im from Vero and love redfish. we get on them pretty well here, but i have been researching the mosquito lagoon and it seems that it is unmatched when it comes reds. So a buddy and I decided it was necessary to make the trip up. we are going to stay for a couple nights giving us plenty of time to get at em. I was just wondering if someone could give me a couple hints about this thriving ecosystem. i was looking at cumcumber island and it looks great as well as the entire north end where all the spoil islands are. yes? no? any tips are much appreciated. im looking to catch my first red on fly and the mosquito lagoon seems to be the place to do it. All catch and releasefor us. i know how it is to have outsiders fishing your flats. these arent my fish they're yours. i would just like to feel one tuggin on my 7wt. thank you
I hear tell the IRL (north of Haulover) is pretty well on fire with big Reds right now, and is accessable from the Lagoon. Take some time to locate main channels/ flats from google earth, then when you get there, motor til you see disturbed water but dont run up on their backs. Stealth is the key and even a trollling motor will sometimes set them off.
If you get on a school and they won't bite anything, leave. Theyve been hammered too hard. Try poling down a flat, and sight casting to potholes, singles, and small schools.
Be out there before the sunrise, and find your spot, cause the AM bite will usually turn off between 9-10.
yeah its the scenery change and a buddy and i are just looking for a fun filled few days. its always cool to be able to locate fish in a new place. im not positive on when we are actually goin to head the way.