Archive for December, 2008

Mosquito Lagoon – Dec 22, 2008

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

This week has been just off the wall. Not just the fishing but the weather has been awesome! This is why we are here in Florida. Next week should be close to the same with just a few degrees cooler.

Big redfish are roaming the flats of the Mosquito Lagoon and can be caught with extreme patience. The key is stealth, as always. Live shrimp and small blue crabs are your best bet. Search shallow water flats early and just work them through out the morning/day. Approach the fish and try to figure out their game plan. Meaning, try to determine which way they are working and cast in that direction giving you enough room for your presentation not to scare them.

See you on the water!

Captain Drew Cavanaugh
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
PO BOX 881
Edgewater, FL 32132
Cell/352-223-7897
drcfishmaster@cfl.rr.com
Light Tackle Fishing Guide On The Mosquito Lagoon
Specializing In Fly Or Spin
www.floridainshorefishingcharters.com/

New Smyrna Beach – Saltwater Fishing Report – Dec 7, 2008

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Tails, Tails and Even More Tails!

No, Not Tales, Fish Tails! That’s right redfish are tailing every where on the Mosquito Lagoon. The reds are starting to bunch up in their winter styles and getting out early you can see these wonders of nature tailing in the shallows of the Mosquito Lagoon at day break and beyond. The main key with these fish are as always to approach them with extreme caution and patience.

The winter or cooler months of fishing with me are my favorite times to fish out here. The weather is PERFECT! Shallow water, well I love it too! I go light…VERY LIGHT! This alone for one will allow you to draft less and two can make polling a lot easier. The majority of the fish my clients and myself are catching are in 10-15 inches of water and I am able to pole up to within just a few feet of them. The best choices for baits are a nice live shrimp, blue crab or even if you have some lady fish from the summer time. Make your casts count. The fish in shallow waters like we have now can tend to be very spooky.

The other fish I have been seeing and catching in good numbers are BIG TROUT! I mean BIG! A few have been 30 plus inches. These fish need to be approach with stealth plus to get them. Top water and live mullet are your best choices. Please handle these beauties with extreme caution so they may be released with ease.

Call today to book the trip of a lifetime with me. I look forward to seeing you on the water.

Captain Drew Cavanaugh
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
PO BOX 881
Edgewater, FL 32132
Cell/352-223-7897
drcfishmaster@cfl.rr.com
Light Tackle Fishing Guide On The Mosquito Lagoon
www.floridainshorefishingcharters.com

Mosquito Lagoon Dec – 1, 2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

The fishing over the past couple of weeks has turned out to be great. I am seeing quite a few fish all over the Mosquito Lagoon…No particular places, just shallow waters mostly. The fish are cruising banks as the sun comes up to warm themselves and I have been throwing shrimp and cut mullet at them. As always use stealth and a mixture of patience is required.

Trout, and I mean big trout are seen roaming the flats. I was able to have a client the other day sight fish a nice 30 plus inch trout 10 feet from the boat with a shrimp in an open sand hole. The trout are very spooky so use extreme stealth with these fish. Do not get upset if you sneak up on one and are not able to land it before they see you…Theu did not get that old by being caught.

Captain Drew Cavanaugh
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
PO BOX 881
Edgewater, FL 32132
Cell/352-223-7897
drcfishmaster@cfl.rr.com
Light Tackle Fishing Guide
www.floridainshorefishingcharters.com