Patrick Rood

New Smyrna Beach,Daytona Beach and Mosquito Lagoon Fishing report.

​It feels as though this year has flew by at the blink of an eye and here we are coming up on 2016. The weather conditions this year have been very abnormal to say the least. With air temps in the 80's in mid December and very few cold fronts showing up this year the fish are still in there summer /fall time patterns. The cold fronts are what supply the winds we need to lower the water level in the lagoon system. So with the higher water and higher than usual water temps the red fish and trout are still holding on the shallow grass flats mixed in with the pods of bait fish. In the northern part of the lagoon around New Smyrna and Edgewater look around the oyster bars that are holding bait and you will find a mixed bag of fish from redfish, trout, flounder and snook. As far as southern lagoon the water clarity has been hit or miss with some locations being very clean and others very dirty. With that being said the sight fishing has been good in certain loactions. I like to throw plugs in the early morning then switching to ADL spoons and soft plastics as the sun gets higher, The flounder have been moving in thick around New Smyrna and Edgewater and can be caught bouncing the bottom with a soft plastic or shrimp on a jig head. The trout bite has been good through out both the north and south lagoon system. A free lined finger mullet is a great choice if you are trying to target that trout of a life time.

Good luck and be safe!

Capt Patrick Rood


Fish Species: Red Fish,Trout,Black Drum and Flounder
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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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