Orlando fishing report
Orlando Fishing Report
The past 3 weeks have been extremely hot weather here in Orlando Florida. We've been averaging around 95 - 98 degrees but with much less rain than we normally have this time of year. However as far as the fishing goes these same factors in my opinion has been the direct result of why were catching so many fish and doing so well on the East Coast in the mosquito Lagoon. When we get low amounts of rain the redfish, sea trout and black drum start moving off the shorelines in skinny or flats towards slightly deeper water and when that happens the fish School up on the few few food sources that there are. These last 3 weeks this phenomenon has been occurring and with that said large schools of redfish and black drum have been gathering on the deeper parts of the flats. This has been some of the best sea trout fishing I can remember for many years during the summer months.
The Redfish have been eating live shrimp on 4/0 circle hooks the best. As far as artificial baits go I found that white swim baits and white action baits like flukes rigged with wide Gap worm hooks to be the best.
Black drum are pretty much only eating the real deal like fresh dead shrimp on circle hooks with one or two small pinch weights to help add in casting.
The sea trout have been taking a wide variety of baits like live pig fish or live shrimp under popping corks. As far as artificial baits go, I've had the most success on topwater plugs early morning and a variety of different styles of swim baits rigged on either jig heads or flutter hooks.
August and September are around the corner these two months can be some of the best red fishing of the entire year. The reason why is because the smaller fish are feeding on the bait fish left over from the summer about to migrate to open ocean. When this happens the redfish pick up on the migration and gorge themselves before the feast ends. Also the big bull Reds will begin to spawn and gather in huge schools all throughout the Indian River. These Fish can be easily caught on artificial especially my favorite large topwater plugs. This certainly makes for some of the most incredibly exciting fishing of the entire year so don't miss out on that.
August and September are also incredibly good for Tarpon and Snook near Ponce Inlet and Sebastian Inlet. If you're interested in doing some snook fishing please let me know it is an entirely different type of setup so to be successful we have to plan that out.
I hope this report has helped you if you need any more information or if you have questions please feel free to contact me at any time.