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  1. CaptMikeSavedow

    July 2021 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando

    Is a fun summer here on the Indian River at New Smyrna and Daytona Beach in the backwaters of Mosquito Lagoon, summer catching has many different species with my style of variety fishing, Speckled Trout, Snook, Black Drum, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Whiting, also “lesser...
  2. CaptMikeSavedow

    June 2021 Florida Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando

    Schools out and summer 2021 is here, warm water, beautiful mornings with cool air for an hour or 2 before it warms up for the day, the summer pattern for fishing is usually a better bite earlier in the morning and slowing as the sun gets higher in the sky, catching more different species this...
  3. CaptMikeSavedow

    May 2021 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando

    Summer 2021 is arriving on the water here in East Central Florida, water temperatures have risen into the mid 70’s, summer baitfish like mullet are arriving, warm water fish species starting to be caught, morning surface activity with gamefish hitting bait and shrimp early morning making for fun...
  4. CaptMikeSavedow

    April 2021 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando

    Spring has sprung here in East Central Florida, plenty of 80’ days, but still with cool mornings, our water temperatures have been swinging between the mid 60’s and mid 70’s the last few weeks as we transition away from winter. Schooling baitfish and inshore gamefish is the usual pattern for...
  5. CaptMikeSavedow

    Jan 2021 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando

    We have had a nice chilly winter so far in East Central Florida, as the water temperature dropped into the 50’s F, the water became very clear, is great to see down into the water 6 feet deep showing the drop offs and holes. Our winter cold water pattern is a bit different than the rest of the...
  6. CaptMikeSavedow

    Dec 2020 Florida Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando

    Winter has set in with the first cold snap of the season in East Central Florida, frost on my yard is a sure sign, water temperatures reaching down into the 50’s begins the true winter pattern. Fish be come less scattered and more concentrated, some in the deeper holes and channels, some on the...
  7. CaptMikeSavedow

    Nov 2020 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando

    Long awaited cooler weather has come to East Central Florida with the arrival of November, water temps finally lower after a long summer, the fall migration of fish has been moving through the area as they work their way south, schools of Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish and Bluefish, attacking the...
  8. CaptMikeSavedow

    Sept 2020 Florida Orlando New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon

    Fall 2020 is just around the corner after a long Florida summer, starting to see to first early signs of autumn on the coastal saltwater intracoastal waterway, bait fish schools arriving from the north with schooling Jack Crevalle surface attacking with white water sight fishing action...
  9. CaptMikeSavedow

    July 2020 Florida Orlando Daytona New Smyrna Beach

    Summer of 2020 continues with a fair number of charters, not the usual busy vacation season as many are suspending vacations this year, some visitors coming to the area as well as locals doing fishing trips. Fishing remains normal this summer even though the world is anything but normal this...
  10. CaptMikeSavedow

    June 2020 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry

    Summer 2020 is here with beautiful calm mornings, the waters surface alive with baitfish in the early morning, game fish can also be present, striking the bait from below, making for great sight catching opportunities. Open water surface activity with smaller fish can be Seatrout, Jack Crevalle...
  11. CaptMikeSavedow

    May 2020 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando Mosquito Lagoon

    Finally starting to get a few charters again after a slow month of social distancing, locals, Central Florida residents, and people with local properties in the family have been returning to visit the East Central Florida coast. In spring the first of the migratory species make their way north...
  12. CaptMikeSavedow

    March 2020 Florida Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando

    Spring 2020 has arrived to East Central Florida fishing waters, air temps in the 80’s, water temps up to the 70’s, more baitfish schools appearing on the waters surface with returning game fish like Jack Crevalle, Bluefish and Ladyfish striking the top water bait in early morning. Spring run...
  13. CaptMikeSavedow

    Feb 2020 Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando

    Water temperatures have ranged from the mid 50’s to the upper 60’s as we have had a chilly week then a warm week through the winter, colder water schools up the fish while mild temps spread out the fish. Winter fish like Sheepshead and Bluefish are usually every trip catches here in the...
  14. CaptMikeSavedow

    Jan 2020 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon

    Winter 2020 is here with chilly water, regular “Florida” cold fronts coming through followed by north and west winds lowering our water levels and making the water nice and clear. East Central Florida winter conditions range from mild to chilly, during mild periods fish are more spread out...
  15. CaptMikeSavedow

    Nov 2019 Florida Daytona New Smyrna Beach

    November is the transition month leaving our short fall behind us moving towards a Florida winter fishing pattern, however it has been a mild autumn so far with water temperatures still pretty warm, extending fall fishing. Baitfish schools still in the area, schools of migratory inshore gamefish...
  16. CaptMikeSavedow

    Sept 2019 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando

    Autumn 2019 has arrived, we’ve had plenty of east winds off the ocean, cooling us down just a little bit , as early fall is still fairly warm here in East Central Florida, the east winds raise water levels in the Intracoastal Waterway and saltwater Mosquito Lagoon by pushing more ocean water...
  17. CaptMikeSavedow

    Aug 2019 Mosquito Lagoon New Smyrna Daytona Beach

    School is starting, summer vacation season is over, the waters are less crowed with fewer boats and fishermen as fall is approaching, the annual mullet run will be starting soon with migrating bait fish schools moving south down the coast and in the intracoastal waterway with schooling game fish...
  18. CaptMikeSavedow

    July 2019 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon

    The summer of 2019 is going great with lots of fun fishing trips, we catch lots of different species of fish on my backcountry variety mixed bag trips, the highlight fish are Seatrout, Snook, Black Drum and Redfish, but other good fish we catch more numbers of include Mangrove Snapper, Jack...
  19. CaptMikeSavedow

    June 2019 Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando

    Water temperature up to the 80’s F as summer is in full swing, scattered fish is the warm water normal pattern with less schooling than in cooler water, however some areas will have more fish than others in locations and holes more favorable to the fish at any given moment with presence of bait...
  20. CaptMikeSavedow

    May 2019 Mosquito Lagoon New Smyrna Daytona Beach

    Early summer fishing patterns have arrived here at East Central Florida in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon backcountry now as of May 2019, water temperatures have risen into the upper 70’s F, more numbers of bait fish schools arriving, game fish becoming more widespread and less...
  21. CaptMikeSavedow

    April 2019 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry Mosquito Lagoon

    March has been stubbornly cool by central Florida standards with spring cold fronts coming through each week keeping our water clear and cool, big schools of Jack Crevalle have started to arrive in our waters making for fun fast easy rod bending. One last month of the spring pattern for the...
  22. CaptMikeSavedow

    March 2019 Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry New Smyrna Daytona Beach

    Spring 2019 has arrived to the waters of the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon here at New Smyrna Beach, water temperatures are up to the 70’s F in the intracoastal waterway and the mid 60’s in the ocean surf line, bait fish are returning the lagoon coming up from the south as the temps rise...
  23. CaptMikeSavedow

    Feb 2019 Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando Backcountry

    I’m hoping for an early spring here on the Indian River Backcountry and Mosquito Lagoon at New Smyrna Beach, water temperatures still chilly around 60’ F but warm daytime temps up to 80’ as of now in late February 2019 should raise the water temps soon and bring on spring fishing patterns a...
  24. CaptMikeSavedow

    Jan 2019 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon Florida

    It has been a “Florida winter” so far as of early 2019, plenty of chilly nights in the 40’s with a few down to the upper 30’s, throw in several days from 75’ to 80’ and it’s a nice cool to mild winter pattern. Water temperatures have ranged from mid 50’s after the chilly spells and up to the mid...
  25. CaptMikeSavedow

    Dec 2018 Mosquito Lagoon Daytona New Smyrna Beach

    Enjoying the start of winter now December 2018, water has cleared with the dropping temperatures which are in the low 60’s F on the channels and as low as the mid 50’s F on the flats on cold mornings. Cold water fish like Sheepshead and Bluefish are starting to come to the boat, our year round...
  26. CaptMikeSavedow

    Nov 2018 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry Orlando

    We have had our first cool fronts of the season lowering the water temperatures to the low 70’s, north winds play a big part in the water temps dropping early in the season as cooler water from further north is pushed down Florida's coast. Fishing patterns change as the water gets colder, less...
  27. CaptMikeSavedow

    Oct2018 Daytona New Smyrna Beach Orlando

    We are already getting east breezes off the ocean early in Autumn 2018, this starts the process of clearing the water in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry after a long Florida summer with the usual cloudy warm water. Easterly winds push in more clear ocean water at nearby Ponce...
  28. CaptMikeSavedow

    Aug 2018 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon

    Summer 2018 is winding down with autumn right around the corner, the fall mullet and baitfish run begins in late August, inshore game fish begin to follow the bait down the coast as the run moves south, swimming towards south Florida where many of these fish spend the winter. All this action is...
  29. CaptMikeSavedow

    July 2018 Mosquito Lagoon New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando

    Summer 2018 continues to be productive and fun fishing and catching in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon backcountry here at the New Smyrna Beach Florida area, from the intracoastal backwaters with it’s maze of channels, creeks and islands to the flats on the south end of my area. As late...
  30. CaptMikeSavedow

    June 2018 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Mosquito Lagoon

    We are having a fun and busy summer of 2018 so far, wide variety of fish catching here in the Indian River and north Mosquito Lagoon backcountry. Landing Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and always some surprise catches on many trips, like...
  31. CaptMikeSavedow

    May 2018 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry Orlando

    Summer is knocking at the door here on the North Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Florida, water temps approaching 80’F, mullet and baitfish schools here for the summer, big variety of different saltwater fish species to be caught here in the backwaters. Through the summer we will be catching...
  32. CaptMikeSavedow

    April2018 Florida New Smyrna Daytona Beach Orlando

    Water temperatures are finally back to normal for April after a back and forth winter / spring pattern with cold January, warm February, and back to cold March. Fish patterns were confused with an early start to the coastal migrations, then the cold March halted the spring movements, to continue...
  33. CaptMikeSavedow

    March2018 New Smyrna Mosquito Lagoon Daytona Orlando

    March 2018 has brought winter back to East Central Florida, nights in the 40’s and upper 30’s most of the month, water temperatures dropping back to 58’ to 60’ after a warm February had water temp up to 68’ to 72’, so a confused pattern of a spring like February then back to a March winter...
  34. CaptMikeSavedow

    Feb2018 Daytona Beach New Smyrna Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry

    As the busy early spring charter season has begun, I am doing many Mosquito Lagoon guided back country trips, water temperatures are rising from winter mid 50’ F range to the upper 60’ to low 70’s F’s now, starting the spring migration of game and bait fish coming back north after their spending...
  35. CaptMikeSavedow

    2018 New Smyrna Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry Daytona Orlando

    Winter has arrived in East Central Florida, our first freezing temperatures after several warm winters in a row, water temperatures dropping in to the 40’s F, driving fish into the deep holes, and the shallow water schooling fish back on the flats to feel the sunshine during the day. More winter...
  36. CaptMikeSavedow

    Dec 2017 New Smyrna Beach Daytona Orlando Mosquito Lagoon

    Winter fishing is coming to central Florida, now still on the warm side with water temperatures in the upper 60’s, so a late fall pattern continues so far, Seatrout are widespread through the backcountry on Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River here in the New Smyrna Beach area. Still catching...
  37. CaptMikeSavedow

    Oct2017 New Smyrna Backcountry Daytona MosquitoLagoon

    Fall fishing patterns have arrived here in Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River at New Smyrna Beach, big schools of finger mullet cover the waters surface at first light with Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and more busting them with white water crashes, casting lures or bait in the mix for a fast hook...
  38. CaptMikeSavedow

    Sept2017 MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrna DaytonaBch

    All is well here in East Central Florida after Hurricane Irma, the water is high, but is pretty clear following the big east wind pushed in ocean water to the Indian River backcountry and Mosquito Lagoon, the fall mullet run is going on with lots of bait fish schools, inshore game fish moving in...
  39. CaptMikeSavedow

    Aug 2017 Daytona New Smyrna Beach Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry

    Summer 2017 continues with warm water temperatures, tons of baitfish schools, lots of variety with species biting throughout the backcountry here in Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River at New Smyrna Beach and shallow water fishing on the lagoon grass flats. Most trips in the backcountry give up...
  40. CaptMikeSavedow

    Florida Orlando New Smyrna Beach Mosquito Lagoon Daytona Backcountry

    Catching has been steady all this summer of 2017, water quality remains good here in Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River at the New Smyrna Beach backcountry. Baitfish school numbers are as good as we have seen in years with large mullet shoals, pilchard and menhaden numbers. Backwater fishing with...
  41. CaptMikeSavedow

    Florida MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrna DaytonaBeach Backcountry June 2017

    Summer 2017 has been off to a great start for Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon backcountry fishing here at New Smyrna Beach Florida, water quality remains good, large numbers of bait fish schools through out the area, with mullet, pilchard, and menhaden. Morning weather has been great with...
  42. CaptMikeSavedow

    Orlando Florida New Smyrna Beach Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry

    Summer 2017 is here, water temperatures nearing 80’, warmer mornings with slick calm conditions some days, loads of bait fish schools including mullet, menhaden, and sardines. Redfish scattering out on the flats and on backwater shorelines, seatrout hanging on the deeper drop offs hunting shrimp...
  43. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon New Smyrna Beach Backcountry Daytona Beach Orlando Area

    Early summer fishing patterns are emerging in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon here in East Central Florida with water temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s, over the last few weeks of spring a migratory group of jumbo chopper Bluefish passed by our coast on their way north, with reports of...
  44. CaptMikeSavedow

    New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry Mosquito Lagoon

    Springtime backcountry catching is in full swing here at Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River, water temperatures have risen through the 60’s to the low 70’s bringing the migration of game fish through the area, jack crevalle, bluefish, ladyfish, pompano, bait fish like mullet, glass minnows and...
  45. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon New Smyrna Beach Backcountry Daytona Beach Orlando Area

    Early spring has arrived to East Central Florida, water temperatures in the upper 60’s, warm water fish like Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish are starting to show up after spending the winter in south Florida, seeing the first of the year Manatees arrive in the area. Backcountry fishing has been full...
  46. CaptMikeSavedow

    2017 Mosquito Lagoon Daytona New Smyrna Beach

    I am excited for a new year of 2017 with all the different seasons and different fishing patterns and fish to come, we have finally had some chilly weather this mid winter after a mostly mild early winter. Colder temps clear up the water in Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River Backcountry...
  47. CaptMikeSavedow

    Nov2016 Daytona NewSmyrna Beach Area MosquitoLagoon

    Water is clearing and temperatures dropping with winter getting closer here in East Central Florida on the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon. The last few weeks has been fun fishing both in the backcountry for a variety of species and on the flats hunting Redfish and Seatrout, water is still high...
  48. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon NewSmyrna Backcountry DaytonaBch Area

    Our water levels are high with clear ocean water pushed in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon after Hurricane Matthew made a close pass along our coastline. Redfishing the flats in high water means prowling shorelines as some flats have deeper water over them than reds prefer, also flats that...
  49. CaptMikeSavedow

    Sept2016 NewSmyrna DaytonaBeach MosquitoLagoon

    Fall is just days away on the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon, late summer fishing has been good with patterns holding with the dry weather keep water levels low as they have been last few months. The first glimpse of the fall mullet run has begun, schools of bait fish are appearing in the...
  50. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrna-DaytonaBeach Orlando Area

    Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River has been a great place to catch through the summer of 2016, it has been unusually dry so far this summer causing water levels to drop to very low levels which is a plus for lagoon fishing, concentrating the fish on drop offs, in holes, and on shallow grass flats...
  51. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrnaBeach Area Daytona Florida

    Summer of 2016 has been fun so far, lots of great weather, pretty mornings, catching fish. Mosquito Lagoon my usual Redfish and Seatrout hunting grounds and the back waters of the Indian River at NewSmyrnaBeach and Edgewater for mixed bag variety fishing, always many different species biting on...
  52. CaptMikeSavedow

    Daytona Beach Area Mosquito Lagoon New Smyrna

    Summer is knocking at the door in East Central Florida, fishing patterns transitioning to warm water on Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Backcountry. Mullet schools building in numbers, fish becoming more scattered through out the lagoon and backcountry, beautiful calm mornings with afternoon...
  53. CaptMikeSavedow

    April MosquitoLagoon Backcountry NewSmyrna DaytonaBeach

    Great spring fishing continues in the Mosquito Lagoon backcountry and the Intracoastal Waterway area here at Edgewater and NewSmyrnaBeach where I fish which has nice clean water, unfortunately locations further south in the Indian River have been experiencing poor water quality caused by an...
  54. CaptMikeSavedow

    March2016 NewSmyrna Backcountry MosquitoLagoon

    Spring fishing has arrived to the Edgewater Backcountry and Mosquito Lagoon, water temperatures have been ranging from 68’ to 63’ the last few weeks, fun migrating Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, and Ladyfish have arrived back in the area after they spent the winter further south. Fast light tackle...
  55. CaptMikeSavedow

    NewSmyrna DaytonaBeach Area Inshore Feb2016

    February 2016 has been pretty cold by Florida standards, had frost on the boat a few mornings, water temperatures in the mid 50’s has brought clear water to Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River backcountry. Redfish are schooled in shallow water, big Seatrout sunning in the flats along with Reds...
  56. CaptMikeSavedow

    2016 DaytonaBeachArea NewSmyrna MosquitoLagoon

    Chilly weather has finally arrived to Central Florida this January 2016, water temperatures have dropped to around 60’, clearing in the backcountry and flats, and water levels coming down some with north winds behind cold fronts. Redfish forming shallow water schools, mullet have moved south to...
  57. CaptMikeSavedow

    Dec2015 MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrnaBeach Daytona

    Staying mild to warm so far this late November and now into December 2015 here in East Central Florida and our inshore saltwater area of Mosquito Lagoon and the northern Indian River. Water temperatures still up in the mid 60’s to 70’, along with high water levels, chilly weather should arrive...
  58. CaptMikeSavedow

    DaytonaBeach Area NewSmyrna MosquitoLagoon

    Water temperatures are finally dropping a little now in November to the mid 70 levels after a warm autumn so far in East Central Florida, water levels however are a different story with very high water still in Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River. Plenty of baitfish still around, schools of mullet...
  59. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrna DaytonaBeach Area

    Water levels have been at an epic high flood level on Mosquito Lagoon after a heavy rainy season during late summer, Redfish hunting moves tight to shorelines and on shallower grass flats that are normally to skinny to float a boat, with flood conditions having 1 to 2 feet of water on them. A...
  60. CaptMikeSavedow

    NewSmyrnaBch Daytona MosquitoLagoon

    Fall is just around the corner, first cool front passing through central Florida, but water temperatures still at summer levels in the low 80’s, Mosquito Lagoon water still cloudy and fairly high, Redfish still in the summer pattern, scattered and in small schools, adult Seatrout roaming the...
  61. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon Redfish DaytonaBeach NewSmyrna Orlando

    Late summer 2015 has been good fishing as well as catching, higher water levels after the last few weeks of a good typical afternoon rainy season, lots of baitfish schools, still lots of good fun Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River fishing going on, with the higher water Redfish hunting locations...
  62. CaptMikeSavedow

    Summer2015 NewSmyrnaBeach Daytona MosquitoLagoon

    The summer of 2015 has been great so far, Mosquito Lagoon Redfishing and Seatrout catching, as well as Indian River backcountry variety mixed bag fishing have all been really good with Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, and more. Low rain fall through early summer has our water...
  63. CaptMikeSavedow

    June2015 NewSmyrna MosquitoLagoon DaytonaBch

    Introducing my brand new charter guide boat, a 2015 GulfShore 20 by Young Boats, is wide and stable just like my old boat, is perfect for my Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing trips for Redfish and Seatrout, and also for my Indian River backcountry mixed bag variety fishing trips, at 20 feet long is...
  64. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon May2015 DaytonaBeach NewSmyrna

    Summer fishing patterns have arrived to the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Florida, rising water temperatures, mullet and baitfish schools continue streaming in from the south, early mornings alive with surface activity and feeding fish waking up with the light of the day. Both flats fishing...
  65. CaptMikeSavedow

    April2015 DaytonaBeach NewSmyrna MosquitoLagoon

    April 2015 has been another great month of inshore saltwater fishing trips here on the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Florida. Clients catching everything from Redfish and Seatrout, Black Drum and Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Sharks, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and more. My backcountry...
  66. CaptMikeSavedow

    Spring2015 MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrnaBch Daytona

    Spring 2015 fishing patterns are in full swing here in East Central Florida, inshore saltwater migrating fish are passing through the Indian River on the intracoastal waterway area and backcountry of Mosquito Lagoon, NewSmyrnaBeach , and Edgewater. Big schools of fun hard fighting Bluefish and...
  67. CaptMikeSavedow

    NewSmyrnaBch Daytona MosquitoLagoon Redfish Flats

    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...
  68. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Redfish DaytonaBeach Orlando

    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...
  69. CaptMikeSavedow

    DaytonaBeach NewSmyrna MosquitoLagoon Backcountry Flats

    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...
  70. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon Redfish Daytona/NewSmyrnaBeach

    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...
  71. CaptMikeSavedow

    Oct2014 NewSmyrnaBch Daytona Backcountry Redfish

    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...
  72. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon Flats Redfish NewSmyrna Backcountry DaytonaBch

    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...
  73. CaptMikeSavedow

    DaytonaBeach NewSmyrna Redfish MosquitoLagoon

    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...
  74. CaptMikeSavedow

    June2014 MosquitoLagoon Redfish DaytonaBch NewSmyrna

    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...
  75. CaptMikeSavedow

    New Smyrna Backcountry DaytonaBeach Orlando

    Summer is almost here in East Central Florida, water temperatures up to 75’, mullet bait schools returning from the south, Redfish scattering out over the grass flats of Mosquito Lagoon beginning the warm water pattern flats fishing which I will be pursuing for the next several months targeting...
  76. CaptMikeSavedow

    DaytonaBeach MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrna Guide Report

    Spring is a great time for backcountry fishing here in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Florida. Seatrout is the main target species while fishing the creeks and drop offs here in the “old channel” at Edgewater, Oak Hill, and NewSmyrnaBeach. The water temperature has warmed to the 70’ mark...
  77. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon Redfish DaytonaBch NewSmyrnaBch Florida

    Spring has sprung on Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River here in the Edgewater Backcountry and NewSmyrnaBeach. Water temps still chilly but on the rise, the spring shrimp run means game fish are focused on them along the channels and Intracoastal Waterway. The arriving schools of Blues, Jack...
  78. CaptMikeSavedow

    Florida Inshore Saltwater DaytonaBch NewSmyrna

    A mostly chilly pattern has developed during this winter keeping water temperatures cold in the mid to upper 50’s as of now in mid February here in the New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon area. Redfish are schooled up, making for fun sight fishing in the clear cold water, select size live...
  79. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon Flats DaytonaBch Orlando NewSmyrnaBch

    A mix of temperatures so far this January 2014 here in East Central Florida, some chilly periods of 30’s to 40’s at night, then a few days of warm weather with days in the mid 70’s to 80 degrees. Water temperatures staying in the mid to upper 50’s as of now in mid Jan. Live shrimp and finger...
  80. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon Redfish DaytonaBeach NewSmyrna Orlando

    Getting ready for Christmas and the New Year of 2014 but still fishing as I do all year long. The anticipation of all the different seasons of the year along with the fishing patterns which change with the calendar here in the Mosquito lagoon area make New Years my favorite holiday. As winter...
  81. CaptMikeSavedow

    Nov2013 DaytonaBch NewSmyrna Orlando Flats Fishing

    Having a fun fall of fishing here on Mosquito Lagoon Florida in November 2013, Redfish and Seatrout catching in the autumn pattern with high water, clear on the grass flats, still a little cloudy in some backcountry areas with a mud bottom. Water temperatures in the middle to upper 60’s, cooling...
  82. CaptMikeSavedow

    Backcountry Redfish DaytonaBch NewSmyrna MosquitoLagoon

    October 2013 feels great with cooler mornings, nice clear water in the Intracoastal Waterway, and clearing water on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon. Time again for sight fishing Redfish as the water clears. Very high water calls for sight fishing tight to flooded shorelines in the backcountry...
  83. CaptMikeSavedow

    Fall Flats Fishing DaytonaBch NewSmyrna MosquitoLagoon Orlando

    Autumn is getting close as mid September 2013 is here, water temps down a little bit, and starting to clear on the grass flats of Mosquito Lagoon. The mullet run is beginning with schools of finger mullet swimming south down the Indian River channel on their seasonal journey towards the south...
  84. CaptMikeSavedow

    MosquitoLagoon Redfish NewSmyrna DaytonaBeach

    <o:p></o:p> Summer 2013 continues to provide great fishing on MosquitoLagoon <st1:state><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:state>. Water levelsstill remain low, keeping our fish location pattern the same through now being midAugust. Redfish have been my main target species, catching from half...
  85. CaptMikeSavedow

    July2013 Redfish MosquitoLagoon NewSmyrna Orlando

    The water levels have been extremely low this July 2013 hereon Mosquito Lagoon <st1:state><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:state>, thisis the time when you can best learn to navigate the shallow lagoon area. Thechannels and sloughs are the only runways deep enough for most boats to...
  86. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Redfish NewSmyrna DaytonaBeach

    Redfish have been our main target on Mosquito Lagoon Florida so far this early summer of 2013, early morning trips before the heat and afternoon rain showers. I have had many families out on trips the last couple weeks. Jeff from Georgia brought his kids out with me to hunt a few Reds, here is...
  87. CaptMikeSavedow

    Daytona Beach New Smyrna Orlando MosquitoLagoon Redfish

    June 2013 is here, school is out for the kids, the busy summer vacation and charter fishing season has arrived here at <st1:City><st1:place>Daytona Beach</st1:place></st1:City>, New Smyrna, and <st1:place><st1:City>Orlando</st1:City> <st1:State>Florida</st1:State></st1:place>. We will be out...
  88. CaptMikeSavedow

    DaytonaBeach Orlando Redfish MosquitoLagoon

    Summer 2013 is knocking on the door, water temperatures on the rise, subtropical baitfish and birds such as the beautiful pink Rosette Spoonbill have come back from the south. Big schools of mullet have returned to the flats of Mosquito Lagoon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
  89. CaptMikeSavedow

    April 2013 Saltwater Backcountry DaytonaBch Orlando NewSmyrna

    After a very mild mid winter, March arrived with chilly winter conditions in east central <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>, dropping water temps back into the upper 50’s for much of the month...
  90. CaptMikeSavedow

    Early Spring Redfish/DaytonaBch NewSmyrna MosquitoLagoon Orlando

    We are having an early Spring 2013 here on Mosquito Lagoon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>. February’s water temperatures have been mostly in the mid to upper 60’s, with a few colder days mixed...
  91. CaptMikeSavedow

    Warm Winter Redfish/MosquitoLagoon DaytonaBch NewSmyrna

    Winter 2013 has so far been mostly mild to warm with a few chilly days mixed in here on Mosquito Lagoon in East Central Florida. Water temps have ranged from mid to upper 50’s to the mid 60’s F, in some ways more of an early spring fishing pattern during the warmer days. Many of the Redfish...
  92. CaptMikeSavedow

    NewYears Redfish/DaytonaBch NewSmyrna Orlando MosquitoLagoon

    Welcome to 2013, we have had a great year of fishing here on Mosquito Lagoon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>, ending with a fun December, winter cold has set in, water temp has been 55”F in the...
  93. CaptMikeSavedow

    Cold Water Redfish/MosquitoLagoon/NewSmyrna/Daytona/Orlando

    Early winter like conditions have arrived this November 2012 on Mosquito Lagoon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>, on yesterday mornings charter trip water temp was 57’ to 61’ F through the...
  94. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

    Fishing has been great here on Mosquito Lagoon this October 2012, water temperatures have dropped, reading 73’F a couple days ago, as the water becomes clearer moving towards winter, sight fishing the flats will only improve even more. Redfish and Seatrout will begin to gather into their winter...
  95. CaptMikeSavedow

    Florida Redfish/DaytonaBch/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon/Orlando

    Autumn 2012 has arrived, the long hot <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State> summer behind us, cooler mornings feel great as we get on the water as the sun is rising. Redfish and Seatrout catching has...
  96. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Florida Redfish/DaytonaBch/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    School is starting, fall is coming next month, the end of another summer here on Mosquito Lagoon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>. The beginning of the slower tourist season means less boat...
  97. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Florida/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    July 2012 is winding down here on Mosquito Lagoon and we are having another fun summer of fishing here in East Central Florida. Lots of Redfish and Seatrout catching during the last several weeks. Our water levels rose very high and have fallen back low again after Tropical Storm Debby sat over...
  98. CaptMikeSavedow

    Daytona Beach/New Smyrna/Orlando/MosquitoLagoon/Redfish

    We have had a fun May with many charter trips, lots of good Redfish and Seatrout caught on my Mosquito Lagoon flats fishing charters and fun big numbers of Trout, Jacks, Ladyfish, Bluefish and more on my backcountry mixed bag trips. Summer is upon us with the kids out of school any day now. June...
  99. CaptMikeSavedow

    May2012 Inshore Saltwater/Florida/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    May 2012 brings the beginning of summer fishing patterns to Mosquito Lagoon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>. I had a great April with loads of fun charter trips, many Redfish were caught sight...
  100. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Redfish/DaytonaBeach/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    March was a fun fishing month with transition patterns here on Mosquito Lagoon Florida, early spring with the warm winter we had, some Redfish remain in their cool water schools, while others have left school, going out on their own in small groups, pairs, and singles. With mullet schools...
  101. CaptMikeSavedow

    March 2012/Daytona/Orlando/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon/Florida

    March 2012 is here and spring fishing patterns are beginning, February was a great month for me with lots of fishing charters and many fish caught. We had the warmest winter in many years, expecting a great warm spring coming up. Here are some pictures of happy clients with some of the good fish...
  102. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    February 2012 starts with warmer than normal winter conditions here on Mosquito Lagoon, water temps have ranged from 61’ to 67’F the last few weeks, and the water level has been extremely low, our Redfish are still schooled up making for fun sight fishing on the calm mornings on the open grass...
  103. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Florida Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    Another fun year of fishing has begun here on Mosquito Lagoon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>. So far this January 2012 has seen great weather conditions with cool mornings and some fairly warm...
  104. CaptMikeSavedow

    Florida Redfish/Daytona/Orlando/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon

    Here it is the 3<SUP>rd</SUP> week of December and we are still having 75 to 80 degree days, the warm weather has kept our fishing pattern in a late fall transition pattern with winter cold water not quite here yet. We do have small schools of quality Redfish up to 28 or more inches and loose...
  105. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Florida/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    A warm spell in mid November brought back fall fishing patterns after a flash of winter type conditions early in the month here at Mosquito Lagoon Florida. Redfish continue to be in very small schools, loose knit groups of fish, and singles. Mullet has been my bait of choice, either small live...
  106. CaptMikeSavedow

    Daytona Beach/New Smyrna/Orlando/Florida/Redfish Report

    The chilly water fishing pattern is starting here this November on Mosquito Lagoon, the water temperatures are dropping, water clarity is improving and getting clear again. Had a great charter this morning with Harold and Dan from Jupiter, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
  107. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Report/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

    We have been having some fun fall inshore fishing charter trips here at Mosquito Lagoon this October 2011, with the high water this time of year, we are targeting Redfish close to shorelines and on grass flats which are now good depth of 12” to 18”, many of the flats which held fish during the...
  108. CaptMikeSavedow

    Autumn Inshore Fishing/DaytonaBeach/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon

    The long <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State> summer of 2011 is almost over and we are looking forward to a fun fall fishing season to come, cooler mornings will be feeling great !! We will be out...
  109. CaptMikeSavedow

    Redfish & More/DaytonaBeach/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

    August is here and it has been a fun summer of inshore saltwater fishing here at Mosquito Lagoon and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place><st1:City>New Smyrna Beach</st1:City> <st1:State>Florida</st1:State></st1:place>, Redfishing has been...
  110. CaptMikeSavedow

    Summer Redfish/DaytonaBeach/Orlando/MosquitoLagoon

    Water levels have finally started to rise here on Mosquito Lagoon as our long awaited summer rainy season has arrived with regular afternoon rains. Most mornings have beautiful calm conditions with a little coolness in the air for the first couple of hours after the rain the evening before. The...
  111. CaptMikeSavedow

    DaytonaBeach/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon/Inshore Fishing

    Catching has been great the last few weeks here on Mosquito Lagoon, I have had many fun Redfish and Trout trips on the flats with up to 8 to 10 Reds on some trips along with many Speckled Trout on some trips also. We are targeting the Reds mainly with fresh cut mullet baits which can make for an...
  112. CaptMikeSavedow

    Redfish,Mosquito Lagoon/Orlando/Daytona Beach,Florida

    Redfish are taking up residence in their summer locations as the water temperatures and levels have risen on Mosquito Lagoon, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>. Large schools of Mullet are...
  113. CaptMikeSavedow

    Daytona/New Smyrna/MosquitoLagoon/Orlando/Florida

    April has had a great steady bite and super weather with Seatrout continuing to be my main attraction. However with summer coming soon we will be hunting Redfish again on Mosquito Lagoon. The Reds will begin to spread out in small schools and single fish again as the water warms, fishing with...
  114. CaptMikeSavedow

    Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida Fishing Report

    Backcountry fishing has been really great this March here on Mosquito Lagoon, we have been targeting the northern Lagoon backwaters at Edgewater. The spring shrimp run has the game fish keying in on live shrimp which has been our bait of choice on light spinning tackle. Seatrout have been one of...
  115. CaptMikeSavedow

    Spring Mosquito Lagoon/Daytona/Orlando Fishing Report

    Spring has arrived early this March 2011 in East Central Florida, water levels are up on Mosquito Lagoon as well as water temperatures. Redfish schools have spread out through the flats among the islands in the northern Lagoon with the higher water. Schools of bait fish are starting to return...
  116. CaptMikeSavedow

    Florida Redfish/Daytona/Orlando/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon

    We have had some beautiful calm mornings this early February 2011 allowing for some great Redfish sight fishing on the schooling Reds here on Mosquito Lagoon. On the days with more breeze in the air I have been taking clients into the protected backwaters for good Seatrout fishing, on these...
  117. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Trout/Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    The Seatrout fishing has been great this January 2011 on Mosquito Lagoon. We have been targeting the deeper holes and sloughs with Gulp shrimp jigs and live shrimp fished right on the bottom in the cold 50’ F water conditions. On most trips the last couple weeks the fish count has been from...
  118. CaptMikeSavedow

    Winter Redfish & Trout/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

    December 2010 has brought early winter conditions to East Central Florida with several below freezing nights and very cold water temperatures before the first day of winter. I am pictured with a frosty morning Redfish taken on a scouting trip right after the cold spell began. After the Reds and...
  119. CaptMikeSavedow

    Mosquito Lagoon Florida Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    December is almost here and I have had some great trips during the end of November 2010 on Mosquito Lagoon <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State>. On a charter with cousins Frank and Joe from...
  120. CaptMikeSavedow

    Redfish/Daytona/NewSmyrna/MosquitoLagoon/Florida

    November 2010 has arrived with some chilly mornings and dropping water temperatures. Water level has also dropped on Mosquito Lagoon and will likely stay this way through the winter. On a recent 2 day charter with Vic and Denny from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
  121. CaptMikeSavedow

    Oct 2010 MosquitoLagoon/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

    We have had an early October cool spell here in East Central Florida and it feels great after the long hot summer of 2010, the water temps have cooled to the mid 70’s and the water is beginning to clear, as it always does this time of year when the temperature drops. Redfishing has been great...
  122. CaptMikeSavedow

    REDFISH Mosquito Lagoon/Orlando/DaytonaBch,Florida

    Summer is coming to an end here in East Central Florida and we are looking forward to cooling autumn temperatures after a long hot spell. Fishing has remained good with Redfish and Seatrout being my usual targets on Mosquito Lagoon and also in the Edgewater Backcountry. Fall Redfish patterns are...
  123. CaptMikeSavedow

    REDFISH/Mosquito Lagoon/Orlando/Daytona/New Smyrna Beach/Florida

    I have had a very busy summer of inshore saltwater fishing trips here on the Mosquito Lagoon flats and in the Backcountry at Edgewater and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comCome fish with me on beautiful Mosquito...
  124. CaptMikeSavedow

    Fun Summer Catching/Daytona/New Smyrna/Orlando/Florida

    We are having a great fun filled summer of fishing here in Edgewater <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State> and Mosquito Lagoon. On my backcountry trips we have been catching all the summer species...
  125. CaptMikeSavedow

    Redfish & Black Drum/Daytona/Orlando/NewSmyrna/Florida

    Client Bob at 81 years old was along with me on a recent charter fishing trip. He is seen in the picture with 1 of the 4 Redfish he caught, a beautiful 27“ fish. We were fishing on the flats at Mosquito Lagoon on a great June day. Also pictured is a client with her Black Drum caught with me...
  126. CaptMikeSavedow

    Jumbo Redfish & Trout/Daytona/NewSmyrna/Orlando

    On a great charter fishing trip on Mosquito Lagoon recently with my client Kelly, her husband, & their friend, we stalked a school of jumbo Redfish, while they were tailing, we caught up with them and Kelly hooked up and caught this 44” Red, on 10 lb test spin tackle, estimated weight 29...
  127. CaptMikeSavedow

    REDFISH/Daytona Beach/NewSmyrna/Orlando/Florida

    We are always having fun hunting for Redfish when fishing on Mosquito Lagoon. Pictured are my friend and client Randy and his son Scott showing off the 30” Red that Scott caught fishing with me on the flats. We caught 6 Reds while sight fishing a school on a beautiful, calm, Mosquito Lagoon...
  128. CaptMikeSavedow

    REDFISH/Orlando/Daytona Beach/NewSmyrna/Florida

    Springtime fishing here in Edgewater and MOSQUITO LAGOON, Florida has been great. On my backcountry mixed bag trips we have been catching Seatrout, Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and more. You never know what will bite with this type of fishing, mainly drift...
  129. CaptMikeSavedow

    Daytona,New Smyrna Beach,Mosquito Lagoon,Orlando

    We have been catching Redfish, Seatrout, and Sheepshead on many charters the last few weeks. Water and air temperatures have remained colder than normal for February. On the flats of Mosquito Lagoon the Redfish are in their winter schools and have gotten used to the cold water temps of upper...
  130. CaptMikeSavedow

    Orlando/Daytona/NewSmyrnaBeach/Florida

    Fishing is getting back to normal on Mosquito Lagoon after our long hard freeze during the first 2 weeks of January. Water temperatures were between 40’F and 45’F for an extended length of time. Our population of larger size Seatrout which love to frequent the shallow flats during the winter...