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

March 2, 2021

2021 is off to a fantastic start! We’ve had some incredible weeks of fishing. Inshore grand slams near Mosquito Lagoon were the common theme. This year we’ve been catching tons of snook, lots of speckled trout, some redfish and some black drum. We’re getting into peak tourist season around New Smyrna Beach with spring breaks under way and plans being made for summer breaks. Calendar is filling fast so don’t wait to schedule once you see what we are catching and what’s on the horizon…

Fishing for snook around New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet has been the highlight of the year. The local snook fishery is the best it’s ever been, hands down. The last couple moths we’ve found numerous locations holding schools of 100-250+ snook. Catching has been phenomenal with most days boating 10-15 snook on the low end where as great days saw upwards of 40 snook caught. Now that spring time temperatures have arrived in New Smyrna and the water has warmed up considerably those winter schools have broken up into much smaller groups. Catch numbers won’t be as spectacular but we’ll still see most days with 5-15 snook caught. Big snook will start biting better now and April through June should see some snook caught in the 10-15 pound range.

Fishing for speckled trout closer to Mosquito Lagoon has really picked up the last couple weeks as water temperatures have increased. Baitfish schools are starting to move around inshore near Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. Big trout will begin spawning soon its time for them to pre-spawn eat! Over the next few months those big “gator” speckled trout we are famous for will start to take center stage on our target list. May and June will be prime months for catching a trophy size trout in the 7-10+ pound range. Until then it will be more numbers than size.

Fishing for redfish in the upper half of Mosquito Lagoon have been hit or miss this year. Lots of our historic better areas in Mosquito Lagoon are now completely devoid of any seagrass. This has meant a dramatic reduction in numbers of the redfish that are in live in that area. We largely fish for smaller redfish in the shallows in other adjacent areas now closer to New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet. On the flip side, larger redfish over 20 pounds found in deeper areas around Ponce Inlet have pretty good numbers of redfish. Best bite activity lately has been following cold fronts and low water levels. Then it warms up, water levels come up, and they widely scatter making them much harder to find. Redfish bite will kind of stay hit or miss till we get into May and June when we start targeting more of the bigger fish on a daily basis. You can target them now but it’s really slow in number of bites per day..

Lots of black drum in the Ponce Inlet area, Mosquito Lagoon, and the Indian River Lagoon. Black drum have been schooling on the flats as well as creek mud flats and shorelines. Black drum are spawning now and sometimes we come across some big ones over 25 pounds. Usually they are mixed in with areas we are targeting for snook and trout.

Spring break season has arrived in Central Florida and the calendar is filling fast. March is nearly full booked and April only has about 7 days open. May, June and July are extremely busy and will be full booked with limited availability so don’t wait to schedule last minute. 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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