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Indian River lagoon Coast Fishing Report, 01-13-2015

Capt. Tom Van Horn
January 14, 2015
Indian River Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Pam's Trophy Redfish

Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, January 13, 2015

By Captain Tom Van Horn

Events and Seminar:

February 7, 2015 9 am - Volunteers are still needed for the Apopka Wildlife festival's Hook Kids on Fishing program. Please contact me if you can help teach kids to fish.

This Week's Fishing Report

Fishing this week on both the Indian River Lagoon and the St Johns River freshwater were again very tough for the most part. Unfavorable weather conditions and dirty water made fishing on the Lagoons tough and high water levels on the St John River still exist.

Although the conditions where challenging, we still managed to catch some trophy redfish in deeper water. On Sunday I had the pleasure of spending a day on the Indian River Lagoon with lady anglers Sandy Keegan from Orlando and her good friend Pam from Chicago. Both ladies were excellent anglers and both had shots at trophy redfish. Sandy was first up with a solid hook up on a big fish, but after a 20 minute battle the hook separated from the leader and her fish acquired a new Bleeding Bait Lip Ring in return. Five minutes later Pam hooks up and successfully lands the largest redfish of her life. After playing with the big fish, we opted to do some exploring in an attempted to locate some smaller redfish, but cloudy conditions and on and off rain showers prevailed and
we returned to the dock with only the two hook ups.

During the week I made several attempts at scouting American shad on the St Johns River, but this year's shad run is turning out to be more of a shad walk instead. There are still just a few shad catches being reported thus far. To add insult to injury, the Seminal County Parks Department has scheduled renovation of the CS Lee Boat Ramp closing the facility from February 2nd to February 28th. After contacting several Seminal County officials, they have assured me that County Staff is looking into alternatives to lessen the impact on anglers during the peek of American shad season. Once they inform me of their plans, I will pass it on to you. I will also be keeping my line in the water, and I will let you know when the poor mans salmon arrive in reasonable numbers.

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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540 Lake Lenelle Drive
Chuluota, FL 32766
Phone: 407-416-1187
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