New Smyrna Beach Redfish
Capt. Drew Cavanaugh
December 20, 2012
New Smyrna Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
December 20th, 2012
New Smyrna Beach & Mosquito Lagoon Redfish
The past couple of weeks the inshore flats fishing here on the Mosquito Lagoon in the New Smyrna Beach areas has really taken off. With sustainable weather patterns and clear skies sight fishing has been at a premium.
The main areas to focus on are grass flats that are hold good numbers or amounts of food for the fish to feed on. Whether it is crabs, shrimp or mullet. Watch for signs of life and activity. All of the Mosquito Lagoon is active at this time of year, from the Titusville and Cocoa Beach areas to the Edgewater, Oak Hill and New Smyrna Beach area.
As the approaching daylight comes look for tailing redfish along with a few black drum at first light. These fish will be very nervous so be careful on your approach and soft casts. As always approach the fish with the utmost stealth and patience. Sun at your back and in their eyes. Get to the areas you want to cover first. You do not want stragglers(other boats) coming in on you so don't go in on them. Show respect and you will get respect back, don't show respect and you will get none in return. This is how it works.
Spotted seatrout are strong among the flats as well. Some of the trout I have been getting are pushing 8 pounds give or take. The key with them is extreme stealth. They spook very easy. Watch sand holes and shallow grass lines with no one around to scare them. Please be sure to handle every one of these prized species with care. this will ensure a higher survival rate for our future fisheries.
The go to baits are the DOA CAL's and the DOA Baitbusters this time of year. Black crab flies or shrimp patterns are always the go to for the fly angler. #4 hook will work just fine. Light leaders as well for both fly or spin.
Spotted Seatrout, Red Drum and Black Drum
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