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Cold Weather and Warm Water on the Indian River

Thursday December 14, 2017

Cooler months around warm water outflows often produce great catches in the Indian River at the Florida Power & Light Power Plant near Port St John south of Titusville. Traditionally anglers have been able to simply idle up to the outflows during the winter months, but after the terror attacks of 9-11 homeland security required a buffer zone for public safety. However those restrictions have been lifted and angler can now enjoy a popular fishery again during much of the year.

Fishing at warmwater powerplant outputs

As the water cools you'll also witness manatees congregating at the warm water outflows while the water temperatures drop into the 60°'s causing stress and deaths to these biologically warmer water mammals. Anglers can take advantage of superb saltwater fishing from snook, tarpon, redfish, ladyfish and large assortments of Florida gamefish that are looking for a hot tub experience in the mild Florida winters.

One of the more popular and seasonal fishing locations in Brevard County on the Indian River Lagoon is the Florida Power and Light Power Plant or Station.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

Author Captain Richard Bradley

Captain Richard Bradley is the author and contributor for many of the articles written on the Lagooner website. Richard is a professional fishing guide, taking anglers in his native waters near the Banana and Mosquito Lagoons on Florida's central east coast almost three hundred trips seasonally. When not charter fishing, Captain Richard enjoys time with his family surfing, fishing, camping and various other outdoor activities.

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