Cocoa Beach and it's redfish filled Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon are part of Florida's Space Coast. Named because of it's proximity to Kennedy Space Center and it's shuttle launches and landings, Brevard County has been dubbed the Space Coast. The Space Center has several attractions that include tours of the KSC and bus rides into and around museums and historical parts like the Mercury spacecraft and Gemini launch facitlies from the 1950's and 60's and to the Apollo moon landing rocket laying on it's side near the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) that housed the shuttle before being transported on giant crawlers toward the launch pads over three miles away. All around the Space Coast you'll find great fishing for families and experts, so when you visit the Orlando area this in 2014 or next year, give us a call to set up a spectacular fishing trip in East Central Florida's Brevard County.
Space Shuttle lauches are infrequent but if you're lucky and on the Space Coast during a launch window, you might actually witness one of these spectacular launches while fishing on the surrounding lagoons. The Merritt Island wildlife refuge in the northern part of Brevard County with it's boundries partiall defined by the Mosquito Lagoon to the north and the Banana River Lagoon to the south host some of the best redfish and speckled sea trout fishing in the world. Inshore fishing in these areas can be better than anywhere else in the world for when targeting these two species, but it doesn't stop there... there are hefty sized snook, opportunity tarpon fishing and if you venture offshore you'll be treated to reel sizzling action for kingfish, cobia, shark and a meriad of other offshore species.
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My grade school's name was MILA, an acronym for Merritt Island Launch Area and from there I watched on a black and white television astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon and from our playground we watched many of the Apollo moon launches. As I grew up in Brevard County or the Space Coast as our local chamber of commerce prefers us to call, it became apparent to my father that the fishing was world class where he took me as often as time allowed to catch cobia in the ocean, snook and tarpon in our waterfront backyard and redfish in the shallow water surrounding the island we lived on.
If you are visiting the Space Coast anytime soon please give us a call and we'll share with you some of the spectacular fishing that my father showed me while I was growing up on my island home on East Central Florida, Brevard County, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. You don't even have to pack your fishing rods, I have an excellent choice of top quality rods to bring in those spectacular Florida game fish.
Lagooner Fishing Guide
Looking for information about fishing in Florida and it's inshore and offshore angling opportunities? Call (321) 868-4953 and Ask for Captain Gina. She'll be more than glad to talk to you in length about setting up a fishing trip while you're visiting the southeast United States.
If you truly want a full time, experienced and fully licensed, insured charter fishing captain and fishing guide that has the professional qualifications, please give us a call and we'll put you Florida fishing trip together so you can catch the big fish and enjoy your day. Contact Captain Gina and setup a charter at (321) 868-4953 or simply fill out the form on the left to inquire about an Orlando Fishing Trip with a qualified professional Fishing Charter Captain and Guide.
September 2014 Space Coast Fishing Update
September often signals the beginning of the fall mullet run along the Space Coast Beaches. Following the parade of small finger mullet stringing our coastline are the ocean preditors like snook and redfish, but plenty of action can come from larger sharks, tarpon, jacks and bonito. Typically, the mullet run will begin during the later part of September and strengthen as we approach October and may continue into early November, so a whole month or six weeks of fall fishing action has it's epicenter during the migration of mullet.
If the oceean cooperates during September, the king mackeral bite should continue and the beaches should produce some good numbers of tarpon. However if the winds of September start blowing, the lagoons should start producing a fair number of early morning sea trout and some larger breeding sized redfish as the month continues (redfish breed in during late August and September and often into October).