Water level drops
<p>Today's trip was with an avid client and friend of mine, Ron Phillips from Orange City, FL. Ron has chartered my boat every week for the past several months and we seem to do pretty decent most days.
This morning's temp when we left the ramp was 39deg, causing the water level to drop drastically and clear up big time within a couple days! Redfish do school up great in the cooler temps but sometimes finding them is key. Today it was mostly singled up fish despite a school of "rat reds" we came upon eating just about every time we threw out a bait. After boating 7 or 8 I left em' alone to to grow and chase down the singles. (one was 18 inches with 14 spots)
We managed 3 more nice slot fish along with a few trout in the mix, so for 15-20 knot winds, 4 hours on the water and really cold Florida temps only a so - so trip today. We must have seen well over 50 other nice reds but they were just not wanting to eat even throwing large live shrimp to them.
- Captain Jeff
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Mosquito Lagoon Florida
About The Author: Captain Jeff Dorobiala
Company: Reel Shallow Charters
Area Reporting: Mosquito Lagoon
Bio: Growing up on the east coast of Florida I started fishing at a very early age mostly on the inshore waters of the Indian River Lagoon. Now with the experience of learning every corner of the back waters and fish behavior patterns, I am a full time fishing guide on the Mosquito Lagoon. Besides writing monthly fishing reports for my website, Coastal Angler Magazine, and various other organizations, I also enjoy working with and am on the pro staff for Rip Tide Lures, High Roller Lures, Berkley, Pure Fishing, Daiichi Hooks, and Costa Del Mar Sunglasses. Capt. Jeff Dorobiala