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March Redfish, Trout and Sightfishing Forecast & Predictions

Friday March 23, 2018

March of 2018 has not only been a banner year for redfish in the Mosquito Lagoon but it's been great for giant gator sized spotted seatrout too. Look for more of this to continue for the next few weeks and into April as the water warms and the fish start to forage for food.

March is typically know for flying kites in high winds so expect to have many of our sightfishing days turned into live-baiting or blind casting in areas where your guide has fore knowledge of fish populations, presence and movement. "Trust your guide and you'll do fine" is what I tell my anglers and without fail lately we've been extremely successful in hooking up and bringing in some great redfish.

It was cold recently but we managed to have a day of spectacular fly fishing for slot sized redfish in the Mosquito Lagoon on the eastern shoreline. We've also had several days of pulling reds out of small schools and pods of fish along sandbars and dropoffs. One of my anglers caught nine redfish in a half day while throwing weighted jerkbaits into schools of reds in the northern part of Mosquito Lagoon last week.

We're heading into spring after this month and the fishing should even get better as the water warms and the baitfish start to show up in the Lagoon. Call Captain Gina and get ready for a great spring and summer as April and May are right around the corner. (321) 868-4953

Mosquito Lagoon Trout Report

March 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.

March fishing for BIG spotted sea trout, often referred to as "Gator Trout" is often one of the best months of the year. The problem anglers have to deal with is fickle weather with coldfronts and windy conditions often closing the window of opportunity for fishing. Big trout will be out in numbers between and before fronts and a lucky angler can catch that double digit trout if March weather and conditions cooperate. Look for big trout to be hungry for delicately presented lures and baits from a distance that will not spook the fish. Clear waters and skies can make trout flee the flat when an angler approaches too closely, so make long cast with baits or artificials and be patient.

Sight Fishing Report on the Mosquito Lagoon

March Sightfishing Forecast and Report: Mosquito Lagoon

March is another transitional month in Florida and this month is no different than many of the previous years. Recently the days have been windy making it difficult to sightfish. However for those willing to blind cast or livebait the fishing has been excellent. If you happen to get a nice calm and clear day on the lagoon, March is looking to be a very good month for shear numbers of fish on the water. Big gator sea trout and maurading redfish are flooding the shallowest parts of the lagoon and a properly presented bait is an excellent way to draw a strike. Known for kite flying, March often lives up to it's name as the windy month but it's a double edge sword as the fishing is usually pretty darn excellent for those willing to take the chance and getting the opportunity to fish... Whether it's sightfishing or conventional fishing.

Fishing Report for The Mosquito Lagoon

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 03 2016 14:18:56.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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March - 2018 Fishing Forecast

March of 2017 produced some great inshore fishing for many of the spring breakers that visited Central Florida and took advantage of the Florida Sunshine and outdoors. Spring Break of 2018 should be a great March for vacationers on their Holiday from college and work as they prepare for some action on the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River and if the winds stay calm enough to even venture offshore out of Port Canaveral. Look for cobia to show up in March if the water temps hover around 70° and the ocean remains calm enough to sight fish for these hard fighting and great tasting coastal fish. If the water temps are a little too cool there will be plenthy of inshore action to keep most anglers busy.

Author Captain Richard Bradley

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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