Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Banana River Lagoon Fishing
Sunday December 17, 2017
Capt. Richard Bradley had a great day of fishing with father and son fishing team, (Brad and Josh Jones) on a beautiful February day on the Banana River! Early in the morning we watched tailing redfish on a clear flat and saw a big school of reds swim directly at the boat only to peel away within 15 feet or so. "It was breath taking to see large reds in 18 inches of water", explained Brad as Capt. Richard poled the boat within casting distance of the school.
Josh caught the Lion's share of the fish while dad watched proudly. At day's end the sum total was somewhere around nine very nice trout and two (2) keeper redfish. Although we saw alot more redfish and trout, they were extremely shy in the very shallow lagoon. Try very subtle lures (small weedless spoons or jerk baits). I like the red rippers.
The trout are on the flats again and sunning in the white sand areas. Reds are doing the same as the temperatures are rising. We used live bait for all the fish landed today.
JOSH: Gina found a pinfish in the wash today. mmmm.... seems that it was in the hood of my sweatshirt. Know anything aboutthis?
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Brad Jones and his son Josh pose at the cleaning table with this slot-limit redfish.
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Manatee observation trip at the Florida Power and Light Indian River Lagoon Power plant.
Fishing Slam in the Banana River
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: May 20 2017 14:40:17.
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December - 2017 Fishing Report
December - 2017 Fishing Forecast
The month of Christmas welcomes in the winter months and ushers in some of the best fishing on the Banana River Lagoon. Colder temperatures will make fishing better as it concentrates the fish into winter holes where they find cooler stable waters to sit out the fronts in. After each cold front you'll find fish adjacent to the deeper holes on the flats where they'll be laid up sunning and feeding on what ever comes their way. Most of December is great fishing on the lagoon with the exception of the Christmas holidays when it get crowded as vacationers come home and have time off to go for a winter-time fish before going back north and back to work. Savvy anglers will fish before and after the Christmas Holidays.
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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.
This was the best, we would go again in a second. He treated my 13 year old like a young man. Caught very nice fish in a beautiful area. Felt safe at all times. Cpt. Richard made quite the impression on my son. We will be going again, and I would recommend this trip to anyone.
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