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Indian River Fishing Vacations in Florida
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Thursday October 19, 2017
While it's cold up north many people are spending their vacations on Florida's Indian River Lagoon near Cocoa Beach and Titusville. The Indian River Lagoon or IRL as it's often called is a shallow water saltwater lagoon with abundant fish and wildlife for the outdoors enthusiast. The best parts of the Indian River Lagoon is south of Daytona Beach and North of Fort Pierce Inlet where redfish, snook, tarpon and sea trout are abundant and big.
Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides takes people out fishing over 300 times a year in the saltwater of the Indian River for monster redfish and gator sized sea trout. During the warmer parts of the year he's often haunting the inlets and ports at night for the elusive and scrappy snook and lively tarpon. The Indian River is perhaps one of America's most valuable treasures and host many endangered wildlife from manatees to wood storks, it's a virtual conservationist dream.
"I've enjoyed growing up and fishing while wading and boating in the Indian River Lagoon. My favorite thing to do now is to share my lifetime of knowledge on the Indian River with people who vacation in our water bound state of Florida." Explains – Captain Richard Bradley
A Sunrise On The Indian River Lagoon
An early morning of fishing on the east coast of Florida inevitably displays the colors of a vibrant sunrise with full colors and beautiful backdrops. The anticipation of the day is introduced with a celebration of colors that glorify the creator and silhouette his handy work. The hum of the outdoor motor on the morning in the north part of the Indian River near Mims was muted as the splendor of the lagoon seemed to catch on fire and signal the beginning of great things.
The Indian River Lagoon is a TRUE lagoon, there are no headwaters or freshwater springs feeding the lagoon as indicated by it's name "Indian River". The small turbulent inlets including Sebastian Inlet, New Smyrna Inlet and Fort Pierce Inlet are just a few spigots that feed into the IRL. The IRL is saltwater and has very little freshwater intrusion from natural sources other than small creeks and "real" rivers with Sebastian River, Turkey and Crane Creek coming to mind.
A winter or summer vacation on Florida's Indian River Lagoon can be a worthy break from the hustle and bustle of Orlando's theme parks. It's a great opportunity to see and experience Florida's natural unspoiled areas and catch a few fish in the Florida sunshine. Take a break while you're vacationing in Central Florida and book a trip with a Lagooner fishing guide on the beautiful Indian River Lagoon. Call Captain Gina today at (321) 868-4953 or fill out the form below to setup your Indian River vacation.
Where is the Indian River Lagoon
Technically the IRL or Indian River is part of the Intracoastal waterway on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The name of this body of water changes as you traverse the waterway from Biscayne Bay in Miami and northward toward the Chesapeake Bay or Montawk New Jersey.
East Central Florida's prominent Indian River Lagoon sections are called the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon and of course the Indian River Lagoon as it heads south toward Sebastian Inlet and Fort Pierce with the North Boundary skirting a small town called Scottsmoore and Mims. Fishing information on the Indian River can be found at the links above.
A Vacation on the Indian River Lagoon can be as simple as taking a day of fishing or a few days on the water. Always keep Lagooner Fishing Guides in mind when you vacation in Florida.
Vacations in Florida Fishing the Indian River Lagoon
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 26 2016 16:44:21.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
October - 2017 Fishing Report
The summer is over and the autumn winds are starting to prevail as we head toward the holidays and winter. With water temperatures on the fall and water levels above average you can find good numbers of fish very close to the shoreline and against the mangroves. Mullet are in their peak run and will start to subside as we enter November, but bait, comfort and the end of the redfish spawn should keep anglers busy during the month of October. Lie mullet will trump any given bait during the fall on most days and if you're lucky enough to run into a school of big breeding redfish, it typically doesn't matter what you throw at them, just be ready for these fish that often exceed forty pounds.
Wrapping up the October report, we have been catching snook along the deeper shorelines with the seasonally high water, breeding redfish are coming to an end, but you have a chance to catch them and the fall mullet fun will keep the gamefish interesting into November.
October - 2017 Fishing Forecast
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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.
had a awesome day fishing, cap is very knowledgable and put us on the fish almost immediately, will definitely be back again.
Written by: Matt Fetters about Lagooner Fishing Charters on June 25, 2015
5 / 5 stars