The New Smyrna Beach area received some really cool weather this past week. Well for us it was really cool, people up north reading this are probably laughing. With the cooler weather it made for cooler water temps throughout Mosquito Lagoon and the New Smyrna Beach backwaters. The first couple of days the fish were what I would call survival mode, just trying to stay warm. Now that it has been a few days of warmer weather the redfish, trout and black drum have made themselves comfortable in the pot holes throughout Mosquito Lagoon. They have also found warmth and comfort on the mud flats in the New Smyrna Beach backwaters. A slower presentation on artificials is a must as they will not be overly aggressive. Live bait is also a good option as we still have a good number of mullet in the New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon waters. The water clarity is outstanding and making for great sight fishing conditions whether it’s fly or you prefer tossing live shrimp it can easily be done.
Capt Patrick Rood
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