The Mosquito Lagoon, along Florida's Space Coast, boasts a legendary track record for downright explosive red drum and spotted seatrout fishing. Even through the winter months, anglers can still find reds and specks on the prowl in some serious sized schools. Captain Michael Bales, a native central Floridian, of Hotfish Charters, knows Mosquito's waters like its his backyard, because it literally is. I joined Capt. Bales on January 15th in search of some winter reds as the past few weeks Bales has been regularly finding redfish schooling up in some decent sized pods in the northern reaches of the Mosquito Lagoon.