December 2018 Fishing Report for the World Famous Mosquito Lagoon
This Month has been a mixed bag of everything from Sea Trout, Redfish and Black Drum
Captains Richard Bradley and Jim Ross hosting the Catch a Memory radio show aired on Saturday morning from 7:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. on WWBC 1510 AM, 94.7, 99.9 and 100.7 FM in Brevard County for the Space Coast’s only talk radio show dedicated to covering all things outdoors. Captain Richard is a regular contributor and guest co-host that’s often invited to share his fishing experiences on Florida’s Space Coast and the Mosquito Lagoon.
I raced around the lagoon or should I say Lagoon(s) for a day with this lucky angler who caught three of the main game fish that dwell and feed on the Mosquito Lagoon. The fishing report can be summed up pretty well with the culmination of what Alan (from New York) did on a day out with his lovely wife. We sped off to the Indian River Lagoon and did some extraordinary fishing on large schools of the medium sized black drum before heading back into the Mosquito Lagoon do catch redfish and sea trout.
Sea Trout and Redfish
As the wind picked up we looked to the more sheltered areas to pick up a handful of redfish and spotted sea trout. I noticed shrimp popping around in the turbid water and told Alan to make some cast with a Berkley Gulp Shrimp and he managed to catch a couple of nice trout. Soon we saw small groups of redfish tailing in the shallow grass and made some cast to the feeding fish to successfully hook and land a few reds for release (see headline photo).
Overall this has been the pattern for fish this month and with the impending colder weather coming I look forward to seeing more fish caught in the deep troughs and slews.
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp
When all else fails to produce a fish bite, I often pull out the Gulps. My favorite colors are New penny and pearl white, but don’t put too much thought into colors. A proper presentation and a hungry fish will most often get the bite.