Happy New Year! Fishing has really picked up since we have had a few cold fronts clear up the water in Mosquito Lagoon! Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum have been feeding all throughout the day, and we are seeing fish tailing while feeding on shrimp and crabs. This is some of the most exciting time of year for sight fishing since the water is clear and the fish are on the flats during peak hours of sunlight! Book your trip today to get in on the Red Hot Bite!
After a long summer of hot temps and great fishing it's nice to start getting some cooler weather for a change. With the Holidays approaching so do cooler water temperatures which makes for great fishing all day long! Redfish, trout, and black drum will be feeding on mullet, pinfish, shrimp. and small crabs throughout the early morning and into late afternoon. The water clarity should improve with the cooler temps making for some great sight fishing opportunities on sunny days. Come get in on the bite and enjoy some Excellent Fall Fishing on Mosquito Lagoon!
The water levels in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River are extremely high right now which is making for some excellent fishing along the shorelines! Redfish, trout, black drum, and snook can be caught right now on artificial lures as well as bait. Jigs and soft plastics have been working great for all species, but first thing in the morning it's hard to beat throwing topwater for the first hour or so! For those who like using bait we have been having great success using cut pinfish or mullet fished on the bottom in areas holding schools of mullet. We've had plenty of 15-20 fish days using bait the last few weeks, and Tom Brayman and his wife caught 31 redfish with me last Thursday! The bite is on!!
We have had a great Summer Bite for Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and even a few Tarpon, and now is the time to fish our spawning Redfish! These Reds can exceed 40 lbs and can be caught on a variety of artificial lures including topwater, swim baits, gold spoons, and live baits. Redfish schools are roaming the deeper edges of flats targeting the schools of mullet throughout the morning and topwater plugs are a top choice. Large Speckled Trout can be found in these same areas and again topwater baits work very well. The best baits for large Black Drum are live shrimp or live blue crabs fished with a weight on the bottom. Book your trip today for some of the best fishing of the year!
Capt. Jon Lulay
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