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6 Awesome Offshore Fishing Destinations You Should Have on Your Bucket List

Cocoa Beach charters explore other locations around the world any die-hard angler should go at least once

For the most part, fishermen stay close to home, or no more than a few hours away. For many patrons aboard offshore charters, fishing is not the sole reason for visiting Cocoa Beach. Perhaps they are here visiting family or one of the many theme parks in Orlando.

Only the most serious anglers will venture to far-away places just for the fishing.

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Fishing Coolers – 10 Tips for Finding the Right Size for You

There are literally hundreds of different types of fishing coolers for sale on today’s market for every budget and just about every conceivable application.

Many factors like budget, space, where you plan on using it and more go into determining the type of cooler you should buy. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t take up any space when you’re not using it, a collapsible cooler may be what you need.

Once you’ve determined the type of cooler you’d like, you then need to determine the size that will not only accommodate all of your food, drinks and fish, but will keep them cool efficiently.

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Spotted Seatrout or “Specks” – An Overview of this Staple Fish

Orlando fishing charters discuss the spotted seatrout, a popular game fish for Orlando fishing charters and general anglers in the Indian River Lagoon

Known by veteran anglers as a “Speck,” the speckled or spotted sea trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) is one of the most common inshore fish found all throughout Florida. Many Orlando fishing charters like pursuing the Spotted Seatrout, especially for patrons with little to no fishing experience since they’re not too big and can be easily handled. They’re also one of the easiest fish to reach, meaning anglers can wade or paddle as well as motor to grass flats where the Specks stay.

The reason it’s called a “speck” is because of the hundreds of black spots on the sides and top fins of the fish.

While they don’t provide as vigorous a fight as the Redfish, the Speckled Sea Trout does provide an incredibly tasty meal.

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Overview of the Ultraskiff Round Boat

The modern-day round boat isn’t something that’s new per se. The idea has been around for centuries in fact, with the round boat, or coracle, serving a vital transportation and food gathering role in past centuries in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

These round crafts are still used in certain parts of the Middle East and Asia for the same purpose.

In the west though, modern-day coracles like the Ultraskiff are much more sophisticated than their predecessors.

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