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Hunting Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with a Fly Rod

Mosquito Lagoon can be quite exciting! Watch this video as Austin Lowery shows his knowledge of the area.

Mosquito Lagoon holds a special place in the hearts of many fishermen. This beautiful, demented place can provide the best fishing of your life.

It can also ruin you for a good six months, and make you dream of saltwater flats instead of turning your focus back to reality and working to pay the bills. The Lagoon is not for the feint hearted. Make sure you have your wits about you when stepping up to the platform to cast to the shadows of redfish and trout.

When heading out to this majestic place, you will want to make sure you have the right fly rod for the job. Rods in the eight to ten weight are the usual suspects in the hands of fly fishers hunting the generous sized redfish of this region.

This size rod will enable the caster to turn the fish around, ,once the fish is tired of taking backing off your reel. You would be surprised how many anglers have gone saltwater fly fishing with to light a rod and ended up snapping it in the process.

Fly selection is another key role in success here. Mosquito Lagoon doesn’t have a reputation, because it has barely been fished.

This body of water has seen a lot of fishing pressure. Sometimes throwing something out of the ordinary can be the difference between a successful day and a complete skunk. Crab patterns generally have a great deal of success. It would also be wise to have a great variety of minnow and baitfish patterns as well.

Don’t forget about your presentation! Nothing will keep a redfish at bay here, then a poorly placed fly. Accurate cast will reward you greatly.

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Hunting Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with a Fly Rod