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Thursday June 29, 2017
Want to better you chances of catching quality fish out of Canaveral, Florida next time you're visiting or going fishing? Try taking a professional full-time fishing guide on a nearshore or offshore trip when the weather's nice. You might even catch some really nice tripletails like the one's that Captain Richard Bradley is displaying in the photograph on this page.
Tripletail are awesome eating fish that fight like brutes.You often find tripletail around floatsome, bouys or other structure and need a professional Port Canaveral fishing guide to show you the ropes. This day we found them around the mouth of Port Canaveral near bouys. How big do tripletail get? The tripletail above were just under 20 pounds, but they have been caught above forty at Port Canaveral.
Port Canaveral is known for BIG tripletails and loads of cobia during the spring. Triple tail will hang out at Port Canaveral during the late spring and summer and will make a showing again just before winter sets in.
"Getting a professional guide out of Port Canaveral is the best bet for finding and catching these illusive fish." explains native fishing guide, Captain Richard Bradley "We get huge tripletail at Port Canaveral and they seem to be getting bigger every year. After 9-11 Kennedy Space Center closed off the best tripletail fishing in the world and it's been more difficult to target tripletail but I have some secret spots and techniques that have provento effective for the patient angler." Since Richard made this statement the best tripletail locations have been reopened and the fishing has been superb when the tripletail are around.
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Port Canaveral Jewfish
Alias: Goliath Grouper
"I don't know, I guess I'll never be PC... I still call them jewfish even though they are trying to get us to refer to them as Goliath Grouper. Somehow the 'David & Goliath story 'is not the same as Jonah being eaten by some giant fish."
Jewfish got their name from the speculation that this was probably the fish that ate Jonah. A little Bible trivia here: The bible never said a whale ate Jonah it was a rather big fish instead. Jewfish get to be hundreds of pounds and they are showing up in good numbers around Port Canaveral. They are a totally restricted species and must be returned unharmed back into the water. "We lost a big Jewfish on this day (somewhere under 100 pounds) and had great fun with tripletail and tarpon, we even caught a nice shark."
Captain Richard Bradley
Lagooner Fishing Charters
Cocoa Beach, FL
Little detail is provided about this species except that they appear to have three tails which are actually large anal and dorsal fins that drop back far and elongated along the body. Tripletail change color with their environment and are great imitators, often imitating floatsome and leaves. Color can vary from black, grey, brown and yellow depending on habitat.
Tripletail are found in mild and warm waters around floatsome. They are often around bouys or sargassum seaweed floating on the surface.
Port Canaveral holds some of the biggest tripletail in the world. Look at a recent catch [here].
15" minimum size limit, 2 per angler per day.
Canaveral Fishing Service
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 03 2016 18:07:00.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
June - 2017 Fishing Report
June - 2017 Fishing Forecast
Forecasting the Banana River in the month of June is challenging as the water temperatures rise the bite tends to go down so that's why you'll find many anglers pursuing other places like Port Canaveral or Sebastian Inlet area where there's tidal flow and water exchange. The Banana is a unique estuary because of it's distance from any open ocean inlets and bays. Because of this it's important to realize that the temps can often get into the mid 80's and higher causing the fish to be less receptive to feeding and more likely to seek cooler places under docks or simply migrate into more comfortable waters.
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Lagooner Fishing Guides Review / Trip Advisor
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.
Excellent people and experience! - My husband and I had never tried anything like this before so we were a bit nervous about being sea sick. Captain Richard was so nice and laid back and gave us tips and tricks to try and fight it off. My husband unfortunately was very sick even before we started to get the lines out. Captain Richard took control and told him what to do and even where to stand in the boat to make it better. Unfortunately after captain Richard tried all his tricks my husband was still pretty sick so we had to call it a day an hour early.
The day was definitely not a loss though. Even though we didn't get to catch any fish I still got to see tons of wildlife! We saw everything from dozens of turtles to Dolphins, Rays, and even an 8 ft hammerhead shark! Captain Richard is a pro and definitely knows what he's doing and talking about. I would recommend this trip for sure!
Written by: Laura B about Lagooner Fishing Charters on June 28, 2015
5 / 5 stars