The water conditions around New Smyrna Beach and through out Mosquito Lagoon has been pretty dirty due to the high winds the last few days. But on the brighter side of things there is still some cleaner water to found. The redfish and trout have been chewing good when they make themselves presentable. Throwing plugs along shorelines in the early morning is a good way to cover water along with triggering a bite from a cruising red or trout looking for easy prey. Look for the shorelines or grass flats holding bait and target the edges of the bait pods. As the sun starts to rise a little higher I like to switch over to a ADL spoon or soft plastic in a mullet imitation. The bull reds are still holding around the inlets and bridges beneath the large mullet pods and the tarpon are still in and around the lagoon as well. The snook bite has been good as well if to can lure them out of the cover that they have been holding in. With hurricane Michael skirting the west coast of the state the next few days I’m foreseeing a few days of bad weather but should improve rapidly as it passes.
Capt Patrick Rood
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