Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

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Upcoming Events-

The Indian River Lagoon Paddle Adventure kicks off on November 30. Paddle a section or the length of the lagoon with us! Now, if you don't know about the IRL Paddle Adventure, a bunch of us are paddling from New Smyrna to Jupiter, 160 miles, to raise awareness and money for the Indian River Lagoon. Readers can help by sponsoring us, following our progress, and publicizing the event (facebook, twitter, whatever). Thank you for your support!

Blog Posts this Week:

-Fly Fish Banana River Black Drum

-Deadly Flats Fishing Mistakes

-Getting Out of Dodge, with El Chico

OK, what else? Ah yes, last Saturday I attended the Florida Citizens Clean Water Summit held at UCF. The water crisis in Florida is not just algae blooms in the Indian River Lagoon. It includes low spring flows, polluted aquifers, agricultural discharges, and more. Our politicians have let us down. Oh yeah, that's what they do. So what are we going to do about it? We're going to hold rallies. We're going to march on Tallahassee. We're going to demand our right to clean water for swimming, fishing, drinking, etc. Get informed. Get involved. Clean water is vitally important to all of us.

So, did we fish this week???

Monday found me on Mosquito Lagoon with the Reverend Larry Kirk and Dalen Mills. I hadn't seen Larry in a long time and as always we had thought-provoking conversation about light topics, like the existence of God and the likelihood of Immaculate Conception. When it came to finding fish God was not with us, though. We looked from the Pole/Troll area down into Max Hoeck Creek and saw perhaps a half dozen reds all day, with pretty decent weather (at least for lately) too. One 12 inch trout was all that separated us from the skunk.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday it blew like snot with overcast and spitting rain. The Spotted Tail stayed home.

Friday, going crazy from staying inside, I put the kayak on the van and drove to the Indian River Lagoon in spite of wind, clouds, spitting rain, and a water level gauge at 1.4. So when the water was high and dirty and I couldn't see anything I was not surprised.

I ran over two nice redfish and saw one tail briefly, did not get a shot. I blind-cast fruitlessly for 30 minutes or so. I was glad to be away from the computer.

On the way back I stopped at Kayaks by Bo to see Tom and Lynn. Good folks, great shop. Check 'em out.

With Thanksgiving this week and the Paddle Adventure starting on Saturday I will only be getting out fishing one day this week. The chance of a fishing report next weekend is small. I hope to blog and report while on the paddle adventure though, although the schedule will be different than every weekend.

Argonaut Publishing Company is having a big Christmas Sale on all of its fishing books by one Capt. John Kumiski. Visit this link to do some holiday shopping!

That is this week's exciting version of the Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report.

Life is great and I love my work!

Life is short. Go Fishing!

John Kumiski

All content in this blog, including writing and photos, copyright John Kumiski 2013. All rights are reserved.

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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.

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