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February Redfish, Trout and Sightfishing Forecast & Predictions

Friday February 23, 2018

February in the Mosquito Lagoon has been awesome. Big redfish are roaming the deeper flats and there has been plenty of slot sized reds caught lately on the shallower flats that warm up during the late morning also. We've been catching several fish in the adjacent waters close to Mosquito Lagoon in the Indian River Lagoon near Scottsmoore and Mims north of Titusville and the railroad bridge. The local power plant has offered alot of fun for younger anglers and for those not always looking for the sightfished redfish or lacking the skill sets for more advanced angling. I still love catching ladyfish and jacks on a cold Florida morning at the powerplant outflow, and occassionally you catch a great redfish, snook, trout or tarpon there too. This February 2018 promises to be one of the best winters around and we look forward to seeing you on the water with us soon. Call Captain Gina and set a date with one of our guides as soon as possible before the weather warms up and the fishing cools down on the Mosquito Lagoon. (321) 868-4953

Mosquito Lagoon Trout Report

February 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.

Generally speaking, the harder the winter... the better the trout fishing along Florida's east coast. Trout do not stess out in the cold temperatures as they are found all the way up the southeast United States and into the Gulf of Mexico from Texas, Louisiannah, Alabama and Florida. When you proceed northward on the Atlantic seashore you'll find spotted seatrout all the way up into the Carolina's and then a subspecies called the Northern Weakfish take over

Sight Fishing Report on the Mosquito Lagoon

February Sightfishing Forecast and Report: Mosquito Lagoon

Wintertime in Florida has spectacular fishing on the shallow water grassflats in the Mosquito Lagoon. Cold water has killed off all the phytoplankton and has made the lagoon crystal clear, making sightfishing in February one of the best months to go and purchase a pair of polarized glasses a dark brimed hat give it a try, if you haven't already.

The only downside of fishing this February has been the windy coldfronts which have made sightfishing very challenging. Finding a wind sheltered place on the lagoon during this month has often been a challenge because it seems that everywhere you turn to find shelter from the gailing wind, someone is already there fishing or shows up shortly afterwards. This has been one of the curses of the Mosquito Lagoon since it's became a world famous sightfishing mecca as there's never a day when there aren't loads of flatsboats patroling the shorelines and sandbars.

Don't get discouraged, the Mosquito Lagoon still has the best sightfishing for redfish in the world... You just have to learn to share it with others and have as much patience with other anglers as you do with fish sometimes. That's the report for this February, I'll see you again in March.

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Fishing Report for The Mosquito Lagoon

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: October 04 2016 11:01:55.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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Fishing Forecast

February - 2018 Fishing Forecast

There's not a better way to spend a Valentines day with your sweetie than out in the boat catching the winter sun and a few nice fish. If the weather this February stays nice, look for some fun and rewarding fishing into the central Florida spring break period. Fish get hungry as spring approaches and the cold winter grip releases. I KNOW... I KNOW... IT's Florida! How can Florida get cold? Well, it can often drop into the 40° mark over night and be in the 70's during the day, so plan a late morning trip on the lagoon and you should be safe in Februay and into March.

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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