The water conditions around New Smyrna Beach and through out Mosquito Lagoon are still extremely high. But on the brighter side of things there is some cleaner water to found. The redfish and trout are chewing good when they are making themselves presentable. Throwing plugs early against shorelines is a good way to cover water along with trigger a bite from a cruising red or trout looking for easy prey. Look for the shorelines or grass flats holding bait and target the edges of the bait pods. As the sun starts to rise a little higher I like to switch over to a ADL spoon or soft plastic in a mullet imitation. The bull reds are still holding around the inlets beneath the large mullet pods and the tarpon are still in and around the lagoon as well. The snook bite has been good if you can lure them out of the flooded cover that they have been holding in since the storm. With a little help from Mother Nature the water will be emptying soon and things will get back to normal.
Capt Patrick Rood
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