Low water levels in the Mosquito Lagoon have concentrated the redfish. They can be found in schools, singles, and small groups throughout the day. The best baits have been those imitating mullet or small fish with the DOA Baitbuster and four inch CAL in the silver mullet color. The tarpon that were present last month have been few and far between. The ladyfish schools have thinned out as well but some large schools of jack crevalle can be found crashing schools of mullet.
The fishing was excellent this week. Each day clients had consistent shots at redfish throughout the day. As always, casting accuracy was the determining factor. Good casts usually resulted in a hookup. Jim and his son James had the best day landing over a dozen redfish and losing a few more.
For some great light tackle action, watch for mullet being crashed by schools of jacks along the outside edges of the sand bars during midday. They are usually being shadowed by diving pelicans and can be seen from a long distance. These schools move quickly but will strike anything that moves when it is cast into the feeding frenzy.
As mentioned above, the water levels are extremely low right now. We witnessed multiple boats run aground during the week. Navigate with care and always wear your kill switch.
Capt. Chris Myers
Daytona Beach Fishing Guide
WOW! Those are some sweet Reds.
This too shall pass.