Spring 2019 has arrived to the waters of the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon here at New Smyrna Beach, water temperatures are up to the 70’s F in the intracoastal waterway and the mid 60’s in the ocean surf line, bait fish are returning the lagoon coming up from the south as the temps rise, coastal migratory game fish also starting tobe caught, including Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Pompano, and Ladyfish,our local resident fish Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper are also returning to their normal locations after spendingthe winter hiding in the cold water spots. The spring shrimp run isstarting with lots of fish focusing on one of their favorite foods the local shrimp. Water is still clear here in the north Lagoon and backcountry so artificial lures and flies are working with good visibility for the fish to see the “fake” baits. Kris from Maine was out with the family recently with me in the backcountry catching many different species on shrimp, dad got to catch a nice Redfishwhich we released to grow up and become a larger spawning fish someday……………….

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………….son Liam got to catch and release a good Black Drum at another backwaters fishing hole…………….

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Ken from Chicago caught a bunch of fish on his trip with a couple good Redfish including this cool 9 spot fish on an artificial soft plastic lure………...

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Repeat client Mike from Mt. Dora Florida came out again with friend on another trip into the backcountry, we got on a hole with a school of Black Drum and Mike landed 5 nice fun ones……………

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Black Drum are one of our staple “good” fish but they are in decreasing numbers as well as all our other quality fish so I encourage Catch Photo Release on our bigger fish to protect the fishery for the future, Lisa from Ohio with another nice Black Drum……………

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Repeat client fly fisherman Phil from Colorado caught several fish on fly on his recent trip, including school size Spotted Seatrout, fly fishing will continue to be good through the spring months with clear water and even more schooling surface striking game fish arriving in waves on their northward path up the coast…………..

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First time clients from Maine out on a fun back waters mixed bag trip recently just after another cold front which lowered water temps fora few days, pushing the pattern back to a winter one again for a short time, Dr David caught a few fun size Seatrout……………...

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Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry and Flats Fishing
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando, East Central Florida
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