Two Bites Orlando Fishing Report

2015-12-13 08:16:36
Orlando, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons

Two Bites Orlando Fishing Report

Kayak fishing two days this week I managed two bites, thus the Two Bites Orlando FIshing Report.

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Mike Conneen and I got back from Louisiana Sunday night. Unpacking etc. took place Monday. Photo work and thank yous took place Tuesday. Errands happened Wednesday. There were more errandy things to do Thursday, but it was so nice out I tossed a kayak on the roof of the van and went to the Indian River Lagoon.

Fishing was not hot. I saw a handful of fish. Incredibly, one was tailing and rooting around. Using advanced hoping-for-the-best skills, I tossed a black bendback out where I guessed the fish would be. It was quite a surprise when the line came tight!

A bigger surprise was the size of the fish. It was pushing 20 pounds, a real nice fish. Welcome home!

After a couple photos the fish swam off.

I made one cast, and got one fish. A good afternoon's work!

After more errands on Friday I decided to try fishing out of River Breeze on Saturday. The water is still a foot higher than I like it, and it's still real dirty. Expectations were low.

A total of seven redfish were seen, most close enough to be touched by the paddle. I got one shot and hooked and caught the fish. The fly was a Bouncer FLy, shown to me last summer in Alaska by the develope, Steve Duckett. This red was much more modest size-wise than Thuursday's fish but almost as satisfying emotionally. Again, a couple photos and off it went.

I made one cast, and got one fish. A good afternoon's work!

And that is the Two Bites Orlando Fishing Report.

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John Kumiski 

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Fish Species: redfish
Bait Used: artificial flies
Tackle Used: fly tackle
Method Used: fly fishing
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About The Author: John Kumiski

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Area Reporting: Florida's Space Coast

Bio: Guiding fly and light tackle anglers on Florida\'s Space Coast for over 20 years.

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