Fishing In Brevard County

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2011 at 8:01am.

For sometime now, friends and family have been asking me to go fishing with them. They would go day or night, weekday or weekend, from dusk to dawn it didn't matter. Being the “stereotypical” woman, I was hesitant for a long time until I heard about the fun they were having and what they were catching. They had been shrimping and fishing in the Banana River as well as the Indian River both located on the East Coast of Florida. Did you know that you can catch shrimp in these rivers by traps and in the hundreds sometimes in just a few hours? These shrimps are no little guys either, they are jumbo shrimp and delicious! I didn't know until I tasted them at a friend’s house and "WOW" they were delicious.

You might be thinking to yourself "I'm not eating what comes out of that river" but you would be so surprised, I promise, don't snub your nose up just yet.

Florida is the fishing capital of the world for its abundance of fishing resources and outdoor activities. The Indian River as well as the Banana River are home to several fish some of which are red fish, seatrout, catfish, bluegill and snook. With so many spots to fish, you can easily find yourself in a quiet and relaxing fishing hole. You can fish along the causeways, under the causeways or off just about any dock!

I recently went fishing with some friends and caught a few catfish and bluegill but threw them all back because they were all too small. Florida, like many states, has rules and regulations about the size and type of fish that you can keep. Aside from fishing, Brevard County has a vast amount of outdoor activities to enjoy and fishing is just one of many!

If your more of a deep-sea fisher then we have Cape Canaveral and world-famous Cocoa Beach just around the corner to give you that deep sea charter fishing experience! For you women out there who don't care much for the part of taking the fish off the hook or touching the fish, you don't need to worry because usually the captain or the mate on the charter can do it all for you! You pretty much just bait your hook of which they have it already cut up for you. They take it off, clean it and filet it. You just take it home and cook it or take it to one of many of Brevard County's fine restaurants and ask if they will cook up your very own catch of the day! Yummy!

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