Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report with Capt. Chris Myers (Nov 3, 2012)

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The view from Mosquito Lagoon with Captain Chris Myers

Crystal clear water and happy hungry fish. What more needs to be said? Hurricane Sandy did not make landfall in Florida but brought lots of wind and rain which seemed to bring a boost to the Lagoon system that had been suffering with algae most of the summer. The water level is a foot higher than it was a week ago but there is a lot of very clean water and the sight fishing has been excellent for redfish and trout.

A near record cold front pushed through early this week dropping the water temperature into the low 60’s. Even with a full moon overhead, the fish were happy and willing to eat nearly any fly or plastic put in front of them.Though there have been quite a few days lost to high winds during the past month, the overall fishing was outstanding. Big schools of tailing redfish and decent numbers of large seatrout have been on the flats. Five inch DOA CAL jerkbaits with Woodies Rattles work well for blind casting and when the floating grass has been an issue. The Baitbuster and 1/4 ounce DOA shrimp have been effective for sight casting to singles and groups.

Craig caught several redfish on a blustery day in October. They were his biggest fish ever and his first saltwater experience.

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report, Nov 3 2012

Geoff and Mike started the day surrounded by schools of redfish and scored this double hookup.

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report, Nov 3 2012

Capt. John Kumiski and I had an enjoyable day fly fishing for tailing redfish. Bendback and shrimp patterns produced bites.

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report, Nov 3 2012

Mike enjoyed shots at tailing redfish, and some black drum as well.

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report, Nov 3 2012

Capt. Drew Cavanaugh and I went out this Thursday to inspect the aftermath of the storm. The wind had been blowing over 15 knots for nearly a week. We were pleasantly surprised and caught plenty of redfish and trout on DOA shrimp and CALs.

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report, Nov 3 2012

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report, Nov 3 2012

We are now getting into the season where wind can be a dominant factor in where and how we fish. Wind will often keep the redfish from tailing and can make it more difficult to spot fish. The wind certainly offers challenges but does not stop the fish from biting. Use slightly heavier and aerodynamic lures to aid in casting accuracy when it is wind. A three inch CAL tail on a 1/4 ounce jighead is a good place to start. When the winds are calm, switch to a lighter jighead or the shrimp for a softer presentation.

Captain Chris MyersCaptain Chris Myers specializes in the finest inshore, flats and backcountry fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River, on Florida’s Space CoastClick here for more details

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