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Friday February 23, 2018

Mosquito Lagoon was made for fly fishing and flyfishing is a perfect compliment for the incredable sightfishing opportunities this Floridian watershed has to offer. An abundant redfish, sea trout and black drum population combined with clear water and vast grassbeds makes this saltwater lagoon a bookmark for anglers looking for world class inshore fishing.

"It's an all day fishery in the Lagoon", explains Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides.

Nestled in the middle of the Canaveral National Seashore and the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, the Mosquito Lagoon is truly isolated from developement and urban sprawl. Slow tidal flushing from New Smyrna Inlet to the north combined with wind keeps the lagoon supplied with just enough ocean water to keep this fishery healthy and pure without the constant ebbing of the tides. "It's an all day fishery in the Lagoon", explains Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides. "Tides are generally not a factor till you get closer to the inlet, and the fishing is very consistant.".

If you're anxious to give your flyfishing abilities a new destination, try the Mosquito Lagoon with it's target rich fishing flats and make sure you bring and assortment of your favorite streamer flies including baitfish, shrimp and crab immitations.

Mosquito Lagoon Flies

Mosquito Lagoon Flies

Clousers - Variations of clousers work well in the the Mosquito Lagoon. Bring an assortment of colors from chartreus to black and everything in between.

Shrimp Patterns - Everything in the Mosquito Lagoon eats a shrimp, so bring your favorite shrimp patterns and weight them differently. Make sure your flies have weed gaurds too.

Poppers - While not used as widely you might consider a foam popper in almost any color variation to add some excitement to the fishing.

Popular flies on the Mosquito Lagoon include the Redfish Candy, Redfish Ritalin, Various Clousers, Electric Chicken and many assorted shrimp patterns

Mosquito Lagoon Fly Fishing Trips

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 01 2016 13:51:00.

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.

Excellent people and experience! - My husband and I had never tried anything like this before so we were a bit nervous about being sea sick. Captain Richard was so nice and laid back and gave us tips and tricks to try and fight it off. My husband unfortunately was very sick even before we started to get the lines out. Captain Richard took control and told him what to do and even where to stand in the boat to make it better. Unfortunately after captain Richard tried all his tricks my husband was still pretty sick so we had to call it a day an hour early.
The day was definitely not a loss though. Even though we didn't get to catch any fish I still got to see tons of wildlife! We saw everything from dozens of turtles to Dolphins, Rays, and even an 8 ft hammerhead shark! Captain Richard is a pro and definitely knows what he's doing and talking about. I would recommend this trip for sure!

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