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Orlando and Cocoa Beach Nearshore Fishing

Catch the early sunrise glistening on the rock jetty extending beyond the harbor. Feel the salty breeze as you are whisked along the nearshore coastal waters in search of sought-after game fish migrating within sight of land. Large schools of bait being chased by whatever it is after them. A chance of fish stretching your line shortly after leaving the docks, the fun is just begun. Fishing Cocoa Beach might be a bit more adventurous than you thought.

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About Coastal Fishing

Why Coastal Fish with Lagooner?

Coastal trips fishing near Orlando are a great way to experience what our East Coast shoreline holds with a variety of fish to be caught off Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Port Canaveral, and Melbourne Beach.  Nearshore fishing is in the ocean, just off the beach but still in sight of land. Often, most everyone thinks of deep-sea fishing; however, that’s not always the answer, especially when you can hook into many different species that run and school closer to the shore.

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The Best Times for Coastal Fishing

We consider the summer months a great time of the year to find Coastal fishing most prominent.  Gamefish such as kingfish, jack crevalle, bonito, sharks, tarpon, and even spawning snook and redfish can be caught. This Florida sport fishing trip is great for everyone. Nearshore fishing typically provides much activity for the experienced angler to younger children. You will be surprised how tugging on many of these fish can wear out your arms and give a good fight.

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Fishing Nearshore Close to Orlando

“I love jumping on the boat knowing before we get too far there are all kinds of different fish I will be fighting.  A great day on the water I often remember is one summer day our daughter had her boyfriend out with us nearshore fishing; he reeled in five different species in a just a short time. We were back to the docks before noon, and oh boy, he had some of the best stories of his life to tell in just a simple morning of fishing.”
– Capt. Gina

Come and join us on the coastal waters for a great experience and make some life stories of your own! 

Go Fish Nearshore

Well Kept equipment.. Great Customer Service..Great Experience from Start to finish
Wes Beyers
Wes Beyers
2019-04-02T18:31:04+0000
Had a blast picking up some big black drums, cobia, and other species! Richard is the master of these fish, and WILL show you a great time down here in Cocoa Beach!!!read more
Blake Byers
Blake Byers
2019-04-01T23:14:00+0000
Had a great time. I will definitely be back.
William Masten
William Masten
2019-03-02T20:16:58+0000
Richard and Gina are really great people. Since I first fished with Richard about 8 years ago, I try to come back every year. Besides providing a great fishing experience, they have become good friends. Try Lagooner. You won’t be sorry!read more
Mark Mayeda
Mark Mayeda
2019-02-27T20:48:47+0000
My wife and I have chartered Captain Richard for both the ocean and inland rivers. We have had great experiences catching king mackerel, barracuda, and speckled trout. Captain Richard knows how to put you on fish and takes awesome pictures of us with our catch. Would definitely go on another fishing trip with Captain Richard.read more
Bill Sims
Bill Sims
2018-12-10T18:21:38+0000
My grandson and I had a great time with Captain Richard. When we are back in area we plan on booking with Lagooner Fishing again
Tammy Bawcom
Tammy Bawcom
2018-12-07T20:37:19+0000

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