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.
you are looking for that grand slam (
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.
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.
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.