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Title: Dolphin

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
Captain Neal@fishingfrenzy.org
(386) 690-0473
(386) 345-1006

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

 

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

 

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

 

It's been awhile since my last report... it sure is hard getting up at 4 am, fishing until noon or later, cleaning fish, going back out bait fishing and then coming in and cleaning the boat for the next trip. I've been too tired to do anything else but sleep lately.

The speckled trout fishing is still good and the redfish - are here, there and scattered all around the Lagoon. If you can find them and can sneak up on them before they get spooked you will catch some good ones. It just doesn't take much to scare them.

On one trip this week with a client and his younger sons, we found a nice bite of trout. On the first cast they caught a nice trout and as soon as we hooked him, a school of 10-15 dolphins came to the boat and ate the trout right off of the line. We caught four more small trout and were able to land them, but as soon as we released them the dolphins swooped in and ate them too. The larger dolphins were swimming around the boat and slapping their tails on the water like they were training the smaller ones. I would never have believed it if I had not seen it, but we caught a forty-inch redfish and release him. He was in good shape, and strong. He started to swim off, but a dolphin grabbed him in it's mouth and while he was swimming off, another dolphin was swimming beside him trying to take him from the first one. I don't think they could eat the redfish but threy sure killed it. I have fished here all of my life and I have never seen the dolphins try to eat everything you released. Either they are getting smarter or lazier. We finally had to pull anchor and leave that spot.

There are some nice tarpon showing up in the Lagoon as well as some good sized bouy fish (tripletail). Tripletail are some of the best eating fish around. You can find them around bouys or other floating objects. You can sight fish them with a shrimp or a small pigfish.

On Saturday morning I had two men, David and his brother Tommy and Tommy's grandson Chris. we had our limit of trout caught at 8:30 in the morning. We found a great bite of fish on our second stop. Sometimes you just get lucky and everything comes together just right.

Every day fishing is a great day!

 

Title: April's first week in the Mosquito Lagoon

Here it is April already and the fishing is good. The Speckeled Trout have been bitting good and there are some nice sized ones,running 12-23 inches. You can also expect to catch 15-25 shorts each trip out. There are still some 15-17 inch Redfish around and you can expect to catch up to 20 of them each trip. There are some large Reds in the mix as well.

Berkley Gulp has been working great on both the reds and trout! Gold spoons have also been good. There is still at least one school of big black drum around the Haulover Canal and the Port St. John power plant. The power plant also has a lot of Jacks and some small Tarpon directly offshore.

I had two young men and their dad out earlier this week, and there is nothing like watching an eight-year old catch a 23 inch trout. His eyes lit up and his face turned into a great big smile. He was laughing and yelling to beat the band. It's worth the effort to take a kid fishing. Try it if you have the chance.

Let's talk a little about fishing ettiquite; I don't want to step on anyone's toes and far be it from me to start preaching... but I was raised to respect the rights of every fisherman on the water. A little courtesy never hurt anyone and it sure makes for better fishing all around. If you see someone anchored and fishing in one spot give them some room. Don't crowd right in on top of them. Keep enough distance between you so each of you can cast toward each other and not get you lines tangled. Both of you will catch more fish and have a better day.

Good fishing to you all!

 

Title: Spring has arrived.

I believe that spring has now arrived! If you fish much with live bait you know what I mean. When you throw a live shrimp out, if you're not right in the front of school the little fish are going to tap on your shrimp, first starting on the legs and then just nibbling it to pieces. If you can, you need to fish with artificial bait. Berkly gulp is a real good bait to use. The trout love it, the reds are crazy about it and the little fish can't nibble it to pieces.

Fishing still has been fair to good; depending on the weather and the time of day. There are some small pompano starting to show up around the Titusville area. You can catch them on sand flies or you can use jigs.

The bigger trout are starting to show up better. And just as soon as the croakers are big enough to use for bait. The big trout bite will be on.

There are a lot of big and small redfish around the power plants in Port St. John. When I say big ones I mean 30 to 40 pound fish.

If you are fishing around the power plants you will stay busy catching lady fish. The reds and lady fish are not alone. There are some good tapon moving around the area as well.

So go and make some great memories. Go Fishing!

 

Title: Faster little trout.

The weather has been beautiful this week; Feb. 27- March 2.

The fishing has been great too. The redfish have been bitting good. But there are still a lot of little trout. Sometimes It seems like they never grown up, but we know that is not true. I believe the little trout are just quicker to chase the bait. The big trout are out there in schools just like the little trout, but they don't always bite as fast.

If you get out early in the morning you will make some good catches of trout and redfish. This time of year you have got to try different kinds of bait; live and artificial. Don't be afraid to try something new. I actually caught a trout on a piece of my white T-shirt by tearing a small strip off and tieing it to the hook. So try anything you think might work and then try everything else.

If you can't get out early, try a late afternoon trip and fish up past dark. Sometimes, they bite better late in the afternoon than they do in the morning.

There are some huge black drum in the Haulover Canal. It was a good school too. So just grab your tackle and pole and get out on the water. The fish are out there. And take a friend or a family member, even if you don't catch a fish every hour you just can't beat the time you spend on the water.

You are making great memories. So, go fishing!

 

Title: Full Moon

Have you ever thought about how much the moon has to do with fishing? Here it is past the full moon. I can tell you this, about four or five days before the full moon the fish are just slow to bite. It takes about two or three days after the full moon to get a good bite going. This might not be true everwhere, but from my 45 years of experience here in the Mosquito lagoon, that is the way it has always been.

I have been out at night when the moon was bright and there was no wind. You could see and hear the fish feeding. Think about it, a big Red or a big Trout laying on the bottom looking up at a bait fish on top of the water or just under the surface. The moonlight casting a shadow off of the bait, it's just like daytime on a bright night. It makes it hard fishing around the full moon. This is when the shrimp will start their run to the inlet. There is plenty of food at night around the full moon for the big fish to eat.

Now for the report; It has been a slow bite this week. . There was plenty of reds the first trip but only two keepers. School after school and not one would bite anything. We threw everything we had on the boat at them. Live mullIt was that et, cut mullet, cut ladyfish, live shrimp, dead shrimp, gold spoons, berkly gulp, DOA shrimp and still no takers. This next week will probably be a better week.

The whitting have been bitting good in the surf on shrimp and sand fleas. The sheephead have been bitting good closer to the inlet. A good bait to try on the sheephead is, believe it or not, barnacles. So until next time good fishing to you all and remember a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!

 

Title: Beautiful Janurary

The day started out just beautiful, no wind and not too cold. It wasn't very long after we left the dock before we ran into a small school of reds. With two clients on board the first fish caught was a small one, only 15 inches long. The big ones were there, but they just did not want to bite. Sometimes you can see the fish but they just won't take anything you throw at them. We hated to leave good fish to go and look for more, so we decided to slip the anchor over the side and wait them out. About an hour later they started to get hungry and things started happening. One of my clients hooked and lost a big one. The next fish landed was outside the slot at 28 inches. Next was a double hitter, both keepers. One was right on the money at 27 inches and the other was 20 inches. I don't usually fish when I have clients onboard but the school would come in close and then dart back away from the boat. I threw a live shrimp out and we had a triple. All three of us with a red on the line. We kept one making our limit and released the other oversize reds. Time to leave that school. They were still biting but there was no need to hammer them. I hate to say this but, we went looking for trout and could not find them so we called it a day. All in all, it was a good day!

The last few weeks of fishing have been up and down as much as the wind has been blowing. One day you tear the trout up and the biggest of them would only be 17 inches. The next trip out you might catch all trout over 20 inches. We still are using pinfish and grunts and starting to use live mullet for bait.

The reds have been doing about like the trout. There are some under sized reds 15-16 inches and some big bull reds. One Wednesday my 2 client party landed two keeper reds, one 26 inches and one 24 inches. They had some nice hook ups but did not get to land them. They did land seven nice trout, 18-20 inches.

On Thursday the wind was blowing harder, around 15-20 east northeast.That morning when I got started I thought it was going to be a tough day. But I was wrong. It was a great day of fishing. My clients caught 14 redfish. None of them were over sized, but they were in the range of 16-26 inches. Besides the reds they landed two trout. One was 26 inches and the other was 24 inches. With a catch of 15-19 fish it was a great day.

I took Katie and Adam from Orlando out Friday. Katie surprised Adam with the trip for his birthday. It was a great day for Adam. He landed three nice reds and lost one by the boat. He also caught four keeper trout. Katie never landed a redfish but she did catch three nice trout. She was okay with that. She kept saying it was Adam's birthday and she didn't want to catch more fish than he did.

Wednesday was a cold morning and Marvin and Gail had a hard day. Between the wind, the cold and the water dropping the fish were extremely hard to find. They caught two reds and 2 trout. One of the trout was a five pound gator. That helped make their day. I wish I could have put them on more fish, but they were happy with their day and they were a lot of fun to take out.

Some days are harder than other days. the wind, the water temperature, the tide, so many things can change the amount of fish you catch. And some people think if you don't catch a lot of fish the day is too hard. But I'm predjuice. I think every day I can spend on the water, whether it's hot or cold, calm or windy is a great day.

Take someone out on the water and if you don't catch anything, remember the time you have with that person. It's still a great day!

 

June 22.

The days have been beautiful early in the morning for fishing and the fish have been just great about biting when you find them. Sometimes you can catch your limit on the first stop, but most of the time you have to search for them. Just keep moving until you find a good bite. I give each stop about 15 minutes of fishing and if the fish are there you will know it by then. If not, just move to another spot.

I had a family out one morning this week. I am sorry to say it, but I couldn't find any redfish for them. They did catch 14 keeper trout and some were over 20 inches. It was a good day and the said they had a great time. I know I enjoyed watching them fish together with live bait for the first time.

Another trip this week with two men, we spent fishing in the rain. There have been a great many good fishing days lately. And you have to fish them when you can. Those two men caught 10 good trout with three over 20 inches and one 24 inch Redfish. They deserved everyone they caught because we were all soaking wet all day.

Just this past Saturday I took a friend of mine and his 7 year old son fishing. My friend used to be a fishing guide and is usually hard to beat. But on this trip I smoked him like a cheap cigar. The reason was, while I was fishing, he was taking care of his son. We went late in the day and we caught 10 nice keeper trout. Out of those fish, four were too big to keep. The 7 year old boy, Eric, caught and landed a 25 inch redfish. It was a hot day, but a great day of fishing. Oh, my friend caught one keeper trout. What a day!

 
Title: The Trout are Still Biting - June 22

The days have been beautiful early in the morning for fishing and the fish have been just great about biting when you find them. Sometimes you can catch your limit on the first stop, but most of the time you have to search for them. Just keep moving until you find a good bite. I give each stop about 15 minutes of fishing and if the fish are there you will know it by then. If not, just move to another spot.

I had a family out one morning this week. I am sorry to say it, but I couldn't find any redfish for them. They did catch 14 keeper trout and some were over 20 inches. It was a good day and the said they had a great time. I know I enjoyed watching them fish together with live bait for the first time.

Another trip this week with two men, we spent fishing in the rain. There have been a great many good fishing days lately. And you have to fish them when you can. Those two men caught 10 good trout with three over 20 inches and one 24 inch Redfish. They deserved everyone they caught because we were all soaking wet all day.

Just this past Saturday I took a friend of mine and his 7 year old son fishing. My friend used to be a fishing guide and is usually hard to beat. But on this trip I smoked him like a cheap cigar. The reason was, while I was fishing, he was taking care of his son. We went late in the day and we caught 10 nice keeper trout. Out of those fish, four were too big to keep. The 7 year old boy, Eric, caught and landed a 25 inch redfish. It was a hot day, but a great day of fishing. Oh, my friend caught one keeper trout. What a day!

Every day fishing is a great day!

Captain Neal Goodrich
www.fishingfrenzy.org
386-690-0473

 
Title Speckled Trout from May 9.

If you love catching speckeled trout, you need to go and get in your boat right now. The trout bite has been superb! All of the fish have been nice sized, averaging 18 inches or bigger. Sure there are some smaller ones, but just move off the small bite and you will find the bigger ones.

On one trip this week we had our limit caught in 45 minutes. The limit would have been 12 but we only kept 2 for dinner and released all of the rest. It seemed like everywhere we went the trout were bitting. They were hitting live bait the best. The gulp worked pretty good but, the live bait was doing it's thing!

Look for a drop off by a flat and anchor far enough off of it so you can cast to the edge. Work the edge of the flat and you can catch some nice fish. Large shrimp work really well if you can keep the little fish off of them. The best bait is pigfish or pinfish. Live mullet have been catching some... but it seems that the mullet does better in the afternoon. Every trip out we have caught more than our limit of trout.

There has also been a good bite of redfish in the head of the Lagoon.

So jump in your boat and go catch some fish! Good fishing to everyone.

Title: Oak Hill Fishing Report April 23

The wind has been blowing hard... That makes fishing hard too. It's hard to fish where you want to, you have to fish where you can and finding the fish on a windy day is just about a miracle. I got in a couple of good days before Easter and caught some nice trout and a couple of jacks. I saw two big schools of redfish but they just would not bite. We tried gulp, live shrimp and gold spoons without sucess.

The trout hit the shrimp and the gulp pretty good. But, here were a lot of small ones, about 10 shorts to a keeper

.After Easter I got right back on the trout. They were still biting the gulp and we caught some upper slot-size ones.

We went right back to the big schools of reds too and caught some real nice keepers on live shrimp. It's really something to slip up on a redfish and watch him when you cast your bait and it hits right in front of him, he turns to look at it. Kind of like "Hey, what was that." Then he cocks his head and just when you think he doesn't care anything about it, he charges for it and the fight is on! You always imagined that was the way it was... but to actually see it happen produces a feeling you can't describe.

Whew! If you get a chance, take someone who hasn't fished out and let them get hooked!

Until next time, catch one for me!

 
 
Title: Mosquito Lagoon; Pole and Troll (April week 2)
 

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see how much the pole and troll zone is going to help fishing! I believe it's going to take a little time, (but not too much), until you start seeing more gator trout on the flats in the zone. I can remember when there were more gators than redfish on the flats.

Sure everbody doesn't agree with the idea of only poling or trolling the flats, but think of it this way; you wouldn't hang around your favorite resturant in the country if there were a giant lawn mower running over your head every time you went to dinner there. Sure, to start with it's going to take more time to look for fish. But, I believe in a few years it will be better for all. Bigger trout will be caught and in less time. It will save on gas, equipment and time spent fishing.

It will take a litte time to educate the people about the zone. That is where we can all help get the message out, about both of the zones in the Mosquito Lagoon.

The jack carvelle are showing up in the Lagoon and they are great fighters! You can tell when you hook a jack because all they want to do is circle the boat. As far as eating; I am told they make the tastiest fish cakes you could ever want to eat. I presonally like my fried redfish and trout. Fried might not be all that healthy... but fried fish is where I make an exception!

There are still a lot of reds around. On trips eairlier this week my clients caught 21 reds and 15 reds and six trout respectively.

The trout are about to turn on as soon as the wild bait shows up.

Reds, tarpon, jacks and black drum are still strong around the power plants.

Jacks are also strong around both causeways in New Smyrna.

Try to go fishing more, and take someone with you. When you are out on the boat with a hook in the water, relax and just forget about your problems.

Good fishing to everyone!

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