Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida Fishing
Capt. Tom Van Horn
September 18, 2014
Indian River Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report
Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida Fishing Report, September 9, 2014
by Captain Tom Van Horn
This Week's Indian River lagoon Coast Fishing Report
As summer on the Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida wanes, the fishing on the Mosquito and the north Indian River Lagoon heats up. Shorter days and cooler nights have the mullet streaming south through the lagoons on their fall migration the larger breeder redfish are responding with hungry altitudes. When combined with outstanding late summer weather these factors set the stage for some high energy fishing.
This past week on the water has been extremely rewarding spending time with some good friends and extreme anglers. On my first adventure I had the pleasure to fish with my longtime friends Larry Peterson and Larry Carter. We started the day before sunrise and the late summer luminescence in the water provided an unbelievable light show as we skipped across the lagoon in Three Quarter Time which was only a preview of the remaining day.
When targeting these larger redfish it's extremely important to step up your tackle to at least 20-pound class as a combination of low dissolved oxygen in the hot water and long battles will kill them. It's also very important to take the time to fully revive these fish before releasing them back to the lagoon.
On my next adventure I had the pleasure of spending my day on the water with Tom Steuart and Deidre Keech of Orlando and again we enjoyed some great fishing and magnificent fish. Tom and Deidre where a hook, and we successfully landed four over slot redfish up to fifty inches before summer thunder storms suggested that we leave.
As always, if you have any questions. need information or would like to book a charter, please contact me.
Good luck and good fishing,
Captain Tom Van Horn
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