East Central Florida Fishing Report

After a spat of bad weather that caused the cancellation of quite a few fly fishing trips, the weather has improved dramatically. The water temperature has dropped into the mid 60’s to near 70 and most flats are crystal clear. Baitfish have been plentiful but not everywhere that there is bait are the gamefish. The redfish, black drum, and big seatrout are on the flats but they have been very concentrated. On some days, you can cover a lot of water and not see to much and, suddenly, there are hundreds of fish around.

The 1/4 oz DOA shrimp, The shallow running Baitbuster, a 5.5″ CAL bait with a Woodies Rattle, and a 3″ CAL on a jighead have been working the best for spin anglers. If you are fly fishing, try the black redfish worm for drum and redfish, and a bendback fly for the trout. All three species can be found in sandy spots on the grass flats. Redfish can be just in the grass as in the sand. Polarized glasses, and a stealthy approach will be necessary if you want to sight fish.Winter can be some of the best sight fishing of the year. Crystal clear water and big schools of redfish are commonplace in Mosquito Lagoon. Call to book your trip today!

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December 5, 2013

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

After a spat of bad weather that caused the cancellation of quite a few fly fishing trips, the weather has improved dramatically. The water temperature has dropped into the mid 60’s to near 70 and […]
August 3, 2013
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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

The summer fishing during the past couple weeks has been mostly spectacular with a couple busts mixed in. On the good days it has been about as good as it can get. Inshore, the redfish […]
July 1, 2013
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Mosquito Lagoon Report

After a few weeks vacation, it was back to the saltwater, first in Stuart, FL at the DOA Lures Outdoor Writers Conference. With lots of freshwater discharge being dumped into the St. Lucie River, the […]
May 23, 2013

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

What had been, up to recently, a phenomenal year of sight fishing for redfish has gotten considerably tougher the last couple weeks. The algae bloom which plagued our waters last year is making a comeback. There are […]
April 9, 2013
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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

The fishing for redfish, seatrout, and black drum continues to be outstanding on the flats of the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River. Most of the fish are still in schools with many of them holding […]
March 12, 2013
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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

True to its nature, March has come in like a lion with lots of wind, storm fronts and up and down temperatures. The water levels of the lagoon system have been fluctuating 6-12 inches which […]
February 1, 2013

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

The sight fishing in Mosquito Lagoon has been about as good as it can get in recent weeks. The weather has been generally warmer than usual which has made for some comfortable fishing conditions. To […]
December 30, 2012
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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

The final weeks of 2012 brought both  excellent and  tough days of fishing on Mosquito Lagoon. Some days the weather was perfect, on others, we had high winds, clouds, and cold that dropped water temperatures […]
December 1, 2012
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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

Fishing in Mosquito Lagoon during November offered some excellent sight fishing opportunities for redfish and large seatrout. Many of the redfish are in schools that range from 25 -200 fish. On calm days they can […]
October 30, 2012
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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

Prior to the passing of Hurricane Sandy, our east coast Lagoons had been clearing and the fishing was excellent. The storm bought some significant rain and wind but it has been the past few days […]