Capt. Billy offers a variety of trips depending on what style of fishing you prefer. Trips are available for everyone from the seasoned fly fishermen to the novice spin fisherman. No matter what type of fishing you like to do, Capt. Billy can put you on fish.
Everyone loves flats fishing for its exciting action with big fish in shallow water. Its hard to beat seeing a big redfish eat you lure or fly just a few feet from the boat. When fishing Mosquito Lagoon with Capt. Billy, expect to see almost every fish you catch before you hook them. Most fish will be landed in less that a foot of water, some much shallower. reds, trout, and black drum will be the targets on these trips.
Sightfishing will be the main technique used to land these fish. In other words, this technique requires you to spot the fish before you cast to it and catch it. The goal is to spot the fish before it spots you, then quietly make an accurate cast in front of it and present the lure to the fish as it approaches. Accuracy is extremely important in this style of fishing, and Capt. Billy will make it as easy as possible by getting you as close to the fish as possible and positioning the skiff so you have the easiest cast. On an average day you will have 75-100 shots at redfish or trout, sometime many more, expect to land 5-10 fish on an average day, and some days more. Patience is a must as sometimes you will see 100 fish before you catch one fish, but when you do land that fish, it is all the more rewarding.
The majority of anglers will fish in Mosquito Lagoon. Expect to see a large body of water with clear flats harboring bottoms covered in sea grass. Juvenile redfish and trout inhabit the majority of the lagoons shallow flats with larger fish in the deeper areas. Sometimes the lagoons redfish, large and small gather in schools in large numbers. This is quite an impressive sight and a year-round occurrence, but the most fish are schooled during the winter months.