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orlando area saltwater fishing report

Capt. John Kumiski
April 3, 2011
Orlando - Saltwater Fishing Report

Orlando area fishing report 4/3/11

The Report from Spotted Tail 4/3/11

Upcoming Events-
On April 9 I'll be giving free fly tying lessons at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka, starting at noon. We'll be tying wooly worms and wooly buggers. Come out and see us, and walk out with some new flies!

It's April! Tarpon season is just around the corner and reports of caught keys and west coast fish have already come in. Spotted Tail will begin its month-long ode to the silver king at www.spottedtail.com/blog.

From the Mailbag-
"Thanks for the great day on the water. Photos attached." -John Stafford, Columbia, MO

"By the way, I read your blog this morning. You forgot the part about getting lost in the fog and your angler getting out to help push…(kidding……just a friendly jab)."
-Ron Schomer, Orlando, FL

Got rained out Monday. Tuesday's fishermen read the forecast and postponed to next week. It turned out to be the nicest day of the week. But I stayed home and got my taxes done. 2010 was pretty dismal economically speaking.
While I was doing taxes the hummingbirds were having dogfights around the feeder. You would think that they could share, since the feeder has four stations. But two tiny birds used up a lot of energy keeping each other from feeding. When a third bird showed they both zoomed after it, then returned to their private aerial attacks.

Wednesday Sue and I went for a walk on the Florida Trail. We got and ate some tangerines. On the way back we raided one of our neighbor's mulberry tree. The fruits are ripe and I probably ate a pound of berries. Yum! Urp…

The intent was to go scouting on Thursday. We awoke to lightning, thunder, and heavy rain, which continued all day. Didn't go.

On Friday Alabamans (?) Paul Parker and Mike Baumgaudner joined me for a windy but otherwise beautiful day on the Mosquito Lagoon. We fished two separate schools of reds, getting exactly one bite on a Johnson Minnow. The fish weren't too aggressive. The hooked fish broke off in one of those mystery breaks that you can't figure out why it happened. In a different spot Mike got a nice slot red while blindcasting a Johnson Minnow. It was his first ever, and damn fine work. Paul got a trout that may have been in the slot on a DOA CAL, four inch.

It wasn't a great week fishing-wise, although I did purchase four, count 'em, FOUR, new fly rods. Ooh yeah!

Embrace simplicity.

Life is great and I love my work!

Life is short- go fishing!

John Kumiski
www.spottedtail.com/

All content in this blog, including writing and photos, copyright John Kumiski 2011. All rights are reserved.

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284 Clearview Rd.
Chuluota, FL 32766
Phone: 407.977.5207
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