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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 the forty degree range. The good news here is once the water temperatures rise into…

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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 of our other common baitfish of the shallows. Yes, some will stick around and of…

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2017 October NIRL CAM

An orlando visitor who went fishing and caught a sea trout

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 “fishy” time of year. Anglers can target every species of fish common to the flats…

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2017 September SML CAM

A young boy with a fresh caught redfish from the mosquito lagoon

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 sized EZ Keeperz hook these lures are user friendly and productive. A steady retrieve works…

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2017 July North Indian River Lagoon

Angler from Orlando holding a fresh caught sea trout

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 and fall of summer water levels is not a tidal experience, though it’s the nearest…

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2017 July South Mosquito Lagoon

A fisherman with a mosquito lagoon redfish

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 of the past several years. Hopeful as I am I’m far from certain the worst…

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2017 June, North Indian River Lagoon, Titusville Fl.

A mother who went fishing for snapper

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 expect positive changes for June. Schools of fingerling silver mullet have slowly been invading this…

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2017 May NIRL CAM

A fisherman named russ who caught a sea trout out of an orlando fishing trip

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 slight resurgence of new grass growing in the shallows! If we are lucky enough for…

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2017 April NIRL

Two orlando visitors who went fishing in the mosquito lagoon and caught black drum fish

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 been more unpredictable than I’m accustom to! Even though we’re seeing and catching a few…

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2017 March NIRL CAM

A child on a family fishing trip smiling holding his fish

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 you’re wading or fishing from a kayak, canoe or micro-skiff it is often necessary to…

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