We’re still in the Goldilocks zone of late spring temperatures here in the New Smyrna Beach area and the fishing has been and should continue to be great. Warm water species are starting to arrive and get active both inshore and nearshore.
Nearshore fishing off New Smyrna Beach has finally started to shape up nicely with calmer winds ahead and warm enough water that our target species of tarpon, jack crevalle, and false albacore tuna are doing their thing. The next month should really open this fishery up and I expect great days to come for sure.
Inshore fishing around New Smyrna Beach and the adjacent areas has been a lot of fun with good catches of big bull reds and big snook. The bull reds are entering their summer pattern and we have been targeting them with both spin and fly tackle. The big snook are definitely glad winter is over and they’ve been nice and chewy recently with my clients landing fish up to 35”.
Just to the south, fly and light tackle fishing Mosquito Lagoon has been fun with redfish blasting baits in shallow water and the big sea trout starting to gear up for their coming spawning season.
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Capt. Billy Rotne
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