Space Coast Fishing Report from Capt. John Kumiski 5/8/08
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Inconsistency has been the only consistent thing about Mosquito Lagoon fishing lately.
Last Friday, a little breezy but otherwise a lovely day, I fished South Carolina fly caster and guide Tuck Scott and his brand new bride, Erin. Tuck had only three or four decent shots all morning, and we didnít score a fish. Tough day.
Monday I fished Dr. Charlie and his 11 year old son, Harry. Again, the weather was pretty nice, and again it was a tough day. Only a couple small trout were boated to show for a dayís poling and casting. We tried a variety of lures, and saw reasonable numbers of fish, but couldnít score a strike. Harry was very well behaved, especially considering how slow the fishing was. At the last stop, at the last minute, Harry got a 26 inch red that ate a chunk of mullet soaked on the bottom. One is so many more than none.
Tuesday California flycaster Sid Wales and his bride Heather joined me for a day on the lagoon. It took a couple of hours but we found a lot of redfish, and Sid ended up hooking five and boating four, all in the slot. The fly of choice was a #4 olive colored Borski Slider. Sid was one of the best fly casters Iíve had on the boat in a while, which certainly helped. The weather helped too, light winds and clear blue sky, perfect sight fishing conditions.
Yesterday Bud Frank and Ken Hare joined me on the lagoon. The plan was a ĺ day, tossing spinning lures. I was anticipating a good day, since I had found so many fish the previous day. They were all gone, moved to I couldnít find where. We tried a variety of locations, habitats, and baits. Weíd only see a few fish at each stop, and managed only two dink trout. Finally we soaked mullet for 15 minutes in one of my favorite mullet soaking holes. No bites. I poled through it as we were leaving and there were at least a half dozen reds in it. Very rare for a red not to suck up a nice juicy pork chop. Thatís fishing, I guess.
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