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Professional Snook fishing guide off Cocoa Beach, Florida
Landing Big Snook with a Professional Fishing Guide at Cocoa Beach
Thursday May 25, 2017
"My son is a professional snook fishing guide that lives in beautiful Cocoa Beach, Florida. He learned the basics of fishing for snook in the back waters of the Banana River Lagoon when he was a youngster and took off on his own to become the most respected snook guide on Florida's east coast." expains Captain Richard Bradley's father on a recent outing of snook fishing off Cocoa Beach's white sandy beaches.
Richard Bradley Sr. releases a 20 pound snook (above) while fishing with his son this sunny summer day.
"In less than an hour we landed several 18 to 25 pound snook off Cocoa Beach and then took off to the ramp to go eat a fish taco lunch at the Smoke House Grill, It was a marvelous day on the water and with my professional fishing guide son off Cocoa Beach Florida." Says Richard Sr.
Professional fishing guide Captain Richard Bradley took his father out for an afternoon of August fishing off Cocoa Beach. The snook hit live bait as fast as we could throw them in the water." Explained Richard Sr. "My son always puts me on the the big fish. Two weeks ago he put me on cobia and tarpon."
Florida Snook Regulations
Not less than 28" or more than 32" Atlantic - Not less than 28" or more than 33" Gulf of Mexico, Monroe County, Everglades Nat. Park
Season Closed December 15th thru January 31st & June thru August on the Atlantic Coast.
Decemeber thru February & May thru August on the Gulf of Mexico, Monroe County, Everglades National Park
Florida Snook Record
44 Pounds, 3 Ounces
Snook Links & Information
Snook in East Central Florida have many different habitats and conditions that make them a great target for anglers looking for variable ways to catch this elusive fish. Juvenile fish can be caught in the estuaries, canals and backwater areas almost all year long. While not as prestigious as large breeder snook, they are non-the-less enjoyable to catch and will bite on everything from baitcasters to flyrods and everything between. Juvenile snook are suckers for artificial's and readily take live bait as well.
Big breeding snook spawn on or near the beaches of Central Florida and always have a passageway or access to the beaches or inlets available to them. The only time a breeder snook is generally caught in the backwaters here is because it's a cooler transitional time period usually. Canaveral snook spend their winter months in the Port under docks, wharfs and around other structure like boats and pilings. You often see them hanging around the lights at night in small and large schools. Sebastian Inlet Snook are caught in the inlet itself during the summer and fall months and many of the larger snook migrate south to Jupiter Inlet or hunker down in the fresh warmer water of the Sebastian River a short distance away.
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Catching Big Snook in Cocoa Beach
Date Created 2003-08-18: Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley, Last modified: January 26 2016 13:57:54.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
May - 2017 Fishing Report
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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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.
Hands down, Captain Richard and his wife Captain Gina make for an incredible fishing experience. Richard is a true professional and a real pleasure to be with. Gina provides exceptional customer service and makes you feel very much appreciated. Can't wait to get back there again.
Written by: Matt Gehman about Lagooner Fishing Charters on March 1, 2014
5 / 5 stars