The bait has really started to move into the backwaters of New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon. With the influx of bait it’s made for some great fishing these past weeks and should continue to stay good. The bite has been early in the mornings and late evenings when the water temperatures are cooler. Look for trout and redfish cruising the flats and shorelines among the bait pods. Plugs , soft plastics and spoons have been working well for artificials. Finger mullet, pigfish , pin fish and cut bait have been some go to live bait choices. The snook, tarpon and jacks have been throughout the backwaters of New Smyrna Beach and will continue to hold around and in the deeper sloughs and structured shorelines.
Capt Patrick Rood
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