Patrick Rood

March 2016

New Smyrna Beach,Mosquito Lagoon and Daytona Fl Fishing Report.

If you have been on or around Mosquito Lagoon lately then you have seen or at leads heard about the water clarity. The sight fishing is still in affect but only in skinny water. Look for tailing redfish early up shallow milling around on the grass. As the sun gets up higher they are following the bait pods to the edges of the flat. This is a great time of year to get them on artificial from top waters to Aqua Dream Spoons and also a variety of soft plastics. Live bait is always a good go to as well from cut bait to shrimp they have been chewing pretty good on all of it.

The trout bite is starting to kick off pretty good if you find the bait pods you will find the trout. Plugs,live finger mullet and shrimp under a popping cork has been very productive. We also have great numbers of black drum in the lagoon system from New Smyrna Beach south to Haulover Canal. Shrimp and broken blue crab on the bottom has been working well to entice a bite from these fellas. The snook bite has steadily been increasing as the water temps have started to warm. There has been some quality fish caught in the north lagoon and New Smyrna area. I like to use a weighted soft plastic and twitch baits around structure focusing on the structure that is holding bait.

Good luck and be safe.

Capt Patrick Rood


Fish Species: Redfish,Trout,Black Drum 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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