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Capt. Patrick Rood

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Captain Patrick Rood is a native Floridian that has grown up on the local waters of Mosquito Lagoon, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach with the passion for inshore fishing.

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redfish

Pick A Species, Any Species

The bite has been good these past couple of weeks with several different species coming boat side. This is the time of year when you can put your hands on almost every inshore species that can be caught in Central FL. I literally had a client last week boat redfish, trout, snook, and a tarpon…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • June 29, 2021
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Mosquito lagoon redfish

Thank You for Your Service!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day. I would like to thank all of our service men and women for what they do and have done to protect our great nation. It was definitely hot this past week and it looks like the extreme heat is here to stay. With the summer…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • June 1, 2021
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redfish

Trout Bite Gearing Up

The trout bite has started to get into full swing throughout the New Smyrna Beach waters. Look for the bait along the bars and shallow flats in and around Mosquito Lagoon. The trout and redfish will be holding among the pods of bait looking for an easy meal. They have been receptive to plugs and…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • May 25, 2021
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Who Turned the Fan On?

This late cold front that past last week has brought us some cooler weather and a whole bunch of wind. The wind has not effected the bite though. We have been on a steady trout and redfish bite here in New Smyrna Beach. Once this high pressure lifts later in the week the bite will…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • May 19, 2021
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redfish doubling up

Bait Moving into the Backwaters

The bait has really started to move into the backwaters of the New Smyrna Beach area. With the influx of bait the fish have followed making fir a good bite. Look for your trout, snook and occasional tarpon early in the morning. The tarpon and snook will be holding in and around structure and deep…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • May 12, 2021
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Bait Flowing into NSB

The bait has started to flow into New Smyrna Beach in good numbers. With the bait starting to arrive look for the bite to only get better. These next few months are one of my favorite times of year to fish . The larger snook are starting to chew around the structure along with the…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • May 3, 2021
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redfish

Summer is Here!

I believe summer has finally started to pop it’s head out here in New Smyrna Beach. The weather has started to warm and the bite has continued to get better. Look for the bait to continue to show up on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon and for the trout and redfish to mingle among the…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • April 28, 2021
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redfish

Clear Skies, Good Fishing

The weather here in New Smyrna Beach has been a page out of the chamber of commerce book. We have had clear skies and mud 80’s the past few days and looks to continue to get warmer. We are still bringing several different species boat side from snook to black drum. Look for the snook…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • April 16, 2021
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Getting Back to Normal

Finally after this last little blast of cool weather it seems as though the waters around New Smyrna Beach are getting to normal. The bite has been good with several different species coming boat side this past week. As the waters continue to warm the fish will start to get into their spring time patterns…

  • Capt. Patrick Rood
  • April 9, 2021
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redfish

Winter Returns!

Just when I thought we were all into Spring I look at the forecast and Winter wants to make another appearance. It looks as though a cold blast will be hitting us at the end of the week into the weekend making for windy and cooler conditions. The fishing has been good the past couple…

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  • April 2, 2021
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