Patrick Rood

It looks like we have a little break from the gusty conditions that have been sitting over us for the last couple of weeks. The winds have been making sight fishing very difficult but before the winds the fishing has been very good. We have had large schools of red fish and great numbers of trout roaming the waters of New Smyrna and Mosquito Lagoon. I have been catching both species on artificial and live bait in good quantities. For the red fish a ADL spoon has been the ticket along with smaller soft plastics on a weighted hook and for live bait live mullet , shrimp and cut bait has done the trick as well. The trout have been a little more picky with the crystal clear water so you will need to make long cast and slow retrieves for these guys I like a weighted jerk bait or a sub surface twitch bait. A free lined live shrimp or live finger mullet along with cut bait will also do the trick. We have also had some good numbers of sheep head and flounder in the back waters of Daytona Beach and Edgewater area. Look for the sheep head to be holding on the structure whether it is oyster beds or rock walls. I like to throw shrimp on a weighted hook . The flounder have been holding on the sand and mud bottom throwing a small soft plastic on a jig head or a mud minnow bounced along the bottom is a good choice. The black drum have been holding on the flats through out the lagoon as well and can almost always be tricked on a live shrimp properly placed.

Good luck and be safe!

Capt Patrick Rood

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Charters, Daytona Beach Fishing Charters, New Smyrna Beach Fishing Charters(386)566-1394

Fish Species: Redfish,Trout,and Black Drum
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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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