Indian River Lagoon Water Slowly Clearing- Indian River Lagoon Fishing Report
-Got this email from Rick Roberts: "This University of Florida Fisheries Management Grad Student Project is gathering information with the goal of developing new strategies for the management of of the Florida Gulf Coast snook fishery. Your participation in the following survey is requested. Here's the chance to take part in the future of fisheries management click this link to answer these important questions."
-Mike Adamson sent this email in response to last week's report: "I usually take my first NMZ trip just after Thanksgiving and usually with great anticipation. On Friday I went all the way to Buck Creek in 15 mph out of the N on Friday. Traveled up on the middle of the outer bar and back along the shoreline. This was a great paddle in bad water.
"Much like your exploration, the water had about 6" visibility and the fish were scarce. Almost no bait except for one spot N of the bent tower on the outer bar. Spooked 3 fish all day. No tails or fins."
When it comes to fishing misery loves company.
Thursday night Mosquito Creek Outdoors hosted a Crappie and Shad fishing seminar. The information exchange was phenomenal. A website called www.crappie.com has most of the information you need if you're interested in catching specks.
The captain's meeting for the annual shad and crappie derby is at MCO this upcoming Thursday night (December15). There will be refreshments and prizes. Hope to see you there.
Most of my week was spent moving my website to a new server. Only on Friday did I manage to get out, accompanied by Dr. George Yarko. Tom Van Horn gave me an Indian River Lagoon tip, which I wanted to check.
It was a beautiful day, with a light wind out of the east. We did not find any 40 pound redfish, but fish to 30 inches were prowling near the shoreline. We got five or six, all on chunks of ladyfish. I cleaned one. It had a small fish, either a small mullet or large mud minnow, in its stomach.
While I hope to get out more this week coming, there is much more website work to do.
Life is great and I love my work!
Life is short- go fishing!
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About The Author: John Kumiski
Company: Spotted Tail Charter Service
Area Reporting: Florida's Space Coast
Bio: Guiding fly and light tackle anglers on Florida\'s Space Coast for over 20 years.