I had the pleasure of fishing the famed Mosquito Lagoon on Friday of last week and there were redfish everywhere! Before the sun was up myself as well as Zebco’s very own Chris Strickland hopped aboard with Captain Scott Macalla of Backcast Charters. As we scooted along a greasy surface, Macalla informed me that we were going to be in for a good day.
The few days prior came with strong winds and grey skies. According to Macalla, the fish were all over the place as long the conditions allowed for sight fishing. We motored along and found several pronounced v-wakes along a shoreline. Scott poled us along and it didn’t take long before Strickland hooked up to a nice slot redfish. Obviously, the number of fish we saw increased as the sun got higher but they slowly but surely began to refuse our top water offerings. So, we switched it up a bit with me throwing an unweighted soft plastic jerkbait and Strickland, a live mullet. We both managed to get several more slot fish to the boat.
Macalla says that the fish’s behavior that day was typical – very aggressive as the sun is coming up a little shy when it is up. He also says that the big redfish will be showing up any day now – it’s almost time for the spawn. To fish with Captain Scott Macalla call: 321-7925-9259.