A short ride to the boat launch from Orlando, Florida is simply some of the best redfish or red drum fishing in the world. Known for it's clean & clear saltwater lagoons and large inshore redfish like the gentleman is holding in the adjacent photo, Orlando's Indian River Lagoon, Banana River and the world famous Mosquito Lagoon are great diversion from the themeparks. Just minutes from it's vacation areas Orlando's inshore redfishing is an awesome break for tourist or dedicated anglers and families visiting Central Florida.
The chaps (gentlemen) pictured on this page visited the Orlando area from the UK and went knee deep in redfish for a spectacular day of fishing. They even managed to bring back a slot sized channel bass for the dinner table.
"We saw tremendous sized red & black drum tailing in the choppy water and finally hooked one. It was fun for my two chums visiting Orlando from the UK and we'll be back to fish the lagoons or maybe offshore in the summer."
explained one of the anglers above.
The fellows in the photograph above had an awesome day of fishing near Orlando in the Banana River Lagoon during the fall. The weather was cool in the 70°F range and the big fish were spawning. It's challenging to fish with three anglers and one guide in the shallow water lagoons so Captain Richard had his anglers wade over to the fish in thigh deep water and make cast into the schools of large fish. When you call and ask for shallow water fishing trip, remember that all shallow water boats are small and have weight restrictions. There is also the matter of how many anglers you can actually fish at a time. There's a great article written about overloading the boat and making a high performance trip into a low performance boat ride. The Captain / Guide had to improvise on this day and coax his anglers into the shallow water because his boat simply wouldn't go shallow enough with three big men and a guide on board.
The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming! To Orlando to go fishing in the beautiful lagoons on Florida's east coast. These three handsome gentlemen from England had a blast with Captain Richard looking and fishing for redfish on the Indian and Banana River Lagoon. Orlando's known for many things from Mickey & Minnie to Shamu, but the locals are keyed in on our spectacular fishery for many inshore fishing species and the fun of being outdoors and in the Florida sunshine.
You can count on having a good time on the water, it's one of my favorite things to do when I have a day off. Captain Richard takes me fishing as often as possible and it's almost always the perfect day. Don't take my word on it! Come join us in Orlando, Florida for a spectacularly smashing day while you're visiting or if you're a local, take a day with Captain Richard and I'm sure you'll make fishing the shallow water lagoons for redfish a regular event.
If you're coming to our area anytime soon. Please give me a call and set up a trip with us to go fish for spotted sea trout or any other Florida gamefish that we have biting during that time. We'd love to have you!
Captain Gina Bradley
Lagooner Booking Agent / 321 868-4953
The redfish in the summer can vary as the temperatures rise and the redfish look for food and comfortable water temperatures. It's also the time of the year with the most pressure on the fish as school is out for summer and every kid and dad is primed to get out on the water. When booking a trip consider going on a weekday when many are working and also be the first one on the water. Generally the mornings are cooler and the fish are more cooperative. As the summer goes into August look for the prespawn and spawn for large spawning reds as they congregate and spawn into September.