The bite has been pretty good throughout the New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon waters. We are coming off the back side of the full moon along with a lot of rain this past week has created higher then usual water conditions. The higher water has pushed the redfish and trout up into the shallows of the Lagoon for a chance at new food source. The recent rain fall has definitely got the tarpon active throughout the intracoastal and inlets. It looks like we may have a little system trying to start something over Central FL the next few days so the bite may slow a little if it dumps as much rain as they are calling for. But we do live in FL and the forecast is never the same within a hour.
Capt Patrick Rood
The fishing continues to be good throughout the New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon waters. The bait has been plenty full both nearshore and inshore. The trout, redfish and snook have been chewing well in the backwaters of the New Smyrna area.
Look for the bait holding on the bars and shallow flats. Plugs and soft plastics have been working early then moving to live bait later in the mornings. The water has been heating up quickly in the Mosquito Lagoon so the early bite has been best. Looking for the pods of bait scattered across the flats has been the ticket.
Both live and artificials have been working good in the lagoon but the bite has been slowing down by mid day due to the heat that wr have been experiencing throughout Central Fl. The beach bite has been pretty good as well if you can find the pods of bait. There has been schools of Bonita , Jacks , sharks and Tarpon all on the prowl.
Capt Patrick Rood
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