The backwaters of New Smyrna Beach have really came alive in the past few weeks. We have a great number of bait pods flowing through the area along with a good shrimp run this last month as well. With all this bait brings game fish and they have been chewing well. The red fish have been cruising shorelines throughout Mosquito Lagoon and with the good water clarity we have at the moment spotting them has been a breeze. We still have some large schools of black drum and a great number of trout as well looking for easy prey across the flats of Mosquito Lagoon. Further north into the waters of New Smyrna Beach we have been invaded by schools of jacks and blue fish which always make for a fun fight. Pitching both live and artificial baits around the structure will also produce several other species as well like snook, redfish, trout and flounder. They say the UV light kills the corona virus so what better way to social distance and cleanse yourself with the suns UV’s then a day of fishing.
Capt Patrick Rood
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