The weather this past weekend was beautiful…so beautiful that I wanted to make the day perfect by fishing the Mosquito Lagoon with Eddie Oliveras. Schools of Redfish in the hundreds were seen from as far as the eye can see, along with schools of Gator Trout laid up in large sandy areas. The best part is that most of the fish that we presented flies to ate! After getting some fish on fly we got into a mess of rat reds that loved the D.O.A Holographic shrimp, these fish kept circling the boat while we were Wanged and enjoying a few ice cold beers. The highlight of the day had to be when I sight fished a nice Gator Trout on fly….the big breeder attacked my redfish slider twice before getting stuck. Sight fishing Sea Trout on the flats with a flyrod is equivalent to fly fishing for bonefish or permit in the keys, some say it’s even harder just because how wary they are, but when the stars align you will have a good chance of getting one.
The next day I had a 3 boat half day charter set up by Capt. Richard Bradley of Lagooner fishing guides. Richard asked me and Capt. Jamie Glasner to be his multiple boats for a corporate trip. Wind was blowing way more than the forecast called for which made stalking schools of the bigger reds difficult so we opted to stake out next to each other and fish a hole that that held schools of trout and reds. All of our anglers caught 15+ redfish and even more trout each. The fish were on the small side but constant action and double hookups on all boats made for fun times! Lures of choice aboard my boat were D.O.A. Cals in all colors.
-Capt. Willy Le