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The Indian River Lagoon is lots of action and has many different species ranging in size from 2 to 40 pounds! Back water fishing by nature is less technical than sight fishing and allows the angler to fish in the beautiful, calm waters surrounding the flats and mangrove channels. The key words here are calm water. This is similar to fishing on a lake back home with very little chance of rough water. These trips routinely produce great fishing.

If you are looking for that grand slam ( redfish, trout, snook, and tarpon) in the back country, this is the trip for you. Tarpon in the 10-60 pound range move into to the back waters starting in April, and leave as the first cold fronts start to show. Snook fishing is very productive spring through fall.

The fall and spring mullet runs really get these fish fired up. It's also a great place to fish at night around the full moons in the summer times for big snook. The Indian River Lagoon is North America’s most diverse estuary with more than 2,200 different species of animals and 2,100 species of plants.

The Lagoon varies in width from ½ mile to 5 miles and averages 3 feet in depth. It serves as a spawning and nursery ground for many different species of oceanic and lagoon fish and shellfish. Indian River, the main body of water, from the north border between Volusia and Brevard Counties along the western shore of Merritt Island, southward to St. Lucie Inlet. Banana River Lagoon, an offshoot of the Indian River, northward making up the eastern shore of Merritt Island. Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and the formidable Tarpon are the main gamefish sought by anglers in the lagoon system.