We have had some strange weather for the past week making it difficult to fish with wind , rain and high water but it has not stopped us from catching. I said it was difficult not impossible, we have had to run around a little bit trying to stay dry and then getting the wind to our backs looking for the pods of bait pushed up on the flats was where the majority of the fish were found. We were catching both redfish and trout holding in and around the bait pods throughout the backwaters of New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon. The water has become higher due to the NE winds over this past week allowing these fish some new feeding opportunities so definitely look in places that usually has little to no water that is holding bait. It looks as though this weather system will be settling down by the end of the week which will make a good bite only better.
Capt Patrick Rood
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