Hey there Anglers!
January kicked off with freezing temps for over 3 to 5 days during cold fronts causing a lot of fish kill in certain areas. I went out several days during those freezing days and saw lots of snook and tarpon belly up,which don’t tolerate extreme drops in temps so quick. Trout the larger ones were in a sluggish pattern, they were still upright but barely hanging on. Our redfish, blackdrum, sheepshead, mango snapper don’t seem affected during sudden changes in temp drops. But, with these colder temps brought great fishing in mosquito lagoon.
Just south of New Smyrna beach our fish move in the shallows due to the fact that these areas warm up during the day so nice schools of redfish and black drum have started to show. They are feeding on mostly shrimp, either dead or alive will work well also soft baits like doa, gulp, z mann, are working. Our black drum prefer dead shrimp, and sheepshead like small crabs and shrimp. Even though we lost some great game fish some still survived not all is lost and there is still some excellent fishing. Book a charter soon as this time of year is such a great time in Daytona beaches creeks and the crystal clear waters of mosquito lagoon. Light tackle fishing at its finest in the inshore and backwaters! See you on the water!