As I sit here in front of the computer writing this report, I had canceled a trip today while a client and I were waiting out the storm that rolled through early this morning. We did have a small window to get out late morning but the winds were gusting 30-40mph and a bigger storm was supposed to roll in this afternoon which I thought was not enough time and definitely was not safe conditions to get out so I decided to cancel the trip. Safety is way more important than money.
If you can find a day that’s not windy or storming to get out and fish the Indian River or Mosquito Lagoon, then the fishing should be pretty good. Schools of redfish are still around and with the water temps warming up a bit, more singles should scatter the flats which I prefer to fish rather than large schools.
Lots of big sea trout are still lurking the sandy areas and have been taking well presented artificials and flies really well. I’ve been impressed with the numbers of big sea trout that I’ve seen this year.
Don Thomas – a well respected author, outdoor journalist, and photographer from Montana is a doing a piece on the Mosquito Lagoon for a couple fly fishing magazines. Here he displays a smaller fish that beat about 5 bigger fish to the fly, it was crazy watching them fight over it. His wife Lori took some great shots this day. To learn more about Don visit his site: www.donthomasbooks.com
-Capt. Willy Le