Ponce Inlet to Mosquito Lagoon
Capt. Joe Porcelli
February 29, 2000
Mosquito Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report
Well, one thing for sure if you do not like the weather in Florida wait a few days and it will change. Last week it blew like Kansas and this week it has been a lot calmer. The fish are feeding on the moon phases the best and are picky when the shrimp are running. Tony and Gale joined me for a half day and took four reds and twenty small trout. The day before Ted Mahoney and dad took twelve reds and forty trout on pumpkinseed 12 Fathom Jr slamíRs. It seems the bigger trout are on the edges of the flats or on top of them. Make sure you work them slow near the bottom for best results. The red fish are eating shrimp the best on the flats.
The bigger reds can be found on the edges of the flats looking for handouts like large shrimp, pinfish, blue crabs and finger mullet. If you get in a school of the big reds try not to run them over with your boat while you pole or trolling motor around. Some pompano are still in the lagoon feeding on shrimp and jigs. We have taken a few flounder on the flats lately while on our search for the reds. At Ponce Inlet anglers have been taken some nice red and around the rocks you can find the sheepshead.
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