Cocoa Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Cocoa Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Cocoa Beach

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Cocoa Beach

Deep Sea Fishing in Cocoa Beach

If you’re eager to experience the Atlantic Ocean at its best, Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing will give you exactly that. Here, you can indulge in big game fishing all year long, as species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo take turns reaching their peak seasons offshore. Meanwhile, an ever-present supply of juicy bottom fish promises to surprise even the most seasoned angler. For some, fishing off the shore of Cocoa Beach is all about variety; for others, it’s about that one trophy fish. No matter what brings you here, prepare to be hooked from the start!

What to Expect while Deep Sea Fishing

Most local charter boats are docked at Port Canaveral, a few minutes away from Cocoa Beach. Setting sail just 5 miles up the road makes all the difference, because here you’ll have immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean.

A half day trip is the perfect chance to wet your feet in this deep sea fishery. Four to five hours on the water will take you up to 20 miles offshore, where you can catch Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, and King Mackerel, depending on the season.

To truly live up to deep sea fishing standards, however, you’ll need to spend at least 8 hours on board. A full day trip can take you anywhere from 20-40 miles from the coast, where the big game fishing really starts to intensify. Out here, you can add Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and massive Snapper and Grouper to your list.

For the ultimate Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing experience, book an extended day trip (10+ hours). An excursion of this sort will take you more than 60 miles offshore to the Gulf Stream, known around here as the “Other Side.” The long ride is worth it, because this is truly the big leagues. Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and plenty of other trophy fish are waiting for you here.

How to Fish

You can expect a lot of trolling and bottom fishing on your trip. Anglers the world over rely on these methods when it comes to deep sea fishing, and the captains in Cocoa Beach are no exception.

Trolling with a variety of baits and lures attracts surface feeders like Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Tuna. It’s also common to kite fish for Sailfish, depending on the season. Rubber skirts, live bait, and cut bait all prove effective, depending on the species.

Bottom fishing will bring you anything on the seafloor, including a wide variety of Snapper and Grouper species.

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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Cocoa Beach

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Jennifer K. fished with Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter on March 24, 2021
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We are from Indiana. Fishing in Cocoa Beach was different. We are so used to filling a bite and yanking the line. That is not how you fish at Cocoa Beach.
Great Customer Service!!
Pam C. fished with Fishing Devotion Charters on June 28, 2019
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Go with a guide like Captain David that really knows the area!
Great Day of Fishing with Fishing Devotion Charters!
Jed T. fished with Fishing Devotion Charters on May 12, 2019
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One of Florida's great areas to go fishing!
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Mark E. fished with Fishing Devotion Charters on February 19, 2019
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If you can't book Fishing Devotion, then hire one of the other local guides. We met a couple of them when we were fishing with Fishing Devotion, and they are all great guys.
Best charter in Cocoa Beach
Jacobus (. G. fished with Fishing Devotion Charters on January 26, 2019
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Weather is a hit and a miss in January with rain and wind often on the forecast. But with the right charter and with someone that know the area , there are spots where you can still fish and have some great fishing even if the weather is not good.

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