|This is an archived Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing report from
Capt. Chris Myers. I specialize in sight fishing the flats for redfish,
drum, and trout in central Florida. I offer half and full day fishing
trips for one or two anglers with light tackle and fly. Fishing is
close to Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, and New
Smyrna Beach. If you would like to book a charter or need more
information, you can contact me at 321-229-2848
The summer fishing continues to be outstanding here in central
Florida. Redfish have been providing the most consistent action
with large schools being encountered on most days. These fish
have been biting well and will chase down lures fished on the
surface providing some explosive bites. There are a few tarpon
around but they have yet to appear inshore in significant numbers.
During the first week of the month, I spent a couple days fishing
with Capt. Blair Wiggins, host of the Addictive Fishing TV show.
We spent the first day fishing without cameras and found some
huge redfish willing to eat both Baitbusters and DOA shrimp.
Nearly every spot we visited held hungry redfish. The next day the
cameras arrived to film an episode of the show. Of course the
giant reds were not in the mood to bite but we did find and catch
plenty of other redfish. The episode should air in late September.
Sam and Wade had a good day redfishing in Mosquito Lagoon.
The four inch Cal in silver mullet color accounted for multiple fish
caught and released.
After dropping my clients off at the ramp, I went back out for an
hour of fun fishing. Using the shallow running Baitbuster, I fooled
four more redfish from 15-20 pounds.
Glen and his son Gabe had shots at hundreds of redfish
throughout the day. We found fish in schools and small groups
roaming the shallow flats. Gabe landed the largest fish of the day
just before we headed in.
Rusty and John had a tough start to the day as many of the
redfish that had been present the previous two days had spread
out with the rising water levels. It took us a while to find them but
we located some large schools of black drum and redfish. Rusty
got a black drum around 15 pounds and John landed a similar
Sunday, I took a break from the flats fishing to fish along the
beach with Capt. Ron Presley. We encountered tarpon and large
jack crevalle along with schools of little tunny. I had one bite from
a large tarpon but missed the hookset. The tunnys and a
barracuda gave us some great light tackle action on Baitbusters
and the 5.5 inch BFL.
Yesterday, Dan and his father George had a great day on the
Lagoon. The redfish were chasing down the Baitbuster throughout
I look forward to continued topwater action for the next couple
months. As the fall mullet run gets under way, the fish will get
more and more aggressive as they fatten up for the winter. With
lots of grass floating on the surface, treble hooked plugs can be
difficult to use. The DOA Chughead rigged on a weedless jerkbait
and the Baitbuster are effective despite the grass.
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