Blown Out Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

Gee, did the wind blow this week? Every day, most days around 20 mph. We have the Blown Out Mosquito Lagoon fishing report.

Upcoming Events- Lots of 'em!

- 2/28-3/5 Wekiva Paint Out. Thirty nationally-renowned artists come here and paint our beautiful scenery for one week. They start painting on Monday, February 29th and continue through Saturday, March 5th.  The event culminates with a Gala at Wekiva Island, an event not to be missed!

- Ocala Outdoor Expo, 3/5 and 3/6.

- Mosquito Lagoon Show and Tell Fishing Seminar, March 5.

No one has signed up yet!

- Mosquito Lagoon On-the-Water Show and Tell Fishing Seminar, March 6. -One space left in the morning session.

State Forest Update-

Two weeks ago I wrote, "I wrote letters to the manager of the state forest and the commissioner of agriculture. We'll see what they say." I got an answer. It's been scanned and can be seen at this link...


Tuesday John and Sue Burns joined me for a day's fishing on Mosquito Lagoon. Yes, it was blowing. Sun kept peeking out from between the clouds. Fishing was not fabulous, and the nasty water moved into areas that had been clean last week. Damn algae.

John got a slot trout on a DOA Shrimp, and a nice four-pounder class fish on the RipTide Weedless Shrimp. We got several small fish on the Deadly Combo. Sue finally got a slot redfish on a DOA CAL Shad, three inch. And that was it for the day.

Postponed Thursday's trip to next week, the second time in two week's that trip has been bounced.

Friday I got new tires for the trailer, then went to the St. Johns for some shad fishing. Bluebird sky, winds 10-15 from the north. Fly fishers, you'll need a sinking line. the water is high, almost flooding the pastures. I got three shad in four hours, using 1/16th ounce crappie jigs with one inch curly tails.

Saturday my bride brought me to the Florida Gourding Society's Gourd Festival in Melbourne. It may sound worse than a trip to dentist, but actually it was quite fascinating, with lots of beautiful work. Maybe I'm getting old, but it was very worthwhile, with exquisite artwork.

Not a great week fishing, but better than no cheese.

Life is great and I love my work!


Life is short- Go Fishing!

John Kumiski 

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Fish Species: redfish, seatrout, american shad
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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.

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