Winter time brings about that gypsy soul in some fisherman, urging us to travel and fish outside of our realm through the cooler season. While northerners are migrating south to get away from the cold, some of us southerners travel north to find something different and some of us do it to get away from the northerners. While many options are open for catching redfish in the winter time, I always find the fishery in the Mosquito Lagoon to be one of the most intriguing ones. The tailing redfish are always willing to bite a well place presentation and the giant trout that lay up in the shallows are an added wild card to crank the difficulty up a few levels. So with a couple boxes of flies, a few spools of leader, a hand full of fly rods, and a Yeti cooler filled with beverages in the back of the Jeep; Capt. Jeremy Alderman and I drove north to meet with our buddy Capt. Willy Le, who was currently testing the new Maverick Mirage HPX-S in the Lagoon. We decided to use Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp as our home base for the weekend and put the HPX-S through it’s paces in the Mosquito Lagoon; meeting with slick clam mornings, wind chopped lagoon afternoons, and weary fish in shallow water.
The amenities at Mosquito Lagoon Fish Camp were all you could ask for… clean, rustic feel, very scenic, and conveniently located.
R&D is always better discussed under the moon and stars.
After all the theories and a list consisting of “let’s try this tomorrow”… The next morning comes and the dawn’s blue and orange hues fill the skies that were once filled with stars.
Bronze tails fill the void between the glassy waters and blue skies, beckoning to be casted to.
And when the bite get’s “tough”… the “secret” fly comes out of the box.
A day of poling, catching, filming, and mischief comes to an end but plans for the next outing are in planning stages.
Stay tuned for another of Capt. Willy Le’s productions highlighting some of our fishing and what we put the HPX-S through. For more information regarding our home base visit http://mosquitolagoonfishcamp.com