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Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report

Capt. Tom Van Horn
November 11, 2011
Indian River Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, November 11, 2011

By Captain Tom Van Horn

First, I would like to thank all of our veterans for their loyal service to our country and our freedoms on this Veterans Day. Many thanks for those who served and are serving today so we can enjoy life.

God bless all of you.

Upcoming Seminars and Events

Saturday November 12th, Gumbo Cook Off for Give Kids the World and Anglers for Conservation, Please come out and show your support for helping the kids and have some fun and good food.

Cooking begins at 12 Noon and the eating starts at 2 p. m. at Fish on Fire Restaurant in Orlando. For more details, visit www.fishingfloridaradio.com

Thursday November 17th Free Redfish on Fly Seminar, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Instructed by Captain Chris Myers at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave. in Apopka, Florida. for more information, visit www.mosquitocreek.com.

Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby Dates

Thursday December 15th, Shad and Crappie Derby anglers meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Mosquito Creek Outdoor, 170 South Washington Avenue in Apopka.

Saturday December 17th, Shad and Crappie Derby begins at safe light.

Saturday January 14th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Crappie Rally and Seminar at Boat Tree Marina at the Port of Sanford.

Thursday January 26th 6:30 - 9:00 PM, Free shad and crappie fly tying event at Orlando Outfitters, 2814 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32808, phone (407) 896-8220. Visit: www.orlandooutfitters.com. Fly tying instruction and seminar by Capt. Beau Osborne. Learn what you need to catch shad and crappie on fly in the Orlando area and see how easy it is to tie effective fly patterns for both species. These tying techniques can also be used to create your own shad and crappie jigs.

Saturday February 25th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shad Rally and Seminar at the Jolly Gator Fish Camp on the St. Johns River and HWY 46 east of Geneva.

Saturday March 17th, Shad and Crappie Derby ends at dusk.

February 11th and 12th, Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka, Florida.

Last Weeks Fishing Report

The weather conditions are finally clearing up and cooling off along Florida's Space Coast.
On the lagoons this past week, water levels are starting to go down and the water is clearing up. Sight fishing for tailing redfish is showing signs of improvement with the redfish feeding shifting to shrimp and crabs begining.The breeder schools are starting to thin out but are still around, especially in the inlets of Ponce De Leon and Sebastian if the seas continue to settle down.

Offshore, the strong north east fetch and squally weather in the Atlantic kept most boats tied to the dock this week, but as the seas begin to settle down, there's a good chance they'll be out trolling for the last of the dolphin schools heading south for the winter and some wahoo in the early morning on the waining side of the full moon.

Along the beaches and in the inlets of Ponce De Leon, Port Canaveral and Sebastian, the mullet run is starting to slow down but there are still mullet pushing through. There have been good reports of snook and flounder in the surf, feeding on finger mullet, as well as your standard bluefish, jacks and Spanish mackerel, with the best results coming from casting live mullet on a slip sinker rig. The snook fishing has also been good in Port Canaveral and Sebastian, especially at night, again fishing with live mullet and mullet imitation lures like the DOA Bait Buster.

As always, if you need information of have any questions, please contact me.

Good luck and good fishing,

Captain Tom Van Horn



(407) 416-1187

For all of your outdoor needs, visit www.mosquitocreek.com, it's where your adventure begins.

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Chuluota, FL 32766
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