Just when we thought all the chill of winter was past us with weeks of 80-85 degree weather, we got another small cold snap this week. The cool down shouldn’t make fishing tough but rather the opposite, it should make the bite better and also improve the water clarity even more. The cool weather will likely only last a couple days this week but we will take it while we can get it.
The fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon area a short distance south of New Smyrna Beach has continued to be our main focus for this time of year. Fairly good grass growth and clear water have helped make the fishing a lot of fun recently. Both spin and fly anglers have been getting good shots sight fishing and we have also spent some time using other techniques when the conditions aren’t optimal for visually seeing fish in the water.
The New Smyrna Beach area has been fishing its spring pattern with some big reds and a few snook starting to become active. The next few months will only get better as the weather gets warmer and our other target species like false albacore tuna and tarpon arrive.
Spring in Florida is one of the nicest times of the year with comfortable weather and fun fishing. Don’t miss out on this season!
Capt. Billy Rotne
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