It sure feels like summer lately as we push through the month of May and enjoy some great fishing along the way. We are still in our dry season with very little rain which makes for great water clarity and great weather on most days. This pattern should hold on for a while longer before we get into the dog days of summer.
Most of our fishing continues to take place in Mosquito Lagoon which is only a few miles south of Ponce Inlet. The water has been nice and clear with good sea grass coverage and lots of bait. The fish have been active and the sight fishing has been great with lots of reds, trout and some black drum. There have been some snook around in some areas too. These fish have been really cooperative for both spin and fly anglers alike making for some great sight fishing.
Around the Ponce Inlet area, we have been finding some bigger bull redfish along with a few snook. Some of the nearshore fish like false albacore tuna that we have been waiting for have arrived and on the nicer days we will definitely be out looking for them. Sight fishing these drag burners on 10lb test or light fly tackle is a ton of fun. Tarpon will be here soon as well!
Our beautiful early summer weather has been here this past week with some really nice and sunny days. Pleasant temperatures and low relative humidity along with low changes of rain makes it very comfortable to fish this time of year. The bite has been good and it’s just been a lot of fun to be on the water.
Mosquito Lagoon is our renowned flats fishery that’s just south of Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. Ponce Inlet is the headwaters for this shallow water lagoon that runs 33 miles down the coast all the way to NASAs Kennedy Space Center. The sight fishing lately for redfish, trout, and black drum has been very good. Some snook have also been in a few areas we fish. This is perfect fishing for fly and light tackle anglers.
The Ponce Inlet area has been fishing well also with larger reds and snook activity during lower light periods around sunrise. Tarpon and false albacore tuna could give us some opportunities this month as a lot of our warm water species begin to arrive and get active.
This is a great time of year to fish for all of our fisheries options so take advantage of the early summer conditions!
April has been a rather unpredictable month when it comes to weather around Ponce Inlet, but thankfully the fishing has been much more predictable. We have had windy and cloudy days more days than we haven’t, but that hasn’t stopped us from having some really good catching. This unpredictable weather pattern will settle over the coming weeks as we enter May and our summer time calm weather period.
The fishing in Mosquito Lagoon just to the south of Ponce Inlet continues to be our primary focus. We have had some fun days sight fishing in the clear water that’s in most areas of the lagoon. Big reds, sea trout, black drum and some snook have been around in many areas. Fly and light tackle are both great methods for targeting these fish.
The Ponce Inlet area is entering its prime season and we will be targeting the warm water species very soon including tarpon, snook, false albacore tuna and big jack crevalle. These species are coming into season as we enter summertime and get the calm conditions it brings. We will also have some great opportunities at big redfish on many days as well.
The interim season between the last days of spring and the first days of summer can bring some of my most looked forward to fishing opportunities. Baits begin to move again, warm water species become active, and we enter a period of the year with fishing we have long awaited during the winter. During this transitional period, we still get the lower humidity and pleasant temperatures of spring but we also begin to enjoy the fruits of summer.
In Mosquito Lagoon, the fishing continues to be a lot of fun lately. We have some great grass growth, happy fish and pretty awesome sight fishing opportunities. Fly and spin anglers have had great shots and cruising and tailing redfish and black drum with the occasional trout mixed in. There have been a few snook around as well as it warms up and they come out of their winter hiding spots.
The Ponce Inlet area has also entered the warm water season with snook and reds giving us opportunities on most days. The fishing in this area will stay active as we continue through summer.
The nearshore fishing we have off the Ponce Inlet area is very close to entering its season as well. We will soon have tarpon, false albacore tuna and big jack crevalle giving us chances on the days we get off the beach. These species are always a lot of fun to catch for both novice and skilled anglers and we have been eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Spring time patterns are now in full effect in our area of central Florida. Warm days with pleasant temperatures are the norm and thankfully we are still in our dry season so rain hasn’t been an issue either. The fishing has been a lot of fun and lots of good stuff is on the horizon for our fishing options.
In the Mosquito Lagoon area just to the south of Ponce Inlet, sight fishing for redfish and black drum has been good lately. We’ve been getting some really nice fish using a few different techniques with sight fishing using fly and spin tackle being the most rewarding. Water clarity remains good and we’re seeing some healthy looking sea grass growth.
The Ponce Inlet area is gearing up for the warm water season with reds and snook showing some good activity which will only get better in the coming weeks. It won’t be long before the tarpon are cruising the coast along with false albacore tuna. This type of fishing is also one of my favorites and I can’t wait for the fishing that’s right on the horizon for us.
Just when we thought all the chill of winter was past us with weeks of 80-85 degree weather, we got another small cold snap this week. The cool down shouldn’t make fishing tough but rather the opposite, it should make the bite better and also improve the water clarity even more. The cool weather will likely only last a couple days this week but we will take it while we can get it.
The fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon area a short distance south of Ponce Inlet has continued to be our main focus for this time of year. Fairly good grass growth and clear water have helped make the fishing a lot of fun recently. Both spin and fly anglers have been getting good shots sight fishing and we have also spent some time using other techniques when the conditions aren’t optimal for visually seeing fish in the water.
The Ponce Inlet area has been fishing its spring pattern with some big reds and a few snook starting to become active. The next few months will only get better as the weather gets warmer and our other target species like false albacore tuna and tarpon arrive.
Spring in Florida is one of the nicest times of the year with comfortable weather and fun fishing. Don’t miss out on this season!
Unusually warm weather continues and has brought about what seems like we will get an early spring this year. The fish are transitioning fully into patterns we don’t normally see for another month but that’s ok because we have been having some fun days on the water.
The Ponce Inlet area is starting to get more active with fish behaving like they would during the warmer months of the year and things should continue to get better in the coming weeks. Redfish and some snook will be our targets for these trips until the warm water species like false albacore tuna and tarpon arrive.
Mosquito Lagoon which is our adjacent estuary to the Ponce Inlet area has been our primary focus during the winter and spring months. The water clarity remains good for sight fishing reds and black drum with both spin and fly tackle. This type of fishing is challenging and rewarding, very much like hunting as we stalk the flats looking for fish to throw at. We will continue to fish this area when we can over the next few months through mid summer before we shift our focus to the tidal areas.
Spring seems to be here a bit early this year with temperatures forecast as high 90 degree this week! The warm weather with relatively low humidity has certainly made for pleasant fishing conditions and the fish themselves have shifted into their spring time patterns.
Mosquito Lagoon which is about 10 miles south of Ponce Inlet has been the place for most of our fishing lately. Good sight fishing for redfish and black drum has been keeping my anglers rods bent on the sunny and calm days and we’ve been using a few other techniques on some of the more breezy and cloudy days.
The Ponce Inlet area has been transitioning into its spring patterns with ocean temperatures in the mid 70’s which is very unusual for February. The target species of redfish, snook and tarpon along with big jack crevalle and false albacore tuna will all be on our radar very shortly. We have been catching some nice reds already and the snook will be more active soon.
Winter almost seems likes it’s in the rear view mirror with day after day of warm temperatures in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. The fish feel this too and have been moving away from winter patterns and into spring type behavior. This can present us some new opportunities in the coming days and weeks.
Most of our recent trips continue to be in the Mosquito Lagoon area that’s about 10-15 miles south of Ponce Inlet. We have been using both of our Hell’s Bay skiffs to access fish in the shallowest back country areas. Fish tailing, feeding on shorelines, moving around in small schools and other great behaviors conducive to sight fishing have been the recent trend. This provides great opportunities for both spin and fly fisherman.
The Ponce Inlet area has been fishing in its winter pattern still with some opportunities at resident redfish and a few black drum which are starting their migration north. Snook will likely begin to get more active as the warmer days continue. Within the new month or two, we will start to enter the productive spring and following seasons that make the inlet area a great place to fish.
Another couple weeks of too-nice-to-be-winter weather has passed and we have enjoyed some great days on the water in spring like conditions. Upper 70’s and sunny skies have had it feeling like it’s spring time. The fishing has been a lot of fun as well with a combination of cooler and warmer weather patterns coming together.
We have been spending most of our time lately in Mosquito Lagoon just to the south of Ponce Inlet. The water clarity has been good for sight fishing and the bite has been good too. We’ve been catching a few trout but mostly redfish and black drum on spin and fly tackle.
The Ponce Inlet area is entering its spring time pattern early this year with a little activity from snook and reds starting to get going. As water temperatures react to the warmer winter we have been having, bait will start to move more and this area will only get better.
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