Mosquito Lagoon Redfish - Edgewater Backcountry

Water levels remain high through out our Intracoastal Waterway system including Mosquito Lagoon, makes for more challenging Redfishing by most accounts including for me, not many schools yet with the still warmish water, is finally dropping a little in temperature to the mid 70's, still dirty in most places, but some clearing on flats with more healthy grass and less silty mud, the very high water gives the scattered Redfish so many places to hide out in any corner of the lagoon. All regular lagoon fishers waiting for lower water levels and cooling, clearing water to finally arrive. Fish are there to be caught however, regular client Charlie from Pennsylvania arranged a 2 day charter recently, first day on the flats hunting Redfish, second day variety backcountry fishing, both mornings fun and successful, variety trips always have some surprise fish come aboard, this time was a 29” Snook caught by Tom on a live shrimp......................



................ Our flats trip had 5 Redfish up to 26” plus a good Seatrout bonus fish, Charlie with a good "Channel Bass" old timers knew them before the name "Redfish" caught on.....................



................. and Tom with one of his good Reds..................



Regular long time local client Donovan did a solo Redfish trip in November, started catching fish at the first spot, catching 5 Reds to 25”, plus a good Trout caught on a live finger mullet...................



Kyle here visiting from Texas, found my website and booked a solo flats trip, a much fun morning with 4 Redfish a couple caught sight fishing cruising fish on a mini flat by a small island......................



Local resident Trevor wanted to treat his girlfriend to a fishing trip for her birthday, so we went Redfish hunting on the flats, started off with a bang, with bites first thing, turned slow in the second half, but we still had a great time, 4 Redfish were caught, birthday girl Amy was trilled with a Red on her first cast with live finger mullet......................



Dan and family from Tennessee came with me on a mixed bag variety backcountry trip, catching lots of fun fish , many different species as usual , free line live shrimp my technique and bait of choice for variety fishing, good size Jack Crevalle from a surface striking school chasing mullet down the river, sight casting in to the white water strikes for instant hook ups........................
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  • Pescatoral PursuitPescatoral Pursuit Posts: 5,065 Admiral
    Nice post. Thanks for the update on conditions!
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  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    Those are solid fish thanks for the report.. I fished up there yesterday for the first time ever just to get out of the wind, I think I saw you pass me going NE.. First time I have fished that far north.. caught a decent 32" red from a school that was sitting in about 18" of water.. Really pretty area you guide in man I will definitely be fishing it in the future ..
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