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Monday November 20, 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

Canaveral Charter Fishing for Jewfish"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.

Remarks

Port Canaveral holds some of the biggest tripletail in the world. Look at a recent catch [here].

Regulations

15" minimum size limit, 2 per angler per day.

State Record

42.5 lbs.

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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 03 2016 18:07:00.

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Fishing Reports

November - 2017 Fishing Report

The Banana River has had some spectacular days during October of 2017 and heading into November we are already plucking some nice sized trout in the shallow waters off Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island. Look for redfish and sea trout to improve as the temperatures continue to cool and the deeper dropoffs to provide plenty of action. Most of the fish during this month have been caught on rocky out-croppings or shallow water estuaries along the edges of islands and shorelines. Basically if you find good amounts of bait, you will find the fish

Fishing Forecast

November - 2017 Fishing Forecast

Thanksgiving in Central Florida and on the Banana River Lagoon can be a great time of the year for almost all types of inshore species native to our area. Redfish, black drum and sea trout will really kick in as the month matures and will only get better as the winter deepens. Look for this fall month to produce good numbers of redfish and some spotted sea trout. If it's a very cool month, it should be better and warmer will still produce well. The nice thing about November too is that there is less fishing pressure and boaters on the lagoon. This will help with the gathering of fish in the busier parts of the lagoon and it's also a good time to have some seclusion.

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