Florida East Coast Adventures and Captain Mark Wright’s Latest Fishing Reports and Fishing Articles

Captain Mark Wright offers tips and advice on the best in local and updates fishing reports for the areas of Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, or Black Drum. See what’s biting, water quality reports, and check out the Fishing Articles below by The Florida East Coast Adventures team.


Fishing Articles

This area is for our beginner to advanced angler information and tech articles about fishing in general. Feel free to comment about anything you read here, to offer your own input, opinions, or to ask a question.

A female fisherman showing a redfish The IRL - Did you know that the Indian River Lagoon is the most biodiverse ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere? The Indian River Lagoon is comprised of three different lagoons: The Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River, with the Banana and Indian … Continue reading
Common Snook-Centropomus undecimalis A Snook Isn’t Just a “Snook” in Florida - Who doesn’t love hooking up with a Snook? Whether you pull one from the mangroves, get them off the surf, or pull them off the flats – excitement is soon to follow. They are known by a few names around … Continue reading
Two fisherman holding up a large redfish Take Advantage of Amazing Saltwater Fishing All within an Hour of Orlando - Image courtesy of nasa.gov Each year, literally millions from around the world come to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and other Orlando attractions. Fishing is not something people typically associate with an Orlando vacation, but the central Florida metropolis … Continue reading
Orlando Fishing Charters Reservations user with fishing guide hook up 5 Common Types of Saltwater Reels Used for Fishing in Cocoa Beach - As you can imagine, the reel is a vital part of your fishing rig. Beyond understanding its necessity though, many novice anglers are confused by the different types of reels used for saltwater fishing in Cocoa Beach and throughout Florida. … Continue reading

Latest Reports

2018 February NIRL - The winter season is in full force. Water levels are low and water clarity is quite good in most areas. So far we’ve had a fairly cold season with at least two major cold fronts knocking the water temps into … Continue reading
2018  January NIRL  - Happy New Year, fisher folk! As we progress into Florida’s version of winter it will be important to adjust our fishing techniques a bit. Cooler water temps trigger a mass exodus of our remaining silver mullet schools and indeed most … Continue reading
An orlando visitor who went fishing and caught a sea trout 2017 October NIRL CAM - Finally, October is here. When asked what my favorite time of year to fish our local waters my answer is April, May, June and OCTOBER! October is special because there is so much happening throughout central Florida. It’s simply a … Continue reading
A young boy with a fresh caught redfish from the mosquito lagoon 2017 September SML CAM - Fishing has been generally good if not a bit sporadic this late summer and September will undoubtedly be the same. Z-Man Diezel Minnowz and Grass Kickerz have been producing well on spotted seatrout and redfish alike. Married to an appropriately … Continue reading
Angler from Orlando holding a fresh caught sea trout 2017 July North Indian River Lagoon - True summer is upon us in July and summer means hot air and hot water temperatures along with low water levels. Yes, rain will influence water levels to some degree, but only on a temporary basis. This rain driven rise … Continue reading
A fisherman with a mosquito lagoon redfish 2017 July South Mosquito Lagoon - The water clarity (at least at the time I’m writing this) in the south ‘goon is surprisingly clear. In fact, visibility has been good to great for several months. I’m hoping the Mosquito is rebounding from the water quality issues … Continue reading
A mother who went fishing for snapper 2017 June, North Indian River Lagoon, Titusville Fl. - It’s exciting being able to truly sight-fish again. Water clarity has been very good over most of the Indian River Lagoon north of Titusville. Though fishing in this region was pretty much hit or miss in April and May I … Continue reading
A fisherman named russ who caught a sea trout out of an orlando fishing trip 2017 May NIRL CAM - As I write this forecast in early April I’m happy to report the water clarity in the Titusville region is pretty good! In many areas bottom is visible in four or five foot of depth. More importantly, we’re seeing a … Continue reading
Two orlando visitors who went fishing in the mosquito lagoon and caught black drum fish 2017 April NIRL - So far this year’s fishing has been odd to say the least. The bite in the North Indian River Lagoon has been good some days and simply awful on others. While we all know this happens at times it has … Continue reading
A child on a family fishing trip smiling holding his fish 2017 March NIRL CAM - 2017 (3) March NIRL CAM Low water levels indicative of the winter season should continue through the month of March. This factor serves to eliminate much of the real estate our predatory species often use to ambush their meals. Unless … Continue reading