Mosquito Lagoon and Tarpon Fishing Report 518

This week's Mosquito Lagoon and Tarpon Fishing Report:

Monday morning Scott Radloff and I braved 20-25 knot winds and thick overcast to try fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon. I got a redfish on my first cast. I would love to say "then it got better." That may be a bit of an exageration.

We did get a half dozen each of reds and trout, including some very solid fish. And the overcast broke up, and the sun came out! The wind just kept a-honking, though. My lure of choice was an old Riptide Weedless jig outfitted with a four inch DOA CAL jerkbait. The last two fish we got on mullet pieces. We did better then we had any right to expect, that's for sure.

Wednesday saw another 4 AM wake-up call and four hours of driving to fish with friend Rick again. I had shots at tarpon all day long (wasn't sick this time either). On the best shot I had three fish closely examined the fly. All said no. I pulled it in and looked. It was fouled. :-( I hooked two small cobia that were following rays and lost both of them. Thus the day ended.

Thursday we tried again. Again I had shots most of the day. I had several "almosts" and got one bite on a black and purple streamer. I broke the fish off after beating it. It wasn't very big, only about 50 pounds, but I got a real tarpon on a fly, something that had been missing from my repertoire lately. Gracias a Deus! They are such incredible fish!

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

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John Kumiski

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Fish Species: redfish, seatrout, tarpon
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Mosquito Lagoon redfish
Mosquito Lagoon redfish

Charlotte Harbor tarpon
Charlotte Harbor tarpon

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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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