Patrick Rood

August 2016 Fishing Report:

The fishing here in Mosquito Lagoon area has been good with double digit days of nice trout and redfish coming boat side. The Snook have been on fire! I have been targeting the Snook & Trout early in the morning. With the right tides & bait, the Snook bite has been the best it's been in years. I like to use plugs and twitch baits early targeting the schools of bait on the shallow grass then moving to a soft plastic or live bait later in the day on the deeper edges of mosquito lagoon. The redfish bite has been good all day. They are starting to school up & showing you those famous tail waves. They have been eating soft plastics and Aqua Dream spoons! If live bait is more your style then pinfish, pigfish, cut bait and mullet are all a good choice of bait. We still have good numbers of tarpon through out New Smyrna and Mosquito lagoon area from juveniles to hundred and fifty pound class. I like to target the tarpon early morning or late evening throwing upgraded plugs and live bait from pinfish to live finger mullet. Make sure you upgrade your terminal tackle because no one wants to show up to a gun fight holding a pocket knife. Good luck out there. The fishing has been great this month

Good luck and be safeCapt Patrick Rood

Fish Species: redfish,trout,tarpon,flounder and snook
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Patrick Rood

About The Author: Captain Patrick Rood

Company: Spot N Tail Charters

Area Reporting: Mosquito Lagoon,Daytona Bch,New Smyrna Bch

Bio: Captain Patrick Rood is a native Floridian that has grown up on the local waters of Mosquito Lagoon, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach with the passion for inshore fishing. He is sponsored by Power Pole, Maverick Boat Company, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses , Castaway Rods , Motorguide Trolling Motors and Aqua Dream Lures. With the help of these great sponsors he has traveled the state of Florida fishing many redfish tournaments. He has taken the experiences learned while fishing these tournaments in locations such as Boca Grande, Englewood, Jacksonville,and St. Augustine, FL and used them everyday while guiding on the waters of east central FL with his clients. He takes pride in teaching and showing you an experience on the water that you will never forget. Whether you are fishing the structure at night for snook in New Smyrna or sight fishing tailing redfish in Mosquito Lagoon he will make it a trip of a lifetime.

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