As we enter the second half of summer, two things can be hot: the fishing and the weather! Thankfully our summer temperatures around the ocean tend to be cooler than the dog days around the rest of the country.
We have had a little more choppy conditions nearshore off New Smyrna Beach this summer than most years, making it a bit more challenging to get to where fish like our big migratory tarpon live. We do still get a few days each week that have been nice and with that should come opportunities at tarpon feeding on the types of bait they like. False albacore tuna have been a fun target most days as well.
Inshore fishing around the New Smyrna Beach area has been good for redfish with clients landing several big fish on most trips. There have been snook around as well but they’ve been moving a lot as their mid summer spawn has ended.
Mosquito Lagoon has been fishing pretty good with reasonable clarity to sight fish for reds, snook and sea trout. Hopefully we hold on to that clarity for the fall season.
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Capt. Billy Rotne
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