Come to the lagoon
Capt. Joe Porcelli
March 27, 2010
Daytona Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
This week was a sure sign that spring is here. The weather was perfect except for a day of wind. It did not shut the fish down, it just made the casting a little more challenging. The reds and black drum have been tailing like crazy on the Mosquito Lagoon flats. I had the owners of Flip Flops restaurant out (Scott and Eric) this week and they had a blast casting to reds as if they were fishing in a barrel. They caught about a dozen reds and black drum. I am sure they will be back soon after such a perfect day. The next day we caught sixteen reds and six trout but the blacks were to freaked out and would not play.
Yesterday I had Kim Adams out for a outing/celebration and she took some really nice redfish and her first black drum. I let her use one of my pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses and she was seeing fish better than some pro's on the tour. I was impressed with how good she saw the fish, I am still talking about it. You can toss a Gulp shrimp or Gulp crab in (natural color) in front of the fish and let them come to you. If the fish goes by the bait wait a few more seconds and he will probably turn around and find it. If you pull it away to soon the fish may go back looking for it but the treat will be gone. Gulp has more sent than most baits and draws the fish in. I remember the first time I tossed a Gulp shrimp at a red and he honed in on it in thick grass. Since then I have dead stuck many a Gulp baits. If you're not Gulping your not grinning. At Ponce Inlet blue fish are taking over and you can nab a few black drum around the rocks as well. Remember think like a fish to catch fish or just call me I will guarantee you do. 386 314 5656
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