The dog days of summer are definitely here in the New Smyrna Beach area and the fishing has been as hot as the weather! We have been enjoying the beautiful weather we get almost every morning and finishing our days before the daily afternoon thunderstorms roll in to cool everything down. We have been catching some awesome fish lately and almost every day on the water is a great day of catching.
In the Ponce Inlet area on the north side of New Smyrna Beach, we have been catching some big snook, redfish, tarpon and false albacore tuna. Occasionally we are getting some nice jacks as well. Fishing a little inshore and nearshore lets us mix up our day and target a number of different species that summer offers. The ocean is at its calmest this time of year and we take full advantage of it!
Inshore we have been getting some nice redfish as well and will continue to have chances at these fish through the summer. A few snook are spread around as well and we have seen some marauding schools of jacks attacking mullet throughout the system.
In Mosquito Lagoon just to the south of New Smyrna Beach, we have still been able to sight fish some nice reds and trout with fly and light tackle. A few schools of fish and some single cruisers have been mixed around. We have also been catching some good numbers of trout on bait but generally we try to sight fish when possible.
Capt. Billy Rotne
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