|This is an archived Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing report from
Capt. Chris Myers. I specialize in sight fishing the flats for redfish,
drum, and trout in central Florida. I offer half and full day fishing
trips for one or two anglers with light tackle and fly. If you would
like to book a charter or need more information, you can contact
me at 321-229-2848
The weather here in central Florida has been mostly cold and
unpredictable but the flats fishing has been consistently good.
Redfish and black drum have been abundant with most of the fish
being found in schools of 25-200 fish. They have been willing to
eat a variety of well placed small soft plastics and flies. Both the
reds and drum have been feeding in very shallow water and have
been extremely spooky. The fish must be approached slowly and
quietly with your casts landing at least ten feet away from them.
On trips during the latter part of February, clients had shots at
hundreds of redfish and drum per day. The catching usually
depended on the number of accurate casts that were made.
Minnesota residents Jamie and Mike fished Mosquito Lagoon on a
cold but sunny day last week. They had shots at schools of
redfish throughout the day from 5-30 pounds. A three inch DOA
CAL in golden bream color on a 1/8 ounce jighead was the most
effective bait and was responsible for at least one double hookup.
The following day, the weather took a turn for the worse due to an
approaching cold front. Tim and his son Alex decided to give it a
try anyway, hoping to beat the worst of the weather. With solid
cloud cover, spotting the fish was the biggest challenge and we
ran over many of them before we saw them. Eleven year old Alex
did catch his first redfish before we elected to get out of the cold
Monday was the only day of good weather this week. The redfish
were still plentiful and the three inch CAL was eaten on the first
cast of the day. I got to try several new crab flies I had tied and
found the reds happy to eat them as well.
If the forecast holds true, next week will bring temperatures above
70 every day. If the winds cooperate as well, it should be an
excellent week of sight fishing the flats. Small baits like the DOA
shrimp and CAL along with crab and shrimp flies will continue to
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