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Friday February 23, 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.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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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.

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