It seems as though Mr Winter wanted to give us one last little blast this week. After all the wind from this passing front it has stirred up the bottom creating some dirty water conditions. It should be back to normal with in a few days. The water temps did drop a little bit in the backwaters of New Smyrna Beach causing the fish to go back to their winter time patterns. Look for the trout and snook to be holding in the deeper water until water temps rise again. The redfish seem to be hanging out in and around the pot holes throughout Mosquito Lagoon. The baits of choice has been shrimp, cut bait and small soft plastics. As the water and air temperatures rise later in the week the fish will start to work toward their Spring time habits.
Capt Patrick Rood
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