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Redfish and Trout seek warmth in Mosquito Lagoon

Capt. Joe Porcelli
March 3, 2008
Mosquito Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing in the lagoon has been a little tricky for some due to the low low water.
Getting around may be a little more difficult but once you get to your fish they will be bunched up. When the water temp. dropped last week the fish headed for deeper water for that few degrees warmer water. Then once the sun came out the fish were up on the flats sunning their backs over the dark bottom. I stopped on a school of about forty or so trout and made a few casts, I was hooked up on the third cast. It was now 2:30pm and the fish had a chance to warm up. The whole day was not like this though I started out leaving from JB's Fish Camp at 8am wind out of the north 20kts wind chill 23 degrees or something like that. I had two troupers that morning Bryon and Adam Scott. I explained that the fish would turn on but they were only going to play when they were ready. For the first few hours of our charter we watched different schools of redfish swim over out live shrimp twenty times or so. We stuck a few small reds in the am and now we were fishing the fourth school of the day. We were just about to leave that school when I said self give them one more try and we headed back to the school we just fished. We got up wind and drifted quietly into striking distance and lowered the Power Pole. Not moment's later rods bent and drag screamer from reel stereo we had a double on and life was good. Shortly after that we had another and another and then a triple hook up. It is always nice when you can finish the day on a strong note.

Like I said earlier the water is way low and even if you have a tunnel hull you can't take the short cuts.
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