Summer2018 continues to be productive and fun fishing and catching in theIndian River and Mosquito Lagoon backcountry here at the New SmyrnaBeach Florida area, from the intracoastal backwaters with it’s mazeof channels, creeks and islands to the flats on the south end of myarea. As late summer is creeping in, the larger “bull” Redfishbegin to gather at times in the ICW channel and near close by PonceInlet, by fall and the spawn the big Reds group up around the inletarea. On the right tide and location, a few can be caught as they arelooking for baitfish and drifting blue crabs on the surface, most ofthe fish are 20 to 30 lbs. which is about 38” to 45”. On a recent“right” morning, referred new clients Rick and sons from Georgiawere treated to a couple big fish on our trip which also includedsome mixed bag action with Seatrout, Snapper, Jacks Crevalle,Ladyfish and more. Timothy landed a 44” Redfish on a live bluecrab, this is a 30lb. fish ………………

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…………..brotherSamuel was next up with this 38” Red which also bit a crab…………………..

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Sightfishing the flats at Mosquito Lagoon is always a fun but challengingtrip, Matt from Philadelphia had it on his bucket list and got toexperience our encounter with several tailing Redfish in very shallowwater at sunrise and was able to connect with this 27” Red………………..

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Sharksare always the star of the show for freshwater fishermen who onlyfish the salt on special occasions, Josh from Tennessee had an epicbattle on one of my light tackle spinning rods and landed this 40”Shovelnose Hammerhead for a quick photo before release………………..

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Ithas been a good year for Black Drum here in my back water area withcatches on many of my trips through all of 2018, new local clientsDon and Virgil had a double hookup and landing of this pair of drum……………

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YoungKatie from Georgia caught a nice Redfish while out with her family ona mixed bag variety trip also catching all the different speciesalong the way ……………………

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Kylefrom North Carolina came on a trip with a bunch of buddies visitingOrlando, several Black Drum caught in addition to the usual bunch ofdifferent types of fish too …………………..

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