Wow…can the fishing get any better than what we’ve experienced over the past couple months. It’s been a Fishing in Mosquito Lagoon and around New Smyrna Beach has been a CATCH FEST! Loads of big speckled trout, bunches of redfish, and several snook were caught in June. Nearly every trip I’ve done since mid-April has seen 25+ fish brought to the boat. The best news…it’s not gonna slow down for at least a couple months. The only thing holding you back is my jam packed summer charter calendar. But I’ve still got a few dates open in July and more in August so don’t delay!
The Speckled Trout bite in Mosquito Lagoon is still going off! Nearly every trip is producing 20+ trout. Lots of keeper size fish for eating, but a bunch of big ,catch and release, trophy size, fish in the 25-30” range. Boated two 30” long trout during the past couple weeks and several more in the 28-29” range. Baitfish bite is where it’s at (mullet, pigfish and croakers). Topwater plugs and soft plastics can produce some too. Trout bite will stay strong all summer. In fact, last July was phenomenal for big trout in the 28-30” range.
Mosquito Lagoon redfish have been schooled up around bait pods throughout the area. Lower water levels can produce some big schools, while other days they are loosely scattered. Regardless, they’ve been biting well. We had a couple days recently with 20+ redfish landed. While that’s out of the norm, most other days are seeing 4-8 redfish being landed. Just like trout, live bait like pinfish, pigfish, mullet, croakers, and shrimp are getting them caught. Targeting the bridges around New Smyrna, as well as the jetties at Ponce Inlet with baitfish is catching big bull redfish over 20lbs. Summer months are prime time to catching giant bull redfish as they school up in massive numbers to spawn over the next few months.
Snook action is really picking up steam as the bigger fish move closer to Ponce Inlet for a summer spawning session. We’re targeting docks, bridges, and shorelines along the way. This style of fishing is not easy, it’s pure combat fishing with heavy gear and hard fights to pull them from structure. As such, many get lost or broken off. But the ones we do catch are in the 5-12lb range. Snook are also widely scattered in the Lagoons as well, but bites can be more random and tough to predict. We did catch a couple this past week on live bait. Snook season remains closed for the summer so it’s all catch and release.
We’re in the peak of the summer vacation season and it’s super busy. My calendar was booked full for June and July is almost fully booked as well. I’ve got 8 days open in July and 14 days open for August. Don’t wait till last minute to schedule a trip for you or your family. I take last second scheduling if I have open days. Call me at 386-212-4931 or 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…