The Banana River Lagoon is home to an incredibly diverse saltwater environment. It has about 30 plus acres of shallow grass flats, a good handful of canals and plenty of shorelines that are home to many resident and migrating fish. Stalking redfish, black drum speckled sea trout, snook, tarpon, ladyfish, jacks and many others are becoming increasingly popular to a wide variety of anglers. Light tackle & fly fishing for these inshore species are both relaxing and exciting. Accessing the Banana River flats can be as easy as pulling off the road in places or skimming over the river at dawn in a flats boat. There are many experienced inshore guides available to visitors or residents alike. Catching an eye full of wildlife including manatees, dolphin, and bird life round out the Space Coast experience.
Charter Fishing Info
There are a few quality flats fishing charters in the area. Most of them can take between 1 and 3 anglers. They provide tackle, licenses & fishing gear. The Banana River also has a few pontoon boats that offer private fishing charters up to 6 people. They provide ample room to spread out and shade for a very relaxing way to fish the area. Lastly, there are a limited amount of Captains who offer guided paddle board/SUP and Kayak fishing trips. These trips are typically booked in the spectacular “No Motor Zone” or the Banana River’s very own 1,000 Islands. All can be filled with fish and wildlife at times. The thing with fishing trips – sometimes fish don’t bite but you can count on the Space Coast providing plenty of natural beauty and the guides sharing their local knowledge with you.