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Orlando Kayak Fly Fishing Report

Postby jkumiski » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:34 pm

Orlando Kayak Fly Fishing Report

This is the Orlando Kayak Fly Fishing Report. My apologies for all the selfies.

With a kayak fishing charter coming up on Saturday, all my fishing this week was paddle-based fly fishing.

Tuesday's trip was on the Mosquito Lagoon. Yes, it sounds like a broken record. High, dirty water makes fishing tough there. I found one redfish all day. Remarkably, I had a good shot at it and caught it. Not a very sustainable way to catch fish, though.

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Wednesday Mike Conneen and I went to the Banana River Lagoon. All the grass there is gone. I ran over a small school of fish and set up camp while Mike kept going. A couple hours of casting a wool crab netted me three bites that resulted in a black drum, a redfish, and a hooked and lost fish of unknown specie. Unfortunately Mike did not get a fish. There wasn't a lot of cheese around for us.

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In spite of that I went back to the Banana River Lagoon the next day, to a different spot. The good news was the water, although of course still quite high, was clean. Like it's supposed to be. There was no grass at all, though. Only a handful of fish were seen all day, resulting in a single shot and a small redfish that took the wool crab.

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It is painful to see what's happened to that fishery.

Saturday fly fisher Steve Marsden, from the wilds of northern Wisconsin, joined me for a day's kayak fly fishing. He had a few shots at tailing reds. Sadly there were no conversions. He did get what was by far the largest pinfish I have ever seen, and a handful of trout that probably would not have "held batter." The weather was awesome, the birds spectacular, and we enjoyed the day.

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Sunday Tammy had a birthday. She spent it with friends on the Econlockhatchee. I hope she had fun. I think she did!

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And that is the Orlando Kayak Fly Fishing Report!

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