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Tough Fishing this week on Mosquito Lagoon, Atlantic Ocean

Capt. John Kumiski
October 2, 2011
Orlando - Saltwater Fishing Report

The Report from Spotted Tail 10/2/11

Upcoming Events- Show and Tell seminar on November 5 and 6. The 6th will be an on the water seminar. Details and the signup are now posted at this link- www.spottedtail.com/category/Schools-and-Seminars-13.

On Monday morning I picked the boat up from the shop. New steering, awesome! Mechanic Rod Miller (321.225.8800) does my work and has for many years. He gets my highest recommendation.

After picking up the boat I went to Post Canaveral to catch bait. There were quite a few mullet (and jellyfish) in the port, and I got some of both. I don't like jellyfish in the net but it was unavoidable unless you didn't throw the net.

The waves at the jetty were at the design limit for the Mitzi. I fished there, along with two other boats, for about an hour. I hooked one bluefish. I didn't see the other boats do much, either. Then, tired of waves coming over the bow and no fish, I left and went home.

Wednesday the weather was awesome and Scott Radloff and I went out of the Port hoping to find some mullet run action. We found enough mullet to use for bait and that was IT. There were almost no mullet along the beach, which we ran well past the tip of the cape. Then we headed offshore, hoping to find a weedline.
We did find sargassum weeds. They were essentially fishless. We looked for several hours, and saw exactly three tripletail. One was small, one was a tiny, aquarium-sized fish. The third was 21 inches long, as we found out when we measured him atop my cooler. He ate a finger mullet. We ate him. His bite was the only one we got in over five hours.

Friday morning Dr. Mike Sweeney joined me for a morning's fly fishing on the Mosquito Lagoon. If anything the water was even dirtier than it was last week. We spent more time running than fishing, saw maybe six redfish wakes in four hours, and did not get a single shot. The water needs to drop and clear up before there will be any realistic hope of successfully fly fishing there. There are lots of mullet there though.

A cold front came through last night. Hopefully that will stimulate more activity along the coast.

Embrace simplicity.

Life is great and I love my work!

Life is short- go fishing!

John Kumiski

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