Sandesh Sukhdeo


New Smyrna Beach, FL  

About Me

I love fishing and have had a passion for it since I was 3 years old. 17 years later I am living a dream come true. I live in New Symrna Beach, Florida and Fish primarily inshore for tarpon, snook, redfish and trout. I love having conversations about fishing gear and discussing current events in the fishing world. 

My Recent Articles

How To:
Choosing A Snook Reel

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Nov-29

When you are snook fishing having the right equipment is key. Having a sturdy rod with a good reel can make the difference between loosing the fish of a lifetime and landing it. You need a sturdy rod and reel that can handle big fish and that has a good drag and good frame construction. These big fi...

Fishing Report:
Night Bite!

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Oct-17

The night bite in New Symrna Beach has been great over the past few weeks. We have been fishing the causeways primarily and have been catching snook, redfish and tarpon. We have been throwing large swim baits and flairhawks on the incoming tide slowly burning the swimbaits so they stay right above t...
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How To:
Choosing A Snook Reel

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Nov-29

When you are snook fishing having the right equipment is key. Having a sturdy rod with a good reel can make the difference between loosing the fish of a lifetime and landing it. You need a sturdy rod and reel that can handle big fish and that has a good drag and good frame construction. These big fi...

Fishing Report:
Night Bite!

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Oct-17

The night bite in New Symrna Beach has been great over the past few weeks. We have been fishing the causeways primarily and have been catching snook, redfish and tarpon. We have been throwing large swim baits and flairhawks on the incoming tide slowly burning the swimbaits so they stay right above t...

How To:
How To Choose A Jetty Rod

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Aug-19

There are hundreds of rod brands out there with thousands of models to choose from. These rods can vary in price from 50 dollars all the way up to 500 dollars. With so many rod choice's how does angler make a decision? First of all, you as the angler have to know what you use the rod for and you...

Fishing Report:
The Great Summer Slump

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Aug-17

This past week in the New Smyrna Beach, Spruce Creek area the fishing has been incredibly slow. I honestly don't know what is going on. I have been going at all the right times and using the rights lures and live baits and I have been coming home as well as many of my fellow anglers.In the back...

Fishing Report:
Sebastian Snooking

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Aug-15

The fishing around the Sebastian inlet area has been great lately. I have been fishing the beaches and the inlet the past few days and the bite has been hit or miss. On the beach we like to get out 15-25 minutes before first light and throw swimbaits such as the 9 inch Spooltek in a grey patt...

How To:
Mullet Run Prep

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jul-30

The 2018 Mullet Run Is Just Around The Corner The mullet run is just around the corner for us Floridians living on the East Coast. The mullet run is an epic fishing event that happens from late August to early October, where the mullet make their yearly migration down the East Coast of Florida. T...

Fishing Report:
The Rain Is Heating Things Up!

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jul-23

July 2018 New Smyrna Beach Fishing ReportIn the New Smyrna Beach, Spruce Creek area the bite has been on the slower side until these last few days, due to the fact there has been a lot of rain. Whatever happened is great the fishing has been better and I have been enjoying it. In the New Smyrna B...

Fishing Report:
Flock To The Piers!

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jul-17

August Volusia County Pier FishingIn the Volusia county area the beach piers are where all the hot action is. The Main Street pier in Daytona Beach has been producing slot sized redfish, black drum, whiting, angel spadefish and some sharks. The bite has been steady but there are two or three "15...

Fishing Report:
Pond Pounding

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jul-15

Fishing For Micro Tarpon On Golf CoursesAlthough the summer bite has been "bleh" in saltwater, the freshwater and pond bite has been excellent. I have been fishing a few golf course ponds recently and I have been catching 5-10 each outing. I typically like to go out in the evenings and the bass h...

Fishing Report:
The Summer Slump

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jul-15

July Fishing In New Symrna Beach Beach, Spruce Creek area the fishing has been mediocre. I have not been catching too many fish lately, although the night bite has been steady. The backwaters of the New Smyrna Beach area have been yielding a few small redfish and jacks and...

Fishing Report:
Sebastian Summer Snookin

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jul-09

Summer Fishing In Sebastien Florida For SnookRight now on the east coast of Florida the snook are breeding of of the beach. These fish can be sight fished from the beach and you can see them swimming in the first trough. It is almost surreal seeing a fish that big swimming that close to the bea...

Fishing Report:
Where Are The Fish?

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jul-06

Slow Fishing In Spruce Creek! The fishing in the New Smyrna Beach and Spruce Creek area has been quite slow these past few days. I think that the water temperature has been too high as well as having an excess amount of runoff from the rainfall. This has made the water very dirty and very rough. ...

How To:
What I Use For Goliath Grouper

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jun-28

My Go To Pier Goliath Grouper Set Up I have been pier fishing for most of my life but more recently I have seen people start to target Goliath Groupers for Sport. The setup I have is a great all around set up that can handle fish from 10-200lbs and it can be fishe...

Fishing Report:
Lure Selection For Spruce Creek Backwaters

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jun-22

Choosing Your Lures For Fishing In Spruce Creek The spruce creek river system is a unique ecosystem. There are many points in the river where freshwater runs into it creating a brackish ecosystem. The primary species that are found in the spruce creek water way are tarpon, snook, redfish, trout a...

Fishing Report:
Sebastian Snapppers

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-Jun-21

6/20/2018The summer pattern has finally began in Florida.The snook have moved off to the beachs to start breeding and the snook fishing at sebastian inlet has been put to a screeching halt unless you can find a few dozen croakers.However there are larger more powerful gamefish lurk around the piling...

Fishing Report:
Snooky Sunday

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-May-26

Snook Fishing In New Symrna BeachThis past week in the New Symrna Beach, Port Orange area the bite has been hot. Whether it is early morning back water fishing or late night causeway fishing the fish have been coming up thick. The most popular catch right now is snook due to the fact that the wat...

How To:
Topshoting With Mono And Its Applications

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-May-17

Why I Don't Use Straight Braid On My Reels A few years ago I made the switch from mono to braid. I ran straight braid on all my reels for a while but then I read an article on using braid as backing and mono as your mainline. That was the invention of the top shot. I have 3 setups that I use...

How To:
Cast Net Selection For Bait

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-May-16

How To Choose Your Cast Net My Introduction To Cast NetsI have been fishing since I was 5 years old. But surprisingly I did not get a fishing rod first. Instead my Grandpa made me a 2.5ft custom cast net and he gave it to me for my 5th birthday. I learned how to catch mullet and diff...

How To:
Ultralight Fishing For Saltwater?

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-May-15

Many people have the mindset that you can not ultralight fish for saltwater fish. I think that that is the furthest thing from the truth. Over the past month I have been doing a majority of my inshore and jetty fishing with an ultra light set up. The reel I use is the Daiwa Legalis LT 1000. This ree...

How To:
How To Cook Mangrove Snapper And Redfish

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-May-12

My Two Favorite Inshore Fish To Eat! There is always something memorable about going out for a day of fishing and then coming back home and being able to eat your catch. My 2 favorite fish to eat are mangrove snapper and redfish. They are present in great I numbers in the New Smyrna Beach area. ...

How To:
Swimbaits I Use For Bridge, Jetty And Pier Fishing

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-May-11

My Favorite Lures For Fishing From Land 15 Years Of Swimbait Action!  The upgraded hook and the self deploying steel leader will help increase you hook up ratios. The first lure I ever used, was a swimbait. 15 years ago I started to fish my local community pond and all...

How To:
How To Choose A Snook Jigging Rod

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-May-10

Best Rods For Throwing Snook Jigs What Is Snook Jigging? Snook jigging has become quite the popular thing on Florida's East over the past year. I know many of the fishermen down south have been doing it since the 80's. Up around the New Symrna and Daytona Beach area our local outfitters and...

Fishing Report:
Causeway Madness

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by: Sandesh Sukhdeo

Posted On : 2018-May-10

New Smynna Causeway Fishing (May 2018)This past week the bite around the New Smyrna Beach Causeways has been exceptional. We have been catching snook, redfish and tarpon. Every night we have been out we have landed multiple snook and tarpon and the occasional bull red. The key has been "bumping bott...

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