This is by far one of the most comfortable times of year to fish in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It’s warm enough that our warm water species are showing up and the early summer patterns are beginning, but humidity is low enough that it’s still really comfortable to be outside. The next few weeks will continue this way before the summer days of June bring on their hot weather.
Inshore fishing around the New Smyrna Beach area, big snook and tarpon will be lurking along with a few big bull redfish. As these fish get ready for summer, they can offer us some great fishing opportunities. Redfish can be particularly fun to target this time of year.
Nearshore off New Smyrna Beach, the forces that bring tarpon, sharks, big jack crevalle, and false albacore tuna are all coming together and should be in full swing in no time. Calm days and smooth seas of early summer will make these trips accessible on a regular basis.
To the south of New Smyrna Beach in Mosquito Lagoon, calmer days of May and June can help make our back country reds and trout more visible during the warm water months. Sight fishing with fly and light tackle is the agenda on our lagoon trips.
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