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A Visitor’s Guide to Fishing Out of Orlando - Orlando is home to a variety of attractions, but don’t forget to escape the region’s popular destinations for a hidden gem, the Mosquito Lagoon. The Mosquito Lagoon is one of Florida’s most understated fishing getaways. Surprisingly, it’s located a mere hour away from Orlando’s attractions. Fishing the Mosquito Lagoon - The Mosquito Lagoon is 21,000 acres of pristine primeval waters. These waters are unique, they’re where saltwater and freshwater meet. The brackish waters are an estuary and home to a variety of fish. Specifically, this shoal is a haven for Redfish, and is referred to by many as “The Redfish Capital of the World.” The… 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 Rivers not being rivers at all. These lagoons are located on the East coast of… 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 the world; Snook, Linesider, Sergeant Fish, Robalo, and so on. However, A Snook isn’t just a Snook. There are… 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 is in fact within a short driving distance of some of the best saltwater fishing.… 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. It’s important to note one key difference between fresh- and saltwater reels. You can’t simply…
Spacefish weekly 5-28-2018 - Poor weather forecasting caused us to reschedule or outright cancel several trips this past week. What constitutes a “poor” forecast? In my mind one that’s not even close to accurate. A poor forecast places rain & thunderstorms chances at 70% all day and then not see any rain until noon and only light rain then.… 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… 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… 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 “fishy” time of year. Anglers can target every species of fish common to the flats… 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 sized EZ Keeperz hook these lures are user friendly and productive. A steady retrieve works… 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 and fall of summer water levels is not a tidal experience, though it’s the nearest… 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 of the past several years. Hopeful as I am I’m far from certain the worst… 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 expect positive changes for June. Schools of fingerling silver mullet have slowly been invading this… 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 slight resurgence of new grass growing in the shallows! If we are lucky enough for… 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 been more unpredictable than I’m accustom to! Even though we’re seeing and catching a few…