The pleasant temperatures of spring continue to make our days on the water comfortable and easy going. It’s hard not to enjoy just how nice it can be outside right this time of year. The fishing has been a lot of fun recently with the last remnants of anything winter related falling far into the rear view mirror.
Inshore fishing around Ponce Inlet has produced some really great days lately for big bull reds and snook. The same can be said for the New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach areas as well. Spring fishing really changes the pattern from winter and the fish begin to do things in a more consistent way which benefits anglers day after day.
Mosquito Lagoon is still clear enough to sight fish and the fishing has been good for both fly and spin anglers who want to experience the challenge of hunting single fish in shallow water. Few things top watching a fish you just made a perfect cast to eat your fly or lure a few feet from the boat! These back country trips take us far away from other people and really make for a great time.
Nearshore fishing is starting to gear up for summer with some tarpon, jack crevalle, and false albacore tuna starting to show up off the Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach area. Calmer days and smoother seas are right around the corner and I’m really looking forward to the time we will spend with anglers off the beach this year!
Capt. Billy Rotne
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