April has brought plenty of wind to central Florida. On the bright side, bait is flooding onto the flats in ever increasing numbers and the fish are taking advantage of the new food source. Both the redfish and trout are gorging themselves.
Josh and Carrie decided to go out despite a forecast of winds from 20-30 mph. We stayed close to the shore and caught some nice redfish in tough conditions.
Jason and Blake fished with me the following day. The morning was cold but the wind had died and the fish were happy and tailing. Jason scored a Mosquito Lagoon slam of redfish, trout and black drum.
The following week, Jerry and Alex battled a large redfish and numerous trout.
Last Sunday, John brought his son nick to Mosquito Lagoon for some redfish and trout. Nick hooked up with his two largest redfish to date.
John landed the biggest fish of the day, a 38 pound red.
The father son team also caught numerous trout using the DOA Deadly Combo as well as a CAL tail and jig.
Wednesday the wind was blowing again making spotting the fish difficult. Jim, a first time anlger, hooked into a nice redfish early in the day.
Thursday and Friday, the weather was perfect - warm, sunny, and calm. Thursday, Mark was hoping to land his first redfish on fly. Unfortunately, his fly never quite got to the fish. We saw large schools of redfish tailing and finning on the shallow flats. Mark and his daughter did catch several trout and enjoyed watching the dolphins and manatees. Friday, Jeff and John had dozens of shots are very large redfish throughout the morning. They landed several and finished the day catching plenty of trout around the mullet schools.
Yesterday was another fly fishing charter with Will from Arizona. The wind was up but the skies were still clear. Will had steady shots at both redfish and large trout throughout the day. He got his fly to some 15-20 pound reds which tried to eat just as his was lifting it out of the water. Will made a valiant effort with less than ideal conditions but never hooked up.
With the influx of food, the fishing will be excellent when the weather cooperates. Trophy redfish and trout will always be a possibility. Now is a great time to experience an exciting topwater bite.
Capt. Chris Myers
Central Florida Sight Fishing Chartershttp://www.floridafishinglessons.com