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Tuesday April 24, 2018

Let's face it... Fooling a fish with an artificial lure has some intrinsic satisfaction. Many anglers boast "I'm a Purist" in my fishing endeavors and I never use natural baits, I only use artificials. Fly fishing aficionados are at the top of the pecking order when it comes to artificials and often snear and look down upon mere fisherman that use natural baits and refer to their collection of flies as the "Real" natural baits while many fly fishing enthusiast go as far as saying their fly imitations should only be insects and larvae. I don't know about you but I just like catching fish and whatever works is fine with me... LOL!

Growing up on the saltwater canals off of the Banana River Lagoon in Central Florida I was given a simple balsa wood diving Rapala plug to fish around the mangroves and docks with. I quickly studied varieties of Mirrolures and other hard twitching and diving wood and hard plastic lures for their effectiveness when I earned the ability to buy my own collection of lures.

I had an infatuation with hard lures or baits from the time I was a boy till present day as manufacturers have spawned large varieties from shallow diving lipped & unlipped, suspending plugs, deep diving crank baits, hard jerk baits or twitch baits in an assortment of materials from wood, plastic and even Kevlar.

Hard baits can be trolled, casted and can be armed with an arsenal of treble or even single hooks. Some hard baits are very realistic and resemble exact duplicates of many live baitfish.

Look to conditions and presentation when fishing hard baits in each situation. I rarely use hard baits when weeds are thick as aquatic vegetation quickly disables action and tangles them. In the right conditions a nicely placed lure that stays in the strike zone long enough to get noticed with a realistic action will be rewarded. You'll want to experiment with suspending or floating hard baits figure out which one works best for each location and conditions you fish.

Fishing In Orlando Florida With Artificial Lures

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: January 28 2017 22:43:07.

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April - 2018 Fishing Forecast

April of 2018 should be a great spring for fishing in both inshore and offshore coastal waters of Central Florida. Look to the Mosquito Lagoon and Banana Rivers to produce redfish and sea trout consistently and then look toward the ocean and depending on the water temps, clear skies and wind the cobia will be on their way north and migrating past Canaveral towards their northern grounds on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. Central Florida's weather during the spring is usually no less than spectacular as the college spring breakers are winding up the end of their vacation and heading back to campus to finish up before summer break. Daytona Beach host several spring events from NASCAR Races, Bike Week and Spring Break activities while Cocoa Beach and it's Space Coast offer a much less crowded alternative for vacationers to seek a more secluded and restful Holiday. The temperatures are rising and the fishing should be heating up too in East Central Florida's Cocoa Beach.

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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.

This guy knows how to fish - My wife and I booked a trip with Logooner fishing guilds and had a wonderful day fishing with Captain Richard. I booked the trip with Captain Gina who explaind what to expect on the fishing trip, Gina was very plesant from the moment she answered the phone and made me feel like our trip was important to them. She me that Captain Richard was a life time resident of the area and spent his entire life fishing the River and and Atlantic .From the time we got onto the boat with Captain Richard we knew we had booked with a guild who had a knowledge of the river and the different species of fish and knew where to find them. We spent the day catching Red fish and trout and needless to say had a blast. Even if we had not caught a lot of fish we would still book with Captain Richard because he gives it his all and is just a fun guy to spend the day on the water with. Thanks Captain Richard
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