|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
With the fall baitfish run still in progress, the redfish are still
feeding aggressively on mullet and other fish imitations. Many of
the giant redfish are still spawning in deeper water. On the flats
there are small and medium sized schools of redfish as well as
singles and pairs. A few seatrout have been making an
appearance along the sand bars and off the edges of the flats.
David had a successful day sight fishing Mosquito Lagoon landing
several redfish on DOA Baitbusters and a few more on three inch
John and his son Dave had some shots at couple schools of giant
redfish. Unable to quite get the large fly far enough, John
switched to a spinning rod and quickly landed his biggest fish ever
on a Baitbuster.
Unfortunately, the fish were spooked away before David could
hook up. We moved up on the shallow flats and both guys had
numerous shots at redfish with the fly throughout the day.
The following day, Ross spent an hour or so trying to reach
another school of giant redfish with the fly. The mullet fly never
got to the fish before they moved out to deeper water and
vanished. The rest of the day was tough with shots few and far
Ellen and Mike fished with me last week in Mosquito Lagoon. Mike
spent the morning casting at dozens of tailing and cruising redfish.
His casting was a bit rusty but he was able to fool two reds on
CALs. The newlyweds threw the DOA Deadly Combo around
some mullet schools and caught and released over a dozen trout
in short order.
Craig spent last Thursday casting flies to single and small schools
of redfish. He had a couple bites and finally connected with one
on a white and gold #4 bendback.
I got to spend a few hours on the water with my wife earlier this
week. We managed to land several redfish on Baitbusters before
clouds and wind sent us back to the ramp.
Although we had record high temperatures this week, that is
bound to change soon. Cold fronts will begin to make there way to
central Florida next month. The water level in the lagoon will begin
to drop and the redfish will tail more and more each week. Clear
water and tailing redfish will make for some great sight fishing.
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