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  1. 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 in our neighborhood during September, October, and November, schools of migratory game fish like Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, oversize Ladyfish, and Pompano join our year round resident fish Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Sharks, and more, fattening up for winter eating the mullet, other baitfish and shrimp. As the air and water temperatures begin to drop in the fall, it’s a pleasure being out on the water after our very long Florida summer, in the Indian River backcountry and Mosquito Lagoon, the catching action is steady with all the different species of fish, schools of finger size mullet frequent the waters surface as they migrate south with game fish busting them with white water strikes, making for fun and easy sight fishing casting into the action with usually fast hookups. Backcountry variety mixed bag fishing usually lands many different species on each trip, sometimes some of all the available fish types that are in the area, and you never know when notable catch will bend our rods, new client Scott and his son from Maryland were out with me recentlyand Scott had the big hook up on light tackle and battled and CPR ( catch - photo – released ) this 32” Snook ……………………. Fall is spawning Redfish time at our local Ponce de Leon Inlet, bull Redfish up to 45” and 35 lbs gather in the inlet area and a few can be caught on blue crabs and live bait fish, we catch smaller size Redfish on the flats at Mosquito Lagoon in the fall also, this is fun challenging shallow water sight fishing with light tackle, also usually catching Seatrout on the flats and drop off edges, long time regular clients from Virginia out this summer caught a bunch of nice Trout and Miranda had the big fish with a skinny water 28” Redfish…………………… Never know when a back water Shark will bite one of our baits and they always put up a great fight on light tackle, Mike from Orlando with a 40” plus Shovelnose Hammerhead………………….. Interesting Redfish are out there swimming, here a 10 spotted Red caught by long time regular Jon from Georgia in the back country this summer on their annual family trip with me…………………….. …………...Jon’s daughter Mallory caught a back country slam, Seatout, Snook, and Redfish………………….. Jack Crevalle are almost every trip fun catches in different sizes here in the back waters, from 1 to 8 lbs, they are super hard fighters, bigger ones give an epic battle on my light tackle outfits, regular Orlando client Jason with a good one…………….. https://imageshack.com/a/img922/5047/9XgTFN.jpg Black Drum are a year round catch here, average sized ones in the backcountry can be about 3 to 5 lbs, lurking on the bottom in small channels and holes, local repeat client David with a fun one…………………. https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3135/qzXCmX.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
  2. 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 summer is creeping in, the larger “bull” Redfish begin to gather at times in the ICW channel and near close by Ponce Inlet, by fall and the spawn the big Reds group up around the inlet area. On the right tide and location, a few can be caught as they are looking for baitfish and drifting blue crabs on the surface, most of the fish are 20 to 30 lbs. which is about 38” to 45”. On a recent “right” morning, referred new clients Rick and sons from Georgia were treated to a couple big fish on our trip which also included some mixed bag action with Seatrout, Snapper, Jacks Crevalle, Ladyfish and more. Timothy landed a 44” Redfish on a live blue crab, this is a 30lb. fish ……………… …………..brother Samuel was next up with this 38” Red which also bit a crab………………….. Sight fishing the flats at Mosquito Lagoon is always a fun but challenging trip, Matt from Philadelphia had it on his bucket list and got to experience our encounter with several tailing Redfish in very shallow water at sunrise and was able to connect with this 27” Red……………….. Sharks are always the star of the show for freshwater fishermen who only fish the salt on special occasions, Josh from Tennessee had an epic battle on one of my light tackle spinning rods and landed this 40” Shovelnose Hammerhead for a quick photo before release……………….. It has been a good year for Black Drum here in my back water area with catches on many of my trips through all of 2018, new local clients Don and Virgil had a double hookup and landing of this pair of drum …………… 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  3. 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 Sharks, Pompano, Tarpon, and more. Usually catching 10 to 15 or more different species on most backcountry mixed bag trips. The back water area is full of life in the summer months, with surface striking fish in the morning hitting baitfish and shrimp, white water attacks making for fun sight fishing and catching. Loads of baitfish schools everywhere including mullet, pilchards, and menhaden are a summer fixture of food for game fish, dolphins, and birds. Water temperatures have reached the normal lower 80’ F levels, so careful handling of CPR ( catch photo release ) fish is needed as higher water temps means lower oxygen levels. Lots of teenage size “rolling” Tarpon are a frequent sight in our back waters, they are notorious for being super picky on biting a bait, but this 20 lb.( 39” ) Silver King had to have Alex from South Carolina’s live shrimp and stayed attached through the fight for a very quick photo before release……………… Black Drum continue to be a usual catch as they have all year, being a shellfish eater, they are quick to take our shrimp baits, most summer drum here in the north Indian River backcountry are school size of 1 to 5 lbs and roam along the bottom of holes and channels., repeat clients Andy and David from hooked up together from a school and landed these 2 Drum…… Long time repeat client Don from Texas, was out again on his usual summer trip while here on their family vacation, catching all the different species, including a nice Drum for young Cooper…………….. Young Brooks was out with repeat clients dad and grandpa from Georgia for another flats fishing Redfish trip, they made sure the youngster reeled in each of the 4 Reds they hooked up on mullet baits………………….. Seatrout are an every trip catch here in the backcountry, Jamie shows off a nice Speck she caught and released…………….. Nathan had “big fish” on a recent trip with his dad Ed, repeat Orlando clients, on a windy afternoon trip we squeezed in after a stormy morning forced us to wait until later that day for our trip……………….. Robert had a great time on the trip he was on with a group of friends from Virginia despite his lack of smile holding up his big Black Drum for a “CPR” photo………………. 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  4. 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 Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish and always other surprise fish too. Summer patterns can be mostly scattered fish in the warm water with fish in ambush point locations, creek mouths and points with a good tidal current flow, and shadowing baitfish schools, and bait and crabs riding the tide along moving water channels. Fun surface striking fish are great for summer sight fishing activity, with open water fish like Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish and even Tarpon, but Trout and Redfish will also come to the top. Summer baits include live shrimp, pigfish, pinfish, and finger mullet, for artificials , early morning top waters, 3” shad tail jigs and twitch baits. Morning trips are the summer norm, early feeding fish and a little cooler than the heat of mid day. Ed from Astor, Florida out with a couple friends on a recent backcountry trip caught all the usual different species as well as this over slot 28” Redfish on a live shrimp and light tackle…………….. Repeat client Mike from Buffalo NY caught a good back water Black Drum …………………… Spotted Seatrout are one of our main summer target species, usually hungry on summer mornings taking live baits and artificial lures, average size “Specks” are schooling fish, with larger Seatrout usually more solitary fish, we catch them on the edge of drop offs as well as shallow water flats near bait fish schools. Kacie with one of the Trout she caught on her trip………………… Kristin and Dennis from Alaska came fly fishing with me, landing Trout, Jack Crevalle, and Ladyfish on 6 weight fly tackle with my “Savedow Special” back water flies………………… This year has been good here for Black Drum, catching good numbers during winter and spring, along the bottom on channel edges and back country holes, they mainly eat shrimp and crabs, Dan from Lakeland Florida caught a nice one……….. On a fun trip with first time solo client Thomas from Texas we caught Snook, Reds, Jacks and more, Tom snapped a pic of me with a Red I caught on a 3” white shad tail jig off the edge of a flooded oyster bar……………….. Jack Crevalle are a staple of our fun rod bending backcountry catching, they are not picky, eat most any bait or lure, sizes usually 1 to 5 lbs in the back waters……………………... 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  5. 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 again during April. Good news so far on water quality in my area, clear to normal water conditions with continuing help by our close location to Ponce Inlet and daily tidal influx of sea water. As well as schooling near coastal fish moving in to the Intracoastal Waterway being the Indian River here at New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, and the north Mosquito Lagoon. We had a good Black Drum season all through the winter and spring with back water fish of 5 lbs down to little ones, they were along the channels and sloughs as well in in holes. Shrimp being my usual daily natural bait, which the Drum are happy to eat. On my mixed bag variety backcountry trips we also usually catch many different species on every trip, which can include Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Drum, Sheepshead, Whiting, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and always some surprise catches. Young Parker was the winner of big fish on a trip with his family and friends.....................… Repeat client Dr Leonard from Canada did a couple fly fishing trips with me, catching a bunch of Trout and Ladyfish, including a 23" Speckled Trout on a "Savedow Special" fly which I tie, on a sink tip fly line for fishing the drop offs and channels in the back country...................... For a break, tossing a few shrimp on light tackle spin, in between fly casting, Dr. L caught some of the other usual species too, Jacks, Blues and a nice Snook out of some Mangrove Roots...............… First time client Cameron from Tennessee out on an afternoon trip also caught a good Black Drum…………………. A group of friends from Salt Lake City came out on a spring time afternoon trip and Gabby got big fish with a nice Black Drum…………….. Another repeat client, Gerry from Kentucky came with his family again this year, out on a fun backcountry trip, including some good Seatrout…………….. Caleb was all smiles with his Black Drum on light tackle after a good battle……………. Spring is always full of many good Jack Crevalle for rod bending fun, Greyson out again with family and friends on another trip with me………………….. 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  6. 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 pattern has made for interesting but good fishing and catching here at Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River Backcountry. Early spring migration had already started with schooling Bluefish, Pompano, Jack Crevalle and oversize Ladyfish coming north to our area with the early warming water temps, Black Drum and Seatrout becoming more widespread through the backcountry after spending the winter in the deep holes and channels, and small schools of Redfish in the shallows sunning on the chilly days. With the cold water back again I have been fishing a mix of my winter and spring patterns and fishing holes, dropping live shrimp and 3” swim tail jigs into the holes also trying the spring pattern channels and drop offs. This has been a great season for Black Drum here in the back waters, young Logan from Orlando with the best Drum on a trip with his dad and friends, with several caught this day…………….. Rusty from Indianapolis was out with me on a 2 boat Mosquito Lagoon charter with my friend Capt Tony and his boat, we got on a school of Redfish at a shallow flat and sight fished a couple Reds……………….. We were catching a bunch of smaller “runt” Redfish on the edge of a Lagoon drop off when Rusty hooked a good fish being a nice Black Drum………………. Spring is known for Jack Crevalle here in the backcountry after spending the winter in south Florida, they move back north as the water warms, and can be here in big schools making for lots of fun catch and release action on these hard pulling game fish, Griffin with a good one…………… Shovelnose Hammerhead Sharks are also on the spring menu, we usually catch quite a few through March and April, long time client from Canada Al with a fun Shark…………….. Paige from Orlando with another good size drag pulling Jack Crevalle………………. With the cold water holding on late this year, Sheepshead have been an every trip catch as they are a winter fish liking the chilly water, young Andrew from Houston with a fun one………………. 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  7. 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 the winter down south, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Pompano and others are returning, adding to the many different species we catch here in the coastal saltwater backcountry, joining our resident fish which stay here year round including Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Sheepshead and Snapper. With the clear water from winter still around, the sight fishing for Redfish on the flats is a fun challenging hunt to find the schools and get a bait or lure in position for a strike. Back water mixed bag fishing is prime in spring, recent trips have been lots of fun with good catching, most trips with multiple mini slams of Seatrout, Redfish, and Snooklets, quite a few Black Drum, and catching the first several Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish of the warming season. First time clients from Miami and Seattle out last week had a great fun time, catching lots of different back water species on our light spinning tackle, Pedro got the biggest a nice Black Drum……………. Not to be outdone Doug shows off his best Black Drum of the many Drum landed this morning………………. Pedro also got a very nice Spotted Seatrout on a free line live shrimp……………. Young Lucas and family from Canada had a fun time out on a backcountry catching trip, including a nice Redfish………. Jody from New York caught her first ever Redfish among all the other saltwater species landed………… 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  8. 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 fish biting in the backwaters like Sheepshead and Bluefish, local resident species Redfish, Seatrout, and Black Drum bite all through the winter as they are more cold tolerant than sub tropical fish which are here also such as Snook and Tarpon which can be at risk when the water gets cold enough in shallower water spots were they cannot get to the bottom in deep enough water to avoid the colder surface temperatures. Schooling Redfish on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon is always a winter target, a fun sight fishing challenge, poling the boat to find the school, getting into position to be able to get baits to the fish. Canadian clients Claudia and Chris had a great backcountry trip with me , catching many different species dropping shrimp baits into the deeper holes, then after the sun was up enough we hit some flats finding a school of Redfish warming them selves in an oyster bar lined bay, they landed 5 Reds on our light spin tackle, Claudia did catch the largest one………………….. …………….but Chris caught more of them…………………… Repeat local client Rob from Orlando came on a back country trip again with a group of friends, fishing the holes and drop offs, catching Trout, Reds, Snook, Sheepshead, Snapper and Tim got the big one an 8 lb. Black Drum…………... I even got out a few times with some friends scouting and fishing, looking for new fishing spots to take clients on other days, we fish with artifical lures for search fishing moving along to see as much as possible on our hunt, even get to catch a few fish, had schooling Reds and Trout on a sun warmed flat on Mosquito Lagoon……………… Repeat client Steve from Canada came out with me with his friends catching a bunch of different species including the ever present backcountry Seatrout………………….. Another Redfish from another fun scouting trip, as late winter and spring arrives the guide business picks up with lots of charter trips so no need for scouting when out most days of the week with my fun clients…………. 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  9. 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 lots of different species with 10 to 15 varieties on most back water trips, in addition the Trout, we are landing Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Live shrimp still the best all around bait, as all the different species love them, as the water has been clearing with dropping water temps, sight fishing for flats Redfish with select size shrimp and live finger mullet are always a winter technique. With cooling water more Sheepshead and Drum come to the boat, this fall Pompano and Whiting have been in the backwaters here from their usual surf areas making for good light tackle fun on these species. Kelly caught a good Black Drum out of a deeper backcountry hole on a variety trip with lots of all the usual species also landed……………… Bill and Bruce here visiting from New Jersey out on a fun mixed bag backwaters trip, Bill with one of the better Seatrout caught……………… ……..and also several good Pompano landed on this mornings outing…………………. Repeat client Kevin from Savannah here for a Thanksgiving visit came out with his friends for a flats hunting trip for Redfish, landing just 3 Reds before a cold front arriving thunderstorm shortened our trip, Matt with one of the Reds……………. Sheepshead are a winter/spring staple here, Ken with a nice one from a recent trip………… The backcountry here has many different fun hard fighting game fish species which school in good numbers, including Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, and Ladyfish…………….. 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  10. 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 up. The water level is still high but pretty clear in the backcountry, the first couple seasonal cold fronts arriving to East Central Florida this week, with north winds, night time temps in the 50’s, beginning the process of lowering our water temps as we move towards winter. Cool water patterns emerging in the backcountry like schools of Seatrout bunching up in holes and on drop off edges, also schools of small Redfish beginning to group together, and bigger lagoon Reds will start to school up as water temps drop. Catching here in the backcountry is always a variety of species, lately catches on my trips in addition to the fish already mentioned have included Snook, Snapper, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, Whiting and Pompano. As always we are also doing some flats fishing, hunting Reds and Trout on the grass flats of Mosquito Lagoon, regular local client Robert was along with me again recently, poling the shallows for sight fishing, always more of a fun but challenging type of fishing, this morning landing several Redfish …… First time client sisters Barbara and Eleanor came on a cool, windy afternoon backcountry charter, we fished holes protected from the breeze catching the usual different species, Barbara with the best fish of the trip a nice Snook…………… John from Nashville set up a trip for him and his friends when they visited the area recently, choosing mixed bag variety fishing for the lots of catching, the fish cooperated well with many different species, including a nice Flounder caught by Reed…………… …...Reed also got the best Trout of the many specks caught…………………. Repeat clients also from Tennessee out on another trip had multiple backcountry slams of smaller size Redfish, Snook, and Seatrout, along with lots of fun Jacks and Ladyfish, dad Randy also caught a couple nice size Black Drum………………. As the last few years have gone on, Snook have been a daily catch here again after the big freeze years back in the early 2010’s was very hard on our central Florida Snook population as Sean found out………………. 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  11. 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 on their migration towards the south, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Tarpon in addition to our resident Seatrout, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and more. Fun fishing charters continue, both before and now after the storm, just a couple days before Irma’s arrival, was out on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon with regular client Vic from Orlando on his annual September trip with me, hunting Redfish, poling the grass flats, and catching some Seatrout on live baits off the edges on drop offs, Family friend Angel caught a 25” Red along a scenic old Florida palm tree lined shoreline………………. Vic was quite happy catching Redfish this morning also……………… Son Mikey caught the best Trout of the morning……………… New clients from Indiana and The Villages in Florida came out a few days after the hurricane past through, we started out in the backwaters, light tackle free line fishing, catching a little slower than would be usual with the flood level water and all after the storm, but still catching a bunch of Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and Snappers, by late morning we switched tactics to the flats hunting Redfish catching a few spot tails, Denise got a nice Red with an extra spot…………………… Always some surprise catches in the back country, this one a 5.5 lb. Sheepshead caught by Larry, usually a winter catch, this one a summer Sheepy……………….. 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Google search Edgewater River Guide to see my TripAdvisor & Google reviews Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  12. 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 some surprise catches, like the couple juvenile Goliath Grouper we caught recently, and the Scorpion Fish we got a couple weeks ago. Along with the Redfish and Seatrout we regularly catch, it has been a banner year for Snapper, most are Mangroves, but also catching good looking Lanes and Muttons, lots of fun Jacks mostly Crevalle but also quite a few Horse Eyes around this summer. Sheepshead, Whiting, Croakers, Ladyfish, Snook and others have also been regular catches all summer. Regular summer client Jon and family from Georgia out with me again had another fun trip, with all the usual fish, Jon caught the big Trout along a deep mangrove island drop off…………… New client Stan from Daytona and his son Alex had a great Lagoon flats fishing trip, we poled, hunted and sight fished Redfish on the flats catching 4 up to 27”, then switched to live baiting Seatrout on the drop offs later in the morning catching about a dozen specks up to 22”, Stan got the biggest Red……………… Noel from Dallas out on a recent backwaters trip with one of a few Snook he and friend Angelo caught along with the usual mixed bag fish……………… Repeat client Joe from Melbourne, Florida out with his family on a Lagoon trip catching mostly Trout on live bait, but we also spent a little time hunting the flats and Joe sight cast a good Redfish……….. ……..and also a good shallow water Seatrout………………. Jack Crevalle are a dependable backcountry rod bending, drag pulling, entertaining fun most every trip here on the lagoon waters, Dexter from Georgia with a fun 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com/orlando-fishing-guide
  13. 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 loads of variety including Seatrout, Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish to name a few, and always other some surprise catches like Tarpon, Sheepshead, and Mutton Snapper. On the Mosquito Lagoon flats we have been sight fishing skinny water Redfish, finding small schools and single fish in the shallow grass, off the edges live bait Trout fishing also good this summer with a couple Reds, Jacks, and quality Snapper coming up out of the drop offs also. Long time central Florida clients George and Joe came on their annual July trip on the flats, George caught the largest Red of the morning, sight fished out of a school and 31” long ……… ………..Joe with another one of the mornings skinny water Redfish…………….. Backcountry variety catching trips have been fun all summer also, long time Flagler Florida clients out again recently landing all the different species including Greyson with his largest to date Seatrout……. ……..and mom Heather with a good Black Drum this morning eating one of our live shrimp baits……………… John and son Mikie from Illinois had a fun first trip with me and Seatrout were cooperative, John with an over size Speckled Trout…………………. One of our surprise backcountry landings, Tarpon usually give you a jump or 2 before their escape, but this 38” silver king stayed hooked for a quick photo and release caught by Danny………………… Long time Orlando clients out on another back water mixed bag trip with dad Craig and a good Seatrout on a live shrimp…………………. Kids of all ages have fun on my trips like young Matthew with a jumping Ladyfish……………... 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  14. 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 pretty skies, light winds, and backwaters full of life, early morning surface striking game fish like Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, and Ladyfish eating minnows as well as jumping shrimp, on the edges and deeper holes we have also been catching Redfish, Black Drum, a few Snook, as well as summer Whiting, Croakers, Spots, and lots of Mangrove Snapper, most eating our live shrimp baits. Hunting Redfish on the grass flats of the Lagoon is a fun summer challenge to find and cast to shallow water Reds, regular client Robert from Daytona out with me recently got to see tailing Redfish, casting to a small school hooking up with this 28” fish also catching a couple other Reds and several Seatrout……………….. Regular client Don also from Daytona brought his visiting friend along on another back country trip catching all the usual different species along with a quality size Seatrout……………… Repeat client Dwayne and family had a fun time on another back waters variety fishing trip with lots of catching, 9 year old Alex caught the big one a fine Black Drum………………… Don from Texas brought his son, nephew, and sister again on another mixed bag trip while on their annual Florida vacation, another fun trip with several Black Drum, Seatrout, Snapper, Jacks, Ladyfish and a few Snook including this nice 2 foot linesider caught by Don…………….. New clients Pat and Chuck from Palm Coast Florida had a great time in the backcountry catching all the variety fish topped by Pat’s big Redfish which just had to have our free lined shrimp……………….. Repeat summer clients, 2 couples from Georgia came hunting Reds on the flats hooking several skinny water spot tails, Michelle with her good Redfish……………… …..Josh landed a quality Seatrout while sight fishing the flats………….. …...and wife Jamie also caught of one the good shallow water Reds……………... 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 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com
  15. 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 and baitfish, snook hugging close to structure to ambush their prey, jack crevalle and ladyfish schools making for fun light tackle catch and release rod bending. Summer bait choices range from live shrimp in the backwaters for variety catching as every saltwater fish eats a shrimp, to live finger mullet, pigfish, and pinfish. Seatrout fishing has been good both in the backcountry as well as off the edges of the flats in Mosquito Lagoon, Ron with a good Speck on one of my Indian River backcountry trips at Edgewater…………….. And Doug with another nice Speckled Trout from the back waters……………… Sharks are also a possiblity in the back channels of Mosquito Lagoon, there have been small Blacktips as well as Shovelnose like this one Vicky battled on light tackle……………… Repeat clients from Denver Mick and Kelly came with me on a 2 day charter, first day in the back waters for mixed bag catching, we counted 14 species from Trout to Snappers, Jacks to Ladyfish, Croakers to Spots , etc. Day 2 we hit the flats hunting Redfish was a windy day making it a little tougher but still caught several spot tails, Kelly and Redfish………………. We also targeted some Trout of the edges with live pigfish catching several of those also, Mick and Redfish………………. You never know when a Black Drum will come calling in the back creeks as Courtney found out……………… Kayla had a great time catching light tackle fish including some Seatrout……………. CALL OR TEXT ME ANYTIME 386-689-3781 See my website http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com 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 Capt. Michael Savedow Edgewater River Guide, Inc. Since 2003 386-689-3781 http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com