Feb 2024 Florida Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
5d ago
Spring here in East Central Florida means the return of coastal migratory fish species that have spent the winter further south on the eastern seaboard, waiting for rising water temperatures to signal their northward spring migration. Along the intracoastal waterway and the beach, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Pompano, also bait fish Glass Minnows, Mullet, Pilchards and Sardines begin the annual cycle, swimming north in spring. Game fish striking bait on the surface make for great sight fishing, casting a lure, fly or bait right into the white water strikes can be an instant hooku ..read more
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Dec 2023 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
2M ago
Winter fishing patterns are only around for a couple months here in East Central Florida, water temperatures drop in December, the fish and wildlife settle in for winter after all year of warm Florida, most fish school up together into bigger congregations in the deeper channels and holes, on a cloudy chilly day, some of the fish stay deep where to water temp stays stable, on a sunny winter day, some of the fish will come shallower, some up to the fringes of the deep spots, on the lagoon schools of Reds, Trout, Drum, Mullet go on to the flats where sun shine raises water temps a few degrees. O ..read more
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Nov 2023 Florida Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
3M ago
Florida winter is knocking at the door, cool fronts finally getting this far south, nice cool mornings, water temperatures creeping downward, with the prevailing north east winds in the fall, our intracoastal waterway is at flood levels with nice clean ocean water filtering in for weeks now. Cool water fish as starting to appear on the hook, Sheepshead and Bluefish, rarely caught in summer are usual catches during the cool half of the year. Mosquito Lagoon seagrass beds have been regrowing themselves after an absence of several years following chronic algae blooms of years past, giving a bette ..read more
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Oct 2023 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
4M ago
Autumn 2023 has arrived, cool fronts finally passing through Central Florida, some mornings in the 60’s, water temperatures starting to creep lower. Water levels have been very high as can be normal during the fall of the year, as the dry season begins, levels will begin to normalize and clarity starts to improve. All the different resident fish species are pretty happy the hot temperatures of summer is over and usually biting well. Backcountry fish like Seatrout, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper, and also Redfish and Snook as well as the always possible surprise catch is ..read more
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Was not my day….
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by remo_5_0
5M ago
Went out yesterday, perfect weather, perfect water….fished with my buddies, threw the same bait, I just could not catch them, buddies caught some of the biggest Reds of the year…my small guy was living under the same dock as the big boys, not sure how he didn’t get eaten….great day out, just not MY day ..read more
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Sept 2023 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
5M ago
Summer 2023 is winding down in August, school starts again, summer vacation season ends, the intracoastal waterway gets quieter with less boats, fall is right around the corner. Changes will take place in the water too, temps will not drop for a month or two yet, but baitfish , mullet and pilchard schools are thick, the beach run of mullet starts to migrate south by months end, along with inshore migratory gamefish, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, big fall Ladyfish, also Tarpon and Pompano schools passing along the coast heading south. Resident species are here year round, Black Dru ..read more
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July 2023 Florida Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
5M ago
Summer 2023 is in full bloom, lots of variety is the normal here in the backcountry and Intracoastal Waterway at New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon, catching is most active in early mornings as normal for summer, lots of schools of bait fish throughout the area. Fish in the backwaters become more scattered in summer, some on shallower drop offs and channels, as well as in the deeper spots. Along the drop offs can be Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook also Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish, along the bottom more likely Black Drum, Whiting, Silver Trout and others. In summer can always have s ..read more
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June 2023 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
5M ago
Summer 2023 is in full bloom, lots of variety is the normal here in the backcountry and Intracoastal Waterway at New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon, catching is most active in early mornings as normal for summer, lots of schools of bait fish throughout the area. Fish in the backwaters become more scattered in summer, some on shallower drop offs and channels, as well as in the deeper spots. Along the drop offs can be Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook also Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish, along the bottom more likely Black Drum, Whiting, Silver Trout and others. In summer can always have s ..read more
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May 2023 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
5M ago
Summer 2023 has arrived to the waters here at New Smyrna and Daytona Beach and Mosquito Lagoon, time for early starts again for fishing trips, warm water, lots of schools of baitfish throughout the Intracoastal Waterway, summer vacation begins, kids out of school, lots of fishing trips with families and children, all of these summertime changes are here. Most fish are more scattered out here in the backwaters, drifting along channels and along drop offs as fish can be all along the way in the spread out pattern. Some fish in the upper water levels like Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, others ..read more
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March 2023 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando
Big Fish Tackle Forum » Florida Fishing
by CaptMichaelSavedow
5M ago
[font="Liberation Serif", serif]Spring 2023 is here, temperatures rising both air and water, fishing becomes more lively with surface activity, the spring shrimp run, more bait fish appearing, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Ladyfish and more are bending rods, pulling drag. Starting trips earlier as summer gets closer is the normal for more first thing in the morning fish catching. Free line fishing live shrimp and throwing small lures my normal for this time of year, fishing for what ever fun fish want to pull on our lines. Spring is beautiful weather here, usually dry pretty days with a ..read more
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