Spring Fishing Charters in New Smyrna Beach
Spring is here and fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach have never seen more action. Mosquito Lagoon is one of the best inshore fishing spots on Florida’s east coast and Code Red Fishing Charters is one of the few charters authorized to access it. If you are ready for an adventure, keep reading to discover what’s biting and the secret to hooking your trophy catch.
Qualified Fishing Charters in New Smyrna Beach
Casting can require a little skill and technique, but it is always about where you drop the hook. Before booking fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach, verify the charter has the credentials to deliver the adventure. Your fishing trip will only be successful, if you are casting in the right places. Mosquito Lagoon is a honeypot for redfish and spotted seatrout. Planning your inshore fishing trip in this favorite fishing spot requires a charter with a special license to take you there. Since Mosquito Lagoon is located within a wildlife refuge and is part of the National Seashore, fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach are required to hold a valid permit that is issued by the U.S. government. Code Red Fishing Charters is one of the few authorized charters in the area. Getting the boat to the right spot is only half of what you need for a successful fishing experience.
There are a few tricks to casting at Mosquito Lagoon. Redfish are bottom feeders that swim in schools along the edges and under docks. We frequently use the pitching cast on our fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach and out on Mosquito Lagoon to sink the hook near the edges. We use a shooting cast to get up under docks.
Pitching is a popular casting technique for casting about ten yards out or less. Hold the rod in your dominant hand and the lure in your opposite hand. Bring the lure down to the reel and keep the line tight. Hold down the button on your reel, drop the tip of your rod down, bring back the lure while keeping some tension on the line and sling your rod outward in the direction you want to cast while allowing the motion to pull the lure out of your other hand. Slowly reel the hook back in with a motion that mimics your bait.
If you want to shoot the bait or lure straight out in front or under a dock, try the shooting cast. Pull the lure or bait back towards you along the rod about half the distance between the rod tip and the reel. Make sure you grip the back of the hook to avoid hooking yourself. Use the index finger on the hand holding the rod to hold the line and keep it from slipping. Flip the bail open. While your dominant hand grips the rod, grasp the lure behind the hook with the opposite hand and pull the lure back towards you. Let your rod bend down. Aim down the rod like a sight on a gun and simultaneously release the lure and your index finger holding your line in place. The line will shoot off the spool in the direction of your rod.
Fishing Charters in New Smyrna Beach are Targeting Redfish
Successful fishing trips begin with a plan. This requires that you know your target fish, the right bait and gear. Redfish, spotted seatrout and tarpon are the primary fish species that are targeted on fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach and at Mosquito Lagoon. Mosquito Lagoon was given the title “Redfish Capital of the World” for a reason. Since redfish stay within a six mile radius during their entire lifespan, there is opportunity to catch everything from puppy drum to those monstrous bull redfish. Fall and winter might be the best seasons to catch bull reds, since that is spawning season, but we are catching them all year long on our fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach.
Your fishing experience depends on the bait or lures and the size and shape of the hooks. The size of the bait will determine what you catch. Big fish eat big bait. Redfish favor a diet of finger mullet, shrimp or crab. Shrimp and crab make the best lures to entice bottom feeders and get them striking. Cut bait or scented lures work best, since redfish rely on their sense of smell. Sink blue crabs nearshore and rig them on a 3/0 to 7/0 circle hook on a 30 to 40 pound fluorocarbon leader. Use a 50 plus pound braid on a 7-foot heavy-action rod for larger bull reds. Code Red Fishing Charters provides all of the gear, bait and technique you need for a successful fishing adventure.
Experienced New Smyrna Beach Fishing Charters
Code Red Fishing Charters is one of the most trusted fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach. Captain Matt Lee is a seasoned captain with years of experience. When you fish with Matt Lee, you will be fishing with all the skills and technique you need to reel in your trophy catch. If you are searching for fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach, call Code Red Fishing Charters at (386) 214-3530 and plan your adventure.