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September Redfish, Trout and Sightfishing Forecast & Predictions

Tuesday September 26, 2017

September of 2017 is shaping up to be an awesome month on the Mosquito Lagoon. Redfish are already starting to school for their fall spawn and many of our anglers are capitalizing in by catching 20... 30... and even 40 pound redfish in the Lagooon. Sightfishing for these schooling redfish is an experience you'll never forget. Some of the schools number in the hundreds and push water while showing their tails in marching succession. It's a sight to see...

September's still a transition month and our success stories have been mostly in the very early morning lately. Cooperative redfish are looking to the cooler morning temperatures to feed and move around in the shallows. After the morning... it's been difficult finding schooling fish due to rising temperatures and fishing pressure from late rising anglers.

I'm still fishing most of my charters out of the Canaveral area during September, but I make my way up to the Mosquito Lagoon at least once a week to keep abreast of what's happening and if the schools of big reds are cooperating and showing up. When they do... I'll be there, hopefully with you.

Mosquito Lagoon Trout Report

September Spotted Sea Trout Update

When you can find cooler waters in the Mosquito Lagoon, you'll often find some of the best sea trout fishing in the world. Since the constitutional net ban in the 1990's were implemented the trout fishing has rebounded back and our anglers are catching them by the bucket loads lately. Smaller trout are being caught on the transition edges of the flats where the water drops to 3-6 foot or more with small jigs, shrimp on popping corks or small topwater lures like the tiny torpedo. Larger trout are being caught in the shallower water when the water temperatures get comfortable enough.

The fall mullet run is just around the corner and there's a hint of fall in the air during the morning hours (I know, I'm reaching... it's still very hot in September in Florida, but if you've lived here long enough, you can detect the slight temperature variation at night and early morning. The fish can detect the fall coming on strong and the flats are alive with bait as the month progresses. Look for fish around bait pods and deeper shorelines near mangroves. There will be big breeder redfish schools during September and it's but the trout will be relating to bait and comfort.

Use live bait for consistant bigger trout around bait pods in the shallower water grass flats and shorelines. Use artificials and topwaters for smaller trout in the deeper water adjacent to dropoffs and clean grassflats. You might see glass minnows and birds diving in the middle of the lagoon for loads of small undersized trout and using small jigs are the best bet for coaxing them to bite.

Sight Fishing Report on the Mosquito Lagoon

September Sightfishing Forecast and Report: Mosquito Lagoon

September in Florida is when the tourist disappear for a few weeks and before the annual snowbirds (winter residents) come down for the cooler winter months. It's also the month when most kids are in their first weeks of school and parents are focused on working. What does this mean for the Mosquito Lagoon sight fisherman? Less crowded fishing for the next few weeks while the big spawning redfish breed in large schools...

Early morning in September can produce good sized trout in the shallow grass flats around bait pods. Later in the morning you'll want to move tothe large schools of breeding redfish. For sightfishing enthusiast this will produce the most difficult and possibly the easist sighting as shallow water trout are a very tough gamefish to see and cast to and schools of breeders are a no brainer as long as you can find the schools.

Fishing Report for The Mosquito Lagoon

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 04 2016 11:07:26.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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Captain Richard Bradley is the author and contributor for many of the articles written on the Lagooner website. Richard is a professional fishing guide, taking anglers in his native waters near the Banana and Mosquito Lagoons on Florida's central east coast almost three hundred trips seasonally. When not charter fishing, Captain Richard enjoys time with his family surfing, fishing, camping and various other outdoor activities.

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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.

A very knowledgeable guide and knows the area waters well. We were on big reds and trout within minutes of the leaving the dock and ventured about the lagoon to catch different species. The scenery in the Lagoon is remarkable! Richard’s boat was well equipped with good equipment, he was well prepared to adapt to the different types of fishing through out the day. My primary focus was sight fishing for big reds on fly - the flies that Capt. Richard provided were right on! Booking the charter was a breeze, his wife Capt. Gina was very accommodating to work me in (thank you Capt. Gina). Capt. Richard seemed to know who was hungry at the right times – and we had some impressive catches! Well done Capt. Richard, and thanks for a great day on the water!
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