The best flats fishing for speckled trout and redfish awaits just 40 minutes or less from the Orlando International Airport, in the Mosquito Lagoon and the northern end of the Indian River Lagoon.
These two vast shallow water bodies are connected by the Haulover Canal which runs through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Spring is a great time to fish. The water is typically clear so you can sight-fish for redfish. It’s pre-spawn feeding time for big trout. If you want to catch a gator trout, fish these water bodies in the springtime.