Fishing along the Atlantic coast beaches offers some excellent variety and large fish May through October. When conditions allow it is possible to fish these waters with the same boats we use for inshore fishing. Fishing may involve casting lures to breaking or rolling fish or slow trolling and drifting live baits which gather in huge schools just yards off the beach. Many of the fish are caught in less than 20 feet of water and less than 1/4 mile from the shore. Other species are more commonly found in the 20-50ft depths 1/2 - 2 miles offshore. In all cases the fishing in close to land and does not requite the long rides necessary for offshore fishing.
Common species include tarpon, sharks, king mackerel, bluefish, jack crevalle, cobia, false albacore, Spanish mackerel, redfish, black drum, and barracuda. Tarpon and sharks can often exceed 100 pounds. I use spinning tackle of various sizes depending on the species we are targeting. If live baits will be used, they are caught using a cast net at the beginning of the day and provided at no extra cost. If a nearshore trip is scheduled but the seas are too rough to comfortably and safely fish, the trip will be done inshore targeting redfish, trout, drum, or any migratory species available.
Port Canaveral is a man made inlet one hour east of Orlando. Just south of the Port is the world famous Cocoa Beach. Home to several large cruise ships and a naval submarine dock, this is a deep water inlet with minimal tide flow. the 40 ft depths of Port Canaveral make it the safest inlet on the whole east coats of Florida. Unlike the shallower natural inlets, it does not normally get waves that are as large or dangerous. Port Canaveral is connected to the Indian River Lagoon system by a lock which separates the port from the Banana River
The next inlet north of Port Canaveral is Ponce Inlet. It is bordered by New Smyrna Beach on one side and Daytona Beach on the other. This inlet is at the very northern end of the Mosquito Lagoon and is home to giant redfish, tarpon, and more. Call 321-229-4848 today or email [email protected]
King mackerel like this are called "smokers" as they will heat up your reel
False albacore, aka little tunny, are hard fighting and aggressive
Large tarpon cruise the beaches outside Port Canaveral
Jack Crevalle can exceed 30 pounds and are incredibly strong
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