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  1. 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 shrimp are also coming through with the tide, down the intracoastal channel as well as the in the backcountry creeks and back channels. Seatrout, Redfish and Snook getting more active with warming water, ready to ambush bait fish, shrimp and artificial lures in the back waters. Black Drum are spreading through the back water holes and channels, small baby ones as well as fun catching sizes up to about 5 lbs like this one Jim from New Jersey caught with me recently …………… Al from The Villages, Florida was out with me recently along with a few friends visiting this winter from up north, this fun size Shark gave him a great light tackle battle …………… Snook are always a welcome catch, here in the saltwater estuary which is a nursery of all the different species of coastal fish we have lots of baby Snook hiding in the cover of Mangrove roots and dock pilings, young Luca from Boston got a nice size linesider with me …………... Florida Pompano have become more of a regular catch on this part of the Atlantic east coast in the intracoastal waterway the last few years, including many good size ones up to about 18”, Rob from St. Louis with a nice pomp ………………. Normal Redfish have 1 spot on each side of the tail, but some individual Reds have extra spots like this small pretty one caught and released by my long time regular client Mike from Mt. Dora, FL………… Jack Crevalle are a regular catch here in Florida’s coastal waters, sight fishing them is great fun as they regularly feed on surface bait fish and shrimp with white water strikes to cast to for a fast hook up, young Jackson from Daytona Beach caught this one from a small school on a surface attack ……….. Fun Friendly Light Tackle Fishing Adventures Closest Saltwater Fishing to Orlando at New Smyrna Beach Calm Water Indian River Backcountry CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  2. 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 backcountry, and year around fish also, Redfish, Snook, Seatrout, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, and more. During the warmer weeks we see signs of early spring, tiny schools of tiny newly hatched fish hiding around the Mangrove roots, and a few spring fish biting like Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and Ladyfish. Water level is down low as is normal by late winter with prevailing north and west winds after the cold fronts and the dry season we are in now. A good recent trip with lots of variety and repeat clients from Indiana had a few good Trout, Black Drum and the best Redfish caught by Courtney …………… Central Florida local Rey from Sanford had a fun catching trip including a nice size Snook caught on artificial …………………. Paul from Indiana with the best Spotted Seatrout from their trip ……………….. Black Drum are one of our staple back waters rod benders, Mike from Connecticut with a fun Drum….. Repeat client Nicky from Maryland with another nice Black Drum ……………… Paul again with a fun size Redfish making for a backwaters “slam” of multiple game fish species …… FUN FRIENDLY LIGHT TACKLE FISHING ADVENTURES Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry and Flats Fishing CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando, East Central Florida CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 See my website https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  3. 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 through the backcountry along drop offs, in channels and in holes, a colder period after a strong cold front concentrates the fish more in a tighter schooling pattern. A couple cold water fish we are catching in winter are Bluefish and Sheepshead in addition to all the resident species which we catch year round, including Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper and more. Artificial lures become a better bet with clear water, the fish in the back channels can see it from a longer distance making lures more effective than in our cloudy water of summer. Repeat client Josh from Australia and now Orlando caught this beautiful 30” Redfish on one of his “Aussie” soft plastics off a back country drop off at our first stop this morning …………….. I even get to catch a fish every now and then, like this pretty Spotted Seatrout I got on a soft plastic lure during one of those chilly Florida winter mornings …………… Florida Pompano are a less common member of the Atlantic Jack family which happen to be very good eating as well as super hard fighters as are all Jacks, young Matthew from Ohio with a beauty he caught with me recently …………… Black Drum are a year around staple fish here in the back waters, most are school size ranging from 1 to 5 lbs. Always hard fighters with a spirited battle on light tackle for even the modest sized ones. Jackson from Ohio had a fun time with this one ………………… Little Amelia was out with her family with me on a recent trip, catching many different backcountry species as usual including a few good Pompano ……………. Fun Friendly Light Tackle Fishing Adventures Closest Saltwater Fishing to Orlando at New Smyrna Beach Calm Water Indian River Backcountry CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  4. 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 Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish still prowling the backwaters, most resident fish are still in the warmer water scattered pattern. This is a good time of year for better Mangrove Snapper in the intracoastal waterway after they have grown all year with lots of summer food and getting bigger before heading off shore into the ocean. As the water temperatures start to drop soon the Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum and Snook will begin to school up together into their winter schools in holes, sloughs, and on the flats on sunny chilly days. Fall has been the Redfish spawning time in deeper water along the channel, some also come into the backwaters as Bill from Orlando found with me landing a big oversize Redfish ………………… Jack Crevalle are one of our dependable fun hard pulling inshore game fish, in the fall, schools of Jacks are widespread in the backwaters, when conditions are right, white water striking gives away their location as they attack bait fish, many of these are 3 to 5 lb fish, great fun for sight casting and fun fights, Austin and friends from California caught some of those 5 pounders ………… Longtime regular clients from Iowa out again on their fall charter caught many different species as usual, including Seatrout, Jacks, Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting and others, Bonnie had the biggest of the morning a fun Shovelnose Shark on light tackle ……………. Snook have been regular catches again here in the backwaters including Edgewater Backcountry and Mosquito Lagoon, many in this area are small to medium size which are fun on light tackle, repeat client Ken from Ohio with a fun little linesider ………. Nick from Ormond Beach with another good size backcountry Jack Crevalle …………….. School size Black Drum are also a most every trip catch in the back channels and holes, Sean from Melbourne with one of the Drum caught on his and friends trip ………………... FUN FRIENDLY LIGHT TACKLE FISHING ADVENTURES Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry and Flats Fishing CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando, East Central Florida CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 See my website https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  5. 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 inside the near by Ponce De Leon Inlet and filling the estuary with clean seawater, also beginning the process of clearing the water clarity after the usual cloudy water of summer. Schooling inshore game fish as coming through the region as well as the fall migration of baitfish, surface striking Jack Crevalle, Bluefish and Ladyfish are great fun for sight fishing, casting bait or lures right into the white water surface action can bring instant hook ups and great rod bending with drag pulling. Also the usual Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, and others are abundant here in the backwaters, Snook, Black Drum and Redfish and others are also always a possibility. Family friendly trips with children are one of my regular types of charters, is great fun putting everyone on catching fish, but kids catching a good one is always a treat. Young Frankie from Orlando had a great battle catching a nice Black Drum on a back water creek……………. One of the very favorite catches for novice fishers on a back country charter is a Shark, young Sadie from Tennessee out with her family on a recent trip with me got a fun little Shovelnose Shark that came aboard for a quick picture before release……………… First cast of the trip for young Presley from New Jersey had her pulling on a fun Jack Crevalle setting a great tone for the morning charter …………….. Florida Pompano have been a regular catch in the backwaters here in my area the last few years, they are great fighters being a member of the Jack family, John from Ohio out with a group of very long time regular clients with a nice one ……………. I had a fun time out on a scouting trip with my friend casting artificial soft plastic lures on the edge of the intracoastal channel first thing in the morning, my first strike was a pretty nice Snook for a good photo and release ……………….. A few minutes later my lure got bit again by a nice Spotted Seatrout which also got his photo taken before I set him free………………. You never know when a surprise fish will come to the boat with my usual mixed bag variety back waters fishing style, this one a little Bonefish caught by Joe from Louisiana……………... Fun Friendly Light Tackle Fishing Adventures Closest Saltwater Fishing to Orlando at New Smyrna Beach Calm Water Indian River Backcountry CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  6. 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 to follow. But for now late summer patterns continue as cooler temperatures are still a couple months away here in Florida. Summer variety catching is still the usual in the backwaters here at Mosquito Lagoon and New Smyrna Beach, many different species on every trip, including good numbers of Speckled Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish, also still biting a few along the way are Snook, Black Drum, Redfish and Pompano, and surprise catches of more unusual fish for this area like small size Permit, Bonefish, and Mutton Snapper. Some fish even have a natural freak anomaly, like this nice size Snook, caught and released by Hamp from Georgia, a split, double lateral line on the front end of the line, this is the first Snook I’ve ever seen with this ……………... Spotted Seatrout are an every trip, year round fish here in my area of the backcountry, many schooling size fish are widespread through the area, and better size specks are also a regular catch, longtime client Joe from Tampa with one of the nice Trout from a recent live bait trip, this “over the slot” fish was released ……………… I do trips all the time with families and young kids along, I bring push button Zebco outfits for the younger kids to make it easier for them to cast and fish, young Miles hooked up this nice Snook on his Zebco rod, a great battle with the fish pulling drag over and over and jumping many times, then a great Photo and Release ……………. Repeat husband and wife clients from Canada were out with me again on a good Seatrout trip, Nathalie with her best Trout of the morning ………………… ……..and Martin hooked up a 5 lb Jack Crevalle sight fishing with an artificial lure out of a school of surface striking jacks chasing mullet …………….. Black Drum are also a year round fish here in the Lagoon, Jordan with a nice one …………… Speaking of unusual fish for this area, all through this year I’ve had several young Permit caught on the boat, they are usually more southern Florida fish so not an expected catch her, Joe had a great light tackle battle with this little Permit …………….. FUN FRIENDLY LIGHT TACKLE FISHING ADVENTURES Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry and Flats Fishing CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando, East Central Florida CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 See my website https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  7. 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 Crevalle, Ladyfish, Whiting, Pompano, and always some surprise catches too, this year some of the unexpected fish we have caught include Permit, Bonefish, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, Mutton Snapper, Horse Eye Jacks, and Cutlass Fish. Summer can have high species variety as some of the more sub tropical Florida species move a little further north during the warm time of year. Long time repeat clients from Georgia out with me recently on a father son trip caught lots of the different fish types top off by a pair of Photo and Release Snook, both on light tackle with big battles, son Lance with a 28” linesider………… ……….. and father Tory had to get a bigger one with a 29” Snook…………… Local Central Florida repeat clients from Mt. Dora came out again on a Seatrout targeting trip with live baitfish, also catching some good size Jack Crevalle and Snapper, Mike with one of his better Speckled Trout ………….. …………….and Tim with another nice Seatrout…………….. One of my trips was part of the Florida honeymoon plans for a couple of newlyweds from North Dakota, Alicia with a nice Black Drum ……………. ………..and hubby Doug with another fun size Drum ………………. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6614/4gJsSi.jpg Jordan from Indianapolis caught one of the surprise fish which should not be this far north in Florida, a little Bonefish ……………. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2423/iDEXet.jpg FUN FRIENDLY LIGHT TACKLE FISHING ADVENTURES Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry and Flats Fishing CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando, East Central Florida CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 See my website https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  8. 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 ( food ), tidal flows, water levels or temperature. Open water fun inshore game fish like Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish are usual summer rod benders, other fish are more structure oriented, in the back waters staying near drop offs, creek mouths, points, downed mangrove branches, oyster bars, and holes, like Seatrout, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and Black Drum. Summer vacation season has lots of charter trips with families and kids, which are always lots of fun, making memories for them to remember for years to come, catching fish, seeing our Bottlenose Dolphins and Manatees up close and personal here in the Backcountry at New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon on the Indian River. Young Grant from Kentucky out on a trip with his dad and grandfather caught and released a fun Black Drum …………….. Snook are always a sought after backcountry fish in Florida, we are in the northern reaches of their range on the east coast and an occasional winter freeze can lessen the numbers of these sub tropical species which don’t fare well in very cold water, Cory from Orlando caught a fun size one with me recently …………….. Brett from Indianapolis with one of the nice Black Drum caught on a back waters mixed bag variety fishing trip with lots of other types landed also …………………… Spotted Seatrout are an every trip staple species along most of coastal Florida saltwater, young Mauris caught a nice one along with more smaller ones with me recently, larger Trout are important spawning fish so CPR, catch photo release especially on bigger Specks ……………… I have lots of good local clients from Central Florida and the Orlando area like Tyler with a fun sized Black Drum ……………… Never know when a less common fish may come aboard, like this Cutlassfish aka Ribbonfish which struck an artificial lure along a deep drop off in the backcountry …………... Fun Friendly Light Tackle Fishing Adventures Closest Saltwater Fishing to Orlando at New Smyrna Beach Calm Water Indian River Backcountry CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  9. 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 concentrated as normal for summer, more variety of species being caught on my trips as the subtropical warmer water types moving back north for the rest of the year after their wintering down south. These fun rod bending inshore game fish include Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish which join our local residential fish like Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting and also a few Redfish and Snook make my mixed bag variety trips interesting with all the different species. Recent trip with repeat clients from Indianapolis included lots of the usual fish, Candy had the best one a nice Black Drum………………. More repeat clients from Buffalo, NY who were here on their annual New Smyrna Beach vacation, out with me again had a fun trip, young John caught a nice Seatrout…………….. Black Drum continue to be a staple species here in the backcountry waters frequenting deeper holes and small channel bottoms eating shrimp and crabs, I encourage Catch Photo Release on Drum both Red and Black to help support our pressured fishery and keep these fun fish around for years to come, John from Michigan with a nice Drum from another recent trip………. Stephanie from Indiana caught a good Blacky out a deep hole up tight to a Mangrove shoreline……………… Young Sophie with a nice little Seatrout one of the many species caught along with her family out with me on a fun trip……………….. Jack Crevalle are regular catches on my back waters trips, they are very hard pulling, always a good battle on light tackle, these are juvenile Crevalles of 1 to 5 lbs. which live in the backcountry estuary the first couple years of their life before heading out to sea as they grow up, Matthew with a fun size Jack……………. FUN FRIENDLY LIGHT TACKLE FISHING ADVENTURES Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry and Flats Fishing CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando, East Central Florida CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 See my website https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  10. 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 water and fishing style as we transition towards the early summer next month with warmer water and more summer fish species being caught. Summer patterns include more surface activity with fish eating and striking bait fish and shrimp on top in the mornings as well as getting out early again for first thing in the morning catching after the winter of later starts for better action. We are catching lots of different species on most trips, from the usual inshore game fish Seatrout, Black Drum, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish, along with an occasional Redfish or Snook, also plenty of Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Whiting, even a few Pompano, all these are great fun on my light spin tackle outfits. Tom from Michigan out on one of the recent cooler mornings catching a bunch of the usual species also caught and released a fun size Redfish………………. ………..and also landing an unusual fish for these parts being a small Permit, I have had several of these usually warm water tropical fish caught here during this winter and early spring…………….. Long time snowbirds from Indiana who have wintered in this area for 30 years found me for a fun backcountry trip, Mary had bragging rights with a good Redfish …………… ………...and George got a photo size Jack Crevalle, we released all the fish on the trip to grow up and hopefully spawn for more fish for next time……………. A family group from Illinois had a great time on a catching trip with CPR, catch photo release, the girls had the big fish of the trip, mom Margaret with a good Redfish…………….. ……….daughter Lucy with a nice Black Drum………………… We always catch lots of Spotted Seatrout with most being school size here in the backwaters, Ethan from Michigan with a nice one along with several smaller ones he caught out of a chilly water hole along a back creek…………… Fun Friendly Light Tackle Fishing Adventures Closest Saltwater Fishing to Orlando at New Smyrna Beach Calm Water Indian River Backcountry CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  11. 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, coastal migratory game fish also starting to be caught, including Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Pompano, and Ladyfish, our local resident fish Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper are also returning to their normal locations after spending the winter hiding in the cold water spots. The spring shrimp run is starting with lots of fish focusing on one of their favorite foods the local shrimp. Water is still clear here in the north Lagoon and backcountry so artificial lures and flies are working with good visibility for the fish to see the “fake” baits. Kris from Maine was out with the family recently with me in the backcountry catching many different species on shrimp, dad got to catch a nice Redfish which we released to grow up and become a larger spawning fish some day………………. ………….son Liam got to catch and release a good Black Drum at another back waters fishing hole……………. Ken from Chicago caught a bunch of fish on his trip with a couple good Redfish including this cool 9 spot fish on an artificial soft plastic lure………... Repeat client Mike from Mt. Dora Florida came out again with friend on another trip into the backcountry, we got on a hole with a school of Black Drum and Mike landed 5 nice fun ones…………… Black Drum are one of our staple “good” fish but they are in decreasing numbers as well as all our other quality fish so I encourage Catch Photo Release on our bigger fish to protect the fishery for the future, Lisa from Ohio with another nice Black Drum…………… Repeat client fly fisherman Phil from Colorado caught several fish on fly on his recent trip, including school size Spotted Seatrout, fly fishing will continue to be good through the spring months with clear water and even more schooling surface striking game fish arriving in waves on their northward path up the coast………….. First time clients from Maine out on a fun back waters mixed bag trip recently just after another cold front which lowered water temps for a few days, pushing the pattern back to a winter one again for a short time, Dr David caught a few fun size Seatrout……………... FUN FRIENDLY LIGHT TACKLE FISHING ADVENTURES Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry and Flats Fishing CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando, East Central Florida CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 See my website https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  12. 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 little early this year. I’m already seeing schools of Glass Minnow baitfish which is one of the first signs of spring in the Intracoastal Waterway, Mullet, Pilchards, and Sardines should soon follow along with our migratory game fish Bluefish, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, and Ladyfish which should arrive in big schools soon on their northward spring time path making for lots of fun fast action from all these hard pulling surface action fish. Our local resident fish will also become more active as water temps climb, Seatrout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper and more with all the big variety of fish species here in our inshore saltwater lagoon system. Dawn from Maryland out with me recently with a nice winter Black Drum which we CPR’d, catch-photo-release …………………… Winter and early spring is always Sheepshead time, they are a chilly water fish, and eat primarily crustaceans so our shrimp baits are to their liking, Nicky from Maine with a good one …………………. Never know what surprise catches will bite here in the back waters, Liz from California got a big kick with a big battle and photo with a fun Shark ……………………. Black Drum are one of the staple backcountry good fish here, fun hard pullers and make for great photos, Longtime regular client Mike from Ohio with another nice one ……………………. Linda from Indiana also showing off a good winter Black Drum from a recent trip ……………….. Redfish can be more of a challenge now days to catch here, but we still do catch a few, even I get to catch a fish sometimes, me with a fun size Red on artificial lure ……………… We do catch a few Snook, since we are in the very northern part of their range since they are a sub tropical fish and can’t handle a freeze during the winter so the numbers are still rebuilding after our last freeze about a year ago, Ray with a fun little Snook on a recent trip ……………….. Fun Friendly Light Tackle Fishing Adventures Closest Saltwater Fishing to Orlando at New Smyrna Beach Calm Water Indian River Backcountry CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  13. 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 60’s after a few warmer days. Clear water is the normal in winter, more clear when cold, cloudy up just a little with warmer temps, schooling fish is the winter pattern, Seatrout schools are common along the drop offs and sloughs in the backcountry and lagoon, a paddle tail jig or live shrimp are a sure thing hook up on the schooling trout. Find the right spot in winter and the fish are bunched up together, not unusual to catch Trout, Reds, and Snook in the same spot, Black Drum and Sheepshead can be there too. On a sunny day schooling Redfish go shallow for a little sun warmed water, slow and stealthy is the way to get close enough for a cast to reach them with a live shrimp or small soft plastic lure, Seatrout can be right in there with the Reds on a winter flat, here I am with a nice winter Seatrout off a 2 feet deep flat with an artificial lure…………………… Young Adam from Ohio caught a few Black Drum on a mixed bag variety trip with lots of other species caught also…………………… Lots of Pompano have been in the waters here in the intracoastal waterway as well as their usual haunts of the ocean surf line, Matt from North Carolina with a nice one he caught out with me recently………………. Black Drum are one of our main target fish in the backcountry and usually catch a few or more most trips among the variety of all the different species we regularly catch, Dan from California with another average size Drum………………. Our Snook population has been coming back again after a winter freeze a year ago which lowered the local numbers with some Snook not able to survive very cold water temps, we are regularly catching a few on most trips into the backwaters, Bob from Orlando with a fun size linesider from a recent trip…………………. Longtime regular local client Patty with one of the Black Drum she landed out again recently ……………….. Fun Friendly Light Tackle Fishing Adventures Closest Saltwater Fishing to Orlando at New Smyrna Beach Calm Water Indian River Backcountry CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  14. 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 fish still biting too, Seatrout are schooling in the holes and channels, catching them on shrimp and deep running artificial lures, Redfish are getting into winter schools, on the flats they come during the day for sunshine to warm them, more on the edges and drop offs on cloudy days, Snook still bite too in chilly water, the smaller ones also school up on drop offs in winter, Black Drum are widespread through the backcountry in holes and deeper channels edges. Was a great late fall season before the chill arrived recently, sending many sub tropical species south for the winter, we had lots of schooling Jack Crevalle with surface attack action, always have the chance of surprise big fish hookups in the backcountry, first time client Chris from Orlando had one of these encounters with me in the back waters and an epic battle and CPR, catch, photo, release on a 42” Redfish, estimated 25 plus lbs in weight………………. Had the pleasure of multiple trips recently with Joe from Seattle and many of his family and friends who were here also during their Florida stay, on their trips we caught lots of all the usual variety of fish, on one of the trips, young Kaylee was along and had the good luck on many fish, one of the favorites being a fun size Shovelnose Hammerhead Shark which came aboard for a quick photo before release…………… ……….Kaylee also with one of the Trout from this trip………………. Lots of my charters happen when locals have family visit from out of town, such the case which brought Fred from Ormond Beach and his crew catching a “slam” with Trout, Redfish and Snook along with others of the mixed bag of species…………….. Longtime regular Bonnie and her husband from Iowa were out again this fall on a fun trip with lots of fish including a few good Black Drum……………….. Winter is Sheepshead time, in cold water we catch them every trip out, usually good numbers of smaller ones, but there are always a few bigger ones lurking in the back waters, Brian with a good one……………. Jack Crevalle are mostly southbound to escape the winter’s cold water, we had many great fall battles with them before they left, lots of sight fishing surface striking schools of 5 lb’ers, white water attacking baitfish, cast into the action for instant and multiple hookups, Phil from Colorado had fun with this one……………… Fun Friendly Light Tackle Fishing Adventures Closest Saltwater Fishing to Orlando at New Smyrna Beach Calm Water Indian River Backcountry CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  15. 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 baitfish in the water as most goes south for the winter, local Lagoon game fish begin to school up, including Redfish, Trout and Black Drum, some of these schools we find in shallow water on sunny days as the skinny water warms a little, others are bunched up in holes and off the edge of drop offs and channels. Winter fish Sheepshead and Bluefish become more numerous as the water gets colder giving us some different fish to catch in the cool months. The subtropical inshore game fish Tarpon, Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish have mostly already moved south, still catching a few but noticeably less the last couple weeks, when we have had big schools of Jacks about 5 lbs surface striking with white water crashes on baitfish making for great sight fishing cast lures or bait and instant hook ups. A few large Redfish make their way in to Lagoon Backcountry after spawning at the inlet near the ocean in the fall, Brian from California caught one with me last week at 38” a great battle on my fun light tackle used in the back waters…………….. Repeat clients Pam and Candy from Indiana were out again on a variety mixed bag trip, catching Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, and more, Candy with a nice Spotted Seatrout…………… ………..and Pam with a good size hard fighting Jack Crevalle………………… New clients from Georgia had a great time on a trip recently catching several Black Drum, Pompano and others, mom Leah with a nice Drum…………….. Shawn from Orlando had fun with some of those 5 lb. Jack Cevalle which are great drag pullers on light spinning tackle……………….. FUN FRIENDLY LIGHT TACKLE FISHING ADVENTURES Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Backcountry and Flats Fishing CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME – FAIR PRICES Near Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando, East Central Florida CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 See my website https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 https://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
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