October 2015 Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report
Here is the Fall 2015 Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report.
October was a tough month for fishing around the east central region of Florida. Many anglers struggled to find a consistent bite due to the tough environmental conditions. Fishing reports from all over our region are reporting high and dirty water, making the fishing tough. From Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Orlando, Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon were all affected by extremely high water conditions. The high water levels brought with it some off colored water making sight fishing for redfish very tough. When the water levels are low, the fish have less areas to roam and feed. So, when we have high water, the fish can spread out and explore areas they normally don’t travel. Read below for an up to date fishing report for the month of October as well as a fishing forecast for the coming months.
Even with the tough water conditions and the transition to a Fall weather pattern, we had days where we found fish. Whether that meant fishing up around New Smyrna one day and then down in Mosquito Lagoon the next…. The key has been following better conditions. Mosquito Lagoon hasn’t really settled into that Fall fishing pattern just yet. While there is an abundance of bait around, the weather has been all over the place. We are still having days that are creeping in to the 90’s. Here are some photos of recent charters from October.
If you’re visiting Florida, especially the Central Florida area, you owe it to yourself to get outside and experience Florida’s natural beauty and fun! The fishing will continue to improve into the winter. As the temperature cools, look for fish up shallow and in groups feeding in the sea grass. Work slowly and methodically and you should find fish!
As always, if you’re in the Central Florida area, check out Orlando Outfitters for all your fly fishing needs.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or for an updated Fishing Report.