It seems as though we have finally broke our dry spell and are now starting to get our afternoon showers. I do have to say the rain has been much needed. It has been working out pretty good getting on the fish early and back to the dock in time to stay dry. The bite has been really good from New Smyrna Beach south throughout Mosquito Lagoon. The oyster bars up north have been holding a variety of species from trout, snook, jacks and redfish. Throwing spoons and plugs early have worked well and then moving to a shrimp or soft plastic later in the day. The water clarity still seems to be good throughout Mosquito Lagoon considering the rain we have had the last few days. The redfish have been very shallow and have been chewing better early in the morning. Live shrimp or cut bait has worked well throwing to mangrove shorelines. We have also had a influx of bonnet heads and bull sharks further north in the New Smyrna backwaters. Be careful when fighting a fish we have lost a couple this past week to the tax man.
Capt Patrick Rood
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