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Fishing is getting back to normal on Mosquito Lagoon after our long hard freeze during the first 2 weeks of January. Water temperatures were between 40’F and 45’F for an extended length of time. Our population of larger size Seatrout which love to frequent the shallow flats during the winter were hit very hard by the freezing water with large numbers of dead large Trout seen on most shallow flats in our entire area. Local area fishing guides will be trying to protect the remaining populations of these large female breeder fish by self imposed catch and release ethics into the future. Hopefully one day the state of Florida will see the wisdom to better protect the large Seatrout as they do Redfish & Snook with a maximum size limit. Redfish are much more cold water tolerant and we are seeing and catching Redfish again from the winter schools of Reds that live in the Mosquito Lagoon. Schools of slot size and larger Reds on the shallow flats and schools of smaller size juvenile Reds in the deeper sloughs and cuts. Great news is that we have been also catching great numbers of small size Seatrout in the sloughs and cuts also as the schools of smaller Trout seem to frequent the deeper holes and channels during the cold weather so they were in water not quite as cold as there larger cousins in the shallower water. These small Trout will be the base population already in place to help rebuild our Trout numbers in the future. Here are a couple of pictures of a Fly Caught Seatrout with my client Claude, and also a picture of a client with one of the fun scrappy “Runt Reds” we have been catching so many of.

I offer Mosquito Lagoon Flats Fishing trips for Redfish and Seatrout, for the novice or experienced angler alike. I also offer Indian River Backcountry Fishing trips, that is mixed bag fishing for Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and more. On the average Backcountry trip we catch between 10 and 15 (or more) different species of saltwater fish. This type of trip can be extremely entertaining for beginners or experienced anglers. My boat accommodates from 1 to 4 anglers. Located close to DAYTONA BEACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH and ORLANDO. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have about my fishing charters.


Capt. Michael Savedow

Edgewater River Guide, Inc.


email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

website> Daytona Beach,Orlando,New Smyrna,Mosquito Lagoon,Redfish,Fishing Guide, Charter Fishing



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