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Artifical Lure Fishing
Saltwater Angling in the Mosquito Lagoon
Saturday October 21, 2017
"I believe that fishermen like to shop for artificial lures and fishing equipment more than women like to shop for shoes." explains lifelong Mosquito Lagoon Guide, Captain Richard Bradley. While this may be debatable, the parallels of shoe shopping with their large variety of colors, fashion, models and sizes can accurately describe both lure and shoe shopping.
While opinions and results may vary, it's a general consensus that soft plastic baits rigged in an assortment of styles catch the lionshare of fish on the Mosquito Lagoon. Hard plastics including topwater, subsurface and stickbaits are commonly used when the sea grass is not as abundant, but the weedless forms of jerkbaits or single hook jigs generally work better than most.
We generally use Bass Assassins and Berkley's Gulp products in the lagoon and depending on the water color and the temperament of the fish, we switch colors to accomdate the conditions. Weighting the softbaits is based on water depth, wind and desired action. Shallow water fish in gin clear water generally like a more subtle presentation and more realistic color patterns, while winder days with cloud cover and/or murkier water often require less finesse and brighter colors. We also find that scent can produce a bite where color has less impact, so use gulps or other attractants accordingly.
Artificial Lures for the Mosquito Lagoon
Jigs - Jigs rigged with swimming paddletails, curleytails or shrimp plastics work great in the lagoon for almost all species.
Jerkbaits - When the weeds are unbearable and you're in the thick of the seagrass, Jerkbaits are an excellent choice on the Mosquito Lagoon.
Hard Palstics - Topwater action from Zara Spooks to Rapala's Skitter Walks are a great way to catch fish on the Lagoon when permissable. Subsurface lures like Sub-Walkers and other mullet immitations work great when the sea grass is thin.
Fishing With Artificial Lures in the Mosquito Lagoon
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 03 2016 10:53:22.
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October - 2017 Fishing Report
The summer is over and the autumn winds are starting to prevail as we head toward the holidays and winter. With water temperatures on the fall and water levels above average you can find good numbers of fish very close to the shoreline and against the mangroves. Mullet are in their peak run and will start to subside as we enter November, but bait, comfort and the end of the redfish spawn should keep anglers busy during the month of October. Lie mullet will trump any given bait during the fall on most days and if you're lucky enough to run into a school of big breeding redfish, it typically doesn't matter what you throw at them, just be ready for these fish that often exceed forty pounds.
Wrapping up the October report, we have been catching snook along the deeper shorelines with the seasonally high water, breeding redfish are coming to an end, but you have a chance to catch them and the fall mullet fun will keep the gamefish interesting into November.
October - 2017 Fishing Forecast
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