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Professional Snook fishing guide off Cocoa Beach, Florida
Landing Big Snook with a Professional Fishing Guide at Cocoa Beach
Tuesday January 23, 2018
"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©
January - 2018 Fishing Report
The Banana River comes alive during the colder months of year and January is the peak season for deep hole trout, redfish and juvenile black drum. We've been fishing the deeper canals and slews with success during the cold fronts when the water is cold and also catching some great sized fish on the flats adjacent to these holes. Look for the Banana River to improve as the winter gets colder and the fish transition to their winter haunts in pursuit of cold, stable water. Look for mature fish to seek warmth on the shallow shorelines nearby.
January - 2018 Fishing Forecast
January is a great time of year on the Banana River Lagoon as the winter has set in and the spotted sea trout a redfish are in their colder water patterns. You'll find fish in and around deeper water canals where they can sink into the stable cold water during the coldest fronts and then slip out onto the shallow flats for warmth and feeding between fronts. Typically the better fishing can be in the Thousand Island area and northward into the No Motor Zone during January. January can be one of the calmest times of the year as the winter doldrums can have crisp cold temperatures in the morning and nice balmy days by afternoon. January is why we live in Florida...
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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.
Great Experience, we've al ways wanted to go, just didn't know who to select? We fished for 1/2 day, and Cptn Richard made sure we had a Good Time. We would go again, and recommend it for others! Fish On!!
Written by: James Gibson about Lagooner Fishing Charters on December 12, 2016
5 / 5 stars