Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report 3/20/14 – The Ledger (blog)

Capt. Keith Mixon/Mixin’ Work With Play Fishing Charters

March 20, 2014

“Fishing has been steady along Florida’s Space Coast. During the past week, a few different species of game fish gave been willing to bite a hook with the right presentation. To begin with, a few nice redfish have been caught in the Indian River north of Titusville, Florida. This is especially true during the early to mid-morning hours. Live shrimp or scented jerk baits, hooked weedless, has worked well for these tasty fish. Sight casting to them has been the best way to catch them when fishing in 2-3 feet of water. When sight casting to a tailing red, anglers can increase their chances of catching one by casting the bait in front of it. The average length of these reds has been 20 inches with the largest measuring at 24 inches,” reports Capt. Keith Mixon of Mixin’ Work With Play Fishing Charters. (321-212-8484)

“At the Port, several nice sheepshead have been caught near structure. Small jig heads tipped with shrimp or fiddler crabs has worked well for these tasty fish. Most of these sheepshead were caught during the first few hours of the day. Most of the fish measured over the legal size limit of 12 inches with the largest measuring in at almost 15 inches,” Mixon reports.

“A few nice tripletail have been caught during mid-day. Live shrimp has been the bait of choice when fished near the Canaveral buoy line as well as floating debris. Sight casting has been best when conditions are calm on bright sunny days. Some of these tripletail have measured up to 20 inches in length,” Mixon reports.

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Capt. Keith Mixon is a Merritt Island based fishing guide who specializes in inshore light tackle fishing for speckled trout, snook, redfish, and flounder along with other species on Florida’s Space Coast. Mixon has been a professional, full time guide for over 10 years and is originally a Lakeland native.

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