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Ponce Inlet to Mosquito Lagoon

Capt. Joe Porcelli
April 11, 2000
Mosquito Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

The fish are eating well even though we have had a few really windy days in the Mosquito Lagoon. Bill Balckburne and Red fished with me in thirty to thirty-five mile per hour winds a few days ago. They caught nine big reds on shrimp and plastics. Charlie Kebsch fished solo with me and took three trout seven reds and a ladyfish. Wayne Sams brought his father out for his birthday to tango on the flats. Bob and Sam caught twelve reds and a nice trout.

The trout are more aggressive on the flats this past week than they had been. We are taking more on the pumpkinseed 12 fathom slamíRs than on shrimp. You have to stick with what is working at that time. If your buddy is catching fish on a 12 Fathom slam'R and you are not catching any on brand x ( change your lure). I have seen it many times when one angler wants to stick with a top water plug when the other is catching fish on plastics. The same goes with the color of a lure, one angler may have the same lure but a different color that is not working, (change it).

You can still find pompano in the Indian River feeding on small crabs and shrimp. The snook are there also but I have not fished for them. Ladyfish and jacks are pounding bait along the seawalls and channel edges. We have also caught many big black drum in the river on blue crabs. Raleigh Werking fished with me on several trips and caught many inclouding a sixty seven-pound drum. The fish was caught on six-pound line setting the new line class world record. This is the sixth world record I assisted Raleigh with and we are not through yet. Congratulations Raleigh!

Remember: Think like a fish to catch fish.

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