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Fishing With Bait On The Mosquito Lagoon

Using Live And Dead Bait For Redfish And Trout

Saturday October 21, 2017

Live bait fishing can be an productive and unique experience for many anglers on the Mosquito Lagoon. Various types of live and dead bait can be utilized to catch redfish, black drum, sea trout, snook and tarpon.

The photo of Fiddler Crabs above taken by Captain Richard shows a resident of the lagoons and saltwater marsh areas and are eaten by every form of gamefish in Florida. While redfish, black drum, pompano and sheepshead favor these crabs, other species will take them readily in certain conditions.

The predominant food for most game fish are the abundant fin fish including the mullet, pinfish, pigfish and mud minnow. Knowledgeable anglers utilize these when the need arises. Fresh caught cut bait or live bait can make a difference in the outcome of a fishing day, but frozen bait can often do the job.

Shrimp are the most readily available commercial live bait for anglers and are the preferred live offerings to sightfished reds and sea trout. A few dozen of these tasty crustaceans and leftovers can be put in as a perfect compliment to the fish dinner at the end of the day.

Bait Fishing On The Mosquito Lagoon

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 01 2016 16:00:09.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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Fishing Reports

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.

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October - 2017 Fishing Forecast

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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.

I have been honored to share a boat with Captain Richard more than once. He and Captain Gina are fantastic people, kind, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. I have been blessed to fish from Canada to Florida and I can give Lagooner Fishing Charters the highest of praise and I look forward to fishing with them multiple times in the future!
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