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Reds Out of Control on Mosquito Lagoon

Capt. John Kumiski
March 6, 2011
Orlando - Saltwater Fishing Report

Orlando area fishing report 3/5/11

The Report from Spotted Tail 3/5/11

I can die in peace, as I've hit the big time. See this link- www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/03/2094590/catching-redfish-and-history.html

Yes, we did some fishing this week.

On Sunday fly fisher Kevin Ferrell joined me on Spotted Tail. We launched at River Breeze. It was cool and a tad breezy but a lovely day. We saw quite a few fish. Kevin had plenty of shots. He scored a couple times, with a handsome seven pound red that ate a Mosquito Lagoon Special and a nice trout. Kevin wrote, "It was real good fishing with you. Thanks for putting me on so many fish." Thank you for fishing with me, Kevin!

The following day Lane Thurgood, another fly fisher, joined me. Lane also sent me an email the next day, to wit- "I cannot thank you enough for yesterday. I had one of the best days of my life and I enjoyed every minute." I don't know how many reds he got but it was a lot. He also got two trout and a flounder. Just one of those spectacular days. Thank you for fishing with me, Lane! And thanks to the Urban Angler for the referral!

You may have heard about the big fire just west of I-95 in the Scottsmoor/Mims area. Yeah. It's a BIG fire.

Thursday I had a kayak trip with Paul Hynes, a local guy from Lake Mary. 5t was breezy and overcast a good part of the morning. We finally found some fish and Paul had just hooked one when a Gordon skiff roared up. The guide dropped the power pole, and the "anglers" started casting shrimp right where we were fishing. The noise they made pushed the fish away and then they started poling after them. It was as unprofessional a display by a fishing guide as I've ever seen. If that's how he has to find fish I certainly wouldn't want to fish with him. What a jerk.
Anyway, Paul lost that redfish, but got three nice trout, all on a DOA CAL shad. Except for the Gordon moron it was quite a lovely outing.

Yesterday was the MINWR Show and Tell. Ten souls showed up and we spent the day together exploring the wildlife refuge and talking about fishing. It was fun and educational for all concerned.

Embrace simplicity.

Life is great and I love my work!

Life is short- go fishing!

John Kumiski

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