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A Fantastic Way to Find and Catch Fish

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Sightfishing can be the single most exciting way to pursue and catch offshore fish for an angler. It's challenging and rewarding to actually see the fish before you make the cast to it and many anglers can't handle the additional pressure when making a presentation to a swimming fish.

Cobia are by far the most sought out for offshore ocean fishing on Florida's east coast. Not only because they offer a great target and challenge, but because of their taste to the fisherman's pallet. Take a look at the cobia video below with Captain Richard Bradley & Gina Bradley on board the Obsession with Captain Brent Hancock a few years back. You'll get charged up to go sightfishing offshore of Port Canaveral when you watch this!

Best times to book and offshore sightfishing charter is the spring for cobia and summer for some of the other popular offshore species like tarpon, kingfish and dorado. While sightfishing is a specialty fishing adventure, it's not an everyday occurrence and should be looked at as an opportunity for the angler if the occasion arises. Ask your Captain about sightfishing opportunities when you visit Florida's Space Coast near Port Canaveral and the Orlando area.

Sight Fishing while Offshore in Florida

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: February 15 2017 15:44:43.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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Fishing Reports

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.

Fishing Forecast

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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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.

Lagooner Fishing Guides - I have had the fortune to have fished with Captain Richard on a number of occasions. While I consider myself to be a pretty good recreational fisherman, each time I fished with him I left with a wealth of new information about not only fishing, but the entire intercoastal ecosystem. Speaking with and learning from Captain Bradley is worth the trip by itself, but he never failed to put us on fish. While on Lagooner trips, we have landed our personal best snook, redfish, kingfish, tarpon and he even put us on a sailfish. I am also impressed with the amount a care Captain Richard puts on the safety of his Guests. This is very evident in how well he maintains his boats and motors. He also carries this over with his other equipment as well. His gear is always top-notch and in pristine condition. I value his opinion so much that I reached out to him when I was looking to buy my own fishing boat. He spent a lot of time giving me the pros and cons of different flats boats. He certainly did not have to spend time doing this since he was not "on the clock," but I know he did this out of his passion for fishing and his commitment to his customers. I took his advice and bought an Action Craft since he swore by it. There might be a problem with my boat though, it does not catch as many fish as Captain Richard's boat!
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