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Thursday May 25, 2017

A couple of times a year I have Becky from the IGFA (international Game Fish Association) come up and fishing with me on the Space Coast. Becky brought her longtime fishing companion Jay to fish the Sebastian Inlet area and it's tidal flats. The fishing had been exceptional and the spotted sea trout were making an early showing before the cooler fall weather set in. I've been promising Becky a world record spotted sea trout for the last couple of years and figured that this might be the year to put her in the record book again with a double digit over 10 pound fish on light tackle.

At the end of the day, we'd not had the trout bite that I had wished for but after adding up the nice fish we'd caught we came up with a pretty impressive central Florida Inshore Fishing Slam between the three of us. Jay landed a hefty sized trout, Becky had a nice twenty pound bull redfish and I landed a feisty 34" pinched tailed snook for the dinner table. We put a few other fish in the boat, but this turned into a wonderful time with two friends that know how to put fish in the boat and put up with my antics all day long.

World Record Sized Sea TroutOne of the coolest things about being a charter fishing captain is the people you meet... often more so than the places you go and the fish you catch. Becky and Jay are two of these friends that I look forward to every time they come. They are intense anglers, and they have a passion for friendship and love the outdoors. This winning combination has them traveling around in search of world record sportsfish with some of the best guides and places in Florida and the southeast.

Becky works at the IGFA and is the person you contact when you suspect there's a record game fish to submit for approval by the prestigious organization. Becky keeps me up-to-date on rules and regulations that have changed in the IGFA and certifies my scales so that I'm prepared for that next world record that comes along. Although both Jay and Becky have not caught an IGFA record with me, we've always had fun and I look forward to their return each time.

World Record Gamefish on the East Coast of Florida

World class snook fishing.All the fishing photos of us pursuing an IFGA world record on this page were caught in a day of fishing at Sebastian, Florida is located between Fort Pierce and Melbourne slightly south and east of Orlando and it's theme parks Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World. Cocoa Beach is dead center on Central Florida's eastern shoreline and it's also the epicenter of fishing on it's coastline. Located about an hour due east of the Orlando International Airport is Sebastian State Park where you will launch with your guide and visit such famous locations like Mosquito Lagoon, the Indian River Lagoon and Banana River Lagoon and of course Sebastian Inlet. The adventurous may want to visit the deep blue sea and experience offshore fishing and deep sea fishing out of Port Canaveral . Take a look at our Central Florida Fishing Destinations page for more information.

Consider taking our IGFA Certified Captain out on a fishing trip and possibly catching a prestigious world record gamefish when you're visiting Florida. Let a native full-time Florida fishing guide show you the hot angling action in Brevard County or Florida's Space Coast near Mosquito Lagoon, Cocoa Beach and Orlando Florida theme parks. World record saltwater fishing doesn't get any better than in Central Florida and the Indian River Lagoon or Atlantic Ocean.

World Record Fishing

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 03 2016 23:25:28.

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May is one of the last month's of good fishing in the Banana River Lagoon until the summer months are over and the temperatures start to fall again in late September and October. May is awesome backwater snook time for Banana River anglers. Look for the early morning bite to produce great numbers of these hard hitting game fish. Fly fisherman only need to bring white mangrove flies in an assortment of sizes, but most snook will be in the single digit size so don't go past a 10 weight. Redfish will be plentiful and healthy sized in many areas of the Banana River and the sea trout will be staging around bait along sandbars and islands. Look for sea trout to slow down late in the month and as the summer temps rise the sea trout fishing will all but disappear excepting the smaller ones in the deeper water. Sebastian and the Mosquito Lagoon will be better sea trout areas in late May and into the summer.

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