These scenic places offer the perfect backdrop for a great day fishing with Capt. Justin Price. Our time on the water will leave indelible experiences for experts and novice fisherman alike. While fishing Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River Lagoon, we will be targeting redfish, speckled trout, snook, seasonal tarpon, and other migratory species found in these vast and still wild areas.
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Mosquito Lagoon Fly Fishing Guide. I specialize in fly fishing charters in Mosquito Lagoon near Orlando for redfish, seatrout, black drum and tarpon. As a fellow fly fishing angler, I can offer tips and instruction on casting techniques, fly selection and presentation. I know how to position the boat so you are able to make the easiest cast possible. All year round, fly fishing anglers can fish for redfish , also called red drum, spotted seatrout , also known as speckled trout, and black drum in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River. These fish are found on grass flats in water less than two feet deep. The standard method of fishing is sight fishing where the angler stands on the bow of the boat and the guide pushes it from the back. In summer and fall, migratory species such as tarpon, ladyfish, and jack crevalle may be present as well.
Mosquito Lagoon Fly Fishing Guide
Inshore fly fishing continues to grow in popularity for fisherman looking to challenge saltwater gamefish like redfish, speckled trout, tarpon and snook. Fly fishing on the east coast of Florida is a visual game. Acres of grass flats with clean water yield schools of redfish, rolling tarpon, laid up speckled trout, and snook around deep structure. Successful fly anglers find themselves posing for a picture of their fly rod caught saltwater gamefish! When fly fishing inshore saltwater you will do a mix of sight fishing and blind casting. Most anglers find using a wt with a floating line set up will handle all Florida fly fishing opportunities you are presented with. At times using a wt for bigger fish or breezy conditions will be to your advantage. Every now and then casting a sinking line in deep creeks and channels will get a fly to the bottom where tarpon or snook may be hanging. Fly patterns like a shrimp, crab, baitfish streamers will give you the best chance for catching success. Fly fisherman should be comfortable casting foot leaders.
If you want to be successful fishing the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River systems then listen up. If you find find these tips helpful, feel free to share them with your local fishing buddies. Lets get started! Finding clear water in the lagoon while sight fishing is important for the obvious reason of increased visibility; however, lets look at a few more reasons why clean water is important! The number of the large algae blooms that have occurred over the past years have choked out a majority of the naturally present sea grass beds. This happens due to the algae sucking up oxygen and removing nutrients, but mostly because of its ability to rob the other vegetation of much needed sunlight. If you find a good bait source in clear water then it is worth sticking around and seeing what predators show up. The heat of summer on the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River can put a lot of stress on the anglers as well as the fish. Since the cooler temps take place during the first hour and half of day light, fishing early and later in the afternoon will be what the majority of anglers are trying to do. Getting there early and being quiet will be your best advantage in bagging a few fish before the sun breaks the horizon.