Fall 2015 Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

Here is the Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report for the Fall of 2015:

Nothing but fat bellies. With the high water, the fish were able to feed in areas they typically can't access.

Nothing but fat bellies. With the high water, the fish were able to feed in areas they typically can’t access.

Fall is officially here… The North East winds have started to blow, I’m finding more and more areas of clean water and the water levels are receding from the incredibly high water we experienced at the end of summer. The dog days of summer are behind us. Now, as I’m getting ready to drop the boat in for a day of fishing, I’m grabbing a windbreaker for that first run to our spot. It’s a nice change, with this transition from Summer to Fall came an influx of finger mullet, this phenomenon is known as the “Mullet Run”. Definitely a great time to fish, whether you fly fish, sight fish on artificial or live bait!

The last few weeks have been tough in Mosquito Lagoon. Everywhere along the east coast seemed to have the same problem, WAY TOO MUCH WATER. This allowed the fish in the Lagoon to spread out and explore areas they may have never been able to get in to. There were many days where our best fishing came by exploring and pushing the limits. Mosquito Lagoon, especially the Northern boundaries of the Lagoon, has several islands. Well, with the influx of water we had, many of these islands were flooded, so flooded that I could push my skiff through the mangroves and get on top of the island with my skiff and have plenty of water to pole around and hunt fish. This proved to be a great tactic and resulted in some inedible shots at tailing redfish.

Scott, from PA, with a Mosquito Lagoon Redfish. This fish was tailing, feeding on small crabs.

Scott, from PA, with a Mosquito Lagoon Redfish. This fish was tailing, feeding on small crabs.

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Scott with another Redfish, caught on a small crab pattern.

Another perfect Mosquito Lagoon Fall Redfish.

Another perfect Mosquito Lagoon Fall Redfish.

If you are coming to visit the Orlando, New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach or Space Coast area; you owe it to yourself to get out and fish. We’ve got some great guides in the region. Come book a trip with one of us and experience saltwater fishing at it’s finest!

A typical New Smyrna Beach sunrise over Mosquito Lagoon

A typical New Smyrna Beach sunrise over Mosquito Lagoon

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