Patrick Rood

The recent cold fronts and the moon phase has helped push some of the excess water out of the New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon area. The water clarity is awesome on leeward sides of shorelines but the high winds have churned up the bottom making very hard to sight fish in the open. We still have bait through out the lagoon and with the stronger tide pulls last week the shrimp had even started to make an appearance. The trout , black drum and red fish bite has been good when conditions have allowed. The water temps have cooled a little and is starting to push these fish into there Fall time patterns. This time of year i like to use a lot of different baits from live to artificial. Look for the red fish and the larger trout to be hanging around the sand holes and on and and around the mud flats. A slow retrieve with soft plastics, ADL spoons and a twitch bait are all excellent choices. The flounder have made a move into the backwaters as well and can be picked up the same way and in addition bouncing a live shrimp on a jig head is always a good choice. in the next few days they are calling for the winds to settle a bit and expect the bite to only increase.

Capt Patrick Rood 

Fish Species: Redfish,Trout,Black Drum and Flounder
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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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