The weather has been abnormally warm for February making the the fish a little confused on what pattern they should be in. With that said it may for some great weather in the Daytona Beach area for race week fans. With the warm weather the bait has started to split up and move throughout the creeks in and around New Smyrna Beach. You guess it with the bait splitting up so are the game fish. We are still seeing some smaller pods of fish in Mosquito Lagoon but if the warming trend continues they will also disperse as well. Throwing plugs and spoons on the shallow flats of Mosquito Lagoon has been working well for both redfish and trout where as live bait has been more productive up north around Daytona Beach and New Smyrna. We still have a good number of Black Drum hanging around and have been very receptive to a live shrimp. It looks like we will be receiving another cool front later this week into the weekend. Hopefully this front will kick them back into a winter time pattern again.
Capt Patrick Rood
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