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Sept2014 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry Flats Redfish
by Capt.MikeSavedow
09/12/14 09:17 AM
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09/12/14 09:17 AM Sept2014 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry Flats Redfish by Capt.MikeSavedow

Summer 2014 is winding down now in September, but the water is still warm, early fall fishing patterns will be coming soon, the annual baitfish migration starting with the first signs of “scout” mullet schools beginning to appear, to be followed by the mass of mullet schools to follow as they head south. September and October are the fall migration months here in coastal East Central Florida including Mosquito Lagoon, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach. Summer local mullet schools are still in force on the flats of the lagoon however, early mornings stacked up on flats edges making for good areas for early Redfish and Seatrout targeting. Water levels are up after a good rainy season along with cloudy water in many areas which is normal for late summer, but the water is still somewhat clear for sight fishing on many flats with healthy grass beds. Indian River backcountry mixed bag fishing has been good all summer with most trips up to 15 different species caught. Both Spotted and Silver Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Whiting, Croakers, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, and always a few surprise species caught. My mixed bag trips are a fun easy style of catching with light spin tackle catching large numbers of these different saltwater species, great wildlife viewing also on every trip out with Bottlenose Dolphin, Manatees, and all types of birds. Repeat clients Dr. Jim and Sue brought the grand kids from Pennsylvania out a couple times on mixed bag trips recently and young Vivien had a great battle with this good size Black Drum, grandpa Jim also caught a Drum of the same size..............

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I took part in the 2014 CCA Florida Kids tournament a couple weeks ago taking dad Richie from New Smyrna and his 2 young sons, we had a great trip catching several Reds, Bryson won a 2nd place Redfish finish with his largest fish...................

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And big brother Sawyer also caught a few good Redfish along with a 23” speck which won him a 2nd place Seatrout finish.....................

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Amanda from Georgia was top fisherwoman on the trip with her repeat client family here with one of the good Reds she caught on their morning..................

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A few weeks back Tom and Clay from Delaware fished with me on their first ever flats fishing experience and had a great time catching 8 Redfish with half of them overslot size fish. Here is Tom with his largest at 31”........................

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A triple Redfish hookup, sight cast from a cruising school resulted in this triple catch photo, all fish fought and landed at the same time........................

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Regular longtime clients Benito and Jason from Orlando had fun on their flats trip, although a tough bite that morning, still catching 5 Redfish including a few of them 27’ to 30” size................

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MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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08/07/14 04:00 PM DaytonaBeach NewSmyrna Backcountry MosquitoLagoon by Capt.MikeSavedow

July 2014 has been one busy month with loads of charters and loads of fish, fishing has been great on both my flats fishing Redfish trips and Backcountry mixed bag trips here at Mosquito Lagoon Florida. We have had great sight fishing opportunities on some flats trips with schooling Redfish, such as the trip new client Jody from Georgia arranged with his friend Clint and young sons Estan and Hunter here the boys with a double Redfish shot...........................



Jody was not to be out done this day on Seatrout catching this 28” trophy Trout at our first stop of the morning....................



This trip we landed a dozen Reds total topped by Clint’s 27” spot tail, all the Reds sight cast from cruising and tailing schools in shallow water in calm beautiful morning conditions..............



Indian River Backcountry mixed bag fishing has been really good this summer with big numbers of fish on every trip, lots of Speckled and Silver Seatrout, loads of Mangrove Snapper, add in Whiting, Jack Crevalle, sometimes some Sheepshead and Black Drum and who know what surprise fish will come up with 10 to 15 species just about every trip. Great wildlife viewing with Dolphins up close and personal and usually a glimpse of a couple Manatees. Here is Katie with a large Backcountry Seatrout.......................



And young Cooper with a good Black Drum he caught while on a family style trip out with his folks from Georgia on one of my trips....................



Kevin from Orlando brought his dad out on a flats fishing trip with me the day after a less than satisfying offshore party boat trip they went on, only to be tickled pink catching this 26” Redfish on the first cast of the morning................



Then dad Frank caught his biggest ever 33” Red at another of my spots that morning..................



Annual July 4th week repeat clients Scott, Stacy, and young Gabe from Clearwater had a great time catching several Redfish on their flats charter, Stacy with her best of the morning...............



And Gabe showing off one of his Reds.......................



First time client Geoff caught a few nice Reds up to 30”, all sight fished from cruising and waking schools on the grass flats on a perfect calm morning....................



MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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06/26/14 12:35 PM June2014 MosquitoLagoon RedfishDaytonaBchNewSmyrna by Capt.MikeSavedow

June 2014 fishing has been great here on Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Florida, I have been super busy with many inshore saltwater charter trips the last several weeks, summer pattern Redfishing has been great on the grass flats of The Lagoon, huge schools of mullet baitfish through out the area are shadowed by the Reds and Seatrout, fish can be scattered in and around the shoals of foraging mullet on the shallow flats as well as the edges near drop offs. Early morning can be the best time for Reds before the heat of the day arrives although afternoons can also be good for Redfishing as they are quite tolerant of warmer water temperatures during summer. Charlie from Orlando brought his kids out for a morning flats trip with me catching 6 Redfish including 2 over the slot size at 28” and 27.5”. Bethany caught the largest of the trip.



We also caught several good Trout , here is Charlie with his 26” Speck.



My Indian River mixed bag trips are fun easy fishing all year long and summer is no exception, catching between 10 and 15 different species most trips, and being visited by great wildlife viewing up close and personal while we are “catching”, with Bottlenose Dolphins and Manatees seen on just about every trip out. Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Croakers, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and always several more species caught, also on many mixed bag trips a Redfish or 2 is not unlikely such as this nice one Connie caught on one of my mixed trips here in Edgewater.



Repeat client Roger also from Orlando area brought a couple of his kids on another flats fishing trip last week catching 10 Redfish and 5 keeper size Trout. Josh had the big Red at 36” we sight fished during mid morning with good visibility from a school of about 20 big Reds cruising the flat, casting out in front of the school brought a hook up and singing drag with this big one on light tackle.



Roger thought he would have big fish of the day at our very first spot that morning with this 33.5” Redfish from the edge of a flat with a mullet school.



Longtime regular summer mixed bag clients, dad Stephen and sons Ben and Sam from Georgia, decided to try a Redfish trip this year and were not disappointed, catching 6 Spot tails up to 27”, here is Ben with a good one.



Also regular clients from Orlando brothers Adam and Matt brought a friend and left dad home this time, caught 7 Reds up to 25” and also 15 school size Seatrout on soft plastic artificial lures over deeper grass flats. Adam shows off his largest of the morning.



First time clients Marshall and Athena from Virginia hoped to catch a Redfish on their first flats fishing trip, and we had a great time accomplishing the goal with 12 Reds including 3 over slot, plus a few bonus Seatrout. The husband and wife with a double hook up sight cast from a small school on a grass flat edge, a 32” and 28” pair, both safely released after our photo.



Marshall had already got his goal early in trip with this 29” Red caught off a sand bar point slough.



MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com



Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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05/16/14 09:41 AM Mosquito Lagoon Seatrout Redfish Daytona NewSmyrna by Capt.MikeSavedow

Summer is almost here in East Central Florida, water temperatures up to 75’, mullet bait schools returning from the south, Redfish scattering out over the grass flats of Mosquito Lagoon beginning the warm water pattern flats fishing which I will be pursuing for the next several months targeting Reds and Trout. Indian River backcountry fishing has also been very steady catching, Seatrout, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and fun jumping Ladyfish to name a few of the many different species we catch on my mixed bag variety trips. Regular client Dr Ed from Ormond Beach called for a last minute afternoon trip recently with his son Matt who caught the largest Trout of the trip on a deep drop off with live shrimp.



New client Norbert came over from Orlando with his friend Jason a couple weeks ago and also did a backcountry mixed trip catching all the usual different species on live shrimp with light spin tackle. Jason caught the big one of the morning, another great Seatrout close to an oyster bar and mangrove tree drop off.



Even I got in on the Trout action during a fun scouting trip on Mosquito Lagoon invited by my friend Capt Tony, I love it when friends invite me to go fishing with them. We located a few spots holding Reds for our upcoming charters, and catching a couple nice specks on soft plastic artificial lures on grassy drop offs on the edge of the flats.



Repeat clients Brian and Calle, students at Stetson University at nearby Deland did another late spring pattern trip with me last week catching Redfish, Seatrout, and most of the other salty species along the way through the Edgewater backcountry. Brian caught his Red holding tight to an oyster bar just inside a creek mouth.




Some good size Jack Crevalle have arrived in to the backcountry in the last couple weeks, some times chasing baitfish to the surface blasting white water blow ups, casting bait or lures right into the action can be an instant bent rod and drag pulling, they also prowl the edges of deeper drop offs making double hook ups for drifting a few live shrimp along the edges.



Up close and personal Bottlenose Dolphin, Manatees, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, and more wildlife viewing while fishing the inshore saltwater Lagoon and Backcountry waters.



MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
Call or text me anytime at 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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04/17/14 08:01 AM NewSmyrna / DaytonaBeach Backcountry Guide Report by Capt.MikeSavedow

Spring is a great time for backcountry fishing here in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Florida. Seatrout is the main target species while fishing the creeks and drop offs here in the “old channel” at Edgewater, Oak Hill, and New Smyrna Beach. The water temperature has warmed to the 70’ mark now in mid April, so the baitfish have begun to return to the area signaling the return to warm water patterns, mullet and glass minnows the main spring baitfish species for the backwaters. Along with Seatrout we are having fast fun light tackle action with lots of Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and always more species also on my backcountry charters. Live shrimp can be the most productive bait for this mixed bag type of catching, but Allison here visiting from Atlanta and her husband did a fun charter with me and caught this quality Seatrout on a shad tail jig .........



Regular clients Bobbi and Newt from South Carolina did 3 afternoon charters with me while here on their Central Florida vacation, catching all the different species that my backwaters have to offer, Newt caught and released the best Trout of the trip on a Gulp shrimp jig.......



Bobbi with one of the many Seatrout she caught..............



And Bobbi with an unusual Central Florida catch of a hard fighting Permit........



Redfish are always on the target list for Mosquito Lagoon, regular clients Lorin and John had a great flats fishing trip recently with 4 Redfish to 25” and about 25 Trout with a half dozen of the specks in the “slot“ of 15” to 20”.............



As water temperatures continue to rise, the summer Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing patterns are returning and Redfish and Seatrout catching shifts to warm water techniques which stay in place all through the summer until next fall, as well as fun easy backcountry mixed bag variety fishing. Summer wildlife viewing while out fishing is always great with Manatees and Bottlenose Dolphin up close and personal, along with always present wide variety of birds.



MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
Call or text me anytime at 386-689-3781

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com
Website> http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

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