Vero Beach hotels -- a place to stay for your Florida Fishing Vacation
The Vero Beach hotels are places where you will want to stay for a Florida fishing vacation. If you're planning a vacation to Florida and you intend to do some fishing while here be sure and take a look around the Vero Beach area. Of course, we hope you will stay at the Sea Spray Inn as it is one of the cozier Vero Beach hotels.
Here in Vero beach once December rolls around the stormiest part of the year is passed and the Atlantic begins to calm down. Although we can still get storms and the seas can be whipped up so much that you can't surf fish there are plenty of places along the Indian River that you can fish. And there you have the two main areas for fishing from shore. You can surf fish in the Atlantic or you can find a nice quiet spot along the Indian River. Now with each of those onshore fishing areas you can either use live or frozen bait or lures.
Once you catch a fish you better know how to clean it. This is one of the best videos I know of on cleaning fish:
If you haven't been here you need to know that the Indian River is actually a large saltwater lagoon. There are some small lakes where you can do some freshwater fishing but the major fishing is in salt water here. Quite an array of fish can be caught here including Pompano, Snook, Bluefish, Tarpon, Lady Fish, Flounder, Sea Trout, Redfish and of course Catfish. Also when surf casting you can catch Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Jacks, Sheepshead and Whiting. A good site to visit for identifying fish in the area is HERE . You can also get more information at the state site at this LINK .
One needs to be aware of the regulations regarding fishing also. If you are from out of the area you will need to get a nonresident fishing license. They can be purchased at Wal-Mart or the local bait shop. There's a really nice bait and tackle shop right here on the island and several just over the bridge. The state site has a multitude of pdf files you can download at THIS PAGE. A simplified chart if you can already identify fish is located HERE.
Vero Beach hotels ~ Sea Spray Inn ~ a Great fit for your Florida Fishing Vacation
Of course if you are an avid fisherman you will already have gear for the type of fishing you like to do. The above information is so you know if you lose some tackle you can get replacements while you are here. Most people prefer to use their own equipment, however rentals for both on and off shore are available at the local tackle shops. If you take a Charter Boat it will include everything you need including the fishing license.
The other major method of fishing in Florida waters is from a boat. There are many options when it comes to getting out on the water. You can go out on a charter for deep-sea fishing. You can also hire a guide for river fishing or near shore excursions. There are also places where you can rent a boat if you are competent to handle that. Of course the experience is completely different and the catch will most likely be quite different from onshore fishing also. Offshore you can expect to catch dolphin(a.k.a. mahi mahi), grouper, sea bass, amberjack and a large variety of other species depending on the type of charter and the tackle and bait used, as well as the season. There are specific types of charters also. Fishing for Marlin, Sailfish or Dolphin is a high-end sport but very doable with the charters available from the area. We will be glad to assist you in setting up your fishing excursion and contacting appropriate charters for you.
Indian River County has a lot to offer the sport fisherman. Of course maybe all you want to do is hang out at the beach with a pole in the water and that can yeild some fine fish at times. The beach is nice enough that even if you don't catch anything it is nice to be there. Here at the Sea Spray Inn we can let you borrow a pole for surf fishing. We have beach chairs and umbrellas too, so you can relax while waiting for the fish to bite. Our location is ideal as there is good fishing within 200 yards of your room. If you do land a nice fish you can grill it right here on our outdoor grill. Fish doesn't get much fresher than that. So when you are looking at Vero Beach hotels for a fishing vacation, whether it be relaxing or an intense deep-sea excursion, be sure and give us a call.