As we come to an end of our summer season around the New Smyrna Beach area and enter our fall patterns, some of the best fishing of the year is beginning for both snook and redfish. These fish congregate and feed aggressively this time of year making for some great days on the water.
Around the inlet portion of New Smyrna Beach, redfish and snook will be the main focus over the coming weeks. The bite should be strong with both these species on most days. Occasionally we will still have opportunities at tarpon as well even though the summer season is ending.
Mosquito Lagoon to the south of New Smyrna Beach is looking better than it has in many years with good sea grass growth and fish using this habitat. Sight fishing with spin and fly tackle is the primary means of targeting these fish. It’s great to see the lagoon doing better and hopefully it continues to move in a positive direction.
Capt. Billy Rotne
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