Mosquito Lagoon is situated in east-central Florida in the southern portion of Volusia County, just south of Ponce de Leon Inlet near Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach. Salinity levels in Mosquito Lagoon are comparable to that of the Atlantic Ocean (32-34 ppt); making it favorable for several popular species of fish.
Mosquito Lagoon is part of the Indian River Lagoon system and overlaps between Canaveral National Seashore and Island National Wildlife Refuge, making it a great saltwater fishing spot. It also features mangroves, grass-flats and oyster bars that create desirable conditions for some of the best fishing in east-central Florida. In fact, its meandering tidal flows make it one of the best redfishing spots in the world.
Spotted sea trout and redfish are the primary targets when site fishing in the Lagoon. Other species include black drum, grouper, tarpon, tripletail, and Snook. Unlike redfish and spotted sea trout, most species are available in many of the faster-flowing channels and passes. The shoal grasses which grow on shallow flats in the area, create the great spot for redfish. Because of the number of redfish available here, locals and regular visitors aptly refer to the Mosquito Lagoon as the “Redfish Capitol of the World”.
Not only is Mosquito Lagoon a great fishing destination, it is also a great spot for seeing the best wildlife the east coast of Florida has to offer. It is common on our charters to see Dolphins, Manatees and a wide variety of rare birds, all adding to the relaxation, satisfaction and overall fun a day of salt water fishing has to offer.
The lagoon basin contains a large number of species relative to other estuaries in North America. Maritime hammocks, which include a number of tropical and subtropical trees and other plants, are found in the region. Ocean beaches in the lagoon region attract some of the highest numbers of nesting sea turtles It also includes a number of tropical and subtropical trees and other plants.The lagoon contains 27 percent of eastern Florida’s coastal salt marshes.
The Indian River includes part of Mosquito Lagoon which makes the fishing in the area second to none. There are countless hidden gems along Indian River and we know where they are. You can expect to catch Redfish, Trout, Tarpon and Snook depending on the time of year. As an added bonus Kennedy Space Center is located on the Indian River. If you’ve never seen it before, it’s one of the most unique and historical buildings in Florida. The Vehicle Assembly Building, which is visible for miles along the Indian River, is one of the biggest buildings in the world.