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Fishing Canaveral National Seashore / Mosquito Lagoon? Kayak? Coming up from Palm beach

taymagtaymag Senior MemberDelray Beach, FLPosts: 715 Officer
I used to fish with my dad and his friend at the end of 44 in New Smyrna at that park in a flats boat maybe 10-15 years ago, we used to have a blast and I am going up to visit my parents in a few weeks and was going to bring my kayak.

If I remember correctly there's a ton of flats 2-5' deep, is it worth while to try on my kayak? Where's the best place to launch that will give me a good central spot where I dont have to paddle miles?

Any help would be great. My parents have a condo in NSB and I am up there quite a bit right down the street from that park, I hate not taking advantage of old times inshore since I am mainly an offshore guy now

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  • hunterjwhunterjw Senior Member Port OrangePosts: 463 Deckhand
    Unfortunately the fishery habitat has changed significantly.  The grass flats south of lot 5 in cns are now sand.  

    I would put in either at riverbreeze, edgewater boat ramp and fish the islands and oysters east of them.  Based on your post it sounds like you fished this area before and not further south.  You could also put in at nsb area beachside and go west 
    "He who hoots with the owls at night will not soar with the eagles at dawn"

  • taymagtaymag Senior Member Delray Beach, FLPosts: 715 Officer
    edited March 2018 #3
    hunterjw said:
    Unfortunately the fishery habitat has changed significantly.  The grass flats south of lot 5 in cns are now sand.  

    I would put in either at riverbreeze, edgewater boat ramp and fish the islands and oysters east of them.  Based on your post it sounds like you fished this area before and not further south.  You could also put in at nsb area beachside and go west 
    Is lot 5 basically the parking lot right inside CNS before visitor center area?

    You mentioned riverbreeze but that seems like its just across from where I am talking about.

    Just to be clear, this is where I think we used to drop in (edit, I circled the wrong spot but you know where I'm talking about, couple hundred yards north at that ramp), you're saying if I drop in there and kayak south/west in the direction of riverbreeze its no good now?


  • taymagtaymag Senior Member Delray Beach, FLPosts: 715 Officer
  • hunterjwhunterjw Senior Member Port OrangePosts: 463 Deckhand
    I think what you highlighted is the visitor center .  That is south of the ramp.  You can put In 100 yards or so south of there by eldora house or go another few miles to lot 5.

    not saying there aren't any fish but the habitat is gone south of georges bar 
    "He who hoots with the owls at night will not soar with the eagles at dawn"

  • taymagtaymag Senior Member Delray Beach, FLPosts: 715 Officer
    edited March 2018 #6
    hunterjw said:
    I think what you highlighted is the visitor center .  That is south of the ramp.  You can put In 100 yards or so south of there by eldora house or go another few miles to lot 5.

    not saying there aren't any fish but the habitat is gone south of georges bar 
    Ya you're right, I meant the ramp but may launch down a little bit, I dont have time to go anywhere else since its quick morning trips and our condo is at the end down there by the park, we'll see, thanks
  • 17footCC17footCC Junior Member Posts: 21 Greenhorn
    I may be a few days late. If you go in the park and take the road all the way to the end there is a small boat/kayak launch.  I can usually pick up a few reds/trout off the islands that are basically directly in front of the launch but I have not been since December so I dont know what the depth/water clarity is currently.     
  • hunterjwhunterjw Senior Member Port OrangePosts: 463 Deckhand
    That is lot 5
    "He who hoots with the owls at night will not soar with the eagles at dawn"

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