I still can’t believe how the fishing in Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River has been….excellent! The Sea Trout bite is still red hot all throughout the Central East Region. Topwater in the mornings and weedless jerkbaits in any color will do the trick. Look for laid up Trout in sand holes when the sun is high and cast a clouser or any fly with lead or bead chain eyes mimicking small baitfish. Average Trout catches are around 20 inches with some that are hitting the 30 inch mark! Grass flats that hold mullet and small pinfish is a good place to find them. A good place to start is a 2-3ft grass flat with lots of sand holes.
The Redfish have been plentiful as well in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon. Fly fishing has been fantastic for the tailing and cruising fish. Brown and tan shrimp patterns have been working well for me, and if they don’t want that, I’ve been switching to black and purple to get them to eat, but the key factor is presentation.
Here are a couple video clips of Panos’s Redfish and impressive Sea Trout that he sight casted!
Photographer Josh Letchworth joined me for a photography mission and to just enjoy nature out on the Mosquito Lagoon. He took great pics as well on his camera which I will share as soon as he sends them to me.
Capt. Willy Le