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New Smyrna Beach Area - Indian River Lagoon - Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

June 20, 2021

Summer has arrived and it seems like all is back to normal. Thousands of visitors visiting Central Florida has the charter business slammed busy for the next few months. My calendar is nearly full for the remainder of the summer, but here’s what I got left…nothing left open for June, 5 days left open for July and 13 days left open in August. Get an opening while you can!

Those on the calendar over the next few months are in store for some awesome fishing. Been a great variety over the past month fishing from Daytona Beach down into Mosquito Lagoon. We’ve caught lots of big trophy redfish, trout and snook and that’s not really gonna change anytime soon. The next 6 months are my favorite of the year with some truly epic fishing and monster catches!

Things are heating up literally for giant bull redfish making their way to their spawning grounds at Ponce Inlet. Smaller schools of 20-40 pound redfish have been forming with some bigger groups moving around. We’ll catch a few giant redfish each day usually till we get into July. Then it just keeps getting better to the point we catch dozens a day by September. The next five months are best of the year to catch a redfish over 20 pounds when visiting the New Smyrna Beach area. In the backwaters of Mosquito Lagoon we’re sight casting some smaller redfish tailing on shorelines and small flats. Mosquito Lagoon doesn’t hold the numbers of redfish it used to, but we can still find some here and there.

Been catching lots of speckled trout the past month in Mosquito Lagoon. Catching fair numbers of 18-22 inch trout daily, with usually a few over 24 inches (4-5 pounds). Sadly it’s a down year for the giant gator trout which the Lagoon is famous for. We’ve caught several in the 27-30” range during the past few weeks, but previous years that would happen daily instead of over the span of a month. Most days we fish for trout in the Mosquito Lagoon backwaters yield 10+ trout per day which is great catching for everyone. Pretty much strictly fishing live bait for trout next few months.

Still been getting on the snook, fishing everyone from Daytona Beach to Titusville. I mean we are literally seeing historic record numbers in Central Florida, with lots of big giant snook in the 30-38 inch range. Our fishery has been changing quite a bit over the past decade and snook are not only thriving but taking over! It’s quality over quantity during the summer; we won’t catch dozens every day, but we’ll get a few and they are usually the biggest ones. It’s a live bait game this time of year. Catching will remain pretty good all summer. Snook season is closed till September, so catch and release rest of the summer.

Seeing lot of resident tarpon all over the channels and creeks. Have caught a few up to 25 pounds but have spent very little time trying since there’s better options right now. Pretty tough fishery and you gotta be committed to giving it lot of time to get a bite or two. I prefer to target them when i find them in really good moods later in the summer and early fall.

Central Florida seems to be the place to be this summer as evidence by the numbers of travelers visiting the areas. Nothing left open in June. 5 days open in July and 13 days open in August. Little chance of last minute scheduling so don’t wait!!! Text me or call me at 386-212-4931 or even send me an email to secure a date. Read my fishing charter page to view the top reasons why you should book your trip with me today. I look forward to fishing with you soon…

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