Summertime is one of my favorite times of year to fish this area. We have opportunities at some of our favorite species like tarpon, albies and snook, along with our year round species like redfish. The past week has been spot on for our summer patterns with these species all being quite active.
July and August offer some of the calmest weather conditions of the year allowing us to target nearshore species on most days. Cruising up and down the coast off New Smyrna Beach can produce a variety of opportunities.
Inshore fishing in the New Smyrna Beach area has been good for bull redfish and some tarpon. When the tides and conditions are right, big snook can be a fun target as well.
Mosquito Lagoon just to the south of New Smyrna Beach has had a little less water clarity but it’s still fishing decently on the days with good sunshine and calmer winds.
Capt. Billy Rotne
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