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Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, and Sebastian Inlet, Florida, Fly
Fishing Report

12/24/18 Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
The cold fronts have moved a lot of speckled trout, redfish, snook and back drum into the
shallow flats of the lagoon. We are getting good reports. The speckled trout stay in the
deeper channels of the lagoon and move into the shallow flats chasing baitfish. On warm
days there are lots of tailing redfish.

Description of the waters:
There are several lagoons of East Central Florida. These are less than an hour from
Orlando. These lagoons are the home of a very diverse estuary that is the home of many
species of fish that can be caught on the fly. It includes part of the Merritt Island National
Wildlife Refuge and the Canaveral National Seashore near Kennedy Space Center. These
lagoons are known mostly for their prime redfish fly fishing opportunity.

Species:
Redfish
Speckled Trout (Spotted Sea Trout)
Snook
Tarpon

Seasons:
The fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for fly fishing for
Summer:
This is a good time for
Fall:
Fall it a great time for
Winter:
Is probably the most popular time to fish the lagoons. .

Tide Charts: Pier at Port Carnerval

Weather: At Mosquito Lagoon


Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout):

Flats Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
Bottom Prawn
Mantis Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish

Inland water Flies:
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow

Tarpon:
Green Tarpon Baitfish
Brown Prawn  

Snook:
Olive and White Finger Mullet
Green Barred Baitfish
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Fishing Report Archives:
11/24/18 The snook are coming in the lagoons and fishing for them should pick
up soon. The redfish are generally moving in schools and can often be spotted
in the clear shallow water. There are still some tarpon in the lagoons.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.