These scenic places offer the perfect backdrop for a great day fishing with Capt. Justin Price. Our time on the water will leave indelible experiences for experts and novice fisherman alike. While fishing Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River Lagoon, we will be targeting redfish, speckled trout, snook, seasonal tarpon, and other migratory species found in these vast and still wild areas. The beach along New Smyrna Beach stretches 13miles with beautiful white sand and beach access to allow you to drive and park for the day. The Mosquito Lagoon has a very unique landscape that is unspoiled and is one of the largest estuaries on the East Coast of the United States which lies inside the boundaries of the Canaveral National Seashore and Merrit Island Wildlife Refuge. People come from all over to experience this magical place and not only for the great fishing but the abundance of wildlife that call this place home year round which can be seen daily from dolphins, manatees, bobcats, wild hogs, bald eagles, and over different species of birds seasonally.
Mosquito Lagoon Fly Fishing Guide
Mosquito Lagoon Fly Fishing Guide. I specialize in fly fishing charters in Mosquito Lagoon near Orlando for redfish, seatrout, black drum and tarpon. As a fellow fly fishing angler, I can offer tips and instruction on casting techniques, fly selection and presentation. I know how to position the boat so you are able to make the easiest cast possible. All year round, fly fishing anglers can fish for redfish , also called red drum, spotted seatrout , also known as speckled trout, and black drum in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River.
Light Tackle Saltwater Fly Fishing Tackle
To our north, the relatively open water of the lagoon proper gives way to a maze of backcountry that extends north 10 miles to the town of New Smyrna Beach and the Ponce de Leon Inlet. Mosquito Lagoon is widely considered the "redfish capital of the world," not because we necessarily have more or bigger redfish than anywhere else, but because of our year-round lagoon population, which makes this the most unique place in the world to fish for them. Unlike the vast majority of redfish, which leave the flats for coastal waters as they reach maturity, most of Mosquito Lagoon's redfish never leave the shallow waters of the lagoon.
The weather in central Florida is superb year round and allows the fishing to be at its very best all year long. Summer time brings on many migratory species of fish which opens up the chance to do near shore fishing charters along either the New Smyrna Beach area out of Ponce Inlet or Port Canaveral in the Cocoa Beach area. With calm seas at this time of year, you have shots at species such as Atlantic tarpon, jacks, cobia, shark, triple tail, king fish, lady fish and IRL snook. Along with these species all year long are always redfish, Atlantic black drum and the elusive Florida gator seatrout roaming the back country grass flats and the near coastal waters. A hook up on any of these fish on fly at any time of year will by no doubt get your heart racing and leave you with memories of a lifetime. However fly fishermen from all around the world who have fished these waters agree that the winter months and spring time months on the saltwater flats is by far the pinnacle for Mosquito Lagoon redfish on the fly. The reason is the water of the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, Halifax River and the Indian River in the winter and spring months become gin clear due to the lack of rain water runoff and water temperatures are lower to reduce algae blooms.