Fishing Orlando Florida during spring break is absolutely incredible.
Fishing in Orlando is great all year long but in the spring Redfish really turn on. Out on the shallow flats Redfish from about 2 to 10 pounds gather up in giant groups feeding on shrimp buried under the sand. Out on the deeper flats bigger redfish start to school targeting bait fish like mullet, and pin fish. When I refer to bigger Redfish I'm talking about fish between 38 and 50 inches. It's during the springtime when this begins to happen. We call it a pre-spawn. the larger Redfish stay out off the flats in deep channels during the fall and winter. Come springtime they move up onto the flats to start feeding on fish that have a higher content of protein to build up their strength so they can spawn. The Mosquito Lagoon is world famous for this phenomenon, anglers from all around the world come here to target the spawn. When this starts to happen we will be able to catch these fish with topwater lures. It produces explosive hits on the surface resulting in huge drag pulling fights. I don't know about you but I can't wait!
The month of February has been one of the best months in many years that I've seen for my clients out on the flats. A typical day as of lately has been 5 to 7 Redfish. 5 to 10 Black Drum and as many small Sea Trout as you care to catch. This winter we've had several cold fronts come through which has completely cleaned up the water clarity. When the water temperature drops below 60 degrees all the algae and bacteria dies off. When the algae and bacteria dies off the water clarity and health of the Lagoon can be second to none. There's really something to be said about being able to see 200 yards out in front of the boat in Crystal Clear Water watching schools of Redfish swim towards us as we prepare to make our cast. This is truly what flats fishing is all about.
Check out this short video and the photos from last weeks fishing trips, it was so much fun taking out visitors how have never done this before... especially the kids!