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MosquitoLagoonRedfish/DaytonaBch/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Autumn 2012 has arrived, the long hot Florida summer behind us, cooler mornings feel great as we get on the water as the sun is rising. Redfish and Seatrout catching has been great the last few weeks here on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon, as well as mixed bag fishing in the backcountry waters. Mixed type fishing can produce Trout and Reds also, but with lots of Jack Crevalle , Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and more on most trips. The mixed fishing is an easier type of fishing with lots of bites and constant action. Flats fishing for Redfish is a more challenging type of fishing, sometimes as much hunting as fishing. The pay off is worth it when you hook up with a Mosquito Lagoon Redfish. Here is young Tanvi with her great Redfish, one of several caught on a recent trip her family took with me.

Check out this cool 16 spot Redfish we caught on a trip a few days ago, it was released unharmed to maybe be caught again another day.

As we are out on the beautiful natural setting of Mosquito Lagoon catching fun saltwater fish and enjoying the great outdoors, we will be seeing lots of wildlife up close and personal close to the boat with Dolphins and many different bird species on every trip. On many trips we also see Manatees this time of year which can swim right up close to the boat for a good look.

This photo with a young man and his hard fighting Jack Crevalle caught on one of my family type mixed bag trips, as well as a few more photos of Redfish caught on my boat the last couple weeks.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE, DISNEY WORLD, COCOA BEACH, EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. Saltwater Inshore Fishing. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters. Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide. Flats Sight Fishing, Also Eco-Tours, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Photography Trips.

CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
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Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
Website> http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

MosquitoLagoon Redfish/DaytonaBch/NewSmyrna/Orlando

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

We have had a fun May with many charter trips, lots of good Redfish and Seatrout caught on my Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing charters and fun big numbers of Trout, Jacks, Ladyfish, Bluefish and more on my backcountry mixed bag trips. Summer is upon us with the kids out of school any day now. June is usually a great month with stable beautiful morning weather most days, big schools of mullet and baitfish on the flats and edges of the Lagoon, drawing in the Reds and Trout to mix in with the mullet as the baitfish graze for algae and vegetation, displacing shrimp, baby crabs, and minnows making for easy meals for the gamefish. It is not uncommon to catch a jumbo Seatrout while targeting Reds on the grass flats such as this 26” beauty caught just a few days ago by my regular client Dr. Ray from Ohio.

Our main target on the shallow flats are Redfish however, early mornings targeting the bait schools as mentioned, as the sun moves higher giving us better visiblity, allowing for sight fishing the clear water grass flats here on Mosquito Lagoon. Summer also starts good Seatrout fishing the drop offs and edges of the flats with live baits, as mullet schools also gang up on the fringes of the flats and islands. Below are a few more photos of happy clients with their fish from recent charter trips.

Summer is a great time for my Edgewater Backcountry mixed bag fishing trips on a little deeper channels and drop offs. On most every trip we catch many Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, and Ladyfish in this fun easy type of fishing. On most trips we catch other species also which can include Flounder, Black Drum, Whiting, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Baby Sharks, to name a few possiblities, with about 10 species of saltwater fish caught on most trips, perfect for family trips and fishermen looking for a sure thing fishing trip with bigger quantities of fun fish caught. This is light spinning tackle fishing with live shrimp baits.

CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS

As we are out catching fun saltwater fish and enjoying the great outdoors here on beautiful Mosquito Lagoon we will be seeing lots of wildlife up close and personal near the boat with Dolphins and many different bird species on every trip. On many trips we see Manatees which have come back with a great population rise thanks to boaters awareness to be careful of these impresive slow moving marine mammals.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE, DISNEY WORLD, COCOA BEACH, EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. Saltwater Inshore Fishing. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters. Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide. Flats Sight Fishing, Also Eco-Tours, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Photography Trips.

CALL ME ANYTIME AT 386-689-3781
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
Website> http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

May2012/MosquitoLagoon/Daytona/Orlando/Florida

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

May 2012 brings the beginning of summer fishing patterns to Mosquito Lagoon Florida. I had a great April with loads of fun charter trips, many Redfish were caught sight fishing on the grass flats, some great Seatrout also as these are the main 2 target species here on the Lagoon. With low water levels during this our dry season, much of my flats fishing has focused on the edges where the flats drop off to deeper water, Mullet bait schools along with the game fish stay near these edges where the flats are very shallow during low water periods. Some of the Reds we caught sight casting were tailing, which can be the most exciting behavior you can see while flats fishing. We sneak the boat up on these fish which are rooting in the grass for food, if the angler on the bow makes an accurate cast right into the fish’s zone, the fight is on. Here is a photo of Jeremy with the over slot Redfish he caught and released with me a couple mornings ago which was tailing as beautiful as you could want. Also more pictures of April clients catches of Redfish, Seatrout, and more.

As spring transitions into summer, the calm morning weather patterns become more prevalent making for many fun flats fishing trips to come throughout the summer months here on Mosquito Lagoon. We will be prowling the flats hunting Redfish and fishing deeper drop offs and holes for Seatrout. Flats fishing is a more challenging type of fishing, good for experienced anglers as well as all fishermen and fisherwomen wanting to experience this great fun type of shallow water fishing.

Summer is also a great time for my Edgewater Backcountry mixed bag fishing trips on a little deeper channels and drop offs. On most every trip we catch Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, and Ladyfish in this fun easy type of fishing. On most trips we catch a few other species also which can include Flounder, Black Drum, Whiting, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, or Sheepshead, to name a few, with about 10 species of saltwater fish caught on most trips, perfect for family trips and fishermen looking for a sure thing fishing trip with bigger quantities of fun fish caught. This is light spinning tackle fishing with live shrimp baits. Young Austin here from Australia with his dad released this great 33 spot Redfish back into the water in the backcountry while on one of my mixed fishing trips.

CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS

As we are out catching fun saltwater fish and enjoying the great outdoors here on beautiful Mosquito Lagoon we will be seeing lots of wildlife up close and personal near the boat with Dolphins and many different bird species on every trip. On many trips we see Manatees which have come back with a great population rise thanks to boaters awareness to be careful of these impresive slow moving marine mammals.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE, DISNEY WORLD, COCOA BEACH, EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. Saltwater Inshore Fishing. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters. Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide. Flats Sight Fishing, Also Eco-Tours, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Photography Trips.

CALL ME ANYTIME AT 386-689-3781
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
Website> http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Mosquito Lagoon Florida Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

March 2012 is here and spring fishing patterns are beginning, February was a great month for me with lots of fishing charters and many fish caught. We had the warmest winter in many years, expecting a great warm spring coming up. Here are some pictures of happy clients with some of the good fish we caught the last few weeks. Redfish hunting on the flats will continue this month, spring techniques will be a little different from winter as the Redfish schools will break up into smaller groups of fish, singles and pairs will be more the normal with warmer water temperatures. On pretty, sunny days sight fishing will be the main technique, while on cloudy breezy days with less visibility, we will be thoroughly fishing good locations on the flats which have been known to be holding fish recently.

Seatrout will also be caught on many trips, some up on the flats with the Reds and others on the drop offs fishing artificial jig lures. The main baits used on the flats will be shrimp, live mullet, cut mullet, gulp shrimp, and swim tail jigs. Also had a great fly fishing charter with a few good Reds caught sight fishing with a brown shrimp fly.

Spring starts some of the best Backcountry mixed bag fishing of the year. The migrating inshore saltwater game fish return to our area this month after spending the winter in the warmer waters of south Florida. Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and larger Bluefish will join our resident Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Whiting, and others to make mixed bag fishing a fun and easy style of fishing with about 10 species of saltwater fish caught on most trips, perfect for family trips and fishermen looking for a sure thing fishing trip with big quantities of fun fish caught.

CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS

As we are out catching fun saltwater fish and enjoying the great outdoors here on beautiful Mosquito Lagoon we will be seeing lots of wildlife up close and personal near the boat with Dolphins and many different bird species on every trip. We are starting to see more Manatees again after their normal winter absence from our area.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE, DISNEY WORLD, COCOA BEACH, EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. Saltwater Inshore Fishing. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters. Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide. Flats Sight Fishing, Also Eco-Tours, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Photography Trips.

CALL ME ANYTIME AT 386-689-3781
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

MosquitoLaggon Redfish/Daytona/Orlando/Florida

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

February 2012 starts with warmer than normal winter conditions here on Mosquito Lagoon, water temps have ranged from 61’ to 67’F the last few weeks, and the water level has been extremely low, our Redfish are still schooled up making for fun sight fishing on the calm mornings on the open grass flats, on windy days we are fishing spots in the lee of the islands out of the wind. Select live shrimp are the go to bait for sight fishing winter Reds, live finger mullet and cut mullet best for bait soaking with less than perfect sight fishing conditions. Still catching a few Seatrout along the way as always here on our Lagoon. Here are pictures of Leah Ann and Cory on their first flats fishing trip with some of the Reds they caught including a fun double header.

Dennis and Karen had a great time on their charter catching a bunch of Redfish including this nice one the biggest of the morning.

Backcountry mixed bag trips have had really good action, the milder winter has lots of fish out moving around with water temps in the 60’s. Free line fishing live shrimp on the drop offs along our channel edges are bringing constant bites from Trout and Bluefish, with a sprinkling of Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Whiting, and more species. Adding a few stops in back bays and coves have caught several Edgewater Redfish lately.

Looking forward to Spring as many more species of fun inshore saltwater schooling game fish will return to our waters from their south Florida wintering grounds during March making the fun easy type fishing style of my Backcountry trips even better with more variety of fish on every outing.

As we are out catching fun saltwater fish we will be seeing lots of wildlife up close and personal near the boat with Dolphins and many different bird species on every trip.


MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE, DISNEY WORLD, COCOA BEACH, EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. Saltwater Inshore Fishing. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters. Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide. Flats Sight Fishing, Also Eco-Tours, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Photography Trips.
CALL ME ANYTIME AT 386-689-3781
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

East Central Florida Saltwater Fly Fishing Report – January 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

January 31st, 2012 New Smyrna Beach Saltwater Flats Fishing Report
Well now that we are into the New Year of 2012 here in east central Florida and great weather is amongst us the flats fishing of the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River has taken of tremendously here in the New Smyrna Beach, Titusville and Oak Hill areas of central Florida. Sight fishing the backcountry flats of the national park and refuge has begun to improve quite a bit, with water clarity getting into the optimal range it should be for this time of year and just outstanding days to fish in. Clear as spring water in most places and easy to spot fish with bright blue skies above you makes the fishing here on the Mosquito Lagoon and north Indian River a premier destination for world class sight fishing. Air and water temperatures are at a prime as well for making east central Florida fishing comfortable, exciting and fun. This is inshore saltwater flats fishing at its very best, what dreams are made of. There is no better place to fish here in the states on a year round basis than here in Florida. Just so many options are here and opportunities for fish of all types of species to target.
As the past several weeks have gone by the water visibility more than anything has cleared up some from the algae bloom that occurred over the summer and fall of 2011. It has taken a few months of cooler weather along with a couple of extremely cold nights and chilly days but we are getting to the famous clarity this area is known for making it a sight fishing paradise.
The flats and sight fishing is great as the sun breaks the horizon in the morning and continues its ascent as the day goes by. Even at mid-day the fishing is still great and can be at its prime for the day. Water temperatures in the morning time are in the mid 60° mark and rising up to the high 70° mark at the height of the day. This is ideal for redfish and drum.
Redfish, trout and several black drum are being caught in fairly decent numbers on several different baits and lures as well as using light tackle sight fishing methods or fly fishing tactics. The fish are ranging from 2 to 15 pounds on average, with a few bigger and smaller ones mixed in. Searching the flats with baitfish, birds and activity of life on them is one of several different keys into getting on some nice game fish.
As the nights are cooler to cold this time of year a grass flat that is near ledges, holes and drop offs are a good place to start looking for fish at dawn. The fish at night time will tend to drop into the deeper waters for warmth, food and protection. As will the baitfish that they feed upon. As the sun begins to rise, the areas that the rays touch first will warm up the quickest and most likely will hold baitfish along with the predators that follow. This also applies to the shallow water, as for it will warm up quicker than deep water. Sand holes among the grass will tend to be great ambush points for all types of predators and game fish, as well as the ledges leading back to the drop off areas. In a sense they become a type of underwater field that is scanned by predators alike. Of course as with any day you fish shallow waters here on the flats the key elements to success are stealth, patience and distance. Take your time and do not rush things. Approach fish at a distance to not only give you ample time to get into position but also to give you a few chances to make that perfect cast. Use your push pole as much as you can and use your trolling motor as a tool to make up distances. Think like a hunter; be sure to give every angler a very wide gap between you and them. Space between and low noise is a key too. What is a wide gap? I say 900 plus feet if not more, give or take a few feet. You may see two or even three boats on top of each other and think to get in there with them. However consider that they may know each other and be working together. If you get to an area that already has a boat there it is simple, move to another location. There is plenty of water to fish and plenty of fish to be caught. Early starts are a very good key to a successful day of fishing the Mosquito Lagoon.
The type of baits or lures being used have been anywhere from a live shrimp placed on a small 3/0 circle hook with a small bullet weight for the black drum or redfish to the D.O.A. shrimp, D.O.A. CALS and D.O.A. Crabs. I like to throw a few of these with a weed less configuration. Throwing towards and past a feeding fish (say 8 to 12 feet past) then bring that lure/bait across their feeding path will entice a hit or two. Just be eloquent or graceful about this as not to spook them. As far as the fly fishing end of things we were able to land many redfish and black drum on imitation mullet patterns, crab patterns along with a shrimp pattern or two. Approach fish with the sun at your back at an angle and watch boat and your feet movement. Shadows from casts or yourself can alert fish of your presence. Soft casts, good target acquisition and perfect presentations need to be applied and used for all of the above. The best way to accomplish this is just to practice it. Trial and error as it is with any thing in life. Please remember to handle all of your fish with great care and a tender touch for a high survival rate upon their release.
Looks like the bottom line for the next few weeks is if the weather holds out and continues to be above average with warmer days the flats fishing here should just continue to improve. The water clarity should hopefully continue to clear up as well, so this will just make sight fishing the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River even better as time goes by. This is what it is all about.
Again Happy New Year and I hope to see you out on the water.
Captain Drew Cavanaugh
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
Cell/352-223-7897
Email us at:
drcfishmaster@cfl.rr.com
Visit us at:
http:www.floridainshorefishingcharters.com/
Mosquito Lagoon Fly Fishing

MosquitoLagoon/DaytonaBch/NewSmyrna/Orlando

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Here it is the 3rd week of December and we are still having 75 to 80 degree days, the warm weather has kept our fishing pattern in a late fall transition pattern with winter cold water not quite here yet. We do have small schools of quality Redfish up to 28 or more inches and loose knit groups near mullet schools. Seatrout catching has been good during this closed season month, the open season starts again on New Years Day. We have had some great sight fishing for Reds on the calm mornings casting shrimp or mullet chunks to the small schools as they push wakes in shallow calm water. Small “runt” Reds are schooling in some of the deeper sand sloughs, holes and creeks, they make for great fun with catch and release fishing these scrappy little fighters, a gulp shrimp jig bounced on the bottom are a good choice for these fish usually having some Trout mixed in with the little Reds.

We have been also having great mixed bag trips which is a fun easy type of fishing, in the Indian River Backcountry at the north end of the Mosquito Lagoon, this type of fishing is for Seatrout, Redfish, Bluefish, Flounder, Ladyfish, Black Drum & other saltwater fish. On the average Backcountry trip we may catch around 10 different species of fish. You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle make for lots of rod bending and drag pulling. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish.

Come fish with me on beautiful Mosquito Lagoon Florida. I offer either flats fishing targeting Redfish on the flats, which can be a little more challenging type of fishing, as we hunt for the fish on the grass flats of the lagoon waters, and Seatrout on the drop offs and sloughs.


As we are out catching fun saltwater fish we will be seeing lots of wildlife up close and personal near the boat with Dolphins and many different bird species on every trip.

We will pick the best choice of which type trip will be the best for “catching” on your day out with me depending on your preferences for a fun day.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters. Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide. Also Eco-Tours, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Photography Trips.

CALL ME ANYTIME AT 386-689-3781
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

DaytonaBeach/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon/Redfish Report

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The chilly water fishing pattern is starting here this November on Mosquito Lagoon, the water temperatures are dropping, water clarity is improving and getting clear again. Had a great charter this morning with Harold and Dan from Jupiter, Florida, here is Harold with a nice 25” Redfish.

And Dan with another nice Red.

They caught 19 Reds total, with about half of them being slot sized fish and half were smaller “runt” Reds, lots of fun catching going on. Here is Lisa with a nice 4 pound Black Drum caught on one of my Backcountry mixed bag trips recently, and some other photos of recent clients with Redfish.

We know winter is approaching when the White Pelicans return to Mosquito Lagoon from there summer home in the northern Rocky Mountains.

Come fish with me on beautiful Mosquito Lagoon Florida. I offer either flats fishing mainly targeting Reds, which can be a little more challenging type of fishing, as we hunt for the fish on the grass flats of the lagoon waters. With winter approaching next month the patterns are changing with cleaner water and more sight fishing opportunities. The Redfish are beginning to school as the waters chill, which is a fishing pattern that flats fishermen look forward to each winter. This is also a good time of year for my mixed bag trips which is a fun easy type of fishing, in the Indian River Backcountry at the north end of the Mosquito Lagoon, this type of fishing is for Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, & other saltwater fish. On the average Backcountry trip we catch over 10 different species of fish. You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle make for lots of rod bending and drag pulling. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish. As we are out catching fun saltwater fish we will be seeing lots of wildlife up close and personal near the boat with Dolphins and many different bird species on just about every trip.

We will pick the best choice of which type trip will be the best for “catching” on your day out with me depending on your preferences for a fun day.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS

Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters. Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guide. Also Eco-Tours, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Photography Trips.

CALL ME ANYTIME AT 386-689-3781

CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

MosquitoLagoon Redfish/DaytonaBeach/NewSmyrna

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

We have been having some fun fall inshore fishing charter trips here at Mosquito Lagoon this October 2011, with the high water this time of year, we are targeting Redfish close to shorelines and on grass flats which are now good depth of 12” to 18”, many of the flats which held fish during the early summer now have deeper water over them, encouraging our north lagoon fish to seek out the shallower water that they prefer to feed in. As temperatures start to become milder here in East Central Florida, some of the Reds are starting to school together, and will only group up more as it finally gets cooler come November. Here are some pictures of happy clients with Redfish from some of my last few charter trips on the flats. Also a picture of me with a fly caught Red from a scouting trip with a fellow guide which we found a school of tailing Redfish which just begged to be fly fished.

Come fish with me on beautiful Mosquito Lagoon Florida. I offer either flats fishing mainly targeting Reds, which can be a little more challenging type of fishing, as we hunt for the fish on the grass flats of the lagoon waters. Also I take a lot of charter clients on mixed bag trips which is a fun easy type of fishing, in the Indian River Backcountry at the north end of the Mosquito Lagoon, this type of fishing is for Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, & other saltwater fish. On the average Backcountry trip we catch over 10 different species of fish. You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift fishing while free lining live shrimp on light tackle make for lots of rod bending and drag pulling. Fun for experienced anglers and an easy way for less experienced anglers to be successful at catching lots of fish. As we are out catching fun saltwater fish we will be seeing lots of wildlife up close and personal near the boat with Dolphins and Manatees on just about every trip.

We will pick the best choice of which type trip will be the best for “catching” on your day out with me depending on your preferences for a fun day.

MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters. CALL ME ANYTIME AT 386-689-3781
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc.
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
website> http://www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Cocoa Beach Fishing 2011 September

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

September 24th, 2011 New Smyrna Beach – Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Reports

 

Well summer time has been here among us for some time now and the fishing has been great! This time of year can be outstanding if you work it to your advantage. With the higher water levels it does tend to make it a bit more challenging to locate your targets. Grass pads, dirty water and huge mullet everywhere add to the challenge.Now we all know the fish will still eat, they have too. So just change your tactics and approaches up for this time of year and your success rate will be steady. On a side note however please douse extra caution while you are navigating the Mosquito Lagoon waters. There are hidden sand bars and ledges that can be just inches under the waters surface.

Captain Drew Cavanaugh

We have had several days of getting numerous redfish with the D.O.A. Shallow Runner Bait Buster, mullet pattern flies, live mullet and a live mud minnow here and there depending on your preference and wants. Several different colors work, with the Bait Buster, as long as when it is cast you do not stop it on the retrieve and do not let it sink. Well also there is one more criticalthing that applies to every single fish you are casting to. DO NOT land on top of the fish. They will spook. With redfish and trout aggressively feeding early and throughout the morning chasing mullet and bait fish this choice will work for hours. Watch for mullet to be crashed and or redfish moving and cast in front and past them.The D.O.A. Cals and Shrimps will work just as well for sight fishing methods. The keys are patience, distance and stealth. Early starts are still in the mix for a recipe of success. Looking for clean water and light at your advantage will just improve things. You should be able to catch tailing redfish at first light and then move onto bars and drop offs as the day goes on.

A few redfish and trout have been caught using fly as well the past weeks. Mullet patterns seem to be the best with a #2 hook on a 8 or 9 weight fly rod. Trout are mostly in the deeper waters and along sandbars and cooler spots of the lagoon.A few black drum and a few tarpon have been seen throughout the entire Mosquito Lagoon. Every now and then you may stumble across a stray lady fish or jack.

Please remember to respect your fellow angler and give them as always, a wide berth of space. Also please handle all of your fish with extreme care during these hot days of summer. This will allow for a safer and faster release of them to be able to fight again another day. Sport fishing is the way to go.

I look forward to seeing all of you on the water. Tight lines

Captain Drew Cavanaugh
Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
Cell/352-223-7897
Email: drcfishmaster@cfl.rr.com
Visit us- http://www.floridainshorefishingcharters.com/
Fish the world famous Mosquito Lagoon. The redfish capital of the world!
Oak Hill/New Smyrna Beach/Cocoa Beach – Florida