Patrick Rood

July 2016

New Smyrna Beach , Daytona Beach and Mosquito Lagoon

The weather has been very hot and so has the bite here in New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito lagoon. We have had some great days here on the Lagoon with many double digit days of trout and redfish and including many slams. I have been targeting bait pods early in the morning holding on the edges of the flats.You will find trout,jacks and many other game fish holding under and around the bait . They have been very receptive to several different baits from soft plastics to live bait and also plugs . As the mid day approaches and the sun gets a little higher look for the trout to move off the edges to deeper water. The redfish have been holding on top of the flats early tailing in the grass and cruising along the shorelines looking for a easy meal. They have been eating several types of baits from cut bait and live bait to soft plastics and personal favorite a Aqua Dream Spoon . Just like the trout the reds have been changing their habits by mid day and moving into the pot holes and deeper sloughs looking for a little cooler water conditions on the flats. The tarpon have made a apperance inshore and off the beaches in full force. Make sure you up size your tackle when going after these beast, most of what I have been seeing inshore has been the 80lb to 100lb class including the juveniles in the 20lb class. The beach tarpon are another story with many fish 100lb and larger cruising the beach. I like to throw suspending plugs , twitch baits and soft plastics along with a variety of live baits .

Good luck and be safe.

Capt Patrick Rood


Fish Species: Redfish,Trout 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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