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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report
August Redfish, Trout and Sightfishing Forecast & Predictions
Wednesday August 23, 2017
Early August can be a hit or miss with the redfish in the Mosquito Lagoon, however as the month unfolds the big breeder redfish start to group up on around the lagoons. Later in the month and into September is probably your best chance to catch a GIANT redfish with some exceeding forty pounds and ocassionally a fifty pounder can be had for the very lucky angler. Watching the redfish gather up over the weeks of August for their annual spawn is an exciting event for guides and anglers in the Mosquito Lagoon, the anticipation as these large redfish staging in the spawning areas and watching the numbers of fish in each pod grow daily into large schools aggregates is exciting. Anglers that come to our area in late August will surely enjoy catching large breeding reds in late August and into September.
I was poling up in the Pole and Troll zone of the Mosquito Lagoon the other day and took a temperature reading of 92 degrees in the flats... WOW! Ninety Two Degrees! I was suspicious about the temperature when we saw no bait nor fish until we looked in deeper waters with a little tidal movement which is not the best for sightfishing. We caught a three nice redfish and a handful of spotted seatrout to make a morning of it. I pursuaded my anglers to try the beaches the next morning where we caught five tripletail to fourteen pounds, jumped a nice tarpon and landed another tarpon in the eighty pound range. We quickly jumped offshore and landed a nice 26 pound kingfish to boot. What a fun two of days with a couple of great anglers!
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August 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.
August is not typically "Big Trout" time of year, but there's plenty of small trout on the dropoffs and around bait pods in the Mosquito Lagoon. Traditional popping cork techniques work and so will small jigs from cheap trout tout shimp immitations to the more expensive DOA's. Several of my guide friends have been brag'n about catching more trout and ladyfish on a simple jig head without a plastic bait tail and producing more fish than with the plastic. Go figure... But I gave it a try and it works!
Larger trout can be caught in the early morning or late evening hours with live bait or subtle jerk baits and topwaters. Be patient and work around bait staging in the area with deeper water nearby for the trout to slip into when it gets too hot in the late morning afternoon. Remember fish are like us and want the confort and food...
August Sightfishing Forecast and Report: Mosquito Lagoon
Sightfishing can be excellent in August but the winds often start drifting in toward the end of the month as September approaches. Look for early morning fishing to be the best bet as the fish are more active during the cooler temperatures of early morning still. We've been using several different brands of softbaits and the ones with the scents seem to be producing the most fish. Don't discount using topwaters early on as the fish are usually very active in the wee morning hours. If the waters stay clear and the winds remain calm look for another productive month in August of 2017.
Fishing Report for The Mosquito Lagoon
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 04 2016 11:07:28.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
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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.
Excellent people and experience! - My husband and I had never tried anything like this before so we were a bit nervous about being sea sick. Captain Richard was so nice and laid back and gave us tips and tricks to try and fight it off. My husband unfortunately was very sick even before we started to get the lines out. Captain Richard took control and told him what to do and even where to stand in the boat to make it better. Unfortunately after captain Richard tried all his tricks my husband was still pretty sick so we had to call it a day an hour early.
The day was definitely not a loss though. Even though we didn't get to catch any fish I still got to see tons of wildlife! We saw everything from dozens of turtles to Dolphins, Rays, and even an 8 ft hammerhead shark! Captain Richard is a pro and definitely knows what he's doing and talking about. I would recommend this trip for sure!
Written by: Laura B about Lagooner Fishing Charters on June 28, 2015
5 / 5 stars