Cocoa Beach, Florida Fishing Overview

With over 70 miles of coastline, productive inshore waters, and year-round offshore action, it's not hard to see why Cocoa Beach is an angler's paradise. Located just an hour from Orlando, fishing in Cocoa Beach is accessible to anglers from all over. Contact Captain Experiences today to book the Cocoa Beach fishing charter of a lifetime!

Everything You Need to Know About Cocoa Beach, Florida Fishing

Head down to the Space Coast of Florida for your chance at some awesome angling, from the Indian River Lagoon and the Intracoastal to the deep Atlantic.

What can I expect to catch?

The Cocoa Beach area has a variety of fresh and saltwater options to choose from no matter the season (are there really even seasons in Florida?).

In terms of saltwater the lagoons and isles make for some great cover for a ton of inshore fish. The Space Coast has over 500 species of fish that call the waters home, but Mosquito Lagoon is known universally as the redfish capital. The whole Indian River lagoon system (a combination of the Banana, Indian, and Mosquito Rivers) provides plenty of small mangrove islands that the redfish love. Whether you fish conventional or fly, the sight-fishing here is great.

The Cocoa beach area is also great for spotted sea trout, tarpon, jack crevalle, and mangrove snapper, and is just about the northernmost boundary for snook. Heading out into the Atlantic youll find sharks by the coast, grouper, spanish and king mackerel, tripletail, mahi mahi, marlin, and more.

Nearby is Stick Marsh (also known as Farm 13) is a world-class bass fishery. The massive impoundment is one of the best trophy spots for bass in Florida that is strictly catch and release. Guides are recommended in this area, because the same underwater structure that makes it such a good bass fishery also make it dangerous for your boat.

Cocoa Beach Tides and Weather

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