Central Florida / IT'S ON
Capt. Joe Porcelli
December 19, 2010
Mosquito Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report
Now that winter is totally kicked in the fish have come out of their transition period and into winter mode. The water is cold and clear moving fish a little deeper. We have had a few cool mornings but the days have been very comfortable. For several days we had no wind and you could see tailing reds for a long long way. The shrimp and crabs are in the sand and the reds are seeking them out, that is when the tail comes up. We have been tossing 3" Gulp shrimp in the nuclear chicken and natural color at them and they have been Gulping them down. The alternative is the Johnson silver minnow in 1/4 oz size. Jeff, Cameron and Meagan Hand joined me for a morning trip and caught some really nice fish on these baits. If you don't get a reaction on one lure try something else or just adjust your retrieve speed a little. John Gazelt and Myers caught thirteen reds and three big trout on the same lures ( Gulp and Johnson spoons). They had a great time picking out fish and catching them.
The bigger trout are on the flats and they make easy sight casting targets. Look for the fish in the sandy areas and don't go by one with out tossing a Gulp in it. If you look real close you will see redfish rubbing the sand it these holes. Flounder are also thick in the lagoon these days and we took some nice ones this weekend. Bounce a Gulp shrimp in Natural color right on the bottom and work a clock pattern. You may think it is just weeds when you feel the fish weight on your line.
The smaller trout are also bunched up in deeper holes and if we wanted to, we could catch dozens of them in each spot. But I want to wait a few more days until trout season opens up and we will catch a bunch I am sure. It is not uncommon for us to catch over a hundred trout in a day. Most of these fish are smaller undersize fish but every eighth fish is a keeper. The bigger trout are shallow but this quick action is hard to beat. Think like a fish to catch fish or just call me, I will Guarantee you do.
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