Orlando Fishing Guides on the Banana River Lagoon
Captain Richard a native and local guide is equipped and experienced to help a wide range of anglers and their needs. Our boats can accommodate youth and elderly, small families and fishermen with all levels of experience and knowledge. Our decades of experience as Orlando’s premier charter fishing service makes us ready to serve our customers and provide a fun-filled day on the water.
Inshore Fishing Charters
Cocoa Beach & Merritt Island’s shallow water lagoons are an angler’s utopia. Our inshore fishing charters provide entertainment and pleasure for the beginner angler to the most proficient fly fishing experts. Typically fishing is performed out of a specialized skiff called a flats boat, getting its name from the shallow water seagrass “flats” or beds that abundant in our coastal regions.
On calm, windless days anglers may be maneuvered around the lagoon’s briny shallows “Gondola” style and given opportunities to view and cast to fish, called sight fishing. On less optimal days, anglers may be instructed to blind cast or use a variety of bait depending on availability. Different seasons present an array of offerings for the anger; you may find yourself fishing around mangrove shorelines or gently push poling miles of large shallow seagrass beds or deeper basins and sloughs depending on conditions.
Fishing Guides Near Me
Fishing Guides have the most current knowledge of what is biting. An experienced guide will strive to put you on the best bite available during the duration of your charter. Redfish spawn throughout September, but conditions often deem it difficult for guides to find and make presentations to these fish, frustrating both angler and guide. Trust your guide’s instinct and listen to their advice on what they’d do to make a successful fishing day. An inshore fishing trip can be one of the best experiences for any angler at any skill level. I would enjoy the opportunity to get you out on an inshore fishing trip.
About the Banana River
The Banana River Lagoon is on Florida’s East Coast near Cocoa Beach. It is an associate watershed that includes the Indian River & Mosquito Lagoon which host the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). While technically the Banana River Lagoon does not add the ICW, the lagoons share the same water and characteristics including the same fish species. The lagoon’s most northern area eventually seeps to the Banana Creek wanders through the Kennedy Space Center where it joins the Indian River Lagoon. If you could continue north by airboat, you’d pick up on the famous fishing mecca the Mosquito Lagoon and onto New Smyrna Inlet or further north on the ICW. North Banana includes the famous No Motor Zone or NMZ as it’s often called, where canoes and kayaks make way to some of the most productive shallow water red fishing in the world. After September 9, 2001, the federal government closed most of this pristine waterway to boat traffic, and it’s become a breeding ground for Florida game fish. If you follow the waterway southward, the shorelines of the Banana River become developed at Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, and Metro Merritt Island. The lagoon ends at Dragon Point and merges into the Indian River Lagoon near Eau Gallie and Melbourne.
Contrary to its name the Banana River is not a river. The original settlers improperly named this saltwater body of water. Water movement is entirely dependent on the wind and very little tidal flow.