Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Port Canaveral Jack
Port Canaveral Professional Charter Captain
Saturday April 29, 2017
"Jack Crevalle school off the beaches during the summer
months off Port Canaveral and that's what our professional
charter fishing Captain put us on. Truly one of the
greatest mornings I've ever had on the water, porpoise at
the side of the boat, a magnificent sunrise, and big fighting
fish I still dream about!!
I would recommend a trip with Capt. Richard to anyone who loves to fish, a great guy and a true professional!!", explains Brad Knope from Wisconsin.
Brad Knope displays an almost an over 20 pound jack crevalle before releasing.
One of the blessing of being a fishing guide is watching people enjoy themselves while fishing. Brad and Kyle never stopped smiling from the time they got in the boat till they left the water. I hope this short fishing trip will get ya'll by till the next time you visit our area again.
Anglers and Friends,
One of the hardest fighting fish in the ocean is the Jack Crevelle. There are several versions of jacks including Amberjack, bar jacks and Amaco Jacks and all can give you the fight of your life when on the receiving end of a rod and reel.
These two anglers from Wisconsin went fishing with me a few years ago and picked a fight with a nice sized jack. I don't believe they understood the impact a jack can have on the rest of your day. Jacks tore in to the baits and the next 40 minutes was a grueling fist fight with a willing opponent.
Come down and have your fistfight with a jack this summer on beautiful Cocoa Beach...
Captain Richard Bradley
Lagooner Fishing Guide
Adjacent to Cocoa Beach is Port Canaveral with it's rock jetties and light house peering out to the eastern Atlantic ocean. Schools of Jack Crevalle swim anxiously around the water seeking to trounce on prey like piranha. On the buoy line you can seasonally sight fish for cobia and tripletail, while the more adventurous push further offshore for king mackerel, wahoo, mahi-mahi, sailfish and marlin. Pleasure has no boundaries here... there is something for everyone from the novice to the expert angler, Cocoa Beach has the most fishing excitement anywhere!
Jack Crevalle are a beautiful color of bluish-green to greenish-gold on their backs and have silvery or yellowish bellies. The Jack's soft dorsal and anal fins are almost identical in size and they have a prominent black spot on the gill cover. They also have a black spot at the base of each pectoral fins and no scales on the throat.
Jacks are common in both INSHORE waters and the open sea. They seem to show up anywhere and everywhere but more often where there's plenty of food or baitfish around. Look for schools of jacks turning the water yellow or finning as they circle near the surface of the water. Jacks will travel into fresh or brackish water and are often seen in springs that lead into the ocean.
One of the memorable catches for a saltwater angler is their first Jack. The crevalle tend to stay inshore or near offshore and can be caught in both salt and freshwater rivers around florida and other southern states. Jacks are often seen under diving birds making a commotion on the water surface while feeding on bait. Jacks tolerate a wide range of salinities; schools corner a school of baitfish at the surface and feed with commotion that can be seen at great distances; feeds mainly on small fish; peak spawning occurs OFFSHORE from March through September.
No limit or size regulation.
Catching Jack Crevalle at Port Canaveral
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 29 2016 20:34:45.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
April - 2017 Fishing Report
April - 2017 Fishing Forecast
April of 2017 should be a great spring for fishing in both inshore and offshore coastal waters of Central Florida. Look to the Mosquito Lagoon and Banana Rivers to produce redfish and sea trout consistently and then look toward the ocean and depending on the water temps, clear skies and wind the cobia will be on their way north and migrating past Canaveral towards their northern grounds on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. Central Florida's weather during the spring is usually no less than spectacular as the college spring breakers are winding up the end of their vacation and heading back to campus to finish up before summer break. Daytona Beach host several spring events from NASCAR Races, Bike Week and Spring Break activities while Cocoa Beach and it's Space Coast offer a much less crowded alternative for vacationers to seek a more secluded and restful Holiday. The temperatures are rising and the fishing should be heating up too in East Central Florida's Cocoa Beach.
Lagooner Fishing Guides
Cocoa Beach's premier saltwater fishing guide with over 25 years of charter fishing experience in his native waters.
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Lagooner Fishing Guides Review / Trip Advisor
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.
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