Everything You Need to Know About Cocoa Beach, Florida Fishing

Fishing Cocoa Beach

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. The Cocoa Beach area has a variety of high quality fishing opportunities to choose from no matter the season.

Freshwater Fishing in Cocoa Beach

Nearby is Stick Marsh (also known as Farm 13) is a world-class bass fishery. The massive impoundment is one of the best sports for trophy bass in Florida and 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 makes it dangerous to navigate on your own.

Inshore Fishing Cocoa Beach

In terms of saltwater, the lagoons and isles create the perfect 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 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. Book a fishing trip in Cocoa Beach to target any of these species and you are sure to have the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Redfish in Cocoa Beach

The entire 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 tackle or on the fly, the sight-fishing is next level. 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.

Cocoa Beach Offshore Fishing

The fishing offshore from Cocoa Beach offers the chance to catch high quality sportfish that put up a fight and you may even land some sharks. Head out into the Atlantic to deep drop various species of snapper and grouper. If fast paced fishing is more your speed, go trolling for Spanish mackerel, kingfish, tripletail, mahi-mahi, marlin, and more. The variety of offshore fishing from Cocoa Beach makes it a perfect destination for any angler to find their perfect trip.

Cocoa Beach Tides and Weather

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