Year-round: Redfish, trout
Spring, Summer, Fall: Snook, tarpon
- Target Species
- Winter: Mild days, cool nights
- Spring: Warm days, mild nights
- Summer: Hot days, warm nights
- Fall: Mild days and nights
The Mosquito Lagoon
Over 20,000 acres of grass-covered flats make the Mosquito Lagoon a fisherman's dream. Fly fishing, sight fishing and light tackle fishing are excellent; it's said that Mosquito Lagoon has the best redfish and spotted trout fishing in the world! This shallow water salty lagoon lies within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and as such it gives the sight fisherman some of the best conditions.
Indian River Lagoon
The main body of water that comprises the Indian River Lagoon is about 125 miles long, starting roughly at the City of Titusville at the northern end to Fort Pierce inlet, at the southern end. Known for its pristine water, sight and fly fishing, along with bait casting, are outstanding, a great experience for any fisherman.
You can find great year-round fishing along mangrove-lined shores, grassy flats, and spoil island rims. Fish for redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon.
The Banana River Lagoon
The Banana River is part of the Indian River Lagoon system. Characterized by its long, narrow shape, this estuary is bordered by barrier islands on the east and on the west by Merritt Island. The Banana River lagoon's northern section is connected to the Banana Creek, that meanders through the Kennedy Space Center and connects to the Indian River Lagoon. This Brevard County waterway consists of salt marshes, mangroves, swamps, sea grasses, oyster beds, and spoil islands.
The Banana River is home to over 400 species of fish, hundreds of types of mollusk, shrimp, and crabs, making it a highly diverse waterway. With over 45 square miles or nearly 30,000 acres of fishing area, the Banana River makes for great fly fishing or light tackle fishing. The more than 50 spoil islands provide great fishing potential for shallow water anglers.
Indian River Lagoon at Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, and Stuart
The Vero Beach to Fort Pierce Inlet area of the Indian River Lagoon is the southernmost portion of the Lagoon system and is characterized by a more tropical feel. With the Fort Pierce Inlet approximately 20 miles south of Sebastian Inlet, the influence of the tidal changes is more apparent. In this area can be found larger redfish, tarpon, and especially snook. This region is dotted with mangrove islands, grass flats, and shallow shorelines.