Orlando Area Saltwater Report 3/19/11
The fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon has been outstanding this month. Except for a few windy days early, the weather has been perfect as well. Most of the redfish are still in schools although some flats are beginning to hold singles. During this transition period between winter and spring, the fish have been moving around. Some spots may hold
hundreds of fish one day and none the next. Find the right spot and catching dozens of redfish is easy. The fish have been biting well with the DOA shrimp and the 3 inch CAL bait accounting for the most bites. As always, casting is the key and the better you cast the more you will catch.
Trips have been too numerous to detail each one so I will hit some of the highlights. Lionel and Terry started off the month and we had an excellent day with huge schools of redfish around the boat. Both guys used the 3 inch CAL to hook up with some nice redfish.
Brothers Dan and Mark spent the day casting at redfish from 30-34 inches. The silver mullet 3 inch CAL was the only bait they used all day.
By this week, the water temperatures had climbed into the 70's and we had calm winds and blue skies. Ed and his son Eddie enjoyed some great redfish action throughout the morning. 12 year old Eddie did an excellent job casting to and catching all of his own fish.
Jimmy spent two days fishing Mosquito Lagoon. Day one was tough with many of the fish having moved from the flats where they had been the day before. We finally found an area holding some tailing singles. He hooked one on fly but it broke off and quickly followed up catching two on a DOA
shrimp in watermelon holographic. Yesterday started off the same with several spots holding no fish at all. We finally came upon some large schools and the catching began.
With more excellent weather in the forecast, I expect some great fishing next week. This time last year was when the fish began tailing consistently. Spring is also an excellent time for fly fishing for both tailing and schooling fish. More and more bait fish are returning to the Lagoon each day. As a result, the trout fishing should begin to improve and topwater baits will begin to become effective around the bait schools.
Capt. Chris Myers
Orlando Fishing Guide
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