With summer in full effect and the heat index off the charts the bite has also been pretty hot as well. We have been catching
good numbers of redfish and trout from Daytona beach south to Tittusville. I have been targeting the reds on the shallow grass early
cut bait , live mullet and pinfish and having great success. For the trout we have targeted them in a couple feet of water holding under
the bait pods and also in the deeper sloughs. Twitch baits and soft plastics have been doing well and you can never go wrong with a free lined pigfish.
The tarpon have started to move into the ICW and can be found holding around the bridges in the New Smyrna Beach area. Make sure you up
grade your equipment and tackle to be able to handle the stress they will deliver. Plugs and a variety of live baits presented in a strong current
will work well on theses fish.
"Good Luck And Be Safe"
Capt Patrick Rood
Mosquito Lagoon redfish
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.