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Fishing In Mosquito Lagoon

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By Water 28.903900, -80.824000 Mosquito Lagoon florida


Mosquito Lagoon is part of the Indian River Lagoon system and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. It extends from Ponce de León Inlet in Volusia County, Florida, to the north end of Merritt 435MLIsland. It connects to the Indian River via the Haulover Canal. The Lagoon divides the city of New Smyrna Beach. It also runs next to the Canaveral National Seashore on Cape Canaveral and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Kennedy Space Center is located on the lagoon as well.

By far the most popular part of the lagoon is the middle section. Tiger Shoals marks the middle of the lagoon with an old plane wreck protruding from it's southern end. Eest of Tiger shoals is a marl of islands and saltwater marshes adjacent to Playlinda and Apollo beach, both mecca's for nudest, sun worshippers and surfers.  There are so many nooks and crannies on the eastern shoreline where fiddler crabs are abundant and raccoons wade the mudflats. You'll find places like twin palms where traditionally redfish schools and skiddish trout lurk in the grass and marl bottom. Sightfishermen can get buck fever by casting with pinpoint accuracy at the tailing redfish lazily wallowing in the shallow waters and sandbars. West of Tiger Shoals is a series of islands often referred to as the klinkers. Anglers trying to stay out of the wind use these islands as refuge from a strong easterly flow and often find their quarry there too. Keeper sized redfish and trout stay comfortable with crab, shrimp and baitfish nearby in these warm shallow backwaters.