We have had a little crazy weather pattern to start the new year and looks like it could continue into next week. Even with the crazy weather the fish have not stopped chewing as a matter of fact they have been very happy. The bait of choice has been live shrimp but cut bait and mullet have been working as well. Spoons and soft plastics will also trigger a bite but just need a slower then usual retrieval.
The water clarity throughout New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito lagoon has been great and will only continue to be through winter. Look for the fish to be in and around the bait pods either on the shallow flats or deeper holes.
Capt Patrick Rood
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