Mosquito Lagoon, along with Indian River Lagoon, is considered “The Redfish Capital of the World” because redfish is found there all year through. Moreover, redfish caught in the lagoon are often large so that you’d best prepare the sturdiest rod to catch this species.
Because the Mosquito Lagoon is home to Florida’s largest concentration of redfish, it is considered a premier fly-fishing destination. A lot of anglers, even those from far lands, travel to this side of the world to catch redfish. In fact, there are equipments and boats for rent on the lagoon so that these traveling anglers need not bring along their own equipments. There are also many guides offering their expertise to bring anglers to the best spots to go fishing on these shallow salt waters.
Fly fishing uses bait that resembles flies, insects, or common baits like worms and minnows. There are plenty of different types of bait and lures available in the market. Just choose the one that is the most attractive or the one that resembles common bait.
Fly fishing at the lagoon
There are certain rules to follow when fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon. A permit or license is required before anyone can start off. Also remember that there are certain areas where angling or boats are not permitted such as in protected areas designated for manatees. It is important to know these specific areas plus where you’ll be able to get the most redfish catch.
It might take some time after you arrive at a certain portion of the lagoon to catch a redfish. Remember, the sound of the boat might have scared them away but be patient, cast your fly bait, and pretty soon the redfish will come back and bite it.