Fishing Report: New Smyrna Bch,Daytona Bch and Mosquito Lagoon
With the month of November usually brings the beginning of cold fronts to our area but this year I am starting to wonder. But when the winter time cycle
does get into full swing you will have to pick your days wisely do to the wind and rain. You can still find the larger breeder redfish
holding on the rocks of the jetties and deeper channel drop offs this time of year. I like to throw a live pin fish or mullet with a 1/2oz lead on the bottom.
They can also be caught jigging the bottom with artificial but just be prepared for hang ups there is a lot of debri down there from over the years.
With the changing of the wind direction in the next few weeks from upcoming cold fronts the water level in new Smyrna and mosquito lagoon t should be be dropping.
I have been finding the the red fish to be hanging around the oyster bars and points along with cruising the shorelines in the north lagoon.
In the south mosquito Lagoon they can be found holding in the pot holes through out the grass flats and on the edges mixed in with the
The trout bite has also been good through out Mosquito Lagoon look for the bait holding over a mix of grass and pot holes and you will find the trout.
The flounder have also started to move into New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater, and will only get better as the water starts to drop and clear up.
the bottom.We have also had a good number of black drum through out the lagoon system which always make for a great fight. I
have been catching them on a live shrimp rigged tail hooked along with a gulp rigged on a jig head. the key is being stealthy to get
within range to present the cast.
Good luck and be safe !
Capt Patrick Rood
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.