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Cape Canaveral and Port Canaveral Shark Fishing with Live Bait

Tuesday February 09, 2016

"We often catch sharks off Port Canaveral and while it's entertaining for anglers, sharks are more than often a nuisance for charter captains because of the dangers involved with landing them. I'm always pleased to see kids and families enjoy pulling in a shark and wonder about what the skin really feels like and if the teeth are as big and bad as the movies make them out to be. It makes my job as a fishing guide fulfilling watching anglers young and old learn more about our ocean and it's life." Explains Captain Richard Bradley

Above is a photo of a dad with his son holding a small hammerhead shark they caught while trolling live baits off Port Canaveral during the summer. The shark was returned to the water where it will grow up and possibly be over 1,000 pounds and 13 feet long. Sharks are coming back to Florida after commercial interest decimated them for two decades after the movie Jaws that Peter Benchley wrote in the 1970's.

"I was fishing for cobia outside of buoy 2 and had a large 13 foot great white come up to the side of the boat and just suspend, it was the first time I've seen one until later that summer I saw another one near the shuttle pads off Playalinda Beach. Captain Richard tells us..."

Canaveral has a large variety of sharks from the small bonnet head sharks that patrol the shallows to the large bull sharks that do the same... yes you heard me the biggest sharks seem to like the shorelines and shallower waters particularly at night. It's not uncommon to see large hammerheads, tiger sharks and several species of shark off Canaveral's shoals and beaches, but last spring and early winter several of us charter fishing Captains saw a few great whites within a few miles of shoreline.

I was fishing for cobia outside of buoy 2 and had a large 13 foot great white come up to the side of the boat and just suspend, it was the first time I've seen one until later that summer I saw another one near the shuttle pads off Playalinda Beach.".

Fishing for larger sharks is best done at night near the beaches north of Port Canaveral. We don't specialize in shark fishing, but Captain Richard can occasionally be coaxed into a night time shark trip if the weather's right...

Shark Fishing at Port Cananveral

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: December 10 2015 21:19:03.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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February in the Mosquito Lagoon has been awesome. Big redfish are roaming the deeper flats and there has been plenty of slot sized reds caught lately on the shallower flats that warm up during the late morning also. We've been catching several fish in the adjacent waters close to Mosquito Lagoon in the Indian River Lagoon near Scottsmoore and Mims north of Titusville and the railroad bridge. The local power plant has offered alot of fun for younger anglers and for those not always looking for the sightfished redfish or lacking the skill sets for more advanced angling. I still love catching ladyfish and jacks on a cold Florida morning at the powerplant outflow, and occassionally you catch a great redfish, snook, trout or tarpon there too. This February 2016 promises to be one of the best winters around and we look forward to seeing you on the water with us soon. Call Captain Gina and set a date with one of our guides as soon as possible before the weather warms up and the fishing cools down on the Mosquito Lagoon. (321) 868-4953

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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.

Had the best day fishing off Cocoa Beach with Capt. Richard while we were docked in Port Canaveral for the day from the Norwegian Gem. Capt. Gina was so helpful in planning our trip months ahead and even came right to the boat and picked us up when we pulled into Port! We caught some beautiful King Mackerel and had many laughs. I would recommend Lagooner to EVERYONE. If we ever get back down there, we'll definitely go again.
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