This past week was a little bit of a shocker for the fish here in Mosquito Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach area. We received a arctic blast of a cold front and water temps seemed to have dropped in Mosquito Lagoon almost fifteen degrees in just a couple of days. The one thing that the cooler temps are helping out with is the water clarity through out the New Smyrna Beach waters. The fish are now starting to get into their winter time patterns. Look for the redfish and trout to be holding on top of the mud bars and oyster beds through the back waters of New Smyrna Beach. They will also be looking for warmth as well in Mosquito Lagoon look for them to be holding over the pot holes through out the day until the water temps rise a bit. The bites will be a little slower this time of year so slow your presentations down on both artificials and live bait. Look for the bite to get even better as the windy conditions start to settle over the New Smyrna Beach area the next few days.
Capt Patrick Rood
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