Mosquito Lagoon, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna beach Fishing Report
The bite has been pretty good here on the Central East Coast of Florida even with the
weather being abnormal for the last couple of weeks. The cold fronts have finally decided to show up and are helping out greatly by cleaning the waters of Mosquito lagoon and allowing some
sight fishing to occur. The Redfish are starting to group up and will continue to do so as the water level continues to decrease. Look for them to be holding in the sand holes through out Mosquito lagoon and on the mud flats around the Daytona beach and New Smyrna Beach area.
I have been having great success with ADL spoons and soft plastics through out the day and you can never go wrong sight fishing with a live shrimp or cut bait.
The trout have been in great numbers through out Mosquito Lagoon with clients boating a lot of trophy size fish. Look for the trout to also hold in the sand holes and on the mud bars gathering warmth from the bottom.
I like to target the trout a little later in the morning when the sun rises a little higher in the sky using twitch baits, soft plastics and live bait.
We also have some large schools of black drum making residence in the lagoon right now with schools reaching over a hundred. Throwing shrimp and broke blue crab to these fish is always a great choice.
the flounder bite has been good as well in our northern areas around New Smyrna and Daytona Beach. A soft plastic or live shrimp on a jig head bounced along the bottom always works well to produce
Good luck and Be safe !
Capt Patrick Rood
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