Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Indian River Fishing Vacations in Florida
Take Some Time To See Florida In A Different Light On Your Next Visit
Friday April 28, 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©
April - 2017 Fishing Report
April - 2017 Fishing Forecast
April of 2017 should be a great spring for fishing in both inshore and offshore coastal waters of Central Florida. Look to the Mosquito Lagoon and Banana Rivers to produce redfish and sea trout consistently and then look toward the ocean and depending on the water temps, clear skies and wind the cobia will be on their way north and migrating past Canaveral towards their northern grounds on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. Central Florida's weather during the spring is usually no less than spectacular as the college spring breakers are winding up the end of their vacation and heading back to campus to finish up before summer break. Daytona Beach host several spring events from NASCAR Races, Bike Week and Spring Break activities while Cocoa Beach and it's Space Coast offer a much less crowded alternative for vacationers to seek a more secluded and restful Holiday. The temperatures are rising and the fishing should be heating up too in East Central Florida's Cocoa Beach.
Lagooner Fishing Guides
Cocoa Beach's premier saltwater fishing guide with over 25 years of charter fishing experience in his native waters.
Cocoa Beach, FL
Currencies Accepted USD in the form of Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card
Lagooner Fishing Guides Review / Facebook
Inshore Charter Fishing in the Banana River Lagoon near 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.
A very knowledgeable guide and knows the area waters well. We were on big reds and trout within minutes of the leaving the dock and ventured about the lagoon to catch different species. The scenery in the Lagoon is remarkable!
Richard’s boat was well equipped with good equipment, he was well prepared to adapt to the different types of fishing through out the day. My primary focus was sight fishing for big reds on fly - the flies that Capt. Richard provided were right on!
Booking the charter was a breeze, his wife Capt. Gina was very accommodating to work me in (thank you Capt. Gina).
Capt. Richard seemed to know who was hungry at the right times – and we had some impressive catches! Well done Capt. Richard, and thanks for a great day on the water!
Written by: Ray Norman about Lagooner Fishing Charters on January 21, 2015
5 / 5 stars