April 2015 Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report
It seems as though spring had never arrived it went from winter to summer over night. But with that being said the fish have adjusted very well to the above average air temps. The mullet have started to move in from From Daytona Beach south through the creeks on New Smyrna Beach and scattered through out Mosquito Lagoon. As everyone knows bait fish bring game fish as in redfish , trout , snook and many other species. Look for the redfish and trout mixed in with the bait early in the morning on the shallow grass. As the sun starts to rise by late morning the fish seem to be moving into a little deeper water on the flat. Top water plugs and soft plastics early in the morning have been working well along with live mullet and shrimp. As the day moves on switching that plug for a Aqua Dream Spoon has been working great for the redfish and staying with the soft plastic for the trout. I have also started to see some tarpon making a appearance around New Smyrna and Edgewater area. The bite has been pretty good for snook , jacks and trout around the docks in New Smyrna Bch. Twitch baits and large shrimp have been the go to baits along with a soft plastic on a jig head. I have also had some good reports of cobia being caught off the beaches from Canaveral north to New Smyrna Beach. Look for the rays or debris to be holding cobia under them you may also find them free swimming too. I like to use buck tail jigs either bare or a lot of times I will put a soft plastic on the jig as a tail. Pitching live bait to them works just as well like mullet,pin fish or eels.
Good luck and be safe!
Capt Patrick Rood
( 386 ) 566-1394
About The Author: Captain Patrick Rood
Company: Spot N Tail Charters
Area Reporting: Mosquito Lagoon,Daytona Bch,New Smyrna Bch
Bio: Captain Patrick Rood is a native Floridian that has grown up on the local waters of Mosquito Lagoon, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach with the passion for inshore fishing. He is sponsored by Power Pole, Maverick Boat Company, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses , Castaway Rods , Motorguide Trolling Motors and Aqua Dream Lures. With the help of these great sponsors he has traveled the state of Florida fishing many redfish tournaments. He has taken the experiences learned while fishing these tournaments in locations such as Boca Grande, Englewood, Jacksonville,and St. Augustine, FL and used them everyday while guiding on the waters of east central FL with his clients. He takes pride in teaching and showing you an experience on the water that you will never forget. Whether you are fishing the structure at night for snook in New Smyrna or sight fishing tailing redfish in Mosquito Lagoon he will make it a trip of a lifetime.