It feels like we have been knocking on summers door on some days recently with some nice temperatures that are a clear sign that any cool weather is in the rear view mirror. Low humidity make it feel just right and sure does make it comfortable to be on the water this time of year.
The fishing has been good and to top it off, I’ve added a brand new boat to the fleet to ensure my clients have the best equipment available to make their charter as top of the line as possible. My bay boat clients will now be fishing out of my 2022 Yellowfin 24 Carbon Elite powered by a Mercury Racing 450r outboard. This is the top of the line bay boat on the market and it just doesn’t get any better. The most ergonomic and comfortable boat in its class keeps my clients on the fish and 100% comfortable at all times!
The inshore fishing around Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach, and New Smyrna Beach has been a lot of fun lately with good catches of big bull redfish. Snook are starting to enter their warm months patterns and are giving us opportunities, and it won’t be long now before the tarpon start to show up.
Mosquito Lagoon has also been giving us good fly and light tackle spin fishing opportunities at redfish and trout in the back country. This is some of my favorite type of fishing and I really enjoy disappearing into the back country with my clients where we only see fish and birds.
Nearshore fishing off Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach, and New Smyrna Beach is starting to enter its prime season with big jacks recently showing up and the tarpon hopefully getting closer by the day. False albacore tuna will be here soon as well.
Capt. Billy Rotne
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