|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 near
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 flats fishing lately has been good, provided you find the right
spot. With the fish mostly in schools, it can be either feast or
famine. Some flats are holding schools of fish numbering in the
hundreds while others have no fish at all. As is usual in the winter,
weather is the most influential factor. Clouds and wind make
spotting fish next to impossible. Sunny days allow you to spot fish
from long distances. DOA shrimp and three inch CAL tails along
with spinnerbaits have been the most effective lures the past
couple weeks. Fly fishing has been very good as well with black
redfish worms or brown, black, and olive crabs getting bites.
Last month, Rick and I shared a day of fun fishing for redfish and
drum in Mosquito Lagoon. I started the day with a redfish on a
green bendback fly. The rest of the day we spent targeting tailing
black drum with numerous crab and shrimp flies. We landed quite
a few fish, lost several more, and had plenty of opportunities.
A few days later, Rick and I were at it again. The sun was scarce
making sight fishing difficult. This time the redfish and seatrout
were more plentiful than the drum. We both caught plenty using
three inch DOA CAL tails.
Steve and Tony took their first trip to Mosquito Lagoon earlier this
week. The cloud cover was heavy but we had smooth water and
warm air making for a pleasant day. We encountered several
schools of redfish and drum and both guys landed some nice
sized fish before the wind picked up.
The following day Jesse and his father-in-law Bruce had another
day of good weather and great fishing. They had consistent shots
at redfish throughout the day and had some good catch and
Anglers can expect the schools of redfish, drum, and trout to
remain for the next couple months. Crystal clear water makes the
fish easy to spot and it is not uncommon to see nearly 1,000 fish
per day. The catch ratio is directly connected to casting accuracy.
The better you cast, the more you will catch. During periods of
cooler weather, slow down your presentations and look along the
deeper edges of the flats for the fish.
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