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NewSmyrna/Daytona Beach Backcountry Flats Redfish
by Capt.MikeSavedow
11/09/14 06:19 AM
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11/09/14 06:19 AM NewSmyrna/Daytona Beach Backcountry Flats Redfish by Capt.MikeSavedow

Water levels have returned to a lower normal after the flood levels of last month here on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon Florida. Redfish can again be found over the spotty bottom, grass edges, flats drop offs, and locations back to a normal water depth of 1 to 2 feet deep. Clarity is improving as water temperatures drop with the seasonal cooling taking place here in the New Smyrna / Daytona Beach / Orlando area. As winter nears, water will become clear and colder through out all of our coastal inland saltwater backcountry, temperatures now around 70’ will continue dropping to winter levels of upper 50’s to low 60’s by years end. Redfish will begin their winter schooling pattern as temps chill and water levels continue lower also during our dry season coupled with prevailing north winds. Bait fish will be less prevalent, moving feeding patterns more to shrimp for the winter months, smaller size baits and lures will be the best bet during the cold water patterns to come which will then be in place until next spring. Amanda, John, and Shawn caught 5 Redfish up to 26” on a breezy day during October, Amanda with one of her fish from the morning...............................



Back in early October when water was still at flood level repeat clients Bobbi and Newt from South Carolina fished with me for 3 days, our flats Redfishing day was great catch and releasing 14 spottails up to 28” and also several Seatrout along the way. Also doing some fun backcountry mixed bag afternoon fishing catching many Trout, Snappers, Sheepshead, even a couple small Redfish. Bobbi and Newt each with their best Red from our flats trip...............................




Another flood water flats trip with Bryant and Doc from North Carolina, and Darrell from Minnesota was much fun catching 5 Reds to 25” and 2 quality Seatrout including this 26.5” speck landed by Darrell.................................



Fred, Connie, and 80 year old Bob had a fun Redfish trip on another breezy fall day catching 10 Reds topped by the 31.5” fish battled by Fred............................



Bob caught a beautiful 9 spot Redfish ................................



Nicole and Joel from California were on vacation in Daytona and included a Redfish trip with me on their schedule, water levels still high so we mainly fished shorelines with good success of 9 Reds, Nicole with the biggest at 26”...................................



And Joel with a good photo fish................................



MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com



MOSQUITO LAGOON FLATS FISHING AND INDIAN RIVER
BACKCOUNTRY MIXED BAG SALTWATER FISHING TRIPS

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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10/20/14 08:13 AM Oct 2014 Mosquito Lagoon Flats Redfish Daytona Bch by Capt.MikeSavedow

Autumn 2014 has arrived to East Central Florida, water temperature dipping into the upper 70’s, some days with a north breeze bringing a little cooler mornings, many schools of fall migrating mullet passing through Mosquito Lagoon on their way south. Inshore migratory game fish such as Jack Crevalle, Bluefish Ladyfish, follow the mullet schools, eating their fill of bait fish as they go. Resident species of Florida saltwater fish such as Redfish and Seatrout, also eat their share of traveling mullet this time of year as the parade of southern swimming bait fish are in the area. The flats of Mosquito Lagoon are my hunting grounds for shallow water redfish year round, “summer patterns” will continue for a little longer in early fall until water temperatures get a bit lower over the next few weeks. Repeat clients Marshall and Athena from Virginia had a great flats trip a short time back catching 9 Redfish on the flats during the early bite, about 10 Seatrout on soft plastic artificials over deeper grass in the mid morning, and even a lifetime first Tarpon from a school of juvenile rolling fish. Both husband and wife each caught a 29” over slot Red......................




And Marshall with his first Tarpon caught on a DOA Cal Tail lure, he landed this one after jumping a couple others....................



More repeat clients, from Orlando, son Andrew, mom Rachelle, and gramps Jim had a fun Mosquito Lagoon trip with 6 Reds on the flats and 8 Trout on live bait, fishing drop offs. Andrew caught the topper of the trip with a 35” Redfish on a live bait which was prowling the drop off we were Trout fishing along...................



First time clients David, Eric, and Rick from Tennessee fished 2 charter days with me. On the flats the first day catching 8 Redfish up to 25”, day 2 having a fun time mixed bag backcountry fishing catching Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and Jack Crevalle, to name a few of the many saltwater fish we always catch on mixed bag trips. David with his largest Red........................



Vic from Orlando did his second flats charter with me, catching a few good Redfish first thing in the morning at our first stop in Mosquito Lagoon.........................



I get out on some fun scouting trips, invited by my friend on his boat a few mornings ago, searching for new Redfish spots to return to later with clients, this morning I caught a healthy Snook on a top water lure early morning......................



MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

MOSQUITO LAGOON FLATS FISHING AND INDIAN RIVER
BACKCOUNTRY MIXED BAG SALTWATER FISHING TRIPS

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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09/12/14 09:17 AM Sept2014 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry Flats Redfish by Capt.MikeSavedow

Summer 2014 is winding down now in September, but the water is still warm, early fall fishing patterns will be coming soon, the annual baitfish migration starting with the first signs of “scout” mullet schools beginning to appear, to be followed by the mass of mullet schools to follow as they head south. September and October are the fall migration months here in coastal East Central Florida including Mosquito Lagoon, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach. Summer local mullet schools are still in force on the flats of the lagoon however, early mornings stacked up on flats edges making for good areas for early Redfish and Seatrout targeting. Water levels are up after a good rainy season along with cloudy water in many areas which is normal for late summer, but the water is still somewhat clear for sight fishing on many flats with healthy grass beds. Indian River backcountry mixed bag fishing has been good all summer with most trips up to 15 different species caught. Both Spotted and Silver Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Whiting, Croakers, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, and always a few surprise species caught. My mixed bag trips are a fun easy style of catching with light spin tackle catching large numbers of these different saltwater species, great wildlife viewing also on every trip out with Bottlenose Dolphin, Manatees, and all types of birds. Repeat clients Dr. Jim and Sue brought the grand kids from Pennsylvania out a couple times on mixed bag trips recently and young Vivien had a great battle with this good size Black Drum, grandpa Jim also caught a Drum of the same size..............

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I took part in the 2014 CCA Florida Kids tournament a couple weeks ago taking dad Richie from New Smyrna and his 2 young sons, we had a great trip catching several Reds, Bryson won a 2nd place Redfish finish with his largest fish...................

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And big brother Sawyer also caught a few good Redfish along with a 23” speck which won him a 2nd place Seatrout finish.....................

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Amanda from Georgia was top fisherwoman on the trip with her repeat client family here with one of the good Reds she caught on their morning..................

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A few weeks back Tom and Clay from Delaware fished with me on their first ever flats fishing experience and had a great time catching 8 Redfish with half of them overslot size fish. Here is Tom with his largest at 31”........................

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A triple Redfish hookup, sight cast from a cruising school resulted in this triple catch photo, all fish fought and landed at the same time........................

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Regular longtime clients Benito and Jason from Orlando had fun on their flats trip, although a tough bite that morning, still catching 5 Redfish including a few of them 27’ to 30” size................

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MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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08/07/14 04:00 PM DaytonaBeach NewSmyrna Backcountry MosquitoLagoon by Capt.MikeSavedow

July 2014 has been one busy month with loads of charters and loads of fish, fishing has been great on both my flats fishing Redfish trips and Backcountry mixed bag trips here at Mosquito Lagoon Florida. We have had great sight fishing opportunities on some flats trips with schooling Redfish, such as the trip new client Jody from Georgia arranged with his friend Clint and young sons Estan and Hunter here the boys with a double Redfish shot...........................



Jody was not to be out done this day on Seatrout catching this 28” trophy Trout at our first stop of the morning....................



This trip we landed a dozen Reds total topped by Clint’s 27” spot tail, all the Reds sight cast from cruising and tailing schools in shallow water in calm beautiful morning conditions..............



Indian River Backcountry mixed bag fishing has been really good this summer with big numbers of fish on every trip, lots of Speckled and Silver Seatrout, loads of Mangrove Snapper, add in Whiting, Jack Crevalle, sometimes some Sheepshead and Black Drum and who know what surprise fish will come up with 10 to 15 species just about every trip. Great wildlife viewing with Dolphins up close and personal and usually a glimpse of a couple Manatees. Here is Katie with a large Backcountry Seatrout.......................



And young Cooper with a good Black Drum he caught while on a family style trip out with his folks from Georgia on one of my trips....................



Kevin from Orlando brought his dad out on a flats fishing trip with me the day after a less than satisfying offshore party boat trip they went on, only to be tickled pink catching this 26” Redfish on the first cast of the morning................



Then dad Frank caught his biggest ever 33” Red at another of my spots that morning..................



Annual July 4th week repeat clients Scott, Stacy, and young Gabe from Clearwater had a great time catching several Redfish on their flats charter, Stacy with her best of the morning...............



And Gabe showing off one of his Reds.......................



First time client Geoff caught a few nice Reds up to 30”, all sight fished from cruising and waking schools on the grass flats on a perfect calm morning....................



MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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06/26/14 12:35 PM June2014 MosquitoLagoon RedfishDaytonaBchNewSmyrna by Capt.MikeSavedow

June 2014 fishing has been great here on Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Florida, I have been super busy with many inshore saltwater charter trips the last several weeks, summer pattern Redfishing has been great on the grass flats of The Lagoon, huge schools of mullet baitfish through out the area are shadowed by the Reds and Seatrout, fish can be scattered in and around the shoals of foraging mullet on the shallow flats as well as the edges near drop offs. Early morning can be the best time for Reds before the heat of the day arrives although afternoons can also be good for Redfishing as they are quite tolerant of warmer water temperatures during summer. Charlie from Orlando brought his kids out for a morning flats trip with me catching 6 Redfish including 2 over the slot size at 28” and 27.5”. Bethany caught the largest of the trip.



We also caught several good Trout , here is Charlie with his 26” Speck.



My Indian River mixed bag trips are fun easy fishing all year long and summer is no exception, catching between 10 and 15 different species most trips, and being visited by great wildlife viewing up close and personal while we are “catching”, with Bottlenose Dolphins and Manatees seen on just about every trip out. Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Croakers, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and always several more species caught, also on many mixed bag trips a Redfish or 2 is not unlikely such as this nice one Connie caught on one of my mixed trips here in Edgewater.



Repeat client Roger also from Orlando area brought a couple of his kids on another flats fishing trip last week catching 10 Redfish and 5 keeper size Trout. Josh had the big Red at 36” we sight fished during mid morning with good visibility from a school of about 20 big Reds cruising the flat, casting out in front of the school brought a hook up and singing drag with this big one on light tackle.



Roger thought he would have big fish of the day at our very first spot that morning with this 33.5” Redfish from the edge of a flat with a mullet school.



Longtime regular summer mixed bag clients, dad Stephen and sons Ben and Sam from Georgia, decided to try a Redfish trip this year and were not disappointed, catching 6 Spot tails up to 27”, here is Ben with a good one.



Also regular clients from Orlando brothers Adam and Matt brought a friend and left dad home this time, caught 7 Reds up to 25” and also 15 school size Seatrout on soft plastic artificial lures over deeper grass flats. Adam shows off his largest of the morning.



First time clients Marshall and Athena from Virginia hoped to catch a Redfish on their first flats fishing trip, and we had a great time accomplishing the goal with 12 Reds including 3 over slot, plus a few bonus Seatrout. The husband and wife with a double hook up sight cast from a small school on a grass flat edge, a 32” and 28” pair, both safely released after our photo.



Marshall had already got his goal early in trip with this 29” Red caught off a sand bar point slough.



MY BOAT COMFORTABLY ACCOMMODATES 1 TO 4 ANGLERS
CALM WATER INSHORE SALTWATER FISHING – NO SEA SICKNESS
CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES
Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, and Orlando, East Central Florida. Saltwater inshore backcountry charters, Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing, fly fishing trips by request.
CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781
See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com



Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003
386-689-3781
email> EdgewaterRiverGuide@cfl.rr.com

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