In your search for the perfect senior living community, you may not have put fishing on your “must-have” list, thinking that it was just hoping for too much. At Victoria Landing, we offer luxury retirement living in Melbourne, Florida, on the waters of the Indian River and just over the causeway from the Atlantic Ocean. If fishing is your favorite hobby, then Victoria Landing is definitely the place for you!
Location, Location, Location
You would be hard-pressed to find many senior living communities with a better location than Victoria Landing. Just 3 miles from the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and situated on the Indian River, Victoria Landing is a prime location for your retirement. We have incredible weather year-round with our January temperatures averaging a low of 51 degrees and a high of 72 degrees! It’s pretty hard to complain when you live in paradise!
The Fish Are Biting in Melbourne
If you are ready to join fellow fishermen, then pull out your best poles and lures, stop by one of the local bait shops, then head to the water! If you are unable to drive or simply prefer to stay close to home, Victoria Landing has that covered too! We offer our own private dock for your fishing pleasure. You can fish on the banks of the river, from the causeway, or at the beach. It’s all up to you!
You can’t go a day in Melbourne without seeing someone fishing if you go out to the water. It is a favorite pastime here, and for good reason! With a myriad of fish swimming our waters, you are bound to catch something for your next “fish tale.”
Some of the fish available in the Indian River are redfish, mangrove snapper, grouper, trout, and tarpon. An article in the Orlando Sentinel listed the Indian River Lagoon as one of five favorite fishing spots. For some great tips on how to catch each specific species of fish, check out the article.
An Indialantic resident shared this about Florida fish:
I moved here from northern California several years ago. I grew up eating lake and river fish, such as rainbow trout and salmon. Redfish and snook are now two of my favorite fish. I had never eaten them prior to moving to Florida. I am a pescatarian. I do not eat meat and am allergic to shellfish. But, I love fresh fish and the protein I get from it. The fish here are different. That might sound weird, but it’s true! They are so flaky and delicious and don’t have that overpowering “fishy” taste at all! It helps that my husband has fished his whole life and loves to do it! He keeps me well fed!”
If you decide to head over the causeway to the ocean, then you may snag pompano, Jack Crevalle (jacks), or bluefish. There is also a lot of mackerel which actually make great bait and can save you a trip to the bait shop.
Know Before You Go
As a fisherman, you are already aware that every area has laws regarding fish and wildlife. Before heading out, make sure you know the laws. For example, redfish must be between 18 and 27 inches to be a “keeper.” Otherwise, you must “catch and release.” You are allowed one redfish per day. There is also no gigging, spearing, or snatching redfish allowed. There are different regulations for each species. Be sure to have your proper fishing license, as well. Florida has a very diverse ecosystem and its waterways are effectively protected by law enforcement. Their protection is vital to maintaining the unique biodiversity of our area!
Living at Victoria Landing
If you are reading this and thinking, “This is the place for me!” then you are probably right! With a wide range of activities available daily, along with delicious meals, social opportunities, and a great location, Victoria Landing is one of the best senior living communities that you will find! You can give us a call or go to our website to schedule a tour. We look forward to showing you what you already know – Victoria Landing is the place for you!