It’s hard to believe that we are now in the month of September. With that being said September is usually our busiest time of year for storms such as hurricanes and tropical weather. There are some storms out in the Atlantic now and hopefully they will just sizzle out because Central FL definitely does not need anymore rain. In between the daily storms here in New Smyrna Beach the fishing has been good with a steady flow of bait through out the backwaters and Mosquito Lagoon. The trout have been chewing along with the redfish as well. Both have been receptive to plugs early then moving to soft plastics and spoons later in the day. They have also been eating live bait like pig fish and mullet as well. September 1st was the start of Snook season here on the East Coast and due to the recent water conditions on the West Coast they will remain closed in certain counties. Plugs and live bait early morning on a good moving tide is always your best shot at that slot size line sider. We also still have a good number of tarpon hanging out in the New Smyrna Beach area and just like the snook the bite has been best early or late evening on sub walks and live bait.
Capt Patrick Rood
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