The last few weeks have brought some great fishing both inshore and nearshore in the New Smyrna Beach area. Summer patterns are here and the next month and a half will offer some of the calmest sea conditions we see all year.
Big tarpon, jack crevalle, false albacore tuna and sharks have made fun nearshore targets on light tackle recently off of New Smyrna Beach. These fish will continue to offer great opportunities throughout summer.
Bull redfish in the 25-40lb class around the New Smyrna Beach area have been steady in their pattern offering good opportunities with both spin and fly tackle. Some really big snook have been active as well with the warmer temperatures of summer, with some fish as big as 15-18lbs.
Sight fishing with fly and spin in Mosquito Lagoon just to the south of New Smyrna Beach remains an option for the next month or so depending on how rainfall impacts water clarity in that area.
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Capt. Billy Rotne
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