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Port Canaveral Kingfish
Cape Canaveral and Port Canaveral Offshore Fishing at it's finest
Tuesday January 23, 2018
When you talk about offshore fishing in Central Florida, you need to look toward Port Canaveral and it's fine deep sea fishing during the summer. Canaveral offers some spectacular fishing during the calmer and warmer times of the year when the ocean is flat and the fish are hungry. On occasion, we take younger children when the weather is predictable and stay relatively close to shore where big king mackerel, cobia, tarpon and tripletail can often roam. We often get snook, redfish and large jacks in the surf or outside the surfline. Port Canaveral offers an abundant amount of fishing fun for both the family and the serious angler, don't underestimate how good the fishing is. Remember... It's always fun to go Fishing!
"Our twin five year old boys wanted to go sight fishing for redfish when our guide told us it was calm enough to go out for a day offshore or Port Canaveral. I was skeptical and surprised, not only did we catch some great fish, we also saw huge turtles and dolphin while having a wonderful day sight fishing cobia and tripletail. We caught two cobia and lost a handful of others and my boys also landed three nice tripletail."
Offshore Fun for the Whole Family
Fishing is supposed to be fun and something the whole family can enjoy... that's why summer time offshore fishing can be the answer for adults and kids out of Port Canaveral. Calm winds and clear water make a sure recipe for an enjoyable day on the water, throw in a few game fish and the excitement really heats up. Kids like fishing when during the summer days because it's easy, the fish usually are cooperative and they get to spend the day with their mom and/or dad.
Get away from the theme parks of central Florida and the Orlando area and drive over to a slower pace at Port Canaveral near Cocoa Beach and go offshore fishing in the deep blue sea for a day. You won't regret how much fun you'll have...
"We caught more fish than I've ever seen and the biggest ones too." explained the younger sister... "Yep, but I caught the biggest and dad didn't even help!" yelped the older brother...
These two siblings are holding some of their catch from a day of offshore fishing at Port Canaveral. Both are showing off a couple of king mackerels and the smiles are a product of what fun they had with their daddy.
It's time to take a day off and come on board an offshore fishing boat for a trip you'll never forget. The kids will love it and we're sure you will too.
Captain Richard is a full time professional fishing charter guide out of Port Canaveral Florida and has a passion to put people on fish whether it's tripletail, cobia or any other species in East Central, Florida. If you wish to go out with a Lagooner fishing guide fill out the form below and someone will be with you shortly.
If you're looking to hire an offshore Fishing Charter Captain, look no further. Our Lagooner Fishing Guide, Captain Richard Bradley has a lifetime of experience taking anglers out of Port Canaveral on fishing excursions.
Call the Canaveral Charter Fishing Captain at (321) 868-4953 or simply fill out the form on this page and a Professional Fishing Guide will call you promptly.
Kingfish are colored iridescent bluish green on their backs with silvery sides a streamlined body and tapered heads. There is no black color on front of dorsal fins and lateral line starts high and drops sharply below the second dorsal fin. Young kingfish often have yellow spots like those of the Spanish mackerel.
East Central Florida host some of the best King Mackerel fishing in the United States. Lagooner Fishing Guides prides itself in our kingfish charter fishing tactics with live bait in the summer and fall months. One of the most enjoyable angling opportunities in Florida, the king mackerel has a prestigious and renowned tournament circuit targeting this species. The SKF or Southern Kingfish Association holds at least one tournament in the Canaveral area because of the consistency of the fishery.
Kings are found NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE and occasionally taken from piers running into deeper water. During the summer months off Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach you can often find large (smoker) kingfish within a mile of the beach and just beyond the breakers. Most of the time kingfish can be caught along the ridges and wrecks offshore of Florida's East Coast.
Kings are schooling fish that migrate fom south Florida waters in winter to more northerly waters in spring. Gulf population thought to be separate from Atlantic population, with considerable mixing in winter from Cape Canaveral past Key West. Kingfish spawns in midsummer OFFSHORE and feeds on small fish and squid.
24" to fork in tail minimum size limit, limit of two per angler per day.
Offshore Fishing Trips in Port Canaveral
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 29 2016 22:42:47.
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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
Is it going to be an Indian Summer this January or possibly a deep freeze Polar Vortex? These are the questions that all fishing guides want to know. Depending on how this winter plays out with temperatures, winds and other conditions will dictate how our fishing will pan out in January. Unless the water is churned up by high winds, January will produce some of the cleanest and clearest water of the year in Central Florida as colder water kills of plankton life in the lagoons and mild northeast winds often push in clearer water in the ocean. Look for great inshore fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon and Northern end of the Indian River toward Titusville. If the winds and water are all frothed up it can be a crap shoot for fishing in almost every inshore locations and will shutdown all offshore fishing due to small craft warnings and safety warnings. However, between fronts, look for some of the best fishing of the year in January both inshore and offshore in Central 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.
I travel every year and have used guides everywhere and this has to be one of the best guides I've ever used...very friendly, comfortable boat, super knowledgable...if anyone is questioning to use lagooner quit wasting ur time and book a trip!
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5 / 5 stars