Fishing trips near Orlando and the Orlando area target inshore flats fishing during the spring months. The main targets for spring are Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook and Black drum.
Fishing near Orlando offers several options but most weeks the weather only permits us to fish the Inshore flats of the Mosquito Lagoon near Orlando. The Sea Trout fishing has been outstanding this past month. Getting on a huge Trout in the Mosquito Lagoon does require an early start though. It’s very important to be on the flats fishing at sun up to truly target a quality Sea Trout. Sea Trout like low light so they can ambush their prey in shallow water before they become a target to birds of prey from above. Once the sun gets up high enough on it’s spring arch the light from above reflects off the sandy bottom. This in turn lights up the water to a point where the fish will create a shadow, revealing their location.
One of my favorite ways to catch a Trout in the spring… Top Water!
Lures like a Zara Spook twitched on the waters surface seems to drive them crazy. Rather it’s the sound of the lure or it’s shadow it creates makes no deference, it works amazingly and gets the heart pounding when they eat it. A good steady constant retrieve will always get the job done. However, if the water has a large amount to floating grass on it making it difficult to use top water. Try switching to a weedless floating fluke or jerk bait basically substituting the top water hard plastic bait.
The Redfishing was good last week as well. The average fish was in the 22 to 24 inch range and most flats had schools of 20 to 50 fish in them. Even a few fish are being caught in deeper water along the main channel of the Lagoon.
Snook and Black Drum fishing has been fun lately… I’m seeing more of them later in the day though. I’m not sure if it was due to the full moon or if they simply feed later because of the more active feed sources at that time. However we are finding a fun bite at the end of our trip after the Trout and Redfish stop eating.
Thanks for checking out my fishing report and as always, feel free to contact me any time with questions or comments.
Here are a few pictures from last weeks trips!