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Fishing With Bait On The Mosquito Lagoon

Using Live And Dead Bait For Redfish And Trout

Friday February 23, 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.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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February - 2018 Fishing Report

Every February seems to be different and this one is no different.

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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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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.

Lagooner Fishing Guides - I have had the fortune to have fished with Captain Richard on a number of occasions. While I consider myself to be a pretty good recreational fisherman, each time I fished with him I left with a wealth of new information about not only fishing, but the entire intercoastal ecosystem. Speaking with and learning from Captain Bradley is worth the trip by itself, but he never failed to put us on fish. While on Lagooner trips, we have landed our personal best snook, redfish, kingfish, tarpon and he even put us on a sailfish. I am also impressed with the amount a care Captain Richard puts on the safety of his Guests. This is very evident in how well he maintains his boats and motors. He also carries this over with his other equipment as well. His gear is always top-notch and in pristine condition. I value his opinion so much that I reached out to him when I was looking to buy my own fishing boat. He spent a lot of time giving me the pros and cons of different flats boats. He certainly did not have to spend time doing this since he was not "on the clock," but I know he did this out of his passion for fishing and his commitment to his customers. I took his advice and bought an Action Craft since he swore by it. There might be a problem with my boat though, it does not catch as many fish as Captain Richard's boat!
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