Orlando Florida Report 3/4/10

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Orlando Florida Report 3/4/10

Post by Capt Chris M on Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:32 am

The weather here in central Florida has been mostly cold and unpredictable but the flats fishing has been consistently good. Redfish and black drum have been abundant with most of the fish being found in schools of 25-200 fish. They have been willing to eat a variety of well placed small soft plastics and flies. Both the reds and drum have been feeding in very shallow water and have been extremely spooky. The fish must be approached slowly and quietly with your casts landing at least ten feet away from them.

On trips during the latter part of February, clients had shots at hundreds of redfish and drum per day. The catching usually depended on the number of accurate casts that were made.

Minnesota residents Jamie and Mike fished Mosquito Lagoon on a cold but sunny day last week. They had shots at schools of redfish throughout the day from 5-30 pounds. A three inch DOA CAL in golden bream color on a 1/8 ounce jighead was the most effective bait and was responsible for at least one double hookup.



The following day, the weather took a turn for the worse due to an approaching cold front. Tim and his son Alex decided to give it a try anyway, hoping to beat the worst of the weather. With solid cloud cover, spotting the fish was the biggest challenge and we ran over many of them before we saw them. Eleven year old Alex did catch his first redfish before we elected to get out of the cold and rain.



Monday was the only day of good weather this week. The redfish were still plentiful and the three inch CAL was eaten on the first cast of the day. I got to try several new crab flies I had tied and found the reds happy to eat them as well.



If the forecast holds true, next week will bring temperatures above 70 every day. If the winds cooperate as well, it should be an excellent week of sight fishing the flats. Small baits like the DOA shrimp and CAL along with crab and shrimp flies will continue to work well.

Capt. Chris Myers
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Re: Orlando Florida Report 3/4/10

Post by allthegearnoidea on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:57 am

Always enjoy seeing your reports and photo's Capt.Chris
they take me away from this bl##dy cold English weather for a short while anyway

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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:54 pm

Administrator wrote:Always enjoy seeing your reports and photo's Capt.Chris
they take me away from this bl##dy cold English weather for a short while anyway
i totaly aggree with yhe first part of Steves post in the fact that it is very enjoyable reading & photos.
but it makes me jealous as hell with the nice weather over there Very Happy
Nice report as usual Chris
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Post by Capt Chris M on Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:20 pm

Everything is relative, I guess. This has been one of the most miserable winters I can remember. We have been 15-20 degrees below normal on many days and are constantly setting new record lows.

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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:00 pm

over here where ive been its probably not been above 7 or 8 C in the last 4 months during day & not above 3 C at night with most nights averaging -2 to +1 C. but have been down to - 7 C
It has been one of the longest cold spells for a few years
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