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Mosquito Lagoon Florida Fishing Report

St. Marys River to Jupiter Inlet

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Mosquito Lagoon Florida Fishing Report

Postby Capt. Chris » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:47 pm

Fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River was tough, at times, this week but was getting better as the week progressed.

Monday, I started in the upper end of the Indian River. After doing much searching and seeing no fish, I moved over to the Mosquito Lagoon. I didn't see many redfish but the boredom was interrupted by the furious feeding frenzy of a large school of 3-5 pound jack crevalle. Getting the jacks to eat was easy, keeping up with the fast moving school was not. I managed to pull two fish out of the school, one on a DOA chug head with a CAL tail and the other on a pink/white Captain Joe's shredder. Knowing I had a flat trailer tire to fix at the ramp, I left the water early.

Tuesday, Capt. Keith Kalbfleisch invited me to join him for a day of fishing the Indian River in Cocoa. The wind was up due to the approaching cold front and the water was high and dirty. Despite the adverse conditions, we both managed to catch a snook, trout, redfish slam. Capt. Keith caught 3 reds, a few trout and one snook.I caught 2 redfish, 3 trout, and one snook. The gold flake 4” cal tail on a weighted worm hook accounted for all but one of my fish.


Thursday, Ron Whetstone and I fished various areas throughout the Mosquito Lagoon. Compared to the amount of effort we put in and the water we covered, the fishing was poor. We saw only one school of reds and only a few dozen singles. Ron had three reds bite his black/silver Baitbuster but they never found the hook. I had one hooked on a gold Baitbuster that came unbuttoned. I managed to catch 6 slot reds and a couple trout on the 4” gold CAL jerkbait. Bait was everywhere but the reds were mysteriously absent.

Friday, Steve Melvin spent his birthday fishing with his favorite fishing partner, his daughter Tiffany. Steve's wish was to catch a big redfish. The day started out very slow and had us wondering if we were going to catch any fish. After catching only two trout on a DOA shrimp we began searching for some better action. The first few spots resulted in only a few sightings of slot reds. As the sun got higher, we found some bigger fish in two feet of water. The monster reds, however, were nowhere to be found. Steve and Tiffany did end up with three redfish each.




We saw quite a few more fish we did not catch and a day with a slow start turned out to be a success. As we passed through the Haulover Canal at the end of the day, we finished by watching a jack attack and a curious manatee.


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Re: Mosquito Lagoon Florida Fishing Report

Postby leahn » Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:52 am

Nice pictures huh! And nice fish!!

When in this world can I ever get those fish huh!?Joke.. Really! Congratulation for catching those amazing/ great fishes.

At least even if the week started with quite a bit tougher, yet you were able to get one.:)

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