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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A Trip Offshore in Naples

Idling out of Gordon’s Pass, the snook explode the surface of the water on the north side of the jetty. White herons and snowy egrets stake out pieces of the riprap. The snook push the schools of bait up along the jetty. The birds spear the scared baits that jump out of the water from the charging fish underneath the surface. A soft warm easterly breeze cuts the cool of the morning. This is the beginning of a beautiful morning in southwest Florida on the coast. The sun creeping up through the tree line of mangroves. A “grape fruit“ red morning sun. Coconut palms silhouetted all along the beach of Naples white sands and still waters. The boat purrs south at two hundred and ten degrees. A wake of purplish blue water rolls out from behind her stern. A fading trail of frothy bubbles glow neon white in the early morning sun. Rafts of cigar minnows and thread fins “shake” on the surface. Continue reading A Trip Offshore in Naples

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