Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Nearshore Fishing at Orlando
Florida's Finest Angling Opportunities
Tuesday April 25, 2017
During the summer east of Orlando Florida many anglers will opt to go nearshore rather than offshore for a fishing adventure off the east coast. Different from inshore fishing, nearshore fishing is in the ocean and rather close to the beaches. Seldom further than a couple of miles out, near shore fishing never leaves sight of land and anglers can often see beachcombers walking the sandy shoreline while catching fish like the giant tarpon in the video above.
You can expect to catch a large variety of species when visiting the near shore waters near Orlando, from large tarpon and jack crevelle to tasty king mackerels and possibly a cobia or two. Sharks are one of the favorites that visitors want to catch and during the summers you can almost always catch a shark and possibly see dolphins and sea turtles while boating within view of the beautiful beaches and blue waters off Cocoa Beach.
Nearshore Fishing Charters
Nearshore fishing charters are typically a little more personal than an offshore charter on bigger boats. Smaller coastal boats are used and are often faster, lighter and a little more maneuverable than the larger diesel inboards that go beyond 20 miles out off Florida's east coast.
Smaller boats and less customers allow us charter captains to charge a little less than offshore charter boats and the action can be just as dependable if not more so. Calm summer days make it perfect for the small-fast vessels to race down the coast in search of feeding fish willing to give an angler the opportunity for an epic battle and a fun day on the water.
Sharks are a favorite nearshore fishery and anglers love to see sharks come near the boat. The small one above delights young anglers and adults alike. If you come to Orlando in the summer, look us up for a nearshore angling adventure while you're visiting the area attractions... You won't be disappointed.
Orlando Nearshore And Close To The Beach Fishing
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: December 02 2016 17:37:15.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
April - 2017 Fishing Report
April - 2017 Fishing Forecast
April of 2017 should be a great spring for fishing in both inshore and offshore coastal waters of Central Florida. Look to the Mosquito Lagoon and Banana Rivers to produce redfish and sea trout consistently and then look toward the ocean and depending on the water temps, clear skies and wind the cobia will be on their way north and migrating past Canaveral towards their northern grounds on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. Central Florida's weather during the spring is usually no less than spectacular as the college spring breakers are winding up the end of their vacation and heading back to campus to finish up before summer break. Daytona Beach host several spring events from NASCAR Races, Bike Week and Spring Break activities while Cocoa Beach and it's Space Coast offer a much less crowded alternative for vacationers to seek a more secluded and restful Holiday. The temperatures are rising and the fishing should be heating up too in East Central Florida's Cocoa Beach.
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Lagooner Fishing Guides Review / Trip Advisor
Inshore Charter Fishing in the Banana River Lagoon near 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.
Great guide and lots of fun!!! - My wife and I have been fishing with Capt. Richard and Capt Gina for years. We have been out many times with them and always have a great time and catch fish. We love going to go to eat with them at a local place that will cook the fish we catch. They are super people and we try to get with them annually. Give them a try and you will be glad you did.
Written by: Scott M about Lagooner Fishing Charters on February 20, 2015
5 / 5 stars