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January Redfish, Trout and Sightfishing Forecast & Predictions

Monday January 22, 2018

Mid Winter 2018 fishing has been a hit-or-miss proposition for sightfishing in the Mosquito Lagoon depending on conditions. January's winter winds have turned days of sight fishing into a day of blindcasting or looking for sheltered shorelines in the Pole and Troll zone or leeward shorelines. However, if weather conditions permit the sightfishing is fabulous and the redfish are on the flats in full force.

And guess what? There's not as many anglers in this sightfishing mecca known for plentiful redfish and hot headed anglers looking feveroushly for a secluded flat with feeding and tailing redfish during this time of year! Fishing leading up to and during January 2018 has been excellent for sightfishing in Mosquito Lagoon when the winds are cooperative and challenging when they are not. Captain Richard and a handful of other guides can help you catch your fish in almost any conditions if you're willing to try something other than sightfishing when the winds and weather do not cooperate.

Give Captain Gina a call today if you want to set up a January fishing trip in the Mosquito Lagoon in East Central, Florida with a Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide.
(321) 868-4953

PS: The Fly Fishing has been superb for a couple of our anglers when the winds have cooperated lately.

Mosquito Lagoon Trout Report

January 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 secret to winter trout fishing is cold fronts. We've have a few cold fronts and the sea trout fishing is in cruise mode as the mid winter is here, cold fronts are rolling through now and there's no better time than January thru April to catch that gator sized sea trout. Look for the best seatrout fishing between fronts and in the Indian and Banana Rivers. Sebastian Inlet area will hold some monsters and the Fort Pierce Inlet will provide success as we move further into the winter months and toward the spring. In most cases if you're targeting big sea trout January is a wonderful month as long as the weather cooperates.

Sight Fishing Report on the Mosquito Lagoon

January Sightfishing Forecast and Report: Mosquito Lagoon

We're not too far into January and we've already had a few days of sightfishing between the fronts. The weather's dropping the water temperatures and making the fishing fantastic as fish move from the deep holes and out on the grassflats to foriage for food and catch some of the year's best weather between some the years worst weather. Yes, January of 2018 has been up and down on the sightfishing in the mosquito lagoon, but if you're lucky enough to get a fair weather day, it's worth the risk of getting weathered out. By the way... if the winds are not condusive for sightfishing, we've been doing excellent, using both artificials and live bait for giant sea trout and many reds.

Fishing Report for The Mosquito Lagoon

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 04 2016 11:07:34.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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Fishing Reports

January - 2018 Fishing Report

The Banana River comes alive during the colder months of year and January is the peak season for deep hole trout, redfish and juvenile black drum. We've been fishing the deeper canals and slews with success during the cold fronts when the water is cold and also catching some great sized fish on the flats adjacent to these holes. Look for the Banana River to improve as the winter gets colder and the fish transition to their winter haunts in pursuit of cold, stable water. Look for mature fish to seek warmth on the shallow shorelines nearby.

Fishing Forecast

January - 2018 Fishing Forecast

Is it going to be an Indian Summer this January or possibly a deep freeze Polar Vortex? These are the questions that all fishing guides want to know. Depending on how this winter plays out with temperatures, winds and other conditions will dictate how our fishing will pan out in January. Unless the water is churned up by high winds, January will produce some of the cleanest and clearest water of the year in Central Florida as colder water kills of plankton life in the lagoons and mild northeast winds often push in clearer water in the ocean. Look for great inshore fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon and Northern end of the Indian River toward Titusville. If the winds and water are all frothed up it can be a crap shoot for fishing in almost every inshore locations and will shutdown all offshore fishing due to small craft warnings and safety warnings. However, between fronts, look for some of the best fishing of the year in January both inshore and offshore in Central Florida.

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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