Vernal Equinox Lagoons Fishing Report
Monday was the vernal equinox. North of the equator length of day is now longer than length of darkness. It’s springtime, baby! So we have a Vernal Equinox Lagoons Fishing Report.
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Between the small craft advisories and Susan being off this week I only got out two days.
Anthony got this red on a DOA CAL shad.
On the equinox Mr. Anthony Mason and his 83 year-old father, Mr. Rex Mason, joined me for some Mosquito Lagoon kayak fishing, out of River Breeze Park. Although the weather was beautiful the fishing was a little slow. They managed three redfish and two very solid trout between them.
Not to be outdone, Rex got this one!
Rex was pretty inspirational- I sure hope I’m still kayak fishing at 83, if I’m not already pushing up daisies!
Nice trout, too!
Thank you for fishing with me, gentlemen!
On Friday, in spite of the forecast 20 knot east winds, I went scouting at the Banana River Lagoon. Gee, the forecast was correct. The lagoon looked like a washing machine.
Fishing was not fabulous, even though I opted for a six-weight. I did manage three reds on Steve Duckett’s bouncer shrimp fly (http://spottedtail.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2cf266c40f1149c555ceaf4d4&id=121cf71ddb&e=bcf0376f47) , and had one fish who took the fly three times. Yes, I missed him all three. He finally realized something was wrong and vacated the area.
The bouncer fly certainly works.
The water was quite clean and there are even a few sparse tufts of manatee grass here and there, trying to mount a comeback. Finger mullet are starting to show up. Although conditions were less than optimal, I did not see a lot of fish, and had some pretty long stretches where I saw little or nothing. Maybe if the weather were better…
That is the vernal equinox lagoons fishing report!
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