It looks like we will be dodging a bullet from hurricane Florence here in Central FL. We have had so much rain this spring and summer if we get hit with any kind of tropical weather here in New Smyrna Beach we maybe under water. Luckily with the storm moving north the fishing will continue to be good in and around Mosquito Lagoon. We still have a good trout bite and the redfish are starting to get in there pre spawn routine. The tarpon are still hanging around the Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach backwaters along with their friend Mr Snook . Also look for good numbers of flounder to start moving into the inlets and backwaters in the upcoming weeks. All of them have been chewing live bait really good and the redfish and trout have been eating artificials as well. Starting the morning out with surface plugs for them is always a good choice. As the day moves on switch over to spoons and plastics throwing in and around the bait pods that are holding over the grass flats. The snook and tarpon bites have been better early morning or late evening going into the night. They both like moving water especially snook. Live pinfish and finger mullet have been working well for both but a subsurface plug has been fooling them as well.
Capt Patrick Rood
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