February 2015 mosquito lagoon daytona fishing report

February 2015 fishing report Mosquito Lagoon

We have had some cool and windy conditions lately but have also had some really calm days with great fishing for Red Fish , Black Drum and Trout . The Reds and Black Drum have been schooled up into groups up to 500 fish thick with the average school being around 50 -75 . These schools will eat usually if approached with stealth and casting shrimp to the edges of the schools . Be careful not to chase the schools to hard this will usually cause them to shut down or run off the flats . On the calmer days fly fishing has been good to great with long cast using shrimp or crab patterns and clousers or other bait fish patterns in natural colors . The Z-Man soft plastics have been working well on overcast or windy days when sight casting is not an option or the old faithful finger mullet . We should have these conditions for the next couple of weeks into March . This can be a great time on the water if you don’t mind some cooler weather . The fishing Daytona beach and New Smyrna beach for Red fish is great .
Tight lines
Capt.Mike Mann
Fat Fish Guide Service