Author: Sandesh Sukhdeo
New Smyrna Beach Fishing Report
The past few days in the New Smyrna Beach have been wet and gloomy. But when the rain stops for a few hours each day the bite has been okay. In the backwaters we have been catching lots of Jacks, Ladyfish and Bluefish. One day we hooked up on jacks every single cast. We landed about 10-15 in less than 1 hour. The most popular lures to use right now are DOA shad tails in the green grape color with a 1/4 or 3/8 jighead or a super spook in the chrome color. At night the bite has been good. I have not had the chance to make it out due to an injury on my hands and feet. But from what I have heard and seen, lots of snook and tarpon around the causeways. The bite has been heating up right after midnight. There are a few bull reds in the mix as well but the two prime targets right now are big snook and 4-6 tarpon.
Most of our hook ups have come from casting our lure 5-10ft in front of the lights on the causeway fenders and letting them sink and hit bottom. One we hit bottom we start to twitch our lure and do a stop and jerk retrieve. If there are fish there they will slam the lure 5-10 seconds after the first twitch. I expect the bite to pick up once this gloomy weather passes. There is a big low pressure system moving through Florida right now and they say it will stick around for the next week. Once this system passes everything will heat back up and we should start to see more Bull Reds and Slot Snook as well as a few big tarpon.
Good luck and Tight Lines!
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