Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Reports

Early November Fishing Report

Date: November 9, 2020

As fall fishing enters its last month, great opportunities at several species are still available. Cooler and less humid weather is arriving in central Florida and this is one of the most comfortable times of the year in the Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach area.  Big bull redfish are still the specialty … Continue reading “Early November Fishing Report”

Late October Fishing Report

Date: October 21, 2020

Fall patterns have remained stable and the fishing has been great on almost every trip in the Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna and Daytona Beach area. Hurricane season is almost passed now and more stable weather between cold fronts is on the horizon.  Fishing for big bull redfish remains outstanding with catches averaging 5-10 fish on … Continue reading “Late October Fishing Report”

Early October Fishing Report

Date: October 8, 2020

Fall fishing is wide open here in the Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach area. Cooler temperatures, lower humidity and lower chances for rain make being on the water very comfortable this time of year. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, and the fishing is just right.  Big redfish are here … Continue reading “Early October Fishing Report”

Fall Fishing is in full swing

Date: October 2, 2020

Fall fishing is in full swing and the mullet run is just beginning. This brings another exciting season to our fishing in the Ponce Inlet area A few days of heavy wind, lots of rain and extreme tides in the Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach area recently changed the pattern a bit, … Continue reading “Fall Fishing is in full swing”

Big Bull Redfish

Date: September 21, 2020

As we navigate our way through hurricane season, we have so far been lucky here in east central Florida. Aside from a few days of tropical influence, we have had fishable weather for most of the month. Big bull redfish are the focus this time of year, with variable chances at tarpon on any given … Continue reading “Big Bull Redfish”

Mid August Fishing Report

Date: August 19, 2020

Mid August brings some of the hottest weather of the year to our hemisphere but it also brings some incredible fishing. Both inshore and nearshore fishing in the Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon area are entering their peak seasons. Big bull redfish are arriving in large numbers and joining the resident … Continue reading “Mid August Fishing Report”

Early August Fishing Report

Date: August 7, 2020

As the weather gets hotter, so does the fishing! August is a month of mixed emotions, one of great fishing while simultaneously dodging tropical systems, something anyone on the east coast of the US can relate to!  Tarpon and bull redfish are abundant and offering some of the best opportunities of the year. Jack crevalle … Continue reading “Early August Fishing Report”

End of July Report

Date: July 28, 2020

The last week has brought a different weather pattern with tropical systems moving south of us here in New Smyrna Beach, but the fishing has remained good!  The daily cycle of afternoon thunderstorms has changed with a strong onshore flow and mild showers with no lightning. None the less we have been able to avoid … Continue reading “End of July Report”

Late July Fishing Report

Date: July 20, 2020

Great fishing continues as we near the latter half of July. Fishing for big reds has been a consistent option with almost every trip producing several trophy class fish. This pattern should remain steady through the end of summer and fall as more and more fish move towards Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach.  Tarpon … Continue reading “Late July Fishing Report”

Mid July Fishing Report

Date: July 9, 2020

As we enter the middle of summer, the fishing continues to be outstanding on almost every trip. Calm, sunny mornings followed by the chance of an afternoon thunderstorm has become a near daily occurrence here in central Florida. Mid summer heat has transitioned our focus to mainly using the bay boat and it will remain … Continue reading “Mid July Fishing Report”

Looking toward July

Date: June 30, 2020

The fishing the past week has continued to be outstanding, with big bull redfish on almost every trip and tarpon on most days that we could target them.  As weather patterns settle into summer smoothness, the fishing should continue to be great and with even more predictably good weather conditions. In July we can expect … Continue reading “Looking toward July”

Late June fishing is just as hot as the weather!

Date: June 26, 2020

What a spectacular month June has turned out to be for fishing. We have had a few rain showers on the boat but all in all it’s been a good month weather wise, and July should be even better for weather.  Tarpon fishing has been as good as it gets here in New Smyrna Beach … Continue reading “Late June fishing is just as hot as the weather!”

June fishing continues to be great!

Date: June 17, 2020

Despite some cloudy and rainy days, June is shaping up to be an amazing fishing month in Mosquito Lagoon and Ponce Inlet. We have landed a couple dozen huge reds this past week alone with some tarpon and sea trout.  Big bull redfish have been the main focus of our inshore trips and have been … Continue reading “June fishing continues to be great!”

Great Fishing in June

Date: June 10, 2020

June is turning out to be a great month for fishing so far. Opportunities for many different species are becoming a daily occurrence. As these first tropical systems have now passed by, we will hopefully enter the summer time lull with great weather nearly every morning and most afternoons through July.  Tarpon have been showing … Continue reading “Great Fishing in June”

Beginning of June Fishing Report

Date: June 5, 2020

The weather patterns have begun to shape up into the standard Florida summer weather, with beautiful mornings and chances of showers in the afternoon. These calm mornings will start to allow some of the best nearshore fishing of the year that takes place during the summer months.  Tarpon are arriving and have started their normal … Continue reading “Beginning of June Fishing Report”

Heading into June

Date: June 1, 2020

This past week has been challenging weather wise with the start of our rainy season and a couple tropical waves which subsequently turned into land falling tropical systems in the Carolinas, but the fishing has remained good. We have been catching a lot of fish in both the bay boat and the skiffs.  In the … Continue reading “Heading into June”

Late May fishing continues to be awesome!

Date: May 19, 2020

As we enter the later stage of May, the fishing continues to be great in Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna, and Mosquito Lagoon. Lots of big bull redfish, fun sight fishing in the back country for 4-8lb class redfish and sea trout, and some snook around as well.  Tarpon are here and starting to stage in … Continue reading “Late May fishing continues to be awesome!”

Trout and Snook in Mosquito Lagoon

Date: May 11, 2020

All the areas we fish have been productive this past week. We had some great days fly fishing for redfish, trout and snook in Mosquito Lagoon, and also caught some big bull redfish and nearshore species in the bay boat. Great weather earlier this past week have us some excellent sight fishing and allowed us … Continue reading “Trout and Snook in Mosquito Lagoon”

April Fishing

Date: April 13, 2020

April fishing has started off great with a good bull redfish bite and good sight fishing for 4-8lb class redfish and sea trout. Fishing the bull reds around tidal times and then spending the rest of the day sight fishing has proven to be a good combination this month. Snook have already become active and … Continue reading “April Fishing”

Tailhunter Fishing Report

Date: July 3, 2019

The majority of anglers will fish in Mosquito Lagoon. Expect to see a large body of water with clear flats harboring bottoms covered in sea grass. Juvenile redfish and trout inhabit the majority of the lagoons shallow flats with larger fish in the deeper areas. Sometimes the lagoons redfish, large and small gather in schools … Continue reading “Tailhunter Fishing Report”

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