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Friday June 22, 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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June - 2018 Fishing Forecast

June of 2018 is looking to be a hot summer with hot fishing off of East Central Florida near Cocoa Beach. Orlando visitors should anticipate the warm weather and great fishing that coastal and offshore fishing provides in the warm Atlantic Ocean this time of year. Last year in 2017 we saw many tarpon exceeding 100 pounds caught off the Brevard County beaches along with a good amount of sharks, king mackerel and really big Jack Crevelle that kept things interesting. Looking forward to this year's forecast on the Space Coast remember that the coastal waters along the Atlantic seaboard and Ocean will probably be the most productive fishing during the month of June and as we look in to August the ocean will look to be the most inviting destination for anglers in the heat of the Central Florida Summer.

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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.

Great day with a great Captain! - No matter your skill level....Richard does an awesome job of putting you on fish! He is professional, courteous and always a ton of fun and laughter! If you are looking for a fun day on the water....a family outing....or serious fishing....Richard is your guy!
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