Banana River Lagoon- Cape Canaveral, FL

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Brookie_Hunter, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    I was in Florida for two weeks with my family. The weather hindered fishing opportunities for about half of it but the Spotted Sea Trout fishing in the Banana River at Cape Canaveral was really good at the end of last week as I ended up catching four trout larger than 20" with the largest running 24". I gave beach fishing a try in Cape Canaveral and up at the Merritt Island National Seashore above the Space Center but low systems and a tropical disturbance moving through the area the previous week or so sent the fish to deeper water and nobody was catching much...but I saw a mermaid so it wasn't a total loss. :)
     
  2. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    "Really good" is an understatement. Those qualify as "gator trout" especially considering you were beach fishing with a fly rod. Truly outstanding. Great shot of the mermaid, too.
     
  3. Skeena88

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    Nice fish! And a really cute mermaid too. She looked like she was having a great time:). Memories to treasure.
    Steve
     
  4. Steve Vaughn

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    You are almost making me miss Central Florida. Those are some nice Specks!