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World Record Fishing on Florida's East Coast
Friday October 20, 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.
One 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
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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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
The frost is on the pumpkin, but not in Central Florida's Banana River Lagoon during October. The Halloween month can be the first we really start feeling cooler temperatures and the fish seem to get frisky and are hungry during this fall month. Although we concentrate further south for snook during October, it's starting to really get good in the Banana River as bait from the fall mullet run are around and there's plenty of action for almost every species from snook to sea trout. Sea trout in the evenings can be fantastic or early in the morning when the sun is not fully out. Redfish and tarpon will be around the whole day for anglers to enjoy. Look for the Banana to get better and better during the coming weeks and months as winter makes itself known.
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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.
We had an awesome day of fishing with Captain Richard! Regardless of your fishing ability....Richard will get you on fish and make sure that everyone has a great day! He is professional, courteous and funny! We caught fish even though boats around us were struggling and we had a fantastic time! I would highly recommend fishing with Richard!
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