The Mosquito lagoon is located just south of New Smyrna Beach and in the boundaries of Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island wildlife refuge. within an hour of Orlando and most attractions and minutes from Daytona beach. Capt Tony has been an Inshore fishing guide since 2008.
The Mosquito lagoon is home to many saltwater fish including Redfish, Seatrout, Black Drum, Snook, Tarpon and Flounder, these are the main targeted fish. Redfish, Seatrout and Snook are the most sought after fish.
Redfish can be fished year round and caught using a bunch of different methods, spin fishing with live bait or dead bait is probably the easiest for the beginning and intermediate angler and for more experienced anglers like to use lures or throw flies!! What ever way you fish for them it doesn't matter redfish are a blast to catching using any method.
Seatrout can be caught using the same methods as redfish but fishing for them is totally different but just as exciting. During the summer months using live bait catches can exceed 20 fish a day, or you can target trophy size seatrout and catch a few giants!!
Snook can be caught on live bait or lures and even fly gear, but are one of the toughest battles you will have. Fishing near docks, mangroves or bridges all have there challenges when battle a big snook, I call them bass on Steroids, catch one and you'll know what I am talking about!!
There are many different ways to fish the shallow water of the Mosquito lagoon, my favorite way is to sight fish, meaning you wait to spot the fish in shallow water then present a fly, lure or bait to that fish and hopefully get to watch it gobble your bait up!!
You can also chunk dead cut bait and wait for the fish to find it or throw various types of ours and hope it crosses path with a fish. all theses ways of fishing provide a lot of entertainment for anglers of all skill level.
Spinning gear is probably the most popular gear and way to fish the lagoon, but fly gear comes in second.
If you have never been on the bow of a boat and been poled silently along trying to spot a redfish or Gator( Very Big Seatrout) laid up will have your heart beating out of your chest!!
New Smyrna beach has many types of saltwater fishing scenarios you'll find here in Central Florida. We have bridges, docks, mangrove shorelines and oyster beds and Ponce Inlet that all attract fish!! Fishing these areas require knowledge of the tide and times of year to be at what type or all the different structure.
While fishing in New Smyrna beach you'll be pleasantly surprised at all the fish and wildlife around you. Dolphins are very abundant in New Smyrna and the Mosquito lagoon. They are never to far from people fishing looking for a free meal.. Manatees are in the Mosquito lagoon anywhere there is sea grass, an adult Manatee can graze an acre of grass a day. Let Capt Tony guide you Inshore fishing and see the abundant wildlife to make memories that last a lifetime.