Another spring week has passed with seemingly perfect spring weather that has made every day comfortable to be outside. As we enter the beginning of the summer season over the next few weeks, the weather will get a little warmer but more calm and open up all the opportunities that this fishing season offers.
Around the New Smyrna Beach area, we have been catching big redfish and a few snook in the areas around the inlet and adjacent inshore waters. As summer progresses more tarpon will move in as well.
Nearshore off New Smyrna Beach, big adult tarpon up to 125lbs are arriving along with big jack crevalle and false albacore tuna that can make light tackle and fly rods scream. The calmer weather to come over the next month will really open up this area of our fishery.
To the south of New Smyrna Beach, Mosquito Lagoon has been fishing well with 4-8lb backcountry reds pushing on shorelines and tailing in some areas. Big sea trout will also begin feeding well ahead of their spawning season. These are both great targets for light tackle fly and spin anglers on the calmer sunny days.
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Capt. Billy Rotne
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