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Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report

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[TD=bgcolor: transparent]Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, August 6, 2011<o:p></o:p>

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By Captain Tom Van Horn<o:p></o:p>

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Upcoming Seminars and Events<o:p></o:p>

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Saturday, August 13th Introduction to Fly Fishing<o:p></o:p>

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10:00 - 12 Noon, Free Introduction to Fly Fishing Class instructed by FFF Certified Instructor and veteran Mosquito lagoon Fishing Guide Captain Chris Myers. Located in the Outback section of Mosquito Creek Outdoor, 170 South Washington Ave. Apopka Florida www.mosquitocreek.com<o:p></o:p>

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Saturday, August 20th Snook Fishing <o:p></o:p>

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10: 00 - 12:00 Snook Fishing Tactics "Free Seminars" instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers, "Snook Fishing Tactics ", located in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 S.<o:p></o:p>

Washington Ave., Apopka Florida, <o:p></o:p>

www.mosquitocreek.com.<o:p></o:p>

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Last Weeks Fishing Report<o:p></o:p>

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Well, the heat of summer is upon us, and thus far we have dodged the summer squalls as Emily skirts the east Florida coast heading north offshore with little or no ill effects to our weather on Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Coast. Heat indexes have been reaching 100 degrees plus by noon, so start your day before sunrise and start looking for a cool shady place by noon.<o:p></o:p>

On the lagoons this past week, waters levels are up and the clarity has improver some, but we still have a heavy concentration of alga in the water making sight fishing tougher. The mullet schools are starting to form up on the flats and the redfish have been mixed in. The key has been to locate heavy concentrations of mullet and then watch very closely for reds amongst them. Matching the hatch with a weedless lure like the DOA Baitbuster has proven successful this past week, or try fishing very slow with a Berkley Gulp or DOA Shrimp under the mullet schools.<o:p></o:p>

There have also been reports of medium size tarpon (40 to 60 pounds) showing up in the Hualover Canal and lagoon channels, but there are still no real signs of the glass minnow schools in open water like we typically see this time of year.<o:p></o:p>

Along the beach, the snook are starting to show up in the surf from Patrick AFB south and there are good numbers of large tarpon working bait pods from the edge of the breakers out to forty feet of water. The key for the tarpon is to locate pods of pogies, and then watch for tarpon rolling. After fish are located, either slow troll or drift live baits back into the school. There have also been bonita and some kingfish in the same areas and some kingfish on the Port Canaveral buoy line, but the better concentrations of kingfish have been o 8A Reef or Pelican Flats.<o:p></o:p>

As always, if you need information or have any questions, please contact me.<o:p></o:p>

Good luck and good fishing,<o:p></o:p>

Captain Tom Van Horn<o:p></o:p>

mosquitocoast@cfl.rr.com<o:p></o:p>

http://www.irl-fishing.com <o:p></o:p>

(407) 416-1187<o:p></o:p>

For all of your outdoor needs, visit www.mosquitocreek.com, it’s where your adventure begins.<o:p></o:p>

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