal of treble or even single hooks. Some hard baits are very realistic and resemble exact duplicates of many live baitfish.

Look to conditions and presentation when fishing hard baits in each situation. I rarely use hard baits when weeds are thick as aquatic vegetation quickly disables action and tangles them. In the right conditions a nicely placed lure that stays in the strike zone long enough to get noticed with a realistic action will be rewarded. You'll want to experiment with suspending or floating hard baits figure out which one works best for each location and conditions you fish.

Fishing In Orlando Florida With Artificial Lures

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: January 28 2017 22:43:07.

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June - 2018 Fishing Forecast

June of 2018 is looking to be a hot summer with hot fishing off of East Central Florida near Cocoa Beach. Orlando visitors should anticipate the warm weather and great fishing that coastal and offshore fishing provides in the warm Atlantic Ocean this time of year. Last year in 2017 we saw many tarpon exceeding 100 pounds caught off the Brevard County beaches along with a good amount of sharks, king mackerel and really big Jack Crevelle that kept things interesting. Looking forward to this year's forecast on the Space Coast remember that the coastal waters along the Atlantic seaboard and Ocean will probably be the most productive fishing during the month of June and as we look in to August the ocean will look to be the most inviting destination for anglers in the heat of the Central Florida Summer.

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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.

This guy knows how to fish - My wife and I booked a trip with Logooner fishing guilds and had a wonderful day fishing with Captain Richard. I booked the trip with Captain Gina who explaind what to expect on the fishing trip, Gina was very plesant from the moment she answered the phone and made me feel like our trip was important to them. She me that Captain Richard was a life time resident of the area and spent his entire life fishing the River and and Atlantic .From the time we got onto the boat with Captain Richard we knew we had booked with a guild who had a knowledge of the river and the different species of fish and knew where to find them. We spent the day catching Red fish and trout and needless to say had a blast. Even if we had not caught a lot of fish we would still book with Captain Richard because he gives it his all and is just a fun guy to spend the day on the water with. Thanks Captain Richard
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