Patrick Rood

New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, and Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report November 2013

The month of October was a very busy for us at Spot N Tail Charters between charters and tournaments. We did manage to end the

season with a bang though taking 1st place at the NSBBT tournament out of New Smyrna Beach FL. the taking off to Houma LA

to fish the IFA Redfish Tour Championship and comng home with Team Of The Year for the FL east coast division. But with all

that said lets get down to business and see what the fish are doing here in our local waters of New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon.

With the month of November brings the begining of cold fronts which does intell for some windy days so pick your days

wisely. When the seas and winds lay down the larger breeder redfish can stil be found holding on the rocks of Ponce Inlet and

Cape Canaveral, I like to throw a live pinfish or mullet with a 1/2oz lead on the bottom. They can also be caught jigging the

bottom with artificail but just be prepared for hang ups there is alot of debri down there. With the changing of the wind direction

every couple of days the water level in Edgewater and Mosquito Lagoon is higher than usaual. I have been finding the the redfish

to be holding on the oyster bars and crusing the shorelines in the north lagoon where as they are holding over the sporadic grass

flats and pot holes in the south lagoon. I like to throw the Aqua Dream Living spoons and soft plastics along with live shrimp,

live finger mullet and cut bait. The trout bite has also been good through out Mosquito Lagoon look for the bait holding

over a mix of grass and pot holes and you will find the trout. I like to use jerk baits, topwater plugs and twitch baits but you can

never go wrong with a free lined finger mullet for that trout of a life time. The flounder have also started to move into New Smyrna Beach

and Edgewater, you can target them with a 1/16oz and 1/8oz jig head rigged with soft plastic or live shrimp bounced slowly along

the bottom.

Good luck and enjoy the cooler weather.

Capt Patrick Rood


Fish Species: Redfish,Trout,tarpon,flounder 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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