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Port Canaveral Tripletail
Cape Canaveral and Port Canaveral Tripletail Guide
Tuesday January 23, 2018
Tripletail are an awesome fighting fish found near Port Canaveral and Cape Canaveral's shoreline. Early summer and late spring are great time to target tripletail nearshore, not far from the beaches. November December and January are great for big tripletail if we have a mild winter.
"We had an Indian summer in January of 2005 and the tripletail were out-in-numbers along with free swimming cobia", explains Captain Richard of Lagooner fishing guides. "We had three weeks of excellent fishing off Port Canaveral in January 2005 and limited out on tripletail almost every time we went out. Most of the country was in snow and storms and Florida was making up for last years hurricane ravages."
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 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.
I'm not one to brag (yeah right!), but Port Canaveral has the best tripletail fishing in the world. How can I make a bold claim like that? It's easy! Look at the IGFA's website for all the tripletail records and Canaveral eclipses every other location worldwide.
Generally speaking, there are two yearly time periods that tripletail are most cooperative. The spring from late April thru late summer and then again in the fall around November they make another appearance. Tripletail show up for a few days/weeks and disappear as fast as they came into the picture. I keep up with the tripletail bite, so if I say "they're on or off" you can pretty much count on it either way. Tripletail can be physically demanding and challenging for anglers that are not spry on their feet and strong in the arm, so consider this angling experience not for the novice or weak.
Where is Port Canaveral Florida?
Finding Port Canaveral from Orlando is easy and close as the Orlando International Airport is a straight shot from the exit on SR 528 or the Beachline. Simply head east from MCO (airport) on SR 520 and continue for 46 miles to the Port Canaveral Terminal B exit on George King Boulevard and you're there.
Port Canaveral is directly east of Orlando on Florida's east coast and Atlantic Ocean shoreline. It's Orlando's closest beaches and most laid back atmosphere. South of Daytona and directly north and adjacent to Cocoa Beach the City of Cape Canaveral is snuggled between the Kennedy Space Center on Canaveral's National Seashore and Brevard County's beautiful Cocoa Beach.
Little detail is provided about this species except that they appear to have three tails which are actually large anal and dorsal fins that drop back far and elongated along the body. Tripletail change color with their environment and are great imitators, often imitating floatsome and leaves. Color can vary from black, grey, brown and yellow depending on habitat.
Tripletail are found in mild and warm waters around floatsome. They are often around bouys or sargassum seaweed floating on the surface.
Port Canaveral holds some of the biggest tripletail in the world. Look at a recent catch [here].
15" minimum size limit, 2 per angler per day.
Tripletail Fishing Out Of Port Canaveral
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 29 2016 20:34:56.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
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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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.
Fishing Outing Made a Good Vacation Great! - I had a great time with Capt. Richard. He left no stone unturned to make my fishing experience productive. He made me feel like a friend rather than just a client. The great weather and beautiful water enhanced my trip. The next time we vacation in the Orlando area, I will most definitely schedule a trip with the Lagooner Fishing Guides!
Written by: 350zblack about Lagooner Fishing Charters on September 7, 2017
5 / 5 stars