As we cruise into summer, the last few weeks have brought us some great fishing both inshore and nearshore in the New Smyrna Beach area. Summer patterns have arrived and the next month and a half will offer some of the calmest sea conditions of the year.
Big tarpon, jack crevalle, and false albacore tuna have made fun nearshore targets on light tackle recently. These fish will continue to offer us opportunities throughout summer.
Bull redfish in the 25-40lb class have been steady in their pattern offering good opportunities with both spin and fly tackle. Snook have been active as well and we have caught some really nice fish up to 40” lately.
Sight fishing with fly and spin in Mosquito Lagoon on the south end of New Smyrna Beach continues to provide us with fun days on the flats as the water and sea grass look great this year so far. We have been getting some nice redfish, black drum and a few trout when they’re shallow enough to give us shots.
The hot days of summer have finally arrived in New Smyrna Beach but the temperatures aren’t the only things that can be hit with great fishing occurring over the summer season. Calm morning conditions can provide us with nearly perfect weather on most mornings and flat sea conditions to allow the enjoyment of our nearshore fishing.
In Mosquito Lagoon which lies at the south end of New Smyrna Beach, we have been catching some nice reds, trout and occasional black drum. Sight fishing for fly and spin anglers remains the main focus on our trips but we can also use other techniques when conditions require. Either way, on most days, we are catching some really nice fish.
The New Smyrna Beach area has been giving us good shots are big redfish and occasionally some tarpon and snook. These fish will remain active throughout the summer season and often compliment our nearshore fishing.
Nearshore opportunities off New Smyrna Beach are here with large schools of false albacore tuna to target with 10lb test light tackle setups. These fish can make blistering runs are up to 20-30mph and make reels produce sounds few have heard before! Tarpon fishing is also heating up with a couple different type of opportunities to target them depending on the day. In addition to these species, we also see big jack crevalle occasionally which are always a welcome catch.
Summer has arrived in the New Smyrna Beach area and one of our most fun seasons of fishing is upon us. With a number of options for fishing, we take full advantage of the season and do a lot of both inshore and nearshore fishing. Warm weather and calm conditions most days really make for a great time to fish.
Around New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet, some of our favorite species have arrived and are beginning to give us opportunities at catching them. This includes tarpon, false albacore tuna, and bigger jack crevalle. These fish all pull very hard and are first class game fish that are sure to put a smile on any anglers face. We have several months of these species ahead of us and I couldn’t be more thankful that they are back on our to do list. We have also been catching some nice redfish and snook as well around these areas so we have a good game plan to do multiple things in most days.
Mosquito Lagoon, our flats fishing estuary on the south end of New Smyrna Beach, continues to look good for sight fishing shallow flats for redfish, sea trout and black drum. The water has stayed nice and clear this year and we have seen a lot of sea grass growth. All this sets us up for some great flats fishing for our shallow water species with both fly and light tackle spin. This is personally some of my favorite fishing and I truly enjoy sharing the experience of exploring this remote area with my clients.
Summer months get busy quickly so be sure to book ASAP to get the dates you want!
Capt. Billy Rotne
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