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Thursday May 25, 2017

Upon contacting Lagooner Guide Services, you'll hear the pleasant voice of Captain Gina and know there is a warm helpful smile assisting you with your outdoor endeavors. Her husband, Captain Richard admits, "Without Gina, I'd be on the phone half the day setting up trips rather than focusing on the moment with my anglers." This husband and wife team have been working together for over 20 years making Lagooner Fishing Guides one of the premier outdoor activities in Florida.

Captain Richard's native knowledge of Florida Fishing and it's diverse species of gamefish allows him to share a life-time of knowledge and experience with his anglers. While attending Palm Beach Atlantic College in South Florida, Captain Richard excelled in marine biology and oceanography studies building on his natural fishing and outdoor abilities. Returning home to Cocoa Beach and starting a fishing charter business was as natural as breathing for this native Floridian.

Both Captain Richard and Gina are United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officers skilled in boatmanship. Captain Richard is our premier fishing guide while Captain Gina is the supply and chief petty officer responsible for schedulig trips and communications. Richard & Gina work in tandem to assure you and your party a quality fishing excusion that runs smooth and safely.

If you're interested in finding out more about Lagooner Fishing Guides, please fill out the form below and we'll contact you and send some information promptly.

Florida Charter Captain Requirements

In this time of change in the world economy, we've seen our share of new wannabe charter fishing guides popping up every few weeks. It seems that every local and semi local fire fighter or part-time professional wants to earn enough money to make their boat payment or spend their extra time fishing while using non-suspecting tourist to fund their endeavors.

Legitimate Charter Captains must maintain several things to make them legal and compliant on Florida waterways and ocean. Below are the minimal legal requirements to operate a Charter Fishing Company in the State of Florida.

A Business Occupational License
Lagooner, Inc.

Coast Guard Captain's License (OUPV or better)

FWC Charter Boat Fishing License and Stamps

Liability/Property Insurance (at least $1 million)

NOAA Fish License(s) (if in ocean)

TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card)
After 9-11 this is a required homeland security badge that must be in a charter captain's possession at all times while working on the waterways.

Proper Marine Vessel Safety Equipment

Commercial Vessel Registration
All water vessels & trailers must be registered commercially by the state of Florida.

Proper Permits for Restricted Waterways
Are you fishing on restricted waters? Better make sure your Fishing Guide is properly permitted.

CPR & First Aid (up-to-date)
Must have CPR annually and First Aid bi-annually

Drug Consortium
All Coast Guard Captains must belong to a random drug testing organization and must submit regularly to their requirements.

Before you get on the boat with your next charter, ask: Are you a full-time Charter Captain and do you have the proper and legal requirements for running a charter fishing business?

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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: January 26 2016 16:16:21.

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May - 2017 Fishing Forecast

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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Lagooner Fishing Guides
Cocoa Beach's premier saltwater fishing guide with over 25 years of charter fishing experience in his native waters.
Telephone: 321-868-4953
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204 Garfield Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL
USA

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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.

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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