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Black Drum Orlando Fishing Fishing Report - February 12, 2018

Date of trip: February 12, 2018
Posted February 12, 2018 by FishTrack Member
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Early February Fishing Report from the St Johns River and the Mosquito Lagoon

Florida’s fishing season is in full swing as we were blessed with gorgeous weather and happy fish this week on both the the St Johns River (low sodium) and the Mosquito Lagoon (sodium). Although the winds were challenging on several days this week, we still managed some outstanding catching on both fronts.
The American shad run is in full swing on the St Johns River and in my experience, I can tell you it’s a banner year. On three different charters with both fly and spin anglers we caught catches in double digits. The bite has been outstanding with most fish being caught on small Roadrunners and Hardcore Shad Spoons. Good shad reports are coming from the entire span of Shad Alley from Mullet Lake Park to Hwy 50. In addition to shad, both sunshine bass and crappy have been in the mix, and I’m anticipating this action to increase when the threadfin shad spawn begins near the end of the month.

Hardcore Shad Spoons
Everything likes Hardcore Shad Spoons!
On the lagoons, the water is both shallow and clear making sight fishing good in the right weather conditions. In addition, the big black drum were my target this past week and the smiles on my anglers faces tell the rest of the story.

Here’s hoping you get out on the water this week and take a kid shad fishing. It’s and experience you will never forget.

As always, if you need more information or have any questions, please contact me.

Good luck and good fishing,
Captain Tom Van Horn

 
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