Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report October 31, 2008
This week we experienced record cold temperatures in Central Florida. Water temperatures in Mosquito Lagoon
plummeted 15 degrees. Fortunately, the fish did not seem to mind the cold as much as I did and were feeding happily
throughout the day. Water levels have been fluctuating over the last two weeks with the best days of fishing coming on
the days with the lowest water.
On the 17th, Capt. Ron Presley and I teamed up on Mosquito Lagoon hoping to get the last few photos needed for his
upcoming book. We started off throwing topwater with light tackle and in a few minutes, Capt. Ron landed a redfish
and I followed with a nice trout. We had a few more blowups before the action died. With the sun up, we went in
search of black drum. We each caught a few with Ron landing a nice fish around 20 pounds.
We ended the day fishing some deeper water along the edge of flat. Trout and large ladyfish were keeping us
entertained when suddenly the water began to erupt into a white froth. Hundreds of jack crevalle we attacking the
schools of mullet. After catching a few, I got out the 5wt flyrod and we set up ahead of the fast moving school. On my
first cast my fly was grabbed the instant it touched the water and the fish took off. After the fly line smoked my finger
for several seconds the hook pulled out. On my next attempt, the hook stayed and the jack offered a great fight on the
Last Tuesday, A large trout on topwater, a black drum on fly, and a handful of redfish on four inch DOA CALs were
willing to cooperate. Arkansas Glow was the most productive color.
The following day, Dave from Washington state joined me hoping to fly fish the Mosquito Lagoon. The wind was a bit
too much for Dave to overcome with the flyrod but he had consistent shots at redfish throughout the day with spinning
This Monday, I fished the Mosquito Lagoon ahead of the cold front. The water was high and the fish were spread out.
A large seatrout was willing to eat an olive clauser minnow fly and DOA Cals in Arkansas Glow and Stark Naked were
eaten by several redfish.
Yesterday, Steve from Tennessee had a great day of fly fishing. We decided on a late start to avoid the 40 degree
morning temperatures. We began seeing redfish immediately. Using a bendback fly, Steve landed redfish on 27 and
29 inches and had several more bites and quite a few follows.
Despite a steady breeze throughout the day, Steve stuck with the fly and was able to hook two black drum on an olive
clauser landing one.
Fortunately, temperatures are predicted to return to normal for the next two weeks. If the water levels continue to drop,
the fishing will get even better. Big trout are beginning to appear in shallow sand holes with more frequency and the
redfish are starting to school. With clean water and sunny skies, the sight fishing will be outstanding.
I specialize in sight fishing the flats of central Florida. If you are looking for a Mosquito Lagoon light tackle guide, call
me to book your fishing trip today. I offer full or half day fishing charters for up to two anglers. I provide a fishing
licenses, baits, and tackle. Mosquito Lagoon is the best fishing in central Florida. Close to Orlando, Disney, Cocoa
Beach, Daytona Beach, Kissimmee, New Smyrna Beach, and Titusville.
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|This is an archived backcountry flats fishing report from Mosquito Lagoon light tackle guide Capt. Chris
Myers. I offer flats fishing charters in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River for redfish, drum, and trout. We
have great fishing all year in Mosquito Lagoon. Please visit my Light Tackle Guide home page for more
information. See my latest Mosquito Lagoon fishing report for the latest conditions
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Sight fishing the flats of Mosquito Lagoon
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