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Inshore Fishing On Florida's Lagoons
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on the Shallow Water Lagoons
Monday November 20, 2017
The Banana River Lagoon is located on Florida's East Coast and is part of the lagoon system that includes the Indian River & Mosquito Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). While technically the Banana River Lagoon does not host the ICW, the lagoons share the same water and characteristics including that same fish species. The Banana River lagoon's most northern area is connected to the Banana Creek running through the Kennedy Space Center and connecting to the Indian River Lagoon as it wanders westward. If you could continue north on an air boat for a short distance you'd pickup on the famous fishing mecca the Mosquito Lagoon and onto New Smyrna Inlet or further north on the ICW. North Banana includes the famous No Motor Zone or NMZ as it's often referred where canoes and kayaks make their way to the most fertile shallow water redfishing in the world, barred none (even the Mosquito Lagoon). After September 9, 2001 the federal government closed most of this pristine waterway to any boat traffic and it's become a breeding ground for even more Banana River fish including world record sized sea trout and redfish.
Following the waterway southward the shorelines of the Banana River become developed toward Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Metro Merritt Island.
"It's still a great fishing destination in the central Banana River Lagoon. When I grew up on the Banana River, it was the simply the best place to fish on Florida's east coast and still remains a favorite destination for anglers."
explains Captain Richard Bradley
About The Banana River Lagoon
If you continue south you'll find Cocoa Beach's thousand islands and pass by Merritt Island's Horte Point and the entrance to Merritt Island's Newfound Harbor and northward to Sykes Creek and it's residential canals and swampy headwaters north of the Barge Canal. Motoring southward again you'll discover gin clear flats and pelican covered islands on the Banana River's west bank and Merritt Island's eastern shoreline of Tropical Trail where wading anglers find tailing redfish and large seatrout. At the very south end of Merritt Island is dragon point and that's were there the Banana River and Indian River lagoon merge and ends the official end of the Banana River Lagoon. We're not sure where the name "Banana River Lagoon" originated from, but it is suspected that some of the original European settlers probably raised Bananas and exported them up and down the intracoastal waterways. The Dummit family was known for their agricultural efforts and were known to grow citrus, sugar cane and even pineapples... Why not Bananas? Bananas are now imported from Central and South America where the climate is more conducive for quality fruit, but you can still find bananas in the Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral area in peoples yards and some wild banana orchards.
If you are traveling to Central Florida's Orlando, Cocoa Beach and East Coast you can contact me by filling our one of our online forms or calling me at the phone number listed on the top of this page. I promise you I will contact you shortly and you'll have a great experience on the water with a true full time Florida fishing guide.
I'm Captain Gina Bradley and although I do not personally take anglers fishing, you can go fishing with one of my favorite fishing guides on the inshore lagoons by calling me and helping you pick the right charter fishing Captain or guide for an awesome day of fishing in my native waterway that I've grown up with.
Florida Fishing Guide for Lagooner Fishing Guides
Where is the
Banana River Lagoon
The Banana River Lagoon is a shallow saltwater lagoon adjacent to and between Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island, Florida. The barrier and spoil island on the Banana River Lagoon make an awesome fishery and angling opportunities for anglers to catch redfish, spotted sea trout, snook and tarpon. Call Captain Gina today and ask her about information and a fishing trip on the beautiful Banana River Lagoon.
Inshore Fishing the Lagoons of Central Florida
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: July 24 2017 21:29:28.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
Learn more about Lagooner Fishing Guides by clicking on any of the links and reading about the fishing possibilities east of Orlando, Florida on the Atlantic Ocean and the vast shallow water lagoons on Florida's East Coast.
Lagooner Fishing Guides specialize in several types of saltwater fishing on Florida's central east coast including shallow water fishing or "flats fishing", many forms of deep sea and offshore fishing. Our main fish species in the Lagoons are redfish, sea trout, snook and tarpon while the ocean consistently holds king mackerel, an assortment of jacks, cobia, mahi-mahi barracuda and a host of other ocean-going gamefish.
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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.
Excellent people and experience! - My husband and I had never tried anything like this before so we were a bit nervous about being sea sick. Captain Richard was so nice and laid back and gave us tips and tricks to try and fight it off. My husband unfortunately was very sick even before we started to get the lines out. Captain Richard took control and told him what to do and even where to stand in the boat to make it better. Unfortunately after captain Richard tried all his tricks my husband was still pretty sick so we had to call it a day an hour early.
The day was definitely not a loss though. Even though we didn't get to catch any fish I still got to see tons of wildlife! We saw everything from dozens of turtles to Dolphins, Rays, and even an 8 ft hammerhead shark! Captain Richard is a pro and definitely knows what he's doing and talking about. I would recommend this trip for sure!
Written by: Laura B about Lagooner Fishing Charters on June 28, 2015
5 / 5 stars