|Central Florida Sight Fishing Charters
Fishing Charters Near New Smyrna Beach
Light Tackle and Fly
Mosquito Lagoon & Indian River
New Smyrna Beach Area Fishing Report for November 10, 2008
While the weather has been cool and breezy on most days, the fishing in Mosquito Lagoon has been red hot. The early
season cold front of several weeks ago caused many of the baitfish to head south. This turned the focus of the redfish to
crabs and shrimp. As a result, the reds have been tailing aggressively throughout the day. There have been numerous
schools as well as plenty of singles which have been more than willing to eat a well placed fly or artificial.
On the first day of the month, I was joined by local resident Ben and his friend Jamie from Minnesota. We saw many fish
throughout the day including redfish, black drum, and some big trout. Both guys caught a trout early and then Ben hooked up
with a couple reds. Both the redfish had been tailing about ten feet in front of the boat. They ended the day landing four more
reds. A 4" DOA CAL was the most productive.
Tuesday, the forecast was for winds of 10-15. I arrived to find whitecaps and a steady 20 knot breeze. I stuck it out for a
couple hours landing 4 redfish on a 5" CAL but quickly grew tired of fighting the wind and went home.
The next day, California resident Tim was on board. When we fished last year, the water was high and dirty making it tough
to see the fish. This time, we had clean water and blue skies. We saw tons of redfish, many of them tailing. Tim used a 4"
CAL in Arkansas Glow all day. Nearly every fish he got it in front of ate. He landed five reds to 32" and had several more
redfish and a big trout come off during an outstanding day of fishing the flats.
Friday, I headed back to the same spot to try and fool a few fish with some flies. The morning was nice with a slight breeze
and plenty of tails. I landed a couple reds on my 5wt using an olive and white bendback fly. I then spent some time taking
pictures of tailing reds before the sun disappeared behind the clouds.
While I waited for the sun to come back out, I made a short move and tied on a holographic DOA shrimp. I caught five snook
to 27" and missed several more. I ended the day with a couple more hours of photography and managed to catch a few more
redfish as well.
Sunday, Brad and Allen from Alabama wanted to experience some Mosquito Lagoon sight fishing. Despite having to fight a
stiff wind all day, we found plenty of redfish in both schools and singles. The 4" Arkansas Glow was the color of the day and
both guys enjoyed some success with redfish to 34".
The chance of finding tailing redfish will remain excellent throughout the rest of the year. The size and numbers of schools
will increase as we head in to winter. Small soft plastic jerk baits, shrimp, and crabs will all be effective. Take a close look in
the shallow sand spots for both redfish and large trout.
|Fishing Charters Near New Smyrna Beach
Capt. Chris Myers
Fly and Light tackle Fishing Mosquito Lagoon
Backcountry, Inshore, Flats
|This is an archived Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report from New Smyrna Beach area fishing guide Capt.
Chris Myers. My backcountry light tackle fishing charters target redfish, trout, drum, and more on the
inshore saltwater flats of Central Florida. The is the best flats fishing near New Smyrna Beach, Daytona
Beach, Titusville, and Orlando. Check my current fishing report for the latest conditions Call me at
321-229-2848 or see my New Smyrna Beach Fishing Charters page to book your fishing trip