Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp & Charters Report
Capt. Brian Clancy
March 12, 2015
Mosquito Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report
Thanks for reading my fishing report! My name is Brian and whether you're a DIY fisherman or looking for a fishing guide my reports are definitely written to give you a realistic insight to fishing in my area, which is the Mosquito Lagoon, south of Oak Hill and north to New Smyrna Beach, Fl. The Mosquito Lagoon is approximately 50 miles east of Orlando, so if you're visiting the Orlando area and want to do some inshore saltwater fishing for redfish and trout this is the place.
We just had 4 days of beautiful weather and it looks like the winter winds and fronts are behind us. We've been using bait, live shrimp and live mullet for those anglers that want the best chance of catching fish. Artificial lures and fly have had a few days of varied success but bait has been the mainstay for those that want to bend a rod with some regularity. Artificial lures and fly are definitely going to come into their own in the coming weeks and months.
We still have a few winter redfish schools to play with but there are plenty of small groups of redfish that available now and as we get further into spring there will be more. Fishing here in the Mosquito Lagoon can be challenging, just because you were on fish yesterday doesn't mean you'll find those same fish today, and the same thinking go's in reverse as well, there might be fish today were there was nothing yesterday!
Our bigger reds these last two weeks ran in the upper slot (slot is 18" to 27" with the tail pinched) around 30", 10 lbs. Average size redfish ran about 24", 4 lbs. My tackle is light, 10 lb. braid on 7'6" rods, so these fish give you a good fight. It won't be long before I start targeting larger fish in the 20-30 lb. range. Let me know if that interests you.
The big trout have been eating, using live mullet we've caught them to 8lbs., but the average big snaggle tooth "Gator Trout" has been in the 5-6 lb range. This coming month, if you're a good caster, sight fishing big trout with artificial lures should be a go.
Most of the fishing we've been doing has been in wind protected areas around the marsh islands in 1-3 feet of water. A lot times the redfish and trout are plainly visible. A good pair of polarized sunglasses (I use Costas, copper based lenses) will help you see the fish and their movements giving you a better chance of hooking up.
I hope you gained some good info reading my report. For the latest Mosquito Lagoon fishing photos check out my Facebook page and my website if you interested in accommodations and/or a guided trip.
Capt. Brian Clancy
Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp
Waterfront Accommodations and Fishing Charters
311 River Road, Oak Hill, Fl 32759
Cell, text and voicemail (386) 566-6303
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