As we cruise into summer, the last few weeks have brought us some great fishing both inshore and nearshore in the New Smyrna Beach area. Summer patterns have arrived and the next month and a half will offer some of the calmest sea conditions of the year.
Big tarpon, jack crevalle, and false albacore tuna have made fun nearshore targets on light tackle recently. These fish will continue to offer us opportunities throughout summer.
Bull redfish in the 25-40lb class have been steady in their pattern offering good opportunities with both spin and fly tackle. Snook have been active as well and we have caught some really nice fish up to 40” lately.
Sight fishing with fly and spin in Mosquito Lagoon on the south end of New Smyrna Beach continues to provide us with fun days on the flats as the water and sea grass look great this year so far. We have been getting some nice redfish, black drum and a few trout when they’re shallow enough to give us shots.
Capt. Billy Rotne
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