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November Redfish, Trout and Sightfishing Forecast & Predictions

Thursday November 23, 2017

November of 2017 promises to be great as we are catching redfish on the Mosquito Lagoon despite being blown out for several days prior to this report. When it's rough and windy we are catching many of our redfish on live bait and some on topwaters. If we can locate schools in their post spawn, we have literally hammered the big oversized bull redfish with anything from topwater plugs to dead bait. We've even had a fly fisherman place a fly into the wind and hookup instantly upon falling near the school (don't count on doing that on a regular basis). What a blast as we had to start the boat and follow the thirty five pound fish across the lagoon in hot pursuit.

Every year seems to be getting better and better for redfishing despite the amount of development going on along our Florida Coastlines and 2017 seems to be even better than previous years. Be prepared for our colder weather as the winter sets in later this month bundle up as our Florida mercury will fall into the 50's and 60's often during November. If 2017 proves to be a cold winter look for excellent fishing prior to and after the fronts for both redfish and spotted sea trout.

I hope to see many of you again this winter as always so call Captain Gina and pick a date to go fishing with us before all the good fish are caught.

Captain Richard Bradley
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Mosquito Lagoon Trout Report

November 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.

If you hit it right, November is a spectacular month on the Mosquito Lagoon for nice oversized spotted sea trout. The cold weather is making them move around, the bait is plentiful and they are gearing up for the colder water to come. In between fronts big trout can really be active and as long as the water temps stay cooler you'll see some great action.

Sight Fishing Report on the Mosquito Lagoon

November Sightfishing Forecast and Report: Mosquito Lagoon

Whew! Sightfishing can be challenging in the month of Novemeber because of the strong winds of change here in Florida. A sight fisherman's biggest enemy is wind that produces choppy water and poor conditions for seeing fish on the shallow waters of the Mosquito Lagoon. Wind can produce chop and stir up the bottom eliminating the abilty of an experienced angler let alone a persons that have not developed an eye for seeing the fish on the grassflats and sand. With all that said... If the winds subside in November, it is a great month for anglers on the Mosquito Lagoon because of the numbers of hungry redfish maurading the shallow waters. If the weather does not cooperate for sighting the fish then opting for a day of live baiting or throwing artificials will probably produce well anyways on the Mosquito Lagoon.

Fishing Report for The Mosquito Lagoon

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 04 2016 11:07:39.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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November - 2017 Fishing Report

November in Central Florida can be an up or down proposition for fishing offshore as the nor-easterner's start to blow and seas pick up. However, it can be rewarding for anglers looking to cash in on the end of the fall mullet run for almost every type of nearshore species from jacks and snook to redfish and tarpon. If the temperatures and wind stay cooperative, look for nearshore to be productive, but if the seas get angry look inshore towards the lagoons for redfish, sea trout and possibly some snook action at Sebastian Inlet and the Indian River Lagoon. November is a Central Florida transition month so don't be surprised to see fish getting active and feeding heavily before the winter cool down when bait becomes less abundant and fish look to warm up on the shallow water flats later in the morning.

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November - 2017 Fishing Forecast

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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