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April 2014 Fishing Report

Capt. Patrick Rood
April 14, 2014
Mosquito Lagoon - Saltwater Fishing Report

With the start of spring comes with some great fishing from Daytona Bch south toMosquito Lagoon the bite is on. We are starting to see some more bait arrive in the waters of new Smyrna Bch and Mosquito Lagoon which brings a great food source for trout and other species. The trout bite has been good with weights above 10lbs coming boat side . My bait of choice would have to be a free lined finger mullet. The top water bite has also been great in the early morning and then switching over to a soft plastic as the sun rises a little higher. Target the flats with a lot of bait and you find the trout holding in and around the sand holes . The red fish bite has also been good whether fishing north in the creeks of New Smyrna or south on the flats of mosquito lagoon they can be found. i like to throw ADL spoons and also soft plastics along with live or cut bait all of these will do the trick. The black drum can still be located through out the lagoon system in large schools . They have been eating shrimp very well and can also be fooled on several different soft plastics as well. I have had a report that the cobia bite has been on fire just south of us so hopefully with the increase of warmer weather
will bring warmer water temps off the beach and we will see them moving north shortly.
Good luck and be safe.

Capt Patrick Rood
(386) 566 1394

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