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Click on the following thumbnails to get an idea of what to expect when you fish on the Florida Space Coast near Orlando.  The activity runs the gamut from fishing and wildlife to rocket launches from Cape Canaveral.  You never know what surprise may be in  store for you on your visit to the beautiful waters of the Indian River Lagoon. 

Night fishing on the Banana River
Parker arrived in a fire truck with his dad Dan and uncle Robert before catching this nice

Black Drum

Click on the thumbnails to see a larger picture of the nearly 40 pound black drum and 8 pound redfish!

Photo of happy client with Banana River Redfish

Lairn with an

Oversized Red

An Angler can keep one

Red between 18 and 27 inches

Text Box: Conner's Host for the day
was Robert
Text Box: Conner
Catches a nice
Black Drum
Text Box: Black Drum must be between 14 and 24 inches. One may be kept above 24 inches
T.J checks out his first spotted sea trout

His dad Tom admires a nice flounder

Snook season closed on June1, but they are still fun to catch!

 

 

Red Fish

Common to 20 Pounds

Record

51 lbs 8 oz.

Nice Trout

Bluefish

Average Catch

2 to 4 lbs.

Record 22 lbs.

Twin Fisherwomen

Triple Tail for one,

 

Sheepshead for the other

 

 

 

 

Nice Red
Average Catch
5 to 10 lbs.
Record 51 lbs. 8 oz.
 
  Sometimes you get something you were not after, like this stingray caught by Judi (she also caught two horseshoe crabs?)

Spotted Sea Trout

Average Catch

                2 to 4 lbs.

Record 15 lbs. 6 oz.

 

Shuttle Launch

 

 

 

 

If your timing is right, these shuttle launches from the water are breath taking!

Manatees roam the waters of the lagoon

   Flounder

Average Catch

1 to 2 lbs.

    

                       Black Drum

Average Catch

1 to 2 lbs.

Record 93 lbs.

Pompano

Spade Fish

Average Catch

less than 2 lbs.

  Triple Tail

Average Catch

3 to 8 lbs.

Record?  BIG!

   Sheepshead

Average Catch

1 to 2 lbs.

Record 15 lbs. 2 oz.

Snook

Average Catch

5 to 8 lbs.

Record 44 lbs. 3 oz.

Tarpon

Average Tarpon catch in the rivers is 5 to 10 lbs.  In the Atlantic they run much larger.  The Florida Record for Tarpon is 243 lbs.

Jack Crevalle

Average Catch

2 to 6 lbs.

Record 51 lbs.

The Indian River Lagoon and the Canaveral Basin is Great Florida Fishing!!!!!!!
Sunrise

 

Slot size reds

Snappers come in many varieties.  The average catch is from 1/2 to 2 pounds

Another Nice

Red

  26 in. Red

Sea Trout may be kept when they are over 15 and less than 20 in.

There is also good bass fishing in the area as evidenced by this nice specimen caught by Karl

Plan two days for fishing, and within one hour of each other, saltwater and freshwater fishing can be enjoyed!

     

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