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Tuesday April 24, 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

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

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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 guide and lots of fun!!! - My wife and I have been fishing with Capt. Richard and Capt Gina for years. We have been out many times with them and always have a great time and catch fish. We love going to go to eat with them at a local place that will cook the fish we catch. They are super people and we try to get with them annually. Give them a try and you will be glad you did.
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