in Cocoa Beach, Florida can be a fun
challenge for anglers of all ages and experience.
During the summer and early fall months on Florida's
Space Coast schools of giant
tarpon can be found rolling and feeding right
off the beaches. Schools of 100 pound tarpon are
common in the summer time and anglers have a better
opportunity to hookup with these jumping giants.
best if you never have to fight the crowds, most
of the time you have fish all to yourself. Tarpon
will often respond to well artificial lures, but
when a properly presented live bait is thrown
nearby, you'd better hang on and watch out!
are hard fighting, heavy fish that never seem
to give up the battle even after they're boated.
Average size of this fish seems to be over 25
lbs with 35-40 lbs not uncommon. Brown to black
colored with no teeth, short spikes on their backs
and plenty of "BIG FISH" attitude. Cobia
are often mistaken by anglers for sharks and can
be seen freely swimming near the surface or over
structure. For the most part cobia are dark brown
but can have some color fluctuation due to genetics
or habitat. We generally have a “Spring”
(Feb-March) and a “Fall” (Oct-December)
run of these incredibly hard fighting yet good
Central Florida hosts some of the best king mackerel
fishing in the United States in the summer and
fall months. One of the most enjoyable angling
opportunities. Kings are schooling fish that migrate
from south Florida waters in winter to more northerly
waters in spring within a mile of the beach and
just beyond the breakers. Day time slow trolling
and drifting will produce 20 pound average kingfish
though it is not uncommon to catch fish larger
than 40 pounds. Kingfish are hard hitting and
fast. Not uncommon to have the kings skyrocket
for an exciting time and great fight.