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DaytonaBch NewSmyrna Backcountry Guide Report
by Capt.MikeSavedow
02/21/15 08:44 AM
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02/21/15 08:44 AM DaytonaBch NewSmyrna Backcountry Guide Report by Capt.MikeSavedow

Winter fishing patterns finally came to East Central Florida by late December into February 2015 with water temperatures dropping to mid even lower 50’s, crystal clear water on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon, beautiful dark green color in the deeper spots, schooling Redfish and Seatrout up shallow, with Sheepshead, Snapper, Seatrout and more in the deep holes. Water levels remain higher than normal for our chilly months after an unusually wet late fall and early winter. On colder days we search the flats for schooling Reds with sight fishing techniques, casting select size live shrimp, a winter time food of choice, live finger mullet will also catch them while holding back off the fish when they become skittish. Craig from Sanford, Florida brought his family to fish the flats with me on a chilly morning last week, targeting bigger fish we only caught a few but they were good ones, Redfish from 28” to 33” at 14 lbs, great battles on the 10 lb test spin tackle. Craig with the smallest 28” spot tail, photo showing the clear cold water in the foreground..................



Son McLean with one of the bigger ones which we caught at midday after a beautiful cold morning sun warmed the water up a degree or two and got the fish feeding better........................



My Indian River backcountry fishing trips are always much fun with winter mixed bag catches targeting Seatrout, Sheepshead, Bluefish, Redfish, and always a few more species. As spring arrives the Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish will arrive back in our waters after wintering in south Florida adding more fun target game fish starting in March. Young Dominick and family had a great time recently backcountry fishing with me.........................



Regular clients Richard and Pat from Virginia and Edgewater went out this week catching 8 Redfish in the shallows, we got to see many more schooling Reds in a few spots that were too cleaver for us to catch, but very cool to see them swimming while sight fishing the winter Mosquito Lagoon flats........................



Rob on a recent trip with a nice flats caught winter Seatrout..............................



Sheepshead are hard fighters, good looking backcountry cold water fish, and fun for kids and adults .....................



Rob and Howard had a great time on their trip with me on another chilly sunny Florida winter day catching a half dozen Reds, these two at the same time with their little double along a pretty tree lined shore...................



MY WIDE STABLE 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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01/08/15 07:26 AM 2015 MosquitoLagoon Backcountry Flats Redfish by Capt.MikeSavedow

New Year 2015 has brought an unusual warm winter fishing pattern for the last few weeks to Mosquito Lagoon Florida, water levels remain quite high for this time of year along with above average winter water temperatures in the mid 60’s at this time. Looking forward to some chilly winter weather coming back to lower water temps, extending the winter pattern for a while. Small Redfish schools and scattered fish on the flats, bigger Seatrout in the shallow grass as well as outside off the deeper drop offs, schooling size Trout over the deeper grass flats and edges with mixed spotty bottom. More of a spring like pattern with modest numbers of mullet schools in the area that have moved back from the south with our mild water conditions. Still fishing select size live shrimp as go to bait and small live finger mullet when available, for hunting the flats in search of Redfish and Trout. On one of the last days of 2014 new clients Laszlo and Brittany from Connecticut had a great, first flats fishing experience out with me, good sight fishing conditions helped them catch 5 Redfish with most overslot fish up to 29” and upper slot fish, being good catch and release anglers all fish were sent off swimming. First fish early was Brittany’s...................................



Then a fun double hookup from the same school with simultaneous landing the 2 good Reds gave this great CPR catch photo release shot................................



Another new client from Orlando brought his adult kids who were in town for Christmas out shallow fishing with me, catching 5 Reds up to 25”and a bunch of school Trout, Chelsea had bragging rights with the best fish...................................



Quite a few nice Trout caught on the boat last few weeks, some on live finger mullet while fishing productive locations, mostly mixed bottom areas showing baitfish, some by casting tailed hooked select shrimp while poling grass flats and shorelines while in searching, hunting mode for fishy spots...............................





Another new client Guy brought out family members, all fishermen from Delaware, on a 4 person flats fishing trip on New Years Day, a little tough early this day, catching a few fish , but a strong second half, we ended up catching 7 Redfish to 27”, 3 nice slot Trout and a bunch of school Trout, Reds were caught shallow on shrimp, the better Trout caught on deeper off drop offs with a tiny split shot above the shrimp to get them down. Rick had the hot hand for the morning......................



First time client Darrin from Orlando and his parents had a fun trip a couple days ago, also slow early with just a few fish, we stuck with it catching 6 Redfish up to 23” on the flats near a high water shoreline, mom Joanne was trilled to catch her Red on a live mullet.........................



Also catching quite a few school Trout, dad Bill caught his largest ever Seatrout also on a finger mullet..................................



MY WIDE STABLE 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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12/08/14 11:31 AM Dec 2014 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry by Capt.MikeSavedow

Early winter patterns have arrived to Mosquito Lagoon Florida with an early chilly spell in mid November dropping water temperatures into the upper 50’s during the cold days, now hovering in the low 60’s as air temps are nice and mild with highs some days at 75 to 80’F. The colder water has Redfish starting to school on the flats with winter sight fishing patterns as water gets much clearer as the temp drops. Seatrout are also a winter target species on the lagoon waters, the larger Trout frequent the flats along with Redfish, while most school size Trout are caught along the drop offs edges of holes and sloughs in the backcountry. Jig type artificial lures are good for these deeper water fish, while I use mainly select size live shrimp and small live finger mullet for shallow water Reds and Trout this time of year. Repeat clients from Daytona, mom Kate, dad Fred, and daughter Calle, recently had a great trip with me on the flats, it was a breezy, rainy, chilly morning, but the fish were happy to be biting, we caught 7 Reds up to 29” and 7 Trout, including 5 in the slot, Kate here with her 24” speck as she was the Trout Whisperer this morning........................



Calle had a good hand with Redfish catching a few good ones, here showing off her largest of the trip................



Fred did catch the biggest Red of the morning on his first cast though before letting the ladies take control.............



Jean and Jim came on another mixed bag backcountry fishing trip with me, after having a great time last year on a mixed trip with me during their vacation, it was one of the cold mornings driving the fish down into the deep holes, fishing live shrimp, catching school trout, sheepshead, snappers, and the top fish of our trip a beautiful Black Drum caught by Jean................



First time client Nat from Arizona set up a 2 day trip, bringing along dad Roger and his Aunt Vena who is an Edgewater local, first morning was another windy chilly trip on the flats, but we still managed 5 Redfish up to 28” . Second morning they decided to try a mixed bag trip in the Edgewater backcountry, a pretty sunny day with now cold water, fishing live shrimp in the holes and drops, catching a bunch of school Trout, runt size Redfish, and also 8 baby Snook in the mix of different species. Nat’s Red on day 1 was the big fish of the trips.........................



Longtime regular local client Donavan from Deland brought his colleague Aubrey along to hunt Redfish on the flats just a few days ago, was a chilly morning so we waited for a 9 AM start to give the fish and fishermen time to warm up a little. Was a great choice as we found a school of Reds at the first spot along a lee side calm shoreline, the fish were cold swimming past the baits on some passes, but eating some shrimp when they felt like it, Aubrey caught a pair of 28”/29” Reds from that school................................



And Donovan caught a few slot size Reds for a total of 7 spot tails for our trip, along with a few fair size Trout blind casting tail hooked shrimp over a little deeper grass flats along the way.......................



Paul from Kentucky called me one morning for a same day short notice trip recently, I was able to meet him at mid day for an afternoon trip hunting Redfish, only catching a couple but he checked off a bucket list item of his first Redfish with a 28”er at our first stop..................



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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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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