Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Banana River Lagoon Fishing
Saturday May 26, 2018
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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Fishing Slam in the Banana River
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: May 20 2017 14:40:17.
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May - 2018 Fishing Report
May - 2018 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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Lagooner Fishing Guides Review / Trip Advisor
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.
Excellent day on the water with Captain Richard - We were fortunate to get a good day off shore, trolling for bigger fish. We caught Crevelle Jack, Bonito and King Mackerel. Richard was a blast to fish with and knew his stuff. He made our day lots of fun and productive. Would definitely go out with him again!
Written by: jnlswain about Lagooner Fishing Charters on May 17, 2015
5 / 5 stars