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Fall along our Space Coast

Posted by Dean Pettit on 5. October 2012 with No Comments

Space Coast OutdoorsWhile we don’t get the fall colors you get up north here along the Space Coast of East Central Florida, it’s still a great place to visit and or live here. This is the time of year when outdoor activities really begin to pick up here. The fall run of mullet is here in the Indian River Lagoon as well as along our beaches, bring outstanding fishing as redfish, trout, snook, tarpon an many other species of gamefish target the mullet. Fall also means the annual bird migrations are starting, and places like Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, Sebastian Inlet, and many of our other conservation lands become birding hotspots.

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Saltwater Fly Fishing the Indian River Lagoon

Posted by Dean Pettit on 20. June 2012 with 1 Comment

June 16th 2012.

Seatrout 1 16 jun 2012I started fly fishing at about the age of 13 with my grandfathers fly rod, mostly for bluegills and bass in the few freshwater ponds I found growing up near Satellite Beach Fl, and continued for a while after moving to Titusville, mostly at Fox Lake. My rod was a 5 wt. freshwater rod, not really designed for the seatrout and redfish of the Indian River Lagoon system, though I did manage a few seatrout here and there using small streamers designed for freshwater rainbow and other species of trout normally associated with coldwater northern and mountain streams.

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Kayaking Eddy Creek

Posted by Dean Pettit on 29. February 2012 with No Comments

Kayaking Eddy Creek, Canaveral National Seashore, Fl. September 22, 2011 It was just after dawn as I pushed my way kayak from the launch site and into the waters of Eddy Creek at Canaveral National Seashore. As I paddled the kayak gained speed and soon I was into a paddling rhythm. Schools of mullet swirled […]