Capt. Joe Porcelli
February 26, 2000
Mosquito Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report
The last couple of days in the Mosquito Lagoon has been good catching for reds and trout. Ted Mahony and fatherinlaw Ralph teemed up and caught eleven reds to thirty inches and fourty trout. The trout were on the small side and were taken on Twelve Fathom SlamíR juniors in pumpkinseed. The reds were eating shrimp. Todd Ulrich fished solo with me and took sixteen reds on shrimp behind the Tiger shoal flats. Rick Montz and dad joined me for an afternoon trip and caught six reds two respectable trout and a very large pompano. The pompano ate a shrimp near the Haulover canal.
For the keeper size trout fish the edges of the flats and on the flats with the slamíRs. If you are a little less aggressive you can stake out and fish finger mullet free lined on the flats. Patience will pay off when you take a gator fishing this way.
The winds were twenty five to thirty last weekend and we still made a day of fishing behind the islands. We anchored up and fished baits in the holes out of the wind. That particular day despite the winds we still took nine nice fish.