It seems as though winter has finally arrived here in Central Florisa. We will be dealing with the cooler temperatures for the rest of the week. The good news on the cooler temps is that it should push the fish into their winter time patterns.
The weather has been abnormally warmer than usual for this time of year throughout the Central Florida area. With the warmer weather comes warmer water temperatures, which have made for some more active fish cruising the flats and bars looking for a easy meal.
The water clarity has cleaned up quite a bit over the last couple of weeks making sight fishing more enjoyable. We have also had a influx of water making for higher water conditions throughout the Mosquito Lagoon.
We have had some strange weather conditions this past week with a small front coming through and quite a bit of rain. The shift in winds, rain and a full moon phase has brought an influx of water into the Mosquito Lagoon. The fish are taking full advantage of the high water, and moving into areas they usually don’t get to feed in.
This past week has been another good week of fishing here in the Mosquito and Northern Indian River Lagoons. We have been targeting several species like tarpon, redfish, snook and jacks — just to mention a few.
The inshore bite continues to be good! We still have a good amount of bait scattered throughout the intracoastal and the flats of the Mosquito Lagoon. Coming off the full moon this week, we have had some big tides both high and low which has been pushing the fish around a little more than usual.
I can’t believe we are already into October! The weather definitely is not “Fall-like” with highs still in the 90s, but nonetheless, the bite has continued to be good. We have been in the Mosquito Lagoon playing with snook, trout, redfish and jacks this past week. The mullet have shown up, making for an unlimited food source at this moment. Plugs and soft plastics have been working well early morning and then moving to spoons and twitch baits later in the day. Live bait has also been working well and the baits of choice have been mullet, pin fish and shrimp.
It seems as though we have received a little shot of fall weather these past couple of days. It’s been a little crispy in the mornings and a high of 85. To us Floridians, 85 is fall 😂. The new found weather has not effected the fishing at all. We have been boating several redfish, snook and jacks this past week in the Mosquito and North Indian River Lagoon.