Patrick Rood

We have had some great chamber of commerce weather here in New Smyrna Beach the last few days. The air temperature has gotten in the low 90’s so I’m going to say it’s going to be a hot summer this year. The temperature is not the only thing that is hot on Mosquito Lagoon though. The trout bite has been on fire with multiple double digit days. There are still schools of redfish through out the Lagoon. I like to target both species early with plugs then moving over to spoons and soft plastics later in the day. Live bait has also been a good choice from shrimp to pin fish and finger mullet all work well along with cut bait. The tarpon have started to make an appearance around the New Smyrna Beach area and I expect to start seeing a better run of them in the next few weeks.

Capt Patrick Rood

Fish Species: Trout, Redfish, Snook and Tarpon
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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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