Capt. Mike Mann

Member since: February 12, 2018



Capt Mike Mann has been fishing his whole life from Bass to Tarpon to Bones I love it all but chasing down Fat Red fish tailing in skinny water is my passion. Summer Tarpon off the beach or in the back country rock, so come get your fish on!

    Ponce Inlet

    October 14, 2019

    It’s that time of the year when the bull reds stack up inside of Ponce Inlet. These fish have some shoulders so beef up your tackle so you can land them quickly and get them back in the water as soon as possible for a safe release. Don’t be surprised while targeting these big reds if you lock horns with a nice snook or tarpon as well. They always make for some added fun! Inside the Mosquito Lagoon, the trout fishing has been very good throwing Zman paddle-tails as well as Rapala Skitterwalks first thing in the morning.

      Lots of Reds and Trout

      September 23, 2019

      The fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon has been good this week with lots of over-sized and upper slot redfish as well as some really nice sea trout. The Reds have been coming on either live finger mullet or cut mullet, and the trout have come on live finger mullet or a bone colored Skitterwalk. Ponce Inlet should be calm for a while and has been loaded with tarpon, as well as bull redfish and snook. If you want to get a 40 inch redfish or a tarpon off your bucket list, now through mid to late November is the time to do it!

        Ponce — Now’s the time for a Bull Red!

        September 16, 2019

        The early morning topwater bite has been strong. I’ve had a lot of success throwing Rapala Skitterwalks in the bone color while targeting pods of bait. If you want to catch a bull redfish, then now is the time to do it! Over the next month or two, the breeders will be stacking in Ponce Inlet. The tripletail bite should be starting to turn on, too — if the seas calm down. Tarpon are also still around and should be for at least another month or two. No doubt, Fall is a great time to get out do some fishing!

          Signs of the Fall Mullet Run…

          September 9, 2019

          Fishing has been great post Dorian and the storm’s passing may have just officially kicked off the mullet run. Tarpon are feeding on large to medium mullet and snook have been hitting the finger to medium-sized mullet. Look for schools of jacks and blues to be showing up to feed on the pods of mullet — it’s always exciting to watch as they fiercely explode on the bait fish!

            Ponce/New Smyrna

            August 5, 2019

            Out of Ponce Inlet, the tarpon fishing has continued to remain hot. These fish are in good numbers all over the place: along the beach, inside the inlet and behind the shrimp boats. Also, bonita and plenty of sharks are being caught along the beach, too. Live pogies and mullet have been consistently making the magic happen. In the Mosquito Lagoon red fishing has been good using chunk bait or pigfish.

              Trout & Reds

              July 28, 2019

              This past week we’ve had a good trout bite with some nice bull redfish mixed in. Live pigfish have been the best bait for targeting both species. There have also been some really nice snook being caught in Mosquito Lagoon as well as Ponce Inlet. If there are shrimp boats on the beach the tarpon bite has been very good so take advantage if you find them.

                Trolling on the Beach

                July 14, 2019

                On the beach, the kingfish bite has been great trolling Rapala plugs or silver spoons. The trout bite in the lagoon is much of the same from last week. We are seeing a good number of fish, the “go to” bait being live pigfish. We are really starting to see more tarpon in the river, as well.

                  Pigging Out

                  July 8, 2019

                  Trout fish has been on fire this week in the Halifax/IRL. Pigfish have been, by far, the “go to” bait of choice. The tarpon bite has also been really strong in the ICW. Again, live bait such as pigfish and croakers have worked best, but, we have also done just fine using swim baits, as well. If targeting redfish, chunk mullet has been the best bait to use.

                    Ponce/New Smyrna

                    July 1, 2019

                    In the Halifax and North IRL, the fishing continues to be really good for spotted seatrout. They are loving pigfish right now, which also happens to be the bait that’s consistently producing the biggest trout. In the Intracoastal Waterway, tarpon are plentiful. On fly, they are digging a black and purple pattern, and live baits are working well, too. Finger mullet or a well-placed live shrimp does the trick. Over on the beach, the bite is really starting to heat up and we’re seeing loads of Spanish mackerel, especially.

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