Mosquito Lagoon – Ponce Inlet Fishing Report: Sept 2013


Mosquito Lagoon fishing has been looking pretty good. There is clean water in places and it looks like the brown algae are starting to move on. Luckily we were not hit as hard with algae as the areas to the south, such as the Indian River.

This month brings the northeast winds down our coast, breaking up the constant westerly winds we see through June, July and August. Besides bringing a little chill of a couple degrees, the water levels start to rise in the Mosquito Lagoon. With the higher water levels, the skinny boats will be able to get close to the marsh islands. The skinniest boats will be able to reach fishing spots that in most months are too shallow. Much of the shallow grass flats will not be as visible so consult a chart if you un familiar with the lagoon. This is also the time of year when the tropical storms start to make their presence known. If we get a tropical depression, a tropical storm or a hurricane expect the water levels to flood the marsh islands.

There should be plenty of live bait around. Live finger mullet, cut mullet, pinfish and pigfish will be your go-to baits. Top water lures early and gold spoons late should produce. When sight-casting, soft plastics rigged with a small weight works fine this time of year, as well as fly- fishing.

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