May 2014 Fishing report : New Smyrna Beach,Daytona Beach and Mosquito Lagoon
The weather here in Central FL. has been great lately with clear skies and in the mid to upper 80's every day. Not only has the weather
been great but the fishing has been stellar with multiple double digit days on both trout and red fish . The trout have been chewing very
well from New Smyrna beach through Mosquito Lagoon . Look on the grass flats early in the morning and as the sun gets up move to
the two to three foot of water. I like to throw plugs and jerk baits early and then switch over to a weighted soft plastic along with
sub walks as the day moves on. Live bait is always a good choice from live finger mullet to shrimp they have been eating both well.
The red fish have been holding on the shallow grass flats most of the day the key is being as stealthy as possible mostly sticking to
the poling platform. I have been having great success on almost everything from plugs to Aqua Dream spoons for artificial and shrimp
to pin fish for live bait. There has also been great numbers of bait moving into Mosquito lagoon north through Daytona witch has
brought the jacks with them. If you want a great fight there is not a fish out there that pound for pound fights better than a jack. Look
around the docks and sea walls of Daytona and New Smyrna where ever there is bait holding on those structures you will find them.
We have also had some great numbers of flounder caught in and around Ponce Inlet some reaching over ten pounds. bouncing baits
along the bottom is the trick whether its finger mullet or jumbo shrimp both will do the job.
Good luck and be safe
Capt Patrick Rood
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