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Tuesday April 24, 2018

"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

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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April - 2018 Fishing Forecast

April of 2018 should be a great spring for fishing in both inshore and offshore coastal waters of Central Florida. Look to the Mosquito Lagoon and Banana Rivers to produce redfish and sea trout consistently and then look toward the ocean and depending on the water temps, clear skies and wind the cobia will be on their way north and migrating past Canaveral towards their northern grounds on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. Central Florida's weather during the spring is usually no less than spectacular as the college spring breakers are winding up the end of their vacation and heading back to campus to finish up before summer break. Daytona Beach host several spring events from NASCAR Races, Bike Week and Spring Break activities while Cocoa Beach and it's Space Coast offer a much less crowded alternative for vacationers to seek a more secluded and restful Holiday. The temperatures are rising and the fishing should be heating up too in East Central Florida's Cocoa Beach.

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Capt. Richard is the man-------if you want to catch large trout. - A friend and I retained Capt. Richard from Lagooner Fishing Guides for a 3/4 day "BIG TROUT" trip. He put us on the trout and we were tickle to death with the BIG catch. I would truly recommend him for fishing for you favorite species.
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