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May 2019 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando Mosquito Lagoon

Earlysummer fishing patterns have arrived here atEast Central Florida in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoonbackcountry nowas of May 2019, water temperatures haveriseninto the upper 70’s F, more numbers of bait fish schools arriving,game fish becoming more widespread and less concentrated as normalfor summer, more variety of species being caught on my trips as thesubtropical warmer water types moving back north for the rest of theyear after their wintering down south. These fun rod bending inshoregame fish include Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish which join our localresidential fish like Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper,Whiting and also a few Redfish and Snook make my mixed bag varietytrips interesting with all the different species. Recent trip withrepeat clients from Indianapolis includedlots of the usual fish, Candy had the best one a nice BlackDrum……………….


Morerepeat clients from Buffalo, NY who were here on their annual NewSmyrna Beach vacation, out with me again had a fun trip, young Johncaught a nice Seatrout……………..


BlackDrum continue to be a staple species here in the backcountry watersfrequenting deeper holes and small channel bottoms eating shrimp andcrabs, Iencourage Catch Photo Release on Drum both Red and Black to helpsupport our pressured fishery and keep these fun fish around foryears to come, Johnfrom Michigan with a nice Drum from another recent trip……….


Stephaniefrom Indiana caught a good Blacky out a deepholeup tight to a Mangrove shoreline………………


YoungSophie with a nice little Seatrout one of the many species caughtalong with her family out with me on a fun trip………………..


JackCrevalle are regular catches on my back waters trips, they are veryhard pulling, always a good battle on light tackle, these arejuvenile Crevalles of 1 to 5 lbs. which live in the backcountryestuary the first couple years of their life before heading out tosea as they grow up, Matthew with a fun size Jack…………….


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