Patrick Rood

This past week was a little bit of a struggle with weather. We had another cold front hit us here in New Smyrna Beach which brought along some strong north west winds and cool temperatures. The bite was just starting to get good before the front and then slacked off as the front moved through. After the front the bite returned twice fold with redfish,trout,black drum and even some smaller snook coming boat side. Unfortunately we are staring down another mild front passing through this week but on the bright side the weather looks to be great the latter part of the week. We still have some good numbers of schools throughout Mosquito Lagoon and the New Smyrna Beach area. We also have good numbers of trout holding on the ledges and in the pot holes preparing for the spring time spawn. Shrimp and live finger mullet have been the go to live baits and ADL spoons or soft plastics have been working well for artificial's. As far as water clarity it has been outstanding and in some cases to clean making fish very cautious about their surroundings. If you run into this situation slow down a little and make low and long cast to prevent a shadow from over head.
Good luck and be safe!

Capt Patrick Rood

Fish Species: Red fish,trout,snook 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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