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Fishing With Bait On The Mosquito Lagoon

Using Live And Dead Bait For Redfish And Trout

Tuesday April 24, 2018

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.

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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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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 Fishing Guide - Capt. Richard was very knowledgeable and provided an educational experience of the local marine life along the way. Worked very hard to get us on fish. Boat was immaculately clean. Great guide, great job.
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