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Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Fl_Native61Fl_Native61 MemberApopka, FLPosts: 48 Greenhorn
Last Saturday was a nice calm day when I fished Mosquito Lagoon. The brown algae isn't getting any better with visibility around 6", and water levels the lowest I've ever seen. It turned out to be a great day though with 5 redfish landed and I was back at the ramp by 11:00 AM. This is the earliest I've ever been back but this was because my redfish died on the stringer and I wanted to get it on ice. I've never had this happen with redfish and wonder if the algae has significantly lowered the oxygen levels. I know hot water in the summer will lower the oxygen but the water is actually cooler than I expected for the heat we've been having. When gators and sharks aren't a problem I prefer a stringers since I figure alive on a stringer keeps them fresher than dead on ice, but from now on I will use a fish bag.

Below is a link to a video with 3 of the redfish. In order of appearance they are 26", 25" and 21".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pprx-_RhlwQ

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