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Tuesday April 24, 2018

Mosquito Lagoon is one of the most pristine estuaries on the eastern seaboard of the United States in North America and holds huge populations of trophy sized redfish and spotted seatrout that can be found by using a professional Mosquito lagoon fishing guide that's native to the area.

Traveling across Mosquito Lagoon in a high speed boat specifically designed to zoom across the shallow crystal clear water to pursue big redfish in skinny (shallow) water that's often less than one foot deep is a thrill for every angler on his first time. The expectation of finding, stalking and casting for redfish in the shallows can cause a grown man's knees to shake with "buck fever" as he stealthily approaches redfish and makes cast within 75 feet of his quarrie.

The twin brothers above had a great day of fishing with Captain Richard Bradley on the Mosquito Lagoon near Titusville and Kennedy Space Center, Florida. "We had a blast and will be coming back as soon as possible to go fishing for Red Drum with Captain Richard again", explains one of the angling brothers.

"My anglers catch these giant channel bass or puppy drum in the backwaters of the Mosquito Lagoon and often in the Lagoons adjacent to the Mosquito Lagoon almost everyday", Captain Richard explains. "Every year seems to get better and better and as Florida's conservation efforts seem to be working very well".

Looking for information about fishing the Mosquito Lagoon area and it's redfish in Central Florida? Call (321) 868-4953 and Ask for Captain Richard or his fishing mate Captain Gina. They'll be more than glad to talk to you in length about setting up a fishing trip while you're visiting the area.

Captain Richard is a Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide out of Cocoa Beach, Florida Read Captain Richard's April Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Fishing Report.

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Information

Redfish are undoubtedly the most popular inshore gamefish in the Mosquito Lagoon area. A redfish's size, habits, habitat and quality meat make it a remarkable challenge for anglers to pursue in the shallow water estuaries surrounding the Mosquito Lagoon.

There are many different ways to catch a redfish on the Mosquito Lagoon but the most popular is by sightfishing in the shallow waters while push-poling along in a shallow draft boat made popular in the last few decades by manufacturers that are designed and made specifically to pursue redfish and other shallow water predator species around many of Florida's lagoon system. Mosquito Lagoon redfish guide Captain Richard Bradley uses his high performance shallow water boat made by Action Craft to transport his anglers to-and-from the fishing locations on the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon on Florida's East Coast.

Redfish are popular to anglers because of the multitude of methods that can be used to pursue them. Most anglers prefer spinning tackle with artificial lures like weedless spoons or soft plastic jerk baits, while others opt to use a fly rod and favorite redfish streamer patterns from seducers to clousers. Fly fisherman can also use crab and shrimp patterns for red drum as well. Many times a simple dead or cut bait works well on redfish and often live bait like mullet, pilchards or shrimp will out smart redfish like nothing else.

Our redfish on the east coast spawn in the fall and usually stick around the lagoon all winter long to feed and forage before heading for inlets and beaches for the spring and summer. Many researchers have claimed that the Mosquito Lagoon redfish stay year-a-round in the shallow water Lagoons, but there has been evidence lately to show (by tagging) that many seek the local inlets and beaches during parts of the year to feed on the fall mullet run or just to get in the ocean from time-to-time. It's a sure bet that if you fish long enough around Florida, you'll run into a redfish eventually and it might be bigger than you expected, especially if it's in the Mosquito Lagoon.

If you're looking to learn more about redfish while you're visiting the Mosquito Lagoon or Orlando area, ask Captain Gina to set you up a red drum fishing trip with our premier redfish guide, Captain Richard Bradley.

Known as a fish that will not quit, redfish can be absolute brutes. And as such, they have become one of the most sought after fish in the shallows of Florida. Since their protection in the mid 1980's redfish numbers have proliferated and are especially abundant and large on the east central Florida coastline. Redfish have a coppery bronze color with a tinge of red, color will vary depending on water clarity. Normally redfish have one spot on the base of their tails but often there are several or many spots. Take a look at these spots caught by a lagooner fisherman. [LOOK]

East Central Florida boast some of the best inshore and estuary fishing for redfish in the world. Our redfish are renown for both quantity and quality. They are found in the lagoon systems all around the coast of Florida and some are even found offshore. This species is often found feeding in less than one foot of water while foraging for crustaceans, fish and small mollusk. Often they are in such shallow water that you can see their tales and backs protruding from the water, hence the term "tailing redfish".

Best Redfish Locations

Mosquito Lagoon
Sightfishing Mecca from Oakhill to Playlinda Beach. World famous fishing waters in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Northern Brevard County. Mosquito Lagoon can have crystal clear water allowing flyfisherman and light-tackle fisherman great opportunities to sight fish for tailing redfish and other species.

Northern Indian River Lagoon
Banana Creek, Titusville, Carbide Flats, Haulover Canal, Dummit Cove, Scottsmore are only some of the known redfish haunts in this area.

The Banana River has a NMZ or No Motorized Zone in the very north adjacent to Canaveral Airforce Base and NASA property. This are can be extremely productive for big schooling redfish as they are not subjected to motor boats and fishing pressure.


Orlando Redfish
Sebastian Redfish
Mosquito Lagoon Redfish
Banana River Guide Service
Indian River Redfish Guide
Releasing Redfish
Indian River Redfish


Not less than 18" or more than 27" and only 1 fish per harvester per day.

State Record

51 lbs., 8 ozs.

Redfish Guide for Fishing Charters on the Mosquito Lagoon

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: November 02 2016 13:11:46.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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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.

A very knowledgeable guide and knows the area waters well. We were on big reds and trout within minutes of the leaving the dock and ventured about the lagoon to catch different species. The scenery in the Lagoon is remarkable! Richard’s boat was well equipped with good equipment, he was well prepared to adapt to the different types of fishing through out the day. My primary focus was sight fishing for big reds on fly - the flies that Capt. Richard provided were right on! Booking the charter was a breeze, his wife Capt. Gina was very accommodating to work me in (thank you Capt. Gina). Capt. Richard seemed to know who was hungry at the right times – and we had some impressive catches! Well done Capt. Richard, and thanks for a great day on the water!
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