As we push our way through the start of the fall season, we have so far been lucky here in east central Florida with great weather on most days. Hopefully we continue to avoid any storms coming near us and enjoy the great fall fishing without any interruptions.
Around New Smyrna Beach, redfish and snook are the focus this time of year, with variable chances at tarpon on any given day. The action is pretty consistent right now and we have been having some great trips on most days.
The mullet run is arriving in the New Smyrna Beach area. This brings with it other opportunities at fish like big aggressive jack crevalle. Nothing quite compares to seeing thousands of fleeing mullet run for their lives with voracious predators hot on their tail.
In Mosuqito Lagoon just to the south of New Smyrna Beach, we are continuing to see good sea grass growth and the fishing that comes with it. Sight fishing for redfish has been a lot of fun with crawling and tailing fish utilizing the grass to feed.
Don’t miss the fall action we will enjoy over the next few weeks!
As we come to an end of our summer season around the New Smyrna Beach area and enter our fall patterns, some of the best fishing of the year is beginning for both snook and redfish. These fish congregate and feed aggressively this time of year making for some great days on the water.
Around the inlet portion of New Smyrna Beach, redfish and snook will be the main focus over the coming weeks. The bite should be strong with both these species on most days. Occasionally we will still have opportunities at tarpon as well even though the summer season is ending.
Mosquito Lagoon to the south of New Smyrna Beach is looking better than it has in many years with good sea grass growth and fish using this habitat. Sight fishing with spin and fly tackle is the primary means of targeting these fish. It’s great to see the lagoon doing better and hopefully it continues to move in a positive direction.
Capt. Billy Rotne
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