We have had some great fishing recently summer patterns fully getting going. It’s definitely starting to feel like summer outside but that’s ok, when the weather is hot the fishing usually is too!
Inshore fishing around New Smyrna Beach has been fun with some great days catching redfish. The way these fish feed this time of year makes for some of my favorite fishing. Snook in the 10-15lb range have been giving us opportunities as well. Some days they chew, others they make us wonder, but when they do eat it’s a lot of fun trying to get them to the boat.
Nearshore fishing off of New Smyrna Beach has started to shape up with some big blitzing schools of false albacore tuna. Nothing in Florida other than a bonefish can make a 10lb setup scream like a false albie. We have also had some shots at schools of big jacks and it will be any time now that the bait and the tarpon arrive in good numbers.
In Mosquito Lagoon just to the south of New Smyrna Beach, we had a big push of ocean water with some very high tides recently. This will add a bit more clarity to the lagoon and help us see the fish even better while sight fishing with light tackle and fly.
Capt. Billy Rotne
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