The weather has been somewhat moderate allowing for some great days on the water. Cooler temperatures are forecast for the next few days so this should really start to heat up the fishing. Water levels remain a bit little higher than average, especially with the recent rains. All of this change will make for some excellent red-fishing action!
Several large schools of redfish are started to be seen roaming the flats in the early part of the day. Try a live mullet or topwater for these guys, they can’t resist them this time of year as most of the bait will continue to move out with the cooler water temps. Other producers this week include live or gulp shrimp in subtle colors such as natural. Quite a few nice trout have been landed this week on gulp soft plastics as well. Please use caution while handling these fish during the closed season.
The fly fishing has been really good this week. When you locate cruising or laid-up fish, a well place fly should do the trick. My hot pattern for the week has been the redfish candy in off colored water or the tinsel toad in olive in the cleaner water areas. Most of the fish landed were in the 20-30 inch range with a few of the larger guys mixed in.
The Mosquito Lagoon and North Indian River should continue to swing into winter mode. The reds will turn their attention to the bottom in search or crabs, worms , and shrimp. Low, clean, cooler water…. This means one thing…Tailing time!
Give us a call at 352-255-8175 or you can always visit us on the web at www.hotfishcharters.com to schedule your Mosquito Lagoon fishing trip!
Have a great week and I hope to see you out on the water soon!