Fall fishing has arrived in full in the New Smyrna Beach area and with the drop in humidity, you can literally feel it in the air! Comfortable temperatures, much less rain chances, and great fishing are what fall in central Florida is about.
Bull reds are one of the main highlights of fall fishing. Large numbers of oceanic fish gather in accessible areas and provide some of the best fishing of the year. Snook fishing is also at some of its best quality of the year, and the mullet run also gives us intense fishing for ravenous large jack crevalle.
Nearshore off of New Smyrna Beach, on the days without northeast winds, we still have occasional chances at tarpon. October is typically our last tarpon month of the year in the New Smyrna Beach area, but when opportunities present themselves, we are quick to take them!
Sight fishing in Mosquito Lagoon, which is the flats fishing estuary at the south end of New Smyrna Beach, remains a fun option with good water clarity in some areas and fish feeding in their fall pattern style giving us opportunities with fly and spin tackle. Redfish and sea trout are the main targets in the fall but we do see snook sometimes as well as black drum.
Capt. Billy Rotne
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