Vernal Equinox Saltwater Orlando FIshing Report

2015-03-20 07:44:07
Orlando, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Lagoon, Mosquito Lagoon

Equinox Saltwater Orlando Fishing Report

Pagans everywhere! Celebrate the Equinox!!!

For disturbing news you won't get on TV (like we need any more disturbing news), this summer's algae bloom is already in full swing in the Indian River Lagoon system around Titusville. Two reports came in that it's bad from Max Brewer Causeway south past NASA Causeway. On Sunday's On-the-Water Show and Tell I circled Mosquito Lagoon twice. Water that was crystal clear last week is muddy brown now. The south end is just plain brown. This is not a good harbinger for summer fishing, or future fishing for that matter, in the lagoons. I hope to check the Banana River Lagoon this week coming.

Speaking of the show and tell, I got a little feedback-

-"I enjoyed them both very much and I think I learned a great deal."

-"Thanks for the seminar, John. It was informative and enjoyable. I had been wanting to go on one for years." The next is in October. Save the date!

Casey Borgers, who I fished last week, made a short GoPro video of our trip. It made me laugh!

Fishing report, oh yes! Sunday, no fishing, the show and tell happened.

Monday I fished the brothers Gardner, Kevin and Joe, from Tallahassee, Florida. We went out of the Port with hopes of finding and catching tripletail and cobia. We ran south almost to Patrick AFB and then idled north a couple miles past Cape Canaveral. We did not see any fish other than a few hand-sized tripletail- not at all what we had in mind.

They had to drive back to Tallahassee, so we started heading back around 2:30. On the way back we ran into a large school of large black drum, hooked a half-dozen, and boated two. Not what we expected but I never look a gift horse in the mouth while fishing.

Toosday I had a doctor appointment. Afterwards I met Michael Parks and his son Landon, from Atlanta. We used paddle vessels to go fishing on the Indian River Lagoon. We found a few tailing fish and Landon hooked and caught a very nice one. one of two reds he got.

Wednesday Michael and Landon joined me again. This time we used the Mitzi and fished in Mosquito Lagoon. The water looks bad. Lots of Rhodophyta floating around and covering the bottem. We saw five redfish, no dice as far as catching them goes. They did get a few trout on the DOA Deadly Combo, though. They had to drive back to Atlanta so we were off the water at 3 PM.

Thursday and Friday I got ready for the celebration of the equinox. Maybe I'm part Druid...

And that is this week's Equinox Saltwater Orlando Fishing Report from Spotted Tail.

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John Kumiski 

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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.

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