Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida Fishing Report, August 19,
Capt. Tom Van Horn
August 20, 2014
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Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida Fishing Report, August 19, 2014
by Captain Tom Van Horn
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This Week's Indian River lagoon Coast Fishing Report
With our daytime highs in the mid to upper 90's on the Lagoon Coast of Florida, one can only describe our weather as Hot! Hot! Hot! While the heat is on, the mid summer doldrums are holding firm, with slight south to west winds between 5 to 10 mph. On top of the hot and slick conditions, I'm delighted to report the alga blooms in the Indian River Lagoon have only accrued in small isolated locations and the sea grass in many areas is showing significant improvement over last year during this same period.
Although the weather is very hot, the fishing has been good with good numbers of redfish patrolling the shallow flats in small packs, but they've been a challenge to catch as they are moving fast. Once you set up in front of them, you get one or two good shots at them before the blow by you.
On all charters this past week we caught redfish, but a significant amount of poling was required and only a few decent fish were caught. There were plenty of redfish sighted, but getting a lure or bait in front of hungry fish was the challenge.
Even with the slow catching, I did have a very memorable charter sharing the deck of Three Quarter Time with three generations of the Dan family from Orlando. The eldest was Sandy, his son Lawson and his grandson Braxton. Lawson had purchased my charter donated to the Wounded Warrior Outdoors fundraiser last year, and elected to spend an unforgettable day on the water with his dad and son. The catching was slow, but the weather was perfect and we did manage a few very respectable fish.
As always, if you need more information or have any questions, please contact me,
Good luck and good fishing,
Captain Tom Van Horn
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