Fishing Season: Year Round (Prime: November thru April)

Mosquito Lagoon - FL

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Capt. Frank Catino's Tip of the Week

Find clean water and out of the wind. . Redfish are around in good numbers and on warmer days snook are out and about .But Tarpon are as good as it gets.

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Map of Mosquito Lagoon

Tide data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Captain Frank Catino

5-Day Outlook as of 3/21/23

Fishing is good. The Redfishing is good and some Snook still around .. The Baby Tarpon fishing is getting better .

Techniques & Tips as of 3/21/23

Sight casting in shallow off color water is the best for reds and working points and shallow bays work best for them. Snook and Tarpon-- you should look for moving water and up large and small rivers. The Snook will start to lay up and you will find large ones. Move slowly and be quiet. CAST AHEAD OF THE BOAT-ALWAYS!

Current Conditions as of 3/21/23

This week the weather a little wind but temperatures are very nice. Wind subsiding at weeks end.

Local Species Available Year Round (Prime: November thru April)

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Capt. Frank Catino's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Clouser Minnow White/Char #4 to #1
Chicone's Disco Shrimp N/A
Puglisi Peanut Butter Fly Purple/Black 2/0

Clouser Minnow

This fly is arguably the best all-around and most recommended saltwater fly ever tied.

Capt. Frank Catino's Recommended Gear

Description: About Mosquito Lagoon

The Lagoons of East Central Florida are a short distance east of Orlando and only a half hour to 45 min. from the Orlando airport depending on what area we are fishing. The lagoons are the most diverse estuary in North America. Being home to more marine species than any Lagoon system. A good portion of the Lagoon sits in the heart of Merritt Island National Wild Life Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore and is home to Kennedy Space Center.

Nearest Airport:

Orlando International Airport

Bait Recommendations:

. Glass minnow and small baitfish are on the banks.