Only Fished One Day This Week Freshwater Orlando Fishing Report
It’s been one of those weeks. A real cold front came through. The water temperature in the Mosquito Lagoon went from the 80s to the 60s in four days. My computer crashed. More stuff broke on my old car. The wind howled all week. I didn’t have any charters.
Another week went by with only one day of fishing in. It seems to be a disturbing trend.
On the other hand, Fishing Florida’s Space Coast has been released as an ebook. See it (and hopefully buy it) here… http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/490918
Upcoming Events: I’m speaking on the Indian River Paddle Adventure at the Backcountry Flyfishing Association November meeting, 630 pm on November 13, Orlando Outfitters. Come see!
-Indian River Lagoon Paddle Adventure kick-off party, at sunset on November 29th at the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach.
ENVIRONMENTAL ALERT! Reader Robert Pence sent me the following email:
“The Canaveral Port Authority has begun the permitting process for the building of a rail line from the North Port area to Merritt Island. This line will cross the Banana River Lagoon to the south of KARS Park, effectively, if not entirely, closing access to most of the present No Motor zone. It will also cause more damage to the Banana River Lagoon ecosystem and fishing in the Indian River Lagoon.
“If this has an undesirable effect to you, please attend one of the two public scoping meetings being held by the Office of Environmental Analysis and provide your comments. The meeting are:
-November 18th, 5-8 pm @Eastern Florida state College, Titusville Campus, John Henry Jones Gymnatoriam, 1311 North US1, Titusville, FL 32796;
-November 19th, 5-8 pm, Radisson Resort at the Port Convention Center, 8701 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
“Please attend if you want to protect our lagoons and the No Motor Zone fishing area.”
Even though I think the Port Authority will do whatever it wants I hope to see some of you there.
OK, fishing. Once in a while fishing lures show up in my mail box. I don’t ask for them, they’re like gifts from God (or at least lure manufacturers). Last week a three-pack of ZMan Pop Shadz showed up. They’re soft plastic baits, five inches long. Nothing revolutionary there. You rig them on a 5/0 offset wide-gap hook, making them pretty darned weedless. Nothing revolutionary there, either. They have a popper face. That’s unusual in a soft plastic bait. And, they are buoyant enough to float, even with the hook in them. This combination is revolutionary, in a minor way.
I was looking forward to trying them. I had been looking for a lure like this for a long time.
I took them to one of my bass fishing spots in the St. Johns River system. The weeds were thick, and the Pop Shad went right through them. I only got one bite on it, from a ten inch bass, but it was the only bite I got on anything. Let’s not forget that 15 degree plus water temperature drop. The fish must be reeling.
So the test was not an unqualified success but I like the way the bait works. I am going to catch some fish on this bait in both salt- and freshwater.
They also have a PopFrogz. It looks good, too. See them both at http://zmanfishing.com/store/categories/elaztech/pop_shadz
Gotta go work on my car. See you next week, when I will hopefully get some fishing in!
That is this week’s exciting version of the Freshwater Orlando Fishing Report.
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