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|Mosquito Lagoon Fly Fishing Guide Redfish Report for March 9, 2009
Last week began with some cold and windy weather but, by week's end, the weather and fishing was as good as
it gets during the winter in Mosquito Lagoon and central Florida. With crystal clear water and sunny skies, it was
a sight fisherman's dream. Each day, we has shots at hundreds of redfish, black drum, and large trout in less
than two feet of water. The coming week should bring more of the same great fishing to Mosquito Lagoon.
Gary and Kathy joined me last Monday. Morning temperatures were in the 30's and the winds were topping 20
by the end of the day. We saw multiple schools of Mosquito Lagoon redfish and drum throughout the morning
but the wind made accurate casts difficult at best. Near the end of the trip, we elected to stake out in an area
where the fish were roaming and throw out some cut baits. In short order, they brought three nice redfish to the
The following day Marc, a fly fishing angler from Pennsylvania, wanted to try for some shallow water fly fishing
for redfish. Despite having to fight a steady breeze, Marc was able to catch his first redfish on a black crab fly.
During the day, we saw hundreds of redfish and black drum. He broke off a second redfish and had a couple
more bites that did not connect.
By Thursday, the winds had vanished and we had perfect flats fishing conditions, clear, calm, and warm.
Brothers Mike and Doug joined me for their first trip to Mosquito Lagoon. As the sun began to rise, so did
hundreds of redfish tails and we soon saw them breaking the surface in every direction.
As the guys soon discovered, happy feeding redfish are not always simple to catch. Baits that land too far away
will not be seen and those that land too close cause the water to erupt as the fish spook. We went to four spots
and had shots at fish dozens of redfish at each one.
Fly fishing anglers Steve and Larry were on board Friday for another beautiful day on Mosquito Lagoon. Again,
we were surrounded by tailing redfish as well as large schools of black drum throughout the morning. We had
steady shots at reds, drum, and big trout throughout the day. By the end of the day, we had worked out some fly
casting issues but the afternoon sea breeze had come up.
Saturday, brothers Russ and Bob experienced another great day of fly fishing on Mosquito Lagoon. The fish
were plentiful but so were the boats as everyone was taking advantage of the superb weather. Again, we began
with hundreds of tailing redfish and drum. Russ laid out a perfect cast with a black crab fly and was soon hooked
up to the first redfish of the day.
Later in the day he landed a second redfish and Bob caught two nice trout.
Yesterday was another busy day on Mosquito Lagoon. The father and son team of Ben and Ben were on board
as we headed to our first spot across a slick calm Mosquito Lagoon. As had been the case the previous few
days, the redfish tails began rising with the sun. The fish were happy and feeding for a short while until a fleet of
other boats arrived. We landed one redfish before they developed a case of lockjaw as they raced around the
flat trying to escape all the anglers. We saw thousands of redfish, drum, and huge trout but could not convince
them to eat anything. We made a move and located some trout in some deeper water that were willing to play.
Using DOA CAL jigs as well as the DOA Deadly Combo we caught a dozen or so before calling it a day.
This week should bring more great fly fishing and sight fishing as the perfect weather continues. While the fish
are plentiful, that does not mean they are always easy to catch. Quick accurate casts will significantly increase
your chances. The challenge is what makes this type of fishing exciting and fun. The redfish are still feeding on
small crabs and shrimp which is perfect for fly fishing anglers. Schools of huge trout can be found in the sandy
areas and are willing to eat larger baits. For best results, approach the fish slowly and quietly and make the first
If you will be visiting the central Florida area and want to book a fly fishing guide for redfish in the Mosquito
Lagoon, call me to book your charter. For the non fly fishing anglers, I also offer top quality conventional gear for
some great light tackle fishing.
|Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide for Redfish
Captain Chris Myers
Guided saltwater fishing charters near Orlando Florida. Specializing in sight fishing the Mosquito Lagoon
and Indian River Lagoon with light tackle and fly. Catch redfish, trout, tarpon, snook, and more! All inclusive
charters. Licensed and insured.
|Capt. Chris Myers is your Fly Fishing Guide for redfish and more in Mosquito Lagoon and the
Indian River Lagoon. I specialize in sight fishing the saltwater flats of Mosquito Lagoon. Stalk
redfish in our clear shallow water all year long and cast to fish you can see. Here in central Florida,
the fly fishing for redfish is great all year long. I am an FFF Certified Fly Instructor and have twenty
years of experience Fly Fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon. Visit my latest Mosquito Lagoon Fishing
Report for the most up to date information. My fly fishing charters include all flies, baits, licenses,
and tackle. Call me at 321-229-2848 to reserve your fly fishing or light tackle fishing charter on the
world famous Mosquito Lagoon.