Welcome to our Space Coast, FL Fishing Home Page
There are 72 miles of beaches along the coastline that make up the Space Coast. The Space Coast has the closest beaches to Orlando. Because of the location, many families find their way over to the popular towns of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach and Titusville. Whether you plan on visiting the Kennedy Space Center, going to the beaches, boating or fishing, there is plenty to do here for the entire family.
Fishing is excellent along the Space Coast. Inshore fishing is extremely popular in the Indian River Lagoon. Snook, redfish and trout are plentiful in the Indian River. Numerous guides and charters are available for inshore and offshore fishing for a variety of species.
The Fish of the Space Coast
Learn more about the different fish and how to catch them on our Fish of the Space Coast page.
Space Coast Fishing Calendar
Take a look at our Space Coast Fishing Calendar to see the average temperatures by month and what species are throughout the different fishing seasons.
Space Coast Boat Launches
Take a look at our Space Coast Boat Launches page to find a place to get your boat on the water.
Space Coast Inshore Fishing
The Space Coast is home to some of the best inshore fishing in all of Florida for redfish and sea trout. This area has so much inshore water to fish with the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon and the Mosquito Lagoon. Snook are also available to go along with ladyfish, sheepshead, black drum and jack crevalle. Some other fish are also possible here. Because of all the flats in this area, fly fishing is very popular and there are some guides that will take you out on a trip to pursue redfish and trout with a fly.
Learn more on our Space Coast Inshore Fishing page.
Space Coast Nearshore Fishing
The Space Coast is known more for its inshore fishing, but there are some charters that do fish the nearshore waters out of Port Canaveral. Some of the fish that you can target nearshore are kingfish, cobia, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, tarpon and several other species of fish. The time of year will dictate what fish will be more prevalent in the nearshore waters.
Space Coast Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing
There is some very good fishing offshore for a variety of different fish in the Cape Canaveral area and there are some deep sea fishing charters in the area that can take you out on a fishing trip. The target species will vary depending on the seasons, but some of the fish that are targeted here offshore are grouper, snapper, cobia, king mackerel, amberjack, barracuda, sharks, mahi mahi, tuna, billfish, wahoo and others.
Learn more on our Space Coast Deep Sea Fishing page.
Space Coast Shore Fishing
The Cocoa Beach Pier is a great spot for anglers to fish if they want some access to deeper water and they don’t have a boat. From the pier, you may catch sheepshead, flounder, pompano, tarpon, sharks, Spanish mackerel, whiting, flounder, redfish, trout, whiting, bluefish and others.
From the surf, anglers usually target whiting, pompano, redfish, Spanish mackerel, black drum, sheepshead, sharks and other species of fish are also possible. There are plenty of places to fish along the beaches here. Fish during the tidal changes and you should be able to catch some fish from the beach in this area.
Learn about the best spots to fish here from shore.
Space Coast Small Boat Fishing
If you are coming here to fish in a smaller watercraft such as a canoe, kayak or inflatable, check out our Space Coast Small Boat Fishing page to see the best spots to get your watercraft on the water.