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

June 26, 2018

Summer has arrived and with it the busiest few fishing months of the year. Those that fished with me during the past 4-6 weeks were treated to some epic big trout fishing in Mosquito Lagoon. During the past week water levels have really dropped and produced numerous redfish schools on the shallow flats. The trout bite has slowed a bit, but the redfish bite in Mosquito Lagoon has turned on. Snook fishing is starting to pick up at docks and bridges around New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet. There are also fair numbers of tarpon starting to show themselves in the channels and creeks. Only 9 days open from today through end of July so don’t wait till last minute!!!

May produced an insane speckled trout bite in Mosquito Lagoon. We caught dozens of world class spotted sea trout in the 26-32 inch range, with hundreds of others between 18-24 inches. Mosquito Lagoon is world famous for gator trout and we boated a couple at the 10 pound range and a several more 7-8 pound fish. Every trip saw great catching with 10-20+ trout landed each day. Live bait like mullet, pigfish and croakers did all the catching. The bite for the big giant trout has waned a bit during the past week as we have seen water levels drop and fish move into post spawn patterns. We’ll still catch them throughout the summer but it’ll be more numbers than big ones the rest of the year.

Fishing for redfish in Mosquito Lagoon has been the hot ticket during the past 7-10 days. Water levels have really dropped and this has produced some good schooling activity. My trip today landed 14 redfish in just a few hours. Most others during the past week all caught 5-10 redfish. Redfish have been tailing up shallow making for great sight casting. Live shrimp, pinfish, and pigfish are working extremely well. Soft plastic lures, spoons, and DOA shrimp are working when throwing lures.

We’re starting to fish a bit more for snook in New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet again, targeting the docks, bridges, and jetties. Snook are gearing up to spawn so where you find one there are likely several. It’s a combat fishing game around structure. So we are fishing with heavy tackled and usually breaking off a lot of fish in the process. Pinfish, croakers, and live mullet in addition to live shrimp and DOA shrimp will produce good results.

Not much open from now through the end of July…only 9 days scattered throughout the month. August will start filling fast as well with summer vacations winding down before kids go back to school. Don’t wait till this last minute to schedule a trip. 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…

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