How about being able to go fishing in your own back yard? It doesn’t get more convenient than Lake Poinsett. Nestled on the northeast section of the River Lakes Conservation area in Cocoa, Florida, Lake Poinsett is a beautiful 4,336 acres of water. This massive lake holds an abundance of largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, and speckled perch, a perfect catch for any amateur or expert fishermen.
Along with the backyard fishing, Florida’s Space Coast supplies many premier locations for fishing, including saltwater and freshwater fish. The Lone Cabbage Camp provides air boats rides as well as some fishing in the St. Johns River. Other fresh-water fishing locations include all of the causeways going over both the Indian River as well as the Banana River. Also, Port Canaveral has a very popular spot called Jetty Park, which includes a beautiful park as well as an equally beautiful beach. Jetty Park has a 1,200 foot pier that would allow you to fish in the Atlantic Ocean. Jetty park, although not strongly known for its fishing, is a fun and beautiful place to cast out and make a catch.
A short ride can take you to Sebastian Inlet where you will find the best of both worlds. This is where all habitants of fresh water as well as salt water combine. The pier at the Sebastian Inlet is known for its fishing. If you are looking for a nice redfish, snook, or bluefish, Sebastian Inlet’s pier is where to go. If you don’t feel like fishing from the pier in salt water, all you have to do is go to the other side of the park and cast into the Indian River. It truly is the best of both worlds.
If it’s the open waters you seek, the Orlando Princess and the Canaveral Star II provide full-day and half-day deep sea fishing trips. Fishing trips leave out of Port Canaveral daily. These locations provide great opportunities for fantastic fishing experiences throughout Brevard County.