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Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, November 26, 2014

Capt. Tom Van Horn
November 28, 2014
Indian River Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, November 26, 2014

By Captain Tom Van Horn

This Weeks Fishing Report

Before I get into this week's fishing report, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the many blessings I've received this year and in my life. We are only on this earth for a short ride, so it's extremely important to focus on the good bestowed upon us and disregard the issues in life for which we have little or no control. For me, Thanksgiving provides such an opportunity and with these thoughts in mind, I would like to wish all a happy Thanksgiving holiday. So be sure to give those who share your blessing an extra tight squeeze tomorrow while reflecting on the good things life brings you and remember to thank those serving our country and community during the holidays.

In my last newsletter I began with a discussion about my annual week long fishing trip to Sebastian and how the fishing down there can sometimes be off the hook. Well, although the first two days were gorgeous weather wise, the fishing or should I say catching was less than spectacular. Like many sections of the Indian River Lagoon system, most areas I covered were void of sea grass and fish. No redfish or sea trout were sighted or caught, and very little baitfish were seen. Our only success was the good number of Gulf flounder we caught bouncing ounce DOA Jigs tipped with shrimp on the bottom in the inlet pass, with the majority being under slot, and a few large bluefish. After fishing hard for two days with little or no success, an early November cold front blew in bringing high wind and rain with it, forcing use to either wait it out or call it, so we opted to lick our wounds and return home

My next great adventure was on Saturday where I had the pleasure of leading the Anglers for Conservation Orlando Chapter at the 2014 AFC Gumbo Wars at the Fish on Fire in Orlando. For the second year in a row it rained all day, but that did not dampen the spirits of our team and the crowed that helped us raise funds to support our Hook Kids on Fishing programs and other Orlando youth fishing events. Although we did not win this year we had a great time trying.

On another successful note, when the November weather grows crappy, it's time to consider crappie and that's exactly what we did. On Sunday I fished for crappie in Lake Harney east of Geneva, Florida and although the bite was slow, we caught ten specks and a catfish drifting across the lake on the shoulders of a 20 knot south wind.

Happy Thanksgiving , God bless and I'll see you on the water.

As always, if you have any questions or need more information, please contact me.

Good luck and good fishing,

Captain Tom Van Horn

Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
407-416-1187 on the water


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