Cocoa Beach is a city in Brevard County Florida. Located just south of Daytona Beach, east of Orlando, north of Sebastian Inlet. It is also very close to Port Canaveral and the cruise lines. According to the U.S. Census Cocoa Beach Fishing Guides estimates of 2010, the city has a population of roughly 11,231. It is approximately 1 hour from central Florida's theme parks.
Cocoa Beach was put on the map during the 1960's due to the United States space program and the space age. NASA's Kennedy Space Center is located approximately 14 miles north of the area, to the south is Patrick Air Force Base and the 45th Space Wing. The city of Cocoa Beach became home to many young families where either one or both mother and father worked on some angle of the space program. Even to this day there are numerous people living in the area that have contributed to the history of the space program.
One of the major things the city is also famous for is that Cocoa Beach was the setting for the 1960's TV show "I Dream of Jeannie". Along with this it is also a place for spring break, local beach goers, family vacations and holidays along with surfing. Of course one of the major attractions is of course the saltwater sport fishing. Including sight fishing the flats of the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River for giant redfish, trout, black drum or deep sea fishing and near shore fishing out of Port Canaveral for cobia, tarpon, triple tail, snapper, kingfish, grouper, shark and snook. Cocoa Beach offers a year round event of flats fishing, as is all of inshore saltwater fishing Florida.
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters is located minutes north of the famous city. Here you will find the Mosquito Lagoon, Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and the north Indian River Lagoon System. It is here, on the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River, where the redfish capital of the world is located.
There is no other place on earth to catch redfish and bull red drum year round, on fly and spin. These fish reach in excess of 40 plus pounds at times. Making for light tackle fishing an extreme, the apex of inshore saltwater flats fishing. It is among the top fishing destination on the planet if not the number one place to fish for world record reds. Saltwater fly fishing or spin fishing tactics.
Captain Drew Cavanaugh also possesses a valid CUA permit, which is required by federal law to fish the Refuge and National Park waters which includes the Mosquito Lagoon area. There is only a small limited number of guides who are on this list, which can be viewed at the Canaveral National Seashores web site under permits. Along with this he also holds all necessary local, state licenses and insurance.
Captain Drew's Cell: 352-223-7897 or email me at • [email protected]
Captain Drew Cavanaugh is a full time Cocoa Beach Florida saltwater flats fishing guide and Tarpon Guide • Cocoa Beach redfish guide using light tackle • Sebastian Inlet Snook Guide • Banana River Fly Fishing Charter • Flats fishing guide minutes from Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney, Ponce Inlet, Palm Bay, Port Canaveral, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Titusville, Edgewater, Oak Hill and central Florida's Atlantic Coast • Professional Casting Instruction Available • ©2015 DRC Enterprises of Central Florida, INC.