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Todd Oishi

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Mosquito Lagoon (Florida) Report - April 2016
« on: April 27, 2016, 05:57:12 AM »
Still on vacation, but I thought that I'd share a few of the photos of the adventure that I shared with 2 of my sons and brother-in-law stalking redfish, snook, and sea trout in Mosquito Lagoon (my camera's battery died halfway through the day).

The water quality was extremely poor due to high winds on the previous day and an algae bloom that resulted from the "Red River incident", which made spotting fish very challenging (and difficult for them to find your flies), but we did spot a  few redfish tailing in the shallow. We were basically bling casting, but still caught a fair number of fish (several species); my son Mike caught his first redfish; we caught our first sea trout and snook, and crossed that off our bucket list; caught a few puffer fish; and we even managed to record a Mosquito Lagoon "Grand Slam".

We saw lots of wildlife: manatees, alligators, stingrays, catfish, numerous species of water fowl and birds, and dolfins. It was an awesome experience! I can't wait to revisit this place again next year for another shot at the "tailers"...

It's a fishery that I highly recommend to anyone that is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit this region of Florida!





























« Last Edit: April 29, 2016, 03:57:42 AM by Todd Oishi »
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Re: Mosquito Lagoon Report - April 2016
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 10:18:44 AM »
Those sea trout are a beautiful fish by the looks of it!
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Re: Mosquito Lagoon Report - April 2016
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 12:18:58 PM »
Great pictures Todd
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Re: Mosquito Lagoon Report - April 2016
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 12:57:45 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pics Todd. My bucket list keeps getting bigger.
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Re: Mosquito Lagoon (Florida) Report - April 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 08:56:34 AM »
Sea Trout, Snook and Redfish, not a bad day. And a Manatee....wow.

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