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Fishing With Bait On The Mosquito Lagoon

Using Live And Dead Bait For Redfish And Trout

Friday June 22, 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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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 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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