Still Hot Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report
Incredibly, this week was even better than last week. Thus the still hot Mosquito Lagoon fishing report.
- On-The-Water Mosquito Lagoon Show and Tell Fishng Seminar March 4. Click this link for more information... http://www.spottedtail.com/mosquito-lagoon-on-the-water-show-and-tell-fishing-seminar/
SuperBowl Sunday Fran and Christian Allen, fly fishers from Massachusetts, joined me for a cloudy half day on Mosquito Lagoon. We spooked all the fish off the first spot. We just could not see them.
The second spot produced a handful of seatrout, some of which were decent if not huge. Fortunately my anglers did not object to casting blindly.
At the third spot Christian got a bite. His response? "That's not a seatrout!" He was correct, as a 26 inch red had taken the fly. It was a short, sweet trip, and that fish was the culmination.
On Monday David Waring and his friends Ryan and Dan, all engineers from the Seattle area, joined me for some Mosquito Lagoon light tackle action. Redfish, seatrout, and black drum, all on either DOA CAL Shad or RipTide Sardines, came into the boat in spurts all day long. Dan posed with a couple of his fish!
Tuesday I went scouting out of River Breeze. I did not find fish everywhere I looked, but I certainly found fish. The water is getting really low.
Wednesday Coloradoan Donald Nunn joined me, again on Mosquito Lagoon. It was the slowest day of the week fishing-wise, but he still got several redfish and a couple nice trout, all on my favorite artificial baits (see above).
Took Thursday off.
Friday Billy Vail, a fly fisher from South Bend, and Billy Vail, a student in Jacksonville, joined me out of River Breeze. We got trout and reds more or less continuously all day, with the best fish coming on the last cast of the day. The fish was a lovely 27 inch seatrout. If I could script every day that's how it would play out.
On Saturday Mic Lauric and his friend Brian, fly fishers from Atlanta, joined me for a day of kayak fishing out of a busy River Breeze Park. Somewhat inauspiciously I got the first two fish just a few minutes from the launch, a fine trout and a slot red, on a Polar Fibre Minnow. On the rest of the way to the spot I had in mind we saw very little. Even my spot was slow at first- all the fish were at the far end of it.
Without the gruesome details, they had at least three doubles. Mic sent me the following email- "Thank you. Can't wait to do it again. Please send pics when you can. We want to braggggg..." Flies were synthetic minnow imitations. The fish were definitely on the feed. There goes that they don't bite good on the full moon nonsense.
So, that is the still hot Mosquito Lagoon fishing report!
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About The Author: John Kumiski
Company: Spotted Tail Charter Service
Area Reporting: Florida's Space Coast
Bio: Guiding fly and light tackle anglers on Florida\'s Space Coast for over 20 years.