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Old 04-02-2011, 12:36 PM
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Default Central Florida Saltwater Flats Report

After another outstanding week of fishing last week, the weather took a turn for the worse this week forcing several trips to be cancelled. Five inches of rain fell during the week causing the water level in Mosquito Lagoon to rise dramatically. Some of the redfish schools are beginning to disperse, some seemed to have vanished altogether, and others are still holding the same areas they have been frequenting. Trout fishing has been improving each week. They have been both aggressive and good sized.

Last week, Brian and his son had a tough time both seeing and casting to the redfish. Fortunately, the trout were willing to cooperate and both used the DOA Deadly Combo to catch numerous fish.

Rich and Pat had an excellent day targeting redfish. The most effective bait was a DOA 3 inch CAL tail with a spinner blade. This setup accounted for double digit redfish as well as some double hookups.

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The following day, I was on Mosquito Lagoon with Doug and Jeremy when a thick fog bank moved in on top of us. That did not stop the fish, though and both guys used 3 inch CAL tails in watermelon holographic with and without the spinner blade to land double digit redfish for another excellent day of catch and release fishing.

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Scott from South Carolina had shots at schools of redfish throughout the morning with his flyrod. After some instruction and practice, he was able to get the black redfish worm to the fish and hooked his first red on fly.

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This Monday we had to cancel due to thunderstorms but Tuesday I was able to get on the water with Rob from Wisconsin. It was his first saltwater fly fishing trip and we spent much of the morning working on casting. Heavy clouds made spotting the fish difficult until they were just a few feet away from the boat. He did land several seatrout using a clauser minnow fly but no redfish were landed.

After two more weather cancellations, I was able to get out yesterday with Rico and Chris. We had high winds but clear skies which allowed us to spot hundreds of redfish throughout the morning. Again the spinnerbait proved to me the most effective.

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The trout fishing was steady with multiple fish landed with the Deadly Combo.

Last April brought excellent tailing redfish action to Mosquito Lagoon. Hopefully, it will be just as good this year. Now that the trout fishing is becoming consistent, there will always be the chance to bend a rod even if the sight fishing for redfish proves to be too much of a challenge. With more and more baitfish arriving daily, the ladyfish, bluefish, and jacks should not be far behind.

Capt. Chris Myers
Orlando Fishing Guide
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