Patrick Rood

Jan 2016

Mosquito Lagoon, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna beach Fishing Report

The bite has been pretty good here on the Central East Coast of Florida even with the

weather being abnormal for the last couple of weeks. The cold fronts have finally decided to show up and are helping out greatly by cleaning the waters of Mosquito lagoon and allowing some

sight fishing to occur. The Redfish are starting to group up and will continue to do so as the water level continues to decrease. Look for them to be holding in the sand holes through out Mosquito lagoon and on the mud flats around the Daytona beach and New Smyrna Beach area.

I have been having great success with ADL spoons and soft plastics through out the day and you can never go wrong sight fishing with a live shrimp or cut bait.

The trout have been in great numbers through out Mosquito Lagoon with clients boating a lot of trophy size fish. Look for the trout to also hold in the sand holes and on the mud bars gathering warmth from the bottom.

I like to target the trout a little later in the morning when the sun rises a little higher in the sky using twitch baits, soft plastics and live bait.

We also have some large schools of black drum making residence in the lagoon right now with schools reaching over a hundred. Throwing shrimp and broke blue crab to these fish is always a great choice.

the flounder bite has been good as well in our northern areas around New Smyrna and Daytona Beach. A soft plastic or live shrimp on a jig head bounced along the bottom always works well to produce

a flatty.

Good luck and Be safe !

Capt Patrick Rood


Fish Species: Redfish,Trout,Black Drum and Flounder
Bait Used:
Tackle Used:
Method Used:
Water Depth:
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:

Do you want to leave a comment? Login or register now to leave a comment.

No comments so far

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.

Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain Patrick Rood