Saltwater Fishing Charters by Lagooner Fishing Guides
Port Canaveral Jack
Port Canaveral Professional Charter Captain
Sunday November 19, 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©
November - 2017 Fishing Report
November in Central Florida can be an up or down proposition for fishing offshore as the nor-easterner's start to blow and seas pick up. However, it can be rewarding for anglers looking to cash in on the end of the fall mullet run for almost every type of nearshore species from jacks and snook to redfish and tarpon. If the temperatures and wind stay cooperative, look for nearshore to be productive, but if the seas get angry look inshore towards the lagoons for redfish, sea trout and possibly some snook action at Sebastian Inlet and the Indian River Lagoon. November is a Central Florida transition month so don't be surprised to see fish getting active and feeding heavily before the winter cool down when bait becomes less abundant and fish look to warm up on the shallow water flats later in the morning.
November - 2017 Fishing Forecast
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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.
Having been fishing a number of times over the years with Captain Richard I can highly recommend Lagooner Charters. We have always had a great time and he puts you on the fish. Richard and Gina have not only been our charter captains but have become our friends. Give them a try you won't be disappointed.
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