On day two we were on the road by three a.m. Our goal for the day, drive as far as we could. We made it to Savannah, Georgia. It was very uneventful but a long drive. I stopped some time around six p.m. This meant we were only one state away from Florida, which gave us an extra day to fish. I hadn’t planned on fishing on Monday, so I started contacting clients and friends who lived in the Mosquito Lagoon area. I have heard it’s famous for red fish. I figured it would be a place to add to my bucket list.
My buddy Matt told us to try a place north of there but only if the water temp. was in the 70’s . The red fish would be on the beaches then but the temp. was 65, so we kept driving. We pulled into the Mosquito Lagoon area looking for a fly shop but the only one there was closed. We ended up finding this real cool bait shop. The woman there was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction for the lagoon and where to get a fishing license. She also took the time to show us what the bait fishermen use.
While we were getting our licenses ,my client Michael called. His appointment got canceled and wanted to take us to a secret spot that only locals know about. This would be way easier for the kids to fish. It was a cool place with tropical birds, alligators and tarpon up to four feet long ,rolling within casting distance from shore.
We had a great few hours casting to big tarpon. I actually hooked an alligator but the fly pulled . The boys hooked some very unique fish. Jax was able to land a cool gar and Tait hooked up on some nice sized lady fish.
It was very kind of Michael to help me get the boys on some fish. I met Michael last summer when I guided him and his buddy on the West Branch. As a tip at the end of the trip he gave me one of his paintings, which I display in my camp. It was great to see him and the boys got meet someone new and have a new experiences .