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Tuesday October 17, 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.

"I take my family nearshore fishing every summer out of Orlando when we visit the theme parks and attractions. Ê It's our favorite activity!"

Nearshore Fishing Charters

Beach Marine Service CenterNearshore 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.

Nearshore Fishing in Orlando

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.

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October - 2017 Fishing Report

The summer is over and the autumn winds are starting to prevail as we head toward the holidays and winter. With water temperatures on the fall and water levels above average you can find good numbers of fish very close to the shoreline and against the mangroves. Mullet are in their peak run and will start to subside as we enter November, but bait, comfort and the end of the redfish spawn should keep anglers busy during the month of October. Lie mullet will trump any given bait during the fall on most days and if you're lucky enough to run into a school of big breeding redfish, it typically doesn't matter what you throw at them, just be ready for these fish that often exceed forty pounds.

Wrapping up the October report, we have been catching snook along the deeper shorelines with the seasonally high water, breeding redfish are coming to an end, but you have a chance to catch them and the fall mullet fun will keep the gamefish interesting into November.

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October - 2017 Fishing Forecast

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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.

BIG fish - Capt. Richard knows how to put you on the fish!! He is a very knowledgeable guide and knows the waters well. We were on big reds and trout within minutes of the leaving the dock and ventured about the lagoon to catch different species. It was fun and exciting. The scenery in the Lagoon is remarkable! Richard’s boat was well...
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