Known as the world’s “redfish capital,” Mosquito Lagoon is yet another popular Florida fishing destination. This area is the only place that redfish spend their lifetime in inshore waters. Here, anglers have the chance to bag 30+ pounds of redfish on any given day year-round. In the summer, you can find 100-pound tarpons, as well as other species, including ladyfish and jack crevalle. Year-round species include spotted sea trout and black drum.
Inshore fishing is the best technique for Mosquito Lagoon. Use live bull minnows, menhaden, or alewives to attract fish during the summer. Live shrimp works best when the water cools down in autumn and winter. Using live shrimp prevents nagging pinfish and smaller fish from biting the bait. Redfish are most active in late summer and fall. Late August and September are the best months for fishing snook, while June is best for tarpon. You can catch speckled trout all year round.
Mosquito Lagoon Fish:
Mosquito Lagoon boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Mosquito Lagoon.