Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry Fishing – 3/23/13

Fishing the lagoon has been pretty consistent the last few weeks. Cold bouts with warm days up to the mid-80’s during the week has put the fish into a somewhat predictable pattern. Fishing the shorelines looking for cruising fish is still the best bet. There will always be singles or doubles looking for a quick meal along the miles of shoreline in the Mosquito Lagoon. The red in the photos below gave a picture perfect eat. He was facing away from the boat as my girl poled me along the shoreline inside a secluded cove, two strips and it was on.

Try looking for small creeks and coves less than an acre in size where the bottom is mostly mud and sand. These sandy bottoms heat up faster than the grass beds and allow the fish to warm up to their ‘preferred’ eating temperature. The lagoon can be tricky at times, but finding the pattern the fish are in is key. The wind has been a nightmare recently, but using the advice above you can normally stay out of it and keep the fly rod out for longer periods of time.

 

Mosquito Lagoon 3/23/13

Mosquito Lagoon 3/23/13

Mosquito Lagoon 3/23/13

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