Located along the east central coast of Florida, the Mosquito Lagoon is one of the most pristine saltwater estuaries in the state. It is approximately 25 miles long but only two miles across at its widest point. With an average depth of three feet, this mostly non-tidal body is made up of clear sand and grass flats in the southern end and a maze of mangrove islands and oyster bars to the north. Most widely known for its redfish, Mosquito Lagoon and its neighbor, the north Indian River Lagoon, are the only place where redfish live their entire lives inshore. As a result, anglers have the chance to catch trophy sized redfish over 30 pounds every day of the year. In addition the redfish, there is also excellent fishing for spotted seatrout and black drum year round. During the summer and fall, tarpon, jack crevalle, ladyfish, and snook are also a possibility.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.