May 2022 Fishing Report for Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, and Orlando Florida!
Well, May is officially here and you know what that means? Grouper season! It is now back opened as of May 1st until December 31st along the coasts of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral also known as Port Canaveral. Make sure to book your full day deep sea fishing charter with us to try and catch some Grouper, the reason why we recommend a full day that’s if your wanting to try and target grouper is because on a half day deep sea charter there is not enough time because we have to go further out for them. Types of grouper we catch off the coast of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral are Gag Grouper, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, and Goliath Grouper. Unfortunately Goliath Grouper also known as Jew Fish are federally protected so we can’t keep them but they do put up one heck of a fight, some coming in around 400 pounds. The most common grouper we catch here along the Space Coast is the Gag Grouper. Other species could include this month on the full day deep sea charter are Amberjack, Almaco, Mahi Mahi aka Dolphin or Dorado, King Fish, Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Sharks, Vermillion Snapper, Barracuda, Bonita, Cobia, Sailfish, and Sea Bass. It could be any of these species on our full day charters, it just always depends on what the bite has been like. You can always call and ask us we are very honest about how the fishing can be.
On the half day deep sea charter the species could be king fish, sailfish, mahi mahi, bonita, red snapper, barracuda, trigger fish, cobia, and sharks. Like I said before just depends on what’s been hot on that given week.
Shark Fishing is very popular for us all year, some days are awesome and some days can be very slow that’s just shark fishing in general you never know until you try, that’s why we over it throughout the whole day is because there is no specific better time for shark fishing. Types of species we see this month are Blacknose, Black Tip, Atlantic Sharpnose, Hammer Head, Scallop Hammer Head, Finetooth, Bull, Spinner, Sandbar which are normally caught offshore on our deep sea charters, Lemon, Sand Tiger, as well as the Tiger Shark.
Our Nearshore Port trips which we primarily run on our 25ft boat cater to people who don’t want to go offshore and stay in close and fish the calmer waters which consist of Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Flounder, Jacks, Blue Fish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Triple Tail, and Sharks!
Our fishing boat fleet consists of two 33ft sport fishing boats, one 30ft sport fishing boat, as well as our 25ft boat.
We look forward to fishing with you soon!