Mosquito Lagoon , New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach and Edgewater FL
It's hard believe that fall is upon us and summer is coming to a end. But on a brighter note
this brings the fall mullet run which is almost in full effect as we speak. The mullet are showing up
in mass quantities with in the Mosquito Lagoon ,Edgewater,New Smyrna Beach and Daytona beach area.
With the large schools of holding on the flats and in the creeks look for game fish to be mixed in and around
them like trout,redfish,jacks , tarpon and flounder. This is a great time to throw plugs and spoons on the edge
of the large bait pods to get that reaction bite on a look alike wounded bait fish in the early morning. As the sun
gets a little higher in the sky look for the redfish to be tailing on the shallow grass flats in the Mosquito lagoon
and also on the edge of the oyster bars through out the New Smyrna Beach area. The trout will not be far from the
bait pods holding on the edges and also in the grass. I mentioned plugs and spoons earlier in the report a good
choice are the mirrow lure twitch baits and top waters along with the Aqua Dream spoons work great under these
conditions. For the shallow tailing fish I like to use a soft plastic rigged weedless there are many to choose from but
a little shad pattern or shrimp pattern has been working well. We also still have good numbers of tarpon holding
around the bridges of Daytona and New Smyrna Beach along with through out the Lagoon system. they can be
tricked on several different baits from finger mullet,pin fish,and many different artificials.We also have large schools of
over slot breeder redfish through out the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon this time of year. When targeting these fish
please handle with care as they are the main reproducers.
Thanks 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.